Skaftafell National Park:
Skaftafell is a beautiful mountainous region in the south of Iceland on the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. The rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers, the flora and the fauna have a magnetic influence on the visitors.. A short walk into Skaftafell Park leads to the famous Svartifoss (Black Falls) which tumbles over a cliff which is bordered on both sides by tall black basalt columns, resembling pipes of a giant organ. This wonder of natural architecture inspired the design for Iceland’s National Theater in Reykjavik
Vatnajökull National Park:
While in the park you will take a hike to Svartifoss waterfall. Depending on the group level - you can do a nice 2-3 hour hike in the area. Vatnajokull is the largest glacier in Europe covering 8% of the island of Iceland. Vatnajokull National Park - which encompasses the earlier national parks of Skaftafell and Jokulsargljufur - is the largest protected area in Europe. In this area you'll find some of the most stunning and diverse sights in iceland. Among those are Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, its most active volcano, Grímsvötn, beautiful waterfalls such as Svartifoss by Skaftafell and Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, stunning canyons such as Jokulsargljufur and Asbyrgi, and the breathtaking Jokulsarlon, an ice-riddled glacier lagoon that is one of the most beautiful attractions in Iceland.
The icebergs coming from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon wash up on shore at the Diamond Beach creating an amazing contrast to the black sand beach. Here you are likely to see seals in the ocean or resting on the icebergs.