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Ice caves in Vatnajökull outlet glaciers: Safety announcement

In recent winters, ice caves have become a popular tourist attraction. [READ MORE]
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"Melting glaciers" on Vatnajökull‘s website

The website Melting glaciers, published on Vatnajökull National Park‘s website, is part of the project Icelandic Glaciers – a natural laboratory to study climate change. The Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources has appointed the Vatnajökull National Park in cooperation with the Icelandic Meteorological Office to implement the project. The goal of the project, which is a part of the government’s climate change agenda, is to increase awareness about climate change and the associated consequences for glaciers in Iceland and elsewhere.
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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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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. [READ MORE]
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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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