Skaftafell National Park - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in South Iceland


Skaftafell National Park

Drive from hotel

2,5 hrs





Skaftafell is a nature reserve located in Vatnajökull National Park. The area is known for breathtaking scenery, fantastic hiking trails and unique geology. Contrast is the word that comes to mind when thinking of Skaftafell. The landscape is covered in a variety of fantastic sights – from immense glaciers to black sand to glacier lakes and even waterfalls. Visitors will also find ice tunnels, glacial rivers, lush vegetation, basalt columns and rich bird life. Skaftafell is well known for guided ice climbing and glacier hiking tours. Contact the Hotel Rangá reception to book your guided tour today. Svartifoss waterfall is another famous sight in Skaftafell. This beautiful cascade is surrounded by basalt columns, similar to the ones located beside Reynisfjara black sand beach. The nature reserve is located only 200 km (124 miles) east of Hotel Rangá

FAQ about Skaftafell National Park


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Skaftafell nature reserve is located in southeast Iceland within Vatnajökull National Park. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Hotel Rangá to Skaftafell.

Skaftafell is a gem for nature lovers. There are many wonderful hiking trails which range from easy to intermediate. One well-known trail leads to the top of Svartifoss waterfall. Skaftafell is located within Vatnajökull National park. 

There are numerous local tour companies that offer tours of Skaftafell. Visitors can book a variety of guided tours including ice climbing and glacier hiking. Send an email to the Hotel Rangá reception to check the current tour availability.

Distances from Skaftafell National Park

It takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Skaftafell national park. 

It takes approximately 4 hours to drive from Reykjavík to Skaftafell national park. 

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