Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull National Park

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Now considered to be part of Vatnajokull National Park Skaftafell National Park offers the chance to explore Icelandic valleys, glaciers, rivers, and mountains. Starting at the information center, plan a guided tour through the park's grounds or hike the trails yourself. Known for its consistently sunny weather, the park is also home to tons of plant life; birds, such as ravens and merlins; and mammals, such as arctic foxes and mink. You can hike up on the glacier, known to be the largest in Europe. Check out one of the major focal points within the park, Svartifoss waterfall or "black waterfall." Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Skaftafell National Park by using our Vatnajokull National Park trip maker .
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  • A national park with a lot of hikes available. For non-athletes like us, two small walks are available to see the magnificent Svartifoss waterfall and a glacier language (sublime scenery). Paid parking.
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  • It is the entrance of the glacier Vatnajökull the largest glacier in Europe. There is a visitor center, parking lot, restaurant, toilet, and Glacier hiking tour information office. From here, there are several hiking trails to the Svartifoss and the Vatnajökull glacier. If you don't really want to have the experience of walking on a glacier, you can enjoy hiking on the ice tongue.
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