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Svartifoss Waterfall

Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
+354 470 8300
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“basalt columns” (80 reviews)
“national park” (19 reviews)
“nice hike” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
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+354 470 8300
Ways to Experience Svartifoss Waterfall
US$199 per adult
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US$3,638 per adult
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"basalt columns"
in 80 reviews
"national park"
in 19 reviews
"nice hike"
in 15 reviews
"long walk"
in 8 reviews
"easy hike"
in 16 reviews
"short hike"
in 9 reviews
"hour hike"
in 7 reviews
"up hill"
in 9 reviews
"parking lot"
in 14 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"water bottles"
in 5 reviews
"my opinion"
in 7 reviews
"the black sand beach"
in 4 reviews
"falling water"
in 4 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 4 reviews
"hike starts"
in 4 reviews
"surrounding area"
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Reviewed yesterday

In a country full of gorgeous waterfalls, Svartifoss is hands-down my favorite. The basalt rock columns create a very unique setting that is well worth the 20-minute walk through Vatnajökull National Park.

Thank ReadyForThisJelly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike difficulty would be considered easy based on the fact the path is large and well maintained but it is about 1.5 km uphill ! While there are no rocks to scramble across or ledges to walk along it is definitely not an easy...More

Thank dwalker1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

About 35 minutes walk and totally worth it. such a gem- only nature can come up with this! the children had fun going off the trail and junping on the rocks. not many tourists either- loved that. The campground there also looked really cool and...More

Thank AnnaMargretheNebel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did this hike immediately after getting back from our glacier walk, since it left from the same visitor's center. Because of this, we were a bit tired, but otherwise it wouldn't be a bad hike. The way up is pretty much entirely uphill, so...More

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This one was out of the main road and kind of hard to find. Also once parked it requires 1.4k of hiking (a little tricky at some points but nothing extreme). We didn't expect it so we spend a lot of time and it was...More

Thank Mouzouris
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Svartifoss is so incredibly beautiful and by far my favourite waterfall in Iceland. The hike only took 30 or so minutes and I wouldn't say it's overly hard like other people have suggested (it's pathed the entire way). Many less people here than some of...More

Thank gillygillgill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After about 45mins of hiking, the ‘prize’ of seeing this waterfall was so worth it! And being able to get so close to the bottom, seeing the cobalt columns, was spectacular. So glad we made the drive out to Skaftafell Park!

Thank JohannaEvans22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail is located in Skaftafell National Park and their are signs that will direct you to either the waterfall or the glacier. It's about 1.6km of predominantly uphill climbing. It was definitely worth the climb as this waterfall was very picturesque with the surrounding...More

Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike to get here is a bit more then others on the island but the rock edge of this one is very unique. The views along the way are majestic.

Thank F00d13MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling South Iceland for a week we took the Svartifoss waterfall hike. Believe it or not is was way warmer here than anywhere else we had been. The hike was just ok and though the basalt made this waterfall unique, the others we had...More

Thank Sharon M
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Hess84
19 June 2018|
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Response from denise b | Reviewed this property |
Three hours would be round trip unless you are a really slow walker. We like to stop, explore, check out wildlife, plant life, etc and did it in under 3.
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Babysitter28
23 May 2018|
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Response from Ranger145 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with all the above answers. It's easily done on your own and worth the effort!
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Dvandenhouten
17 January 2017|
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Response from Dvandenhouten |
Here's the answer to my own question (now that I have been to the Svartifoss Waterfall). The trip to the falls, and the time spent there took a total of about 2 hours. The trail was heavy slush and very slippery in places... More
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