East of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, the Ring Road enters a long, townless stretch in the shadow of Vatnajökull, the largest icecap between the Arctic and Antarctic circles. South of Vatnajökull is a stupendously bleak glacial flood plain called Skeiðarársandur, or just "The Sandur." The main regional attraction is Skaftafell National Park, a popular hiking area bordering Vatnajökull. Most of Skaftafell's day hikes are on scrubby grassland, amid a panoramic theater of spiky mountains and glistening ice. … Back to Article
Where would you like to go?
Discounts & Benefits
Members save up to 10% off best available rates at 3,800 hotels, across 88 countries and 10 distinct brands with Hilton HHonors.
Norwegian Cruise Line offers 5% off on select cruises, plus other special offers.
Members save $100 on motor coach tours with Grand European Tours.
Get exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today