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“It’s about 30-45min hike”

Svartifoss Waterfall
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drive to Skaftafell which is the Vatnajokull National Park, park your car (pay 600 by credit card) and hike free. It’s about 45 mins yet we did it in 30mins. You need good weather otherwise no views!! Loved it.

Thank coconutugly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Skatafell National Park is this gem of a waterfall. We took a two hour or so walk to see it and other sites. There are climbs but most of it is over secure footing areas. The waterfall crashes down on the rocks below. Of equal interest are the basalt rock formations, some looking like organ pipes, others like trees. We had a bit of lunch with the waterfall in sight.

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the campsite/information centre - take one of the many trails that lead upwards. Relatively easy hike on clearly marked paths, some bits are steeper. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Vatnajojull National Park, that spreads out below, as you progress upwards. You drop down into a small ravine where the falls are lined by basalt columns - not the biggest of falls but worth the visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike to Svartifoss is mostly uphill with the first part the steepest. The hike starts at the parking lot / campground. You pass a couple waterfalls of the way. Busy paths with many casual hikers - don’t expect to feel away from the crowds. Interesting water fall with the basalt columns, but not as impressive as many other waterfalls in Iceland.

Thank HoustonFamily
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This waterfall is not the biggest or most voluminous in Iceland, but it makes up for it by being incredibly scenic. It's surrounded by basalt columns and is ~ a 30 minute hike to get there. We were the only ones there, and got to enjoy the view in peace (which was uncommon in Iceland because of the number of tourists at most waterfalls that are easily accessible).

Thank Neha G
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