Skaftafell National Park & Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Surrounded by glaciers on three sides, Skaftafell is a place where you are able to see the highest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur at 2110 m, visit Skaftafell National Park and take a guided walk up to the picturesque ‘Black’ waterfall, Svartifoss, surrounded by basalt columns. The walk affords fantastic views out across the region.
Afterwards, continue on along the coastal road to see one of Iceland’s most spectacular sites, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Jökulsarlón was formed by melting ice from Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and has many small floating ice bergs, and there are seals swimming in the water. You can also see the point where the fresh water lagoon meets the salty sea water.
On the way back to Skaftafell admire the fascinating glacial landscape as well as the dramatic coast line made of black, volcanic sands and grit.
We highly recommended staying over in this area to allow ample time see the visit here and there are accommodation options used to taking sixth form, HE and FE level students.