Skaftafell is definitely a must-see for all visitors of the Vatnajokull Region. Skaftafell is known as one of Iceland´s most beautiful places with its magnificent contrasts of white glaciers, black sands and green meadows.
Skaftafell is in Oraefi county which was one of Iceland´s most isolated areas untill the early 70´s when the last glacier river at the wast sands of Skeiðarársandur was bridged to complete the Ring Road of Iceland.
Skeiðarársandur is East of Oraefi county and to the West are the sands of Breiðamerkursandur. For this reason Oraefi was sometimes called "The country between the sands" or "Sveitin milli sanda" in Icelandic. One of Iceland´s musical pearls is the song Sveitin milli sanda which you can hear here performed by one of Iceland´s most beloved singers.