Located in approximately ten minute driving distance from Hof, is the National Park in Skaftafell. In June 2008, Skaftafell National Park was integrated with the Vatnajökull National Park which covers a 13.000 km² terrain, close to 13% of Iceland´s land mass. To this day it ranks as Europe’s largest National Park. Skaftafells natural beauty is sensational and offers a unique view both of Iceland highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and our country’s largest valley glacier. In Skaftafell you also have a spectacular view of the most ample sand flats Iceland has to offer. The vegetations in the area are more lush and disparate then in most other areas. In addition to the National Parks in Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur, Vatnajökull National Park encompasses Vatnajökull itself, in its entire enormity. The park is divided into 4 sectors, west, north, east and south, and Skaftafell is based on its south side.