Protection and management

Protection and management

Protection and management

Preservation objectives

HER-Herdubreid-P1040199-GOThe objectives of designating Vatnajökull and its surroundings as an area of  preservation are:

  • To protect the nature of the region, including the landscape, biota and geological formations, as well as cultural features

  • To allow the public to get to know and enjoy regional nature, culture and history

  • To provide education on nature and nature conservation and on regional history, society and cultural features, as well as encouraging research to gain greater knowledge of these aspects

  • To strengthen communities and business activity in the vicinity of the park.

To reach these objectives Vatnajökull National Park is divided into four areas. Each area has a park manager whose role is to ensure that operations within the park are in accordance with the park's rules and regulations.