How to move in the Skaftafell National Park

Posted on June 29, 2009 by

the Skaftafell Park

the Skaftafell Park

In the Skaftafell National Park there’s no road, besides those that link the farms.

Almost all the paths start from the parking lot by the camping and are very well marked. By the trails, there are explanatory panels that give information on the flora and on the ground morphology.

Visitors may move freely as long as they follow the paths and do not walk out of the marked paths; if they wish to follow different ways they have to ask for a guide at the service centre at the entrance of the park.

Some easy walks lead to the Svartifoss cascade (approximate walking time -2 hours), some other to the Sjónarsker rock or to the Scaftafellsjökull glacier, that may be reached thanks to a paved path that can be run also by disabled people. There are longer paths that lead to Kristínartidar, the source where starts the Skeiðará river, or to the Bæjarstaðarskógur small birches forest.

the Skaftafell Park

the Skaftafell Park

Skaftafell park

Skaftafell park

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  1. cinzia says:

    thanks for spreading our information through RSS and for hints on speed. we’ll check into that

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