‘Otherworldly’ Vatnajökull National Park Deemed Europe’s Second Best

Dettifoss waterfall.

Dettifoss waterfall. mbl.is/RAX

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Vatnajökull National Park ranks second among Europe’s national parks in 2021 on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list, just issued, Morgunblaðið reports. Worldwide, it ranks 17th. Yorkshire Dales National Park in the UK, ranks first among European national parks and 11th worldwide.

At the top of the worldwide list is the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, followed by Jim Corbett National Park in India and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

“The largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull combines thick blue ice caves, black sand beaches, waterfalls, and even lush green fields to create an otherworldly landscape that begs to be explored,” the review reads. “Ásbyrgi, a canyon known for its distinct horseshoe shape, is a must for those hoping to discover local woodland. Whether climbing Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, or hiking to the Detifoss waterfall, the country’s scenic terrain and breathtaking geological formations can’t be missed.”

The annual list is created by collecting reviews, ratings, and saves that travelers share from across the globe — and using that information to spotlight the very best.




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