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Skaftafell National Park

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Address: Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
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+354 470 8300
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Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park
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5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park
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Glacier Walk and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride in Skaftafell

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Gracier, a moving white glacier!

I was fascintaed with the glacier. Only a very short drive off of the Iceland outer ring road. You can see this glacier from the road for a long way, but getting up close and... read more

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Madera, California
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Madera, California
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was fascintaed with the glacier. Only a very short drive off of the Iceland outer ring road. You can see this glacier from the road for a long way, but getting up close and personal is much more exciting. I can never get enough of the natual wonders on this earth.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and awe-inspiring glacier. Easy and pretty walk to the glacier with lots of birds flitting around. We virtually had the place to ourselves while we were there! Definitely recommend this to all.

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1 Thank Bron S
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of trails for different types of hikers and travelers. You can go hike on the glacier, or just walk casually to the foot of one of them.

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1 Thank Étienne G
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the Skaftafell area is a large national park, there are also many waterfalls around. Climbing up the trail is well worth it. The walk to the viewing platform is about 1.4 km and as you get higher the waterfall gets larger and larger!

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1 Thank Steve K
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked two days on different trails in skafatell. The hikes were incredible, and the visitor center was so nice.

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1 Thank Sarah S
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skaftafell National Park has all the attraction. Waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, valleys, villages, farms and trails. If you want to go for a glacier walk, you should reserve your place before and wear clothes that will protect you from cold. If you want you can skip the glacier walk but hike in the nature to see villages and trails. Do not... More 

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4 Thank Flyngdtchmn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camped here in our camper van for free as most campsites along the golden circle were not open yet. We found the facilities here the best we came across, you had to pay for showers but the showers were hot and clean. The location is perfect, as you are a short walk to waterfalls and a glacier!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time walking around and enjoying this place. Much like the rest of Iceland, it has great views and the walk to the waterfall was worth it.

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1 Thank V15H
Ipswich - UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We specifically drove the 4+ hours from Reykjavik to see the Glacier at Skaftafell in the Vatnajokull National Park The Glacier is a sight to behold. Well worth the drive, just a shame that the cafe is not open in winter months. There is a gift shop with a coffee machine but nowhere else to eat or drink for miles!

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2 Thank willmoac
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iceland is truly amazing. I recommend you to plan your trip ahead before arriving to Skaftafell. There are many attractions that required booking in advance such as the glacier walk.

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