Skaftafell

Skaftafell is a popular hiking destination in southeast Iceland, nestled between two giant arms of the Vatnajökull glacier. Part of the expansive Vatnajökull National Park, you’ll find plenty of trails that explore a surprisingly verdant area of wild heath, creeping glacier tongues, black sands and rushing rivers. A popular trail heads to Svartifoss, a picture-perfect waterfall cascading in front of a wall of black basalt columns.

Skaftafell is a popular hiking destination in southeast Iceland, nestled between two giant arms of the Vatnajökull glacier. Part of the expansive Vatnajökull National Park, you’ll find plenty of trails that explore a surprisingly verdant area of wild heath, creeping glacier tongues, black sands and rushing rivers. A popular trail heads to Svartifoss, a picture-perfect waterfall cascading in front of a wall of black basalt columns.

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