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Skaftafell National Park

Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
+354 470 8300
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“national park” (51 reviews)
“visitor center” (41 reviews)
“glacier hike” (27 reviews)
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Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
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+354 470 8300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The problem we found with this NP was parking as it is very busy attraction. Coach loads of visitors come just to see the glacier. The visitor centre provides walking maps showing trails of various lengths and difficulty to suit everyone giving plenty of advise....More

Thank Thelionroars
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love hiking you should pay a visit here, it's beautiful. The restaurant they have is only option in a 100km distance so you should eat there if you get hungry. Prices are high as Icelandic standards because of obvious reasons.

Thank GT-martin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The glacier, it’s icebergs, the lake, the outlet to the ocean, the bridge, the black beach with icebergs on it - just wow. No tour or group needed. Just get a car and go explore. That’s also my advice for Iceland in general. Friendly, pretty...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chaotic parking arrangements and overrun visitor centre even in early October. What must it be like in high season? By the way, is it really necessary to charge tourists (they don't take cash!) to park in a National Park when we are already paying substantial...More

Thank 2FatOldMen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a great day in terms of weather and we did the s6 hike which is 8 km, we loved the hike which gives you a glimps for one glacier and a great lookout to another one, if you are in a...More

Thank מעיין כ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This national park includes the largest glacier in Iceland (and Europe as a whole), and there is a lot to do here. We didn't take one of the glacier walk tours (we had already done that in Alaska and the weather was not good when...More

Thank AmericanAbroad15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 1 day at this park; we did a glacier walk in the morning (book in advance) which was nice for getting closer views of the glacier and during the afternoon we did some hikes that lead us to spectacular views of the park...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breath taking views, some really great day hikes, all in all this place is a must stop for more than just a picture. It also has some great shower facilities for those of you using a camper van to tour around.

Thank JamesAlexanderAdams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has such unbelievable beauty !! We were not prepared for how wonderful this hike would be. There are numerous trails of all different difficulty levels. We did S5 which involves hiking up past some waterfalls and then provides a great view of the...More

3  Thank Russell L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional views of the glacier tongue on a 8 km hike where you will also see svarifoss. Stunning, easily marked trails.

Thank Jocelyne B
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Nicole B
August 5, 2017|
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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
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Catywli
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Brittany_11_10 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other responder. Also, I'm not sure how you're getting to Hofn if you're not driving yourself, but I assume some kind of tour bus. Perhaps you could ask that same operator.
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Westlandia
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
It's a short walk from the parking area. If you want to climb the glacier go with a pro. Weather is a factor of course. I feel it's best observed from the ground.
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