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Skaftafell, Lambhagi


Lambhagi is in the pass named Vestragil, and the stone wall that surrounds it is considered to be one of the oldest archaeological remains in Skaftafell that are still standing. There is a number of waterfalls in the pass, at the bottom there was Lambhagafoss, which disappeared as the sand slowly rose under the hill after the glacial flood that was named Skeiðarárhlaup.
This place is an ideal spot for family gatherings. On good summer days it is tempting to go for a swim in the clear streams of the river, or just dip the toes into it for a refreshing foot bath. From Skaftafellsstofa visitor centre there is an 850 m hiking and cycling route to Lambhagi.

Lambhagi was where lambs were kept during their weaning. Weaning took place in early summer, when the lambs were separated from their mothers so they could be milked. This weaning process was discontinued in Skaftafell in the early 20th century.



Gömlutún - Visitor trail

1,6 km
0,5-1 hour

There is a visitor trail through Gömlutún, which is at the bottom of Skaftafellsheiði. Five interpretation signs have been installed there. You can learn about the history of the area and how life was in Öræfi as welll as the effect of glacial rivers and volcanic eruptions on the history of living in Öræfi.


Svartifoss - Sjónarsker - Sel

5,8 km cirlce
2 hour

Svartifoss with its beautiful columnar rocks is one of the highlights of Skaftafell, but the path through the forest offers a unique experience at any time of the year. On the way you can admire Hundafoss and Magnúsarfoss, from Sjónskeri the views are wide to all directions in good visibility and the old sod house in Sel.