Informazioni su Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park was established in 2008. It includes the national parks in Skaftafell (est. 1967) and Jökulsárgljúfur (est. 1973) along with the Vatnajökull ice cap itself and extensive areas around it.

Vatnajökull National Park is characterised by diversity on all fronts, be it landscape, biosphere, cultural remains or service levels. For simplification, however, it may be placed into two categories: uninhabited highland areas with limited services and lowland areas with higher service levels.

The park‘s visitor centres are all located in lowland areas. Each of them has an exhibition about the park‘s nature and cultural heritage. Each also has a souvenir shop with special emphasis on local handicraft and products.

In 2018, Vatnajökull National Park was nominated for inclusion in the World Heritage List. The nomination [PDF - 28 MB]is currently being reviewed by UNESCO.

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Breiðamerkurjökull

Breiðamerkurjökull (Icelandic pronunciation: ​) is an outlet glacier of the larger glacier of Vatnajökull in southeastern Iceland. Emerging as a tongu...

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Fjallsárlón

Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake at the south end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. Fjallsjökull which is part of the bigger glacier reaches down to...

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Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most famed and visited attractions in Iceland. Floating on the lagoon are enumerable icebergs that have broke...

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Skaftafell

Scenic landscape, favorable weather conditions and a selection of hiking trails make Skaftafell an ideal destination for those who like to enjoy outdo...

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Diamond Beach

The Diamond Beach is a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, located by Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the Sou...

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Svartifoss

Svartifoss (Black Falls) is a waterfall in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It i...

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Vestrahorn

Vestrahorn, Vesturhorn or Stokksnes, these are all names for this same place. The area is approximately a ten-minute drive away from Höfn. The Horn ar...

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Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Skaftárhreppur Kirkjubæjarklaustur was known in olden times as "Kirkjubær" (Church Farm) and was an important farming estate. I...

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Fjaðrárgljúfur

FJAÐRÁRGLJÚFUR Fjaðrárgljúfur is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. The canyon has sheer walls, a...

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Eldgjá

ELDGJA CANYON Between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Landmannalaugar, the eruptive fissure Eldgjá is to be found. Eldgjá is a 40 km long eruptive fissure, 6...

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Ljótipollur

Ljótipollur is an explosion crater and crater lake in the south Highlands. Its name means ‘Ugly Puddle’, despite the fact it is an incredibly beautifu...

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Bláhylur

Bláhylur / Hnausapollur Lake Hnausapollur is on of two crater lakes of the Veidivotn System south of River Tungnaa.  The other one is Lake Ljotipollu...

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Frostastaðavatn

Lake Frostastadavatn rests in breathtaking nature and is surrounded by black lava fields and colourful rhyolite mountains. It covers around 2,5km2 and...

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Landmannalaugar

LANDMANNALAUGAR - NATURE RESERVE Landmannalaugar derives its name from a hot pool that rises from under the Laugahraun lava field. Landmannalaugar ha...

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Sigöldugljúfur / Valley of tears

Sigöldugljúfur used to be a river way, but when the hydro electric damn Sigölduvirkjun was built, the water from the waterfall Sigöldufoss was directe...

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Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull, Icelandic for "(the) mire dale glacier" or "(the) mire valley glacier") is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Ví...

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Katla

Katla is one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland. It is situated to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller glacier Eyjafjallajökull....

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Hrafnabjargarfoss

Hrafnabjargafoss is a waterfall located in the Skjálfandafljót river, one of the longest rivers is Iceland. It is little-known compared to other wate...

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Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall (Pronunciation = Al-day-yar-foss) Though only twenty metres in height and a little off the beaten track, Aldeyjarfoss waterfa...

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Kerlingafjöll

Kerlingarfjöll Kerlingarfjöll peaks.jpg The peaks of the Kerlingarfjöll area, close. Highest point Elevation    1,477 m (4,846 ft) Coordinates    64°...

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