As a visitor to Vatnajökull National Park, you must follow certain rules to protect the park's natural environment, to ensure your health and safety, and to prevent friction between visitors. Visitors found in violation of rules may face removal from the park, and the possibility of legal action.
The following rules apply as general park rules and as camp site rules:
- Quiet hours are from 23:00 to 07:00 (11 pm. to 7 am.). Refrain from any loud activities or noises. If a neighbour camper is disturbing you, please bring it to the attention of a park ranger.
- Keep the camp ground neat and tidy. Put all garbage and litter in garbage and recycle bins. Aluminium cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles are recycled. Anything else, for instance tin cans and glass jars, should be put with regular rubbish.
- It is strictly forbidden to bury garbage or litter within the national park. Visitors are encouraged to put aluminium cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles into recycle bins.
- Protect vegetation by all means. Do not spill hot water or burn vegetation with the use of cooking equipment.
- Pets must always be restrained or on a leash. Pets are not to be left barking or unattended. Owners are responsible for cleaning up waste from their pets.
- It is strictly forbidden to spoil the nature in any way, such as breaking branches, digging up plants, disturbing animal life, move basalt columns and other nature relics, or building cairns.
- Building bonfires and camp fires, or any other sort of open fire, is strictly forbidden within the national park.
The general park rule is to take nothing with you but pictures and memories, and leave nothing but light footprints. Following these rules will help ensure positve experience from your visit to Vatnajökull National Park.