A visitor center for the national park is located in Skaftafell. A camping place is there with good services and an information center providing various information on what the tourist might want to know regarding the national park. During the summer a restaurant is open in Skaftafell but the informaton center is open all year round. In addition a number of tourist agencies are located there, such as Fjallaleiðsögumenn, that offer guided tours into the mountains on the glacier, from spring to fall.

At the parking site by the vistor center tourists come in great number during the summer. People are gathering information, putting up their tent or heading towards for Svartifoss or Skaftafellsjökull.

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