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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

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

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

From USD $228.00
3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 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 $93.82
5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 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 $113.27
7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Hiking & ... 
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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 $194.50
Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Hiking & Camping
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Glacier Lagoon and South Coast of Iceland. Experience a truly magnificent day tour, devoted to south shore wonders of Iceland, including the Jokulsarlon, ...  Read more

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

From USD $281.45
Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4902 Reviews

Head out to the magnificent glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon, and follow in the footsteps of James Bond in "Die Another Day" and Lara Croft in "Tomb ...  Read more

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

From USD $204.80
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Cruises
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

Marvel at Iceland’s spectacular natural beauty and gain insight into the country’s rich geology on this private 12-hour Jökulsárlón tour from ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $260.28
Glacier Lagoon South Coast Private 4X4 Jeep Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Glacier Lagoon South Coast Private 4X4 Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

This is a very condensed private tour, and is one of our longest day tours. The 4x4 private jeep tour covers most major sites along the South Coast of ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,590.32

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