The fourth day began with an attempt to reach Svartifoss, a waterfall that flows over a rock cut mountain and requires a 2km trek uphill from the camping ground at Skaftafell. The trek route being a part of the national park provides a treat to the eyes for the nature lovers and photographers. Some unnatural thick trees mark the way that can remind you of fairy tales and at places you might feel as if you are a part of a wonderland. We however did not complete the trek since we mistook a waterfall that was to mark mid way to be the actual one. No regrets there since our next destination more than compensated for it.
Skaftafell National Park
There are plenty of options to hike in Iceland. Skaftafell, a National Park located in the South East of Iceland is a great option with its scenic landscape and selection of hiking trails. If you're driving yourself then park up and take one of the short and easy trails leading to waterfall Svartifoss and glacier Skaftafellsjökull. If that leaves you thirsty for more then you have the option of heading out further to Morsárdalur valley and Kristínartindar mountain peaks.