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SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
(NATIONAL PARK VATNAJOKULL)
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The second national park, Skaftafell., established in 1967 (400-500 square kilometres), contains some of the most precious natural pearls of  the country. The rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers, the flora and the fauna have a magnetic influence on the visitors.

In 1984, it was increased in area (1736 square kilometres) including a considerable part of Glacier Vatnajokull.  In November 2004 the area of the park was still increased to 4,807 square kilometres.  It now comprises the Laki Area as well as about half of Euorpe's largest icecap, Vatnajokull.
There are no roads in the park, but a network of trails offers the opportunity for differently extended hikes. The camping grounds are large but it is difficult to hammer the tent pegs into the gravel surface. Among the services rendered in the park are toilets, washing machines, a restaurant, a small shop and a very interesting Visitors Centre. The park wardens offer regular guided walking tours and daily bus tours tours from the park to the volcanic Laki area and Jokulsarlon as well as the daily schedule.  A comprehensive brochure with maps and  hiking trails is available at the Visitors'  Centre. The distance from the capital is about 340 km.

Skaftafell National Park
785 Fagurholsmyri
Tel.: 470-8300
Fax.:470-8309
skaftafell@vjp.is

Skaftafell Visitor Centre
Open hours: 2014
Januar

11 - 16

Februar 10 - 16
Mars / AprÝl

10 - 17

May

09 - 19

June/ July / Agust

08 - 21

September  

09 - 19

October

10 - 17

November / December*

11 - 16

On June 7th 2008, the whole glacier and some of its surroundings, two existing Nationa Parks, and some nature reserves, were declared Europe's larges National Park, Vatnajokull.

Skaftafell is one of the two National Parks merged with this larger park, and it became one of its visitors' centres.

Kirkjubaejarklaustur 69 km <Skaftafell
> Jokulsarlon 64 km.
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Skaftafel tourist Information

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