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Skaftafellsjökull - Skaftafell, Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 64° 01.829 W 016° 56.257
28W E 405341 N 7101850
Quick Description: Skaftafellsjökull in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 5:02:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMECQ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Checkmark
Views: 18

Long Description:
Glacier Skaftafellsjökull is a spur of the Vatnajökull ice cap (the biggest continental glacier in Europe) and is part of Skaftafell National Park. The path from Skaftafell to the views (yes, there's more of them) is well marked. Coordinates of this waymarkg showing the best place for view at glacier.

Skaftafell National Park
"The second national park, Skaftafell, established in 1967 (400-500 square kilometres), contains some of the most precious natural pearls of the country. The rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers, the flora and the fauna have a magnetic influence on the visitors.

In 1984, it was increased in area (1736 square kilometres) including a considerable part of Glacier Vatnajokull. In November 2004 the area of the park was still increased to 4,807 square kilometres. It now comprises the Laki Area as well as about half of Euorpe's largest icecap, Vatnajokull.
There are no roads in the park, but a network of trails offers the opportunity for differently extended hikes. The camping grounds are large but it is difficult to hammer the tent pegs into the gravel surface. Among the services rendered in the park are toilets, washing machines, a restaurant, a small shop and a very interesting Visitors Centre. The park wardens offer regular guided walking tours and daily bus tours tours from the park to the volcanic Laki area and Jokulsarlon as well as the daily schedule. A comprehensive brochure with maps and hiking trails is available at the Visitors' Centre. The distance from the capital is about 340 km."
Source: (visit link)
Mountain / landmass name: part of Vatnajökull glacier / landmass-Iceland island

Park name (if any): Skaftafell National Park

Glacier type: ice

Parking / trail head / boat launch:
Skaftafell National Park
785 Fagurholsmyri
Skaftafell, Southern Iceland Iceland


Final access method: Hiking trail

Safe viewing location: N 64° 01.829 W 016° 56.257

Photograph submitted: yes

Travel time (approximate): Not Listed

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