Austur-Skaftafellssÿsla Travel Guide

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Höfn

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Skaftafell

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Jökulsárgljùfur

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Höfn

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  • Ice Caving!

    Höfn Things to Do

    In winter (Nov-March) it is possible to trek out to and explore an ice cave - literally a cave formed from ice in the area of Jokulsarlon. This requires a specialist guide though as its pretty dangerous and can only be undertaken in winter - never attempt to do it without a specialist guide. On my trek we passed a huge pile of collapsed ice that...

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  • Hotel Hofn

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    Vikurbraut, Hornafjorour, Hofn, IS-780, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The harbour

    Höfn Things to Do

    Hofn this is a very little town of Iceland but they have a very nice harbor, walking around here in the evening is ideal if you like to have photos from the harbor Also one of the most important harbors for lobster fishing in Iceland and most of the restaurants in town serve lobster dishes as the local specialty

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Skaftafell

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  • Lambhagi "Lamb pastures" in Skaftafell.

    Skaftafell Things to Do

    Now this is a beautiful spot in Skaftafell. In the olden days until 1900 ewes were milked by the farmers. Their lambs were kept here in Lambhagi overnight as the ewes were milked in the mornings. After the milking the ewes and the lambs were reunited.This is such a lovely spot and imagining it being crowded by lambs makes it even more special. The...

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  • Svartifoss waterfall - the Black falls.

    Skaftafell Things to Do

    Svartifoss is situated in Skaftafell in S-Iceland. At the Visitor centre you can get information on how to get to Svartifoss waterfall. It is 1,5 kilometres from the Visitor centre, uphill and on the way to Svartifoss you come across 2 other waterfalls Þjófafoss (Thieves' fall) and Hundafoss (Dogs´fall). The hike is ca 90 minutes back and forth...

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  • Skaftafellsjökull glacier.

    Skaftafell Things to Do

    Skaftafellsjökull - glacier is located in Skaftafell national park. From the Visitor Centre at Skaftafell there is an hour's hike back and forth to the glacier. Dress warmly as the temperature drops when you get close to the glacier. Don't get too close though and never go on the glacier unaccompanied. In front of the glacier there used to be...

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Jökulsárgljùfur

  • The refuge hut by Jökulsá á Fjöllum...

    Jökulsárgljùfur Things to Do

    There is a lonely hut by the glacial river, Jökulsá á Fjöllum. I am sure that this refuge hut is not known by many and one has to know where exactly to get off ring road 1 to drive down to the hut.This glacial river was such a huge obstacle earlier on. Now it has been bridged (since 1948), but this is the river that creates Dettifoss, which is the...

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  • Cairns to show the way.

    Jökulsárgljùfur Things to Do

    When you pass the bridge at Jökulsá á Fjöllum travelling west you will notice a lot of cairns.These cairns marked the way of the old thoroughfare through here. They were laid here by Jakob Hálfdanarson, who later became the Cooperative Society Manager of the Co-op Society of Þingeyingar.The old road through here got covered with lava from the...

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  • Ásbyrgi Information center -...

    Jökulsárgljùfur Things to Do

    There is a Visitor Centre in Ásbyrgi called Gljúfrastofa. Here you can get information on the park, maps with hiking trails, pay for camping etc. I have found the people working here extremely knowledgeable on this territory. One of them was a German woman, who had been in Iceland for 2 years, and spoke almost perfect Icelandic. There is an...

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