The land to the world's most Spectacular waterfalls , Iceland has much more to offer. This UNESCO world heritage site is spread around 13000km² and roughly capturing up almost 14% of the glaciars of Iceland. The surreal amalgamation of rivers, glaciars, hot springs ,lush greenlands and volcanic geothermal activity shouldn't be given a miss!
Officially formed in 2008 by joining together Jokulsargljufur and Skaftafell National Parks, making it to be the biggest National Parks in the whole of Europe!Just Imagine!The Blue coloured approximately 400 m thick ice reflectes the blue spectrum and provides a treat to the eyes of the onlookers.
Skaftafell National Park is located 327 km from the capital city of Reykjavik and would take around 4 hours to reach there
What not to Miss?
The hiking Paradise with the the park range of the shortest trail being 5 km and range upto 16 - 20 kilometres and includes
Svartifoss and Sjónarsker
Also do vist the Visitor Centre for receiving perks of camp ground, toilets, washing machines restaurant as well as free walking tours arranged by the park rangers.
Vast lagoon home to the playful seals.The most popular things to do is to go outsailing amongst the ice and a long walk across the coast on beautiful stretch of black sand called ‘Diamond Beach’.
Fjallsárlón is another glacier lagoon is much smaller but less crowded as well is now becoming a trend !
The Volcano and Waterfalls
Askja, Kverkfjoll and Snaefell volcano together with the volcanic mountain Herdubreid are well seated.According to the local legend , huge glacial floods carved out the canyon over which The Dettifoss waterfall still thunders !
During the winter time, underneath Vatnajökull , water freezes over enough to form majestic caves made of Ice. Do go in for the Ice cave hike ,but require local guides to direct you!
Snomobiling is a must for the trip!Driving up onto Vatnajökull glacier in a super jeep is a lifetime Experience!
Visit the official Website of Vatnajokull National Park while visting Iceland!
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