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Skaftafell

Scenic nature, favorable weather conditions and a network of hiking trails make Skaftafell an ideal destination to enjoy outdoor activities in Icelandic nature. Short and easy trails lead to the waterfall Svartifoss and Skaftafellsjökull glacier, but for those who want to reach further out Morsárdalur valley and Kristínartindar mountain peaks are perfect in terms of distance and labour. Skaftafell is also the perfect base camp for those who seek to climb Iceland's highest mountain peak, Hvannadalshnúkur.

Private travel companies operate in Skaftafell and offer guided hikes on the nearby glaciers and mountains. Also on offer are sightseeing flights over Vatnajökull glacier and other renowned attractions.

Skaftafell
GPS Points N64° 0' 59.015" W16° 57' 58.980"
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Hótel Hof I
Guesthouses
  • Öræfi
  • 785 Öræfi
  • 478-2260
Vesturhus Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hof, Öræfum
  • 785 Öræfi
  • 854-5585
Litla-Hof
Guesthouses
  • Öræfi
  • 785 Öræfi
  • 478-1670
Svínafell Tourist Service
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Svínafell
  • 785 Öræfi
  • 478-1765, 868-8193

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Fjallsárlón
Tour Operators
  • Fjallsárlón
  • 785 Öræfi
  • 666-8006
Glacier Horses
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  • Sel í Svínafelli
  • 785 Öræfi
  • 847-0037

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