Skaftafell is Iceland's second largest National Park after
ingvellir. It lies in the Glacier Country, a remote but
attractive part of the south. The park covers an area of
about 1,600 sq km which spreads over three valley glaciers
of Skeioararjokull, Morsarjokull and Skaftafellsjokull on
the southern fringes of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier
ice-cap. Founded in 1956, the park is one of the nation's
distinctive natural attractions of extravagant beauty.