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Visiting Dettifoss waterfall in winter

Please note that road 862 is the main access road for Dettifoss in winter. Check www.road.is for current conditions. [READ FURTHER FOR UPDATED TRAIL CONDITIONS.]
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Season's greetings from Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park sends you its best wishes for the Holidays and for health and happiness throughout the coming year. May our glaciers prosper as well, they really need our unified effort. So perhaps our New Year’s resolution should be to reduce our carbon footprint – we could do a lot worse than that!
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Regarding opening hours 15.12.2018

The Visitor Centre and Caféteria in Skaftafell will be closing early on the 15th of december.
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Holiday opening hours for the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park

Holiday opening hours for the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park are the following:
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Skaftafell: cafeteria will be closed Saturday November 24th 2018

On Saturday, November 24th, the Cafeteria in Skaftafell will be closed. That day the Cafeteria will be occupied for an anniversary: 50 years have passed since the regulation of a national park in Skaftafell was accepted.
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Glacier caves in Vatnajökull - a few tips.

Although the winter in South East Iceland has been rather wet and warm, most tour operators have started their glacier cave season. [READ MORE]
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A new map brochure for Jökulsárgljúfur

An improved map brochure for the Jökulsárgljúfur area (Ásbyrgi, Vesturdalur, Dettifoss) was recently published by Vatnajökull National Park. Map resolution is considerably larger than before and the area map for Ásbyrgi has been enlarged.
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Danger at Svínafellsjökull

WARNING: Civil Protection advises against travel on Svínafellsjökull due to landslide danger. In particular, guided tours on the glacier are discouraged. Travelers are advised to stop only for a short while at viewpoints by the glacier tongue.
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Vatnajökull National Park nominated for inclusion in the World Heritage List

On behalf of the Icelandic government, the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, have nominated Vatnajökull National Park for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
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Vistor Centre and Cafeteria in Skaftafell closed today due to power maintainance

Today, December 19th, the Visitor Centre and Cafeteria in Skaftafell are closed,at least between 11.00 - 15.00 due to maintainance on electric transmission lines. The closure might be extended if the loss of electricity stays longer. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may have for our visitors.
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