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  • Address: Skaftafell Visitor Centre, Öræfi 785, Iceland
  • Hours: Nov-Feb 11am - 3pm; Mar-Apr 10am - 5pm; May 9am - 7pm; Jun-Aug 8am - 9pm; Sept 9am - 5pm; Oct 10am - 5pm.

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Skaftafell National Park

Established in 1967, Skaftafell National Park became a part of the enormous Vatnajokull National Park in 2008, but the area, which sprawls across the southern tip of the vast Vatnajokull glacier, still remains one of the most popular corners of the park. Skaftafell is dominated by the Skaftafellsjökull glacier, one of the most accessible parts of Vatnajokull and offers 5,000 square-kilometers of rugged mountainous terrain and icy glacial tongues.

With no roads traversing the region, hiking, glacier hiking and ice climbing are the main ways to get around in Skaftafell and a vast network of trails are mapped out by the Skaftafell Visitor Center, which now acts as an information center and exhibition space for the entire Vatnajokull National Park. Dotted with active volcanoes, fast-flowing glacial rivers and lava-sculpted peaks, Skaftafell’s highlights include the dramatic Svartifoss waterfall (Black Fall), tumbling 20 meters over a cliff of black basalt, the scenic Morsárdalur valley and the looming ice caps of nearby Öræfajökull, Iceland’s highest peak.

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5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

This is a 5-hour Glacier Explorer Tour with a hike that is taking you along big crevasses and moulins all the way up to the icefall. You will be walking on the ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.17
Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

This 3 hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park includes an introductory glacier hike on Falljökull Glacier accompanied by a certified glacier ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.77
South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

This immersive day trip to the outstanding south of Iceland covers it's diverse landscapes of farmlands, waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Urriðafoss, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $371.82
7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park

The 7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park is the ultimate glacier tour. If you are looking for a different, more active ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $231.18
Glacier Walk and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride in Skaftafell, Skaftafell, Ski & Snow
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Glacier Walk and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride in Skaftafell

Discover the wonders of Iceland's nature on this 8-hour tour from Skaftafell National Park. In a small group of no more than 10 people, enjoy a 5-hour glacier ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.43
3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The 3 hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park includes a introductory hike on Falljökull Glacier with a certified glacier guide. Falljökull ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.77
Small-Group Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik with Boat Ride, Reykjavik, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik with Boat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

The Glacier Lagoon - Jökulsárlón is Iceland's mystical natural wonder that you should not miss. On this day trip from Reykjavik, during the ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $276.00
5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This is a 5 hours Glacier Explorer Tour with a hike that is taking you along big crevasses and moulins all the way up to the icefall. You will be walking on ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.17
7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Hiking & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park

This is the ultimate Glacier Tour that is giving you enough time to fully explore the different ice formations such as crevasses and moulins. Besides the ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $231.18
Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast: Private Day Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast: Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience a truly magical private full-day, 14-hour, tour by jeep to the south shore wonders of Iceland. See Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon; Seljalandsfoss and ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.02

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