Vatnajökull National Park

Hiking only

Warning about the 'M2' hiking path in Skaftafell National Park: the Icelanders' idea of a hiking 'path' dramatically differs from any sensible definition of 'path.' In the summer, the path doesn't just guide you along or over streams - rather, the path *is* the stream for large chunks of the trail. Unless you don't mind walking in clothes-destroying muddy water ranging from ankle-deep to knee-deep, it is strongly recommended that you wear hiking galoshes if such things exist. Also, note that due to a rock avalanche in 2006-2007, the ice cap on Morsárjökull essentially what would otherwise be the thrilling conclusion of the trail is mostly covered in rocks until the year ~2040 when the glacier will have melted sufficiently to let the rocks tumble down.