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Best trails in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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#1 - Sjónarnípa - Svartifoss - Magnúsafoss - Hundafoss via Austurbrekkur
Skaftafell National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
This beautiful trail starts from the parking lot in Skaftafell. It takes the Austrubrekkur path to join the Sjónarnípa waterfall. The route continues to the most famous one called Svartifoss with amazing Basalt Columnar. Enjoy the view up there. The next waterfall is called Magnúsarfoss and it's the smallest of the 4 waterfalls. The last one is named Hundafoss and it's the is the tallest.Show more
#2 - Svartifoss - Magnúsarfoss - Hundafoss via Lambhagi
Skaftafell National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Note: This trail may be closed during winter conditions. Please check with the Skaftafell National Park Service before attempting this hike. This fantastic trail will show you several waterfalls in Skaftafell. First you go in direction of Lambhagi to reach the Svartifoss waterfall. Svartifoss is surrounded by dark lava columns which gave rise to his name. Fantastic basalt Columnar next to the waterfall. After that you will see a second waterfall called Magnúsarfoss and it's the smallest of the 3 waterfalls and a last one called Hundafoss, which is the tallest.Show more
#3 - Skaftafell - Hundafoss - Magnúsarfoss - Svartifoss
Skaftafell National Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
This fantastic trail will show you several waterfalls in Skaftafell. The first one is called Hundafoss and it's the is the tallest and first of three waterfalls encountered along the popular trail to Svartifoss in Skaftafell National Park. The second is called Magnúsarfoss and it's the smallest of the 3 waterfalls. Before reaching out the last waterfall called Svartifoss you will pass amazing Columnar Basalt. Svartifoss is surrounded by dark lava columns which gave rise to his name.Show more