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Holiday opening hours of Visitor Centres - 19.12.2016

This winter, three of the five Visitor Centres in Vatnajokull National Park have had daily opening hours. These are the Skaftafell Visitor Centre and Gamlabúð Visitor Centre (in Höfn), in the southern territory of the park, and Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre up north. The first two have had daily opening hours for some years but Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre joined the the other two this winter. A welcoming and needed service to those park visitors who visit us during the winter months.
The opening hours during the Christmas holidays are as following:

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Closing of hiking paths in Skaftafellsheiði 17.-18. November due to heavy wind - 17.11.2016

Extreme winds and gusts are expected in the south and south east today Thursday, 17. November until tomorrow, Friday, 18. November. Hiking path S3 around Skaftafellsheiði is closed due to the storm until Saturday. Path S6 is also not recommended during the storm. Read more

Ongoing constructions on the path to Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell - 9.11.2016

For the past couple of weeks constructions and maintenance work have been underway on the main path to Svartifoss. This photo was taken during the weekend when rangers and local farmers in Öræfi were working on the path. Further constructions will take place this week. 

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Construction on the path to Svartifoss in Skaftafell - 26.10.2016

Presently construction work is being done on the path to Svartifoss and will continue for the next several days (when weather permits). During construction hikers will have to choose different paths to Svartifoss and are asked to contact the Visitor Centre for further information if needed. Closed sections of the paths are marked and directions on how guests can go to Svartifoss.
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