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Skaftafell National Park

Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
+354 470 8300
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“national park” (54 reviews)
“visitor center” (44 reviews)
“glacier hike” (30 reviews)
Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
+354 470 8300
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Reviewed yesterday

Because it's not that close to Reykjavic, getting there early allows you to avoid the tourist bus crowds

Thank Pegasus2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not too far from the Jökularlson Lagoon, this is a great experience to see more ice! The walk is nice and easy.

Thank Jordi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of great sightseeing! Especially Svartifoss Waterfall is amazing. I deeply recommend this as part of your visit

Thank carlosteclas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good thing is you only need to pay for the parking and entrance is free. There is limited clearly mark signage and introduction for visitor visiting the park for the first time on what is there it see. Winter will requires proper gears such...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if an expensive onto the glacier tour is not in your budget, you can have an amazing time and see many beautiful sights with a trip to Skaftafell National Park.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a way to fill a couple of hours on the south Iceland coast. Skaftafell National Park caught our attention so packed the camera and backpack. Well worth the trip, great walk into the waterfalls and a great backdrop of ice-capped mountains...More

Thank sharontravel2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly we did not take full advantage of the park during our two days here - but there is so much to do and see here, its impossible to take it all in with the limited time we had! Be sure to pay for parking...More

Thank elizabeth p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have time to do a glacier hike, but this site allowed us to get close and take some amazing pictures. Easy walking paths but the beach area at the bottom of the glacial lagoon is very rocky.

Thank TRivers142
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We honestly went to the park to see the waterfall, Skaftafell. While we were racing the clock to get the hike done and off to grab dinner, the hike was easy to navigate, not overly difficult, and definitely had some views worth the work. Skaftafell...More

Thank wgbur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Few tips....Take a photo of your license plate, you will need it to pay for parking at a machine in the visitor's center-few bucks...We had to walk all the way back to car to get it. Visitor center folks are super friendly. There all all...More

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Amisha K
November 16, 2017|
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Response from corkyg02 | Reviewed this property |
Watwerproof and warm shoes or boots.
October 31, 2017|
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Response from KinGuan | Reviewed this property |
We went during summer which has no night time for us! Can hardly see sunset even at 0200! Not sure during autumn or winter. Better go as early as possible as I believe sunset very early!
Nicole B
August 5, 2017|
Response from janetpackard | Reviewed this property |
The glacier hike we did was one of our top experiences in Iceland. I wouldn't have missed it for anything. The hike was really fun, interesting and even a bit challenging. And you really get to see climate change as the... More