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Skaftafell Visitor Centre, Skaftafell

Skaftafellsstofa is an information and education centre where visitors can find answers to their questions about the Skaftafell area, along with information about hiking trails, accommodation and nearby recreational options. The centre has an exhibition room with a film about the soutside of Vatnajökull National Park.

Opening hours

January: 10.00 - 18.00
February - May: 9.00 - 18.00
June - August: 8.00 - 19.00
September - October: 9.00 - 18.00
November: 10.00 - 18.00
December: 10.00 - 18.00

Opening hours during the holidays

23. December: 10.00 - 18.00
24. December: 10.00 - 16.00
25. December: 11.00 - 17.00
26. - 30. December: 10.00 - 18.00
31. December: 10.00 - 16.00
1. January: 11.00 - 17.00

At the campsite there is WC, (also for disabled), running water (hot & cold), shower, gift shop, cafeteria, coach service, service station, walking paths, hiking guide, outdoor grills, washing machine. Exhibition showing the geology of the National Park. Service station close by and various other opportunities. For information ask at the service desk. The camping ground is open all year round

Skaftafell Visitor Centre, Skaftafell


GPS Points N64° 0' 59.202" W16° 58' 0.734"

+354 470-8300

Opening period All year
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Service Waste tank discharge Dogs allowed Open year round Accessible for the phisically impared Wheel chair accessible Public lavatory Emergency phone Place of interest Walking path Dumpsters View point with information dial Viewing point Petrole station Coffe shop Rubbish bin Restaurant Camping ground Tourist information center Internet access Washing machine Shower Handy craft for sale First aid Tourist shop Credit cards accepted Air strip

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