The glacier Vatnajökull reigns supreme,
showing no regard for politics in Iceland or the rest of the world. In
its Realm the ice is omnipotent, with powerful arms that have cut out
valleys and peaks, and rushing rivers that have challenged surrounding
settlements for centuries -- not to mention the subglacial volcanoes,
long a source of destruction and change throughout the area. The endless
struggle with the forces of nature has continually shaped regional
culture and history. Extending around the icecap, Skaftafell National
Park encloses the unique phenomenon of Vatnajökull, in addition to many
of Iceland's leading natural wonders, such as the park's traditional
core at Skaftafell, Ingolfshofdi headland, Jokulsarlon lagoon and
Oraefajokull, Iceland's highest mountain
(2,110m). The regional town of Hofn, home
to the interesting Glacier Exhibition and other services, enjoys one of
the island's most fabulous panoramas.
Planning to host a conference,
intimate meeting, event,
or going sightseeing?
Want to shoot an advertisement or film in spectacular surroundings?
To find out what the Vatnajökull glacier area can offer
see our website vatnajokull.is
will be happy to assist you in organising and carrying out a successful,
Staff excursions, annual company
celebrations, incentive trips and surprise outings
A wide selection of recreation and
entertainment is on offer for groups of every sort and size. The region
has accommodation and restaurants to suit varied expectations and
tastes, making everyone feel welcome in the vicinity of Vatnajökull.
Backdrops for advertisements and
Jökulsárlón lagoon, Vatnajökull icecap and
a range of glacial tongues encompass some of Iceland's most famous
scenery, selected by numerous Icelanders and foreigners for shooting
films and advertisements. Another popular background is the black basalt
coast, which contrasts dramatically with nearby towering mountains.