Plan your Visit

Skaftafell Visitor Centre


Opening hours for Skaftafell Visitor Centre in 2015:

January: 11-16
February/March/April: 10-17
May: 9-19
May through September: 9-19*
October/November: 10-17
December: 10-16

*This summer, Skaftafell Visitor Centre will be open from 9-19. Reception for the campground will be located on the campground itself, starting early June. Staff will be present between 7:30 and 24:00.

Work on an extension to the visitor centre is currently taking place. If everything goes according to plan, estimated completion is June 10. That will also signal the opening of the cafeteria.

About Skaftafell Visitor Centre

Skaftafell Visitor Centre is an information and service centre where visitors can find answers to their questions about the Skaftafell area, along with information about hiking trails, accommodation and nearby recreational options. 

Skaftafell Visitor Centre has an exhibition room where the story of fire and ice is told; the way in which volcanoes and glaciers have struggled to form the surrounding region and the effects of eruptions and glacial outburst floods on daily lives of people. Items from the fateful expedition of British students in 1952 are on display along with a film about the southern territory of Vatnajökull National Park.

To plan your visit to Skaftafell, please click here.

Contact information:

Vatnajökull National Park
785 Öraefi

Tel: +354 4708300
Fax: +354 4708309