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The area was settled around the 12th Century as an agricultural community, but the town was wiped out by a volcanic eruption in 1362. After that, the area took on the nickname "Oraefi," meaning "wasteland," a name that it has retained even up to modern times.
Today, Skaftafell is known for its gorgeous natural beauty, ice caves, frozen lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, nearby volcano, wildlife, and historic farmhouses.
People Born in Skaftafell
Skaftafell in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2004 to film scenes of the movie Batman Begins.