Svartifoss and the unique basalt columns


Svartifoss is a waterfall in the south of Iceland in Skaftafell/Vatnajökull National Park, a popular touristic site to visit.

A lot of people do a roundtrip in Iceland taking the ring road 1. Driving from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Hofn (in the south) you see a yellow sign for Skaftafell (2 km) where the trail to Svartifoss begins. There is a big parking at the visitors centre of Skaftafell. Several boards give information about hiking trails, like the one to Svartifoss, and Skaftafell national park.

The hiking trails in the park are well signed. Walking to the Svartifoss takes about 60-90 minute walk (2 kilometer). The trail is easy and leads slightly uphill. At the Visitor centre in Skaftafell, which is open all year around, a lot of information is available. It is not necessary to get a map with the trail to Svartifoss waterfall, but it also gives a lot of information about where you are.


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