Welcome to Skaftafell (Vatnajökull National Park – South)
Skaftafell, the jewel in the crown of Vatnajökull National Park, encompasses a breathtaking collection of peaks and glaciers. It’s the country’s favourite wilderness: more than 500,000 visitors per year come to marvel at thundering waterfalls, twisted birch woods, the tangled web of rivers threading across the sandar, and brilliant blue-white Vatnajökull with its lurching tongues of ice, dripping down mountainsides like icing on a cake.
Skaftafell deserves its reputation, and few visitors – even those who usually shun the great outdoors – can resist it. In the height of summer it may feel that every traveller in the country is here. However, if you’re prepared to get out on the more remote trails and take advantage of the fabulous hiking on the heath and beyond, you’ll leave the crowds behind. Shun the crowds by visiting Svartifoss under the midnight sun.