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Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, is located roughly 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the west of Skaftafell, while Hella is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the west.
When you are visiting Skaftafell, do spend some time at the Skafkatell National Park.
When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck from your vacation, it's worth keeping in mind that Skaftafell is just the tip of the iceberg; Iceland has been blessed with an abundance of scenic wonders. If you're on the lookout for more ways to enjoy the region, head to the Hvannadalshnukur and Jokulsarlon Lagoon in the vicinity of Fagurholsmyri, which lays 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the northwest of Skaftafell.
Should you hear the call to adventure, do as the locals do and spend a few hours hiking or caving.
Try typical Iceland meals to discover the local culture. You'll discover that lamb and root vegetables such as rutabagas and carrots are commonly used components of local dishes. Saltfiskur (dried and salted fish) and harofiskur (jerky type fish) are just two local dishes that will delight visitors' with the true flavours of Iceland. To complete your Iceland meal, be sure to try mondlukaka (almond cake).
When the time comes to leave Skaftafell, you may find yourself making plans to return to this beautiful holiday spot.
Situated in Skaftafell, this hotel is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Skafkatell National Park and 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from Skeidararsandur. Jokulsarlon Lagoon and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in Fagurholsmyri, this hotel is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from Jokulsarlon Lagoon and within 20 mi (32 km) of Skafkatell National Park and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Skeidararsandur and The Thorbergur Center are also within 32 mi (52 km).