Unique National Parks Site Map Resources Info Privacy Policy

Tourist information about Skaftafell National Park

Berchtesgaden
Bromo
Canaima
Everglades
Galápagos
Grand Canyon
Great Barrier Reef
Iguazu
Jasper National Park
Komodo
Kruger Park
Manuel Antonio
Masai Mara
Mount Cook
Mount Everest
Murchison Park
Pantanal
Plitvice
Saxon
Serengeti
Skaftafell
Smoky Mountains
Spitsbergen
Tikal
Yellowstone

Skaftafell · Tourism · Nature · Photos Videos · Books Maps · Resources ·



Unique National Parks > Skaftafell > Tourism

Tourist information about Skaftafell National Park

Getting to the National Park
You can find Skaftafell National Park just off the ring road (route 1) between Hofn ans Vik.


Attractions
Vatnajökull

This is Iceland's biggest glacier and it is to be found in Skaftafell National Park. With an average ice thickness of 400 m and an maximum thickness of 1,000 m, it is classified as an ice cap glacier.
Because of recent volcanic activities and the climate changes the Vatnajökull is shrinking.
This glacier covers more than 8 % of the entire country.

Svartifoss
This is one of the most popular sights of the park, the Svartifoss (Black Falls) is a waterfall surrounded by lava columns.

Backpacking
There are a lot of tracks in the Skaftafell region, that can be walked.

Bird spotting
There is a considerable bird life in the area, so you can spot birds in the Skaftafell region. You can find the Common Snipe, Common Red shank, Razorbills and more.

Tourist accommodations and accessibility
The best time to visit the park is in the summer when there are a lot of sunny days in the region.

Climate
The climate in Skaftafell is surprisingly mild, with a lot of sunny days in the summer.Skaftafell weather