Informazioni su Skaftafell

Scenic landscape, favorable weather conditions and a selection of hiking trails make Skaftafell an ideal destination for those who like to enjoy outdoor activities in Icelandic nature.

Short and easy trails lead to waterfall Svartifoss and glacier Skaftafellsjökull, but for those who want to reach further out, the Morsárdalur valley and Kristínartindar mountain peaks are perfect in terms of distance and labour. Skaftfell is also the perfect base camp for those who seek to climb Iceland‘s highest mountain peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur.

In 1967, Skaftafell National Park was established, but in 2008 it became a part of the newly established Vatnajökull National Park.

 

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Svartifoss

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Vatnajökull National Park

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Fjallsárlón

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Breiðamerkurjökull

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Jökulsárlón

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Diamond Beach

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Fjaðrárgljúfur

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Eldgjá

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Vestrahorn

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Ljótipollur

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Bláhylur

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Frostastaðavatn

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Landmannalaugar

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Sigöldugljúfur / Valley of tears

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Mýrdalsjökull

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Katla

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Vík

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Reynisdrangar

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Kerlingafjöll

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