Skaftafell

Vatnajökull National Park, Skaftafell was an ancient assembly site, first mentioned in Njál’s Saga. Skaftafell is a masterpiece of seemingly impossible contrasts of nature. Towering mountains, imposing glaciers, gulches with clear brooks and beautiful waterfalls, birch woods, a wealth of wild flowers and lush vegetation. The most majestic of its several waterfalls is Svartifoss (Black Falls), plunging over a wall of symmetrical columnar basalt that recalls organ pipes. Beyond Morsárdalur valley lies one of the largest birch forests in Iceland, Bæjarstaðaskógur. Some 210 higher plant species have been identified in Skaftafell, which is renowned for its frequent good weather. Excellent facilities for travellers at one of the country's most popular outdoor spots.






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