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Winter conditions at Dettifoss

Please visit road.is for up to date information on road conditions. Hiking trails in the area are covered with ice and snow. Please use crampons or other traction devices for your own safety.
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Winter conditions in Ásbyrgi and Vesturdalur/Hljóðaklettar

Ásbyrgi: The whole Ásbyrgi area is covered with a thick layer of snow. Snow shoes are recommended. The road inside Ásbyrgi is passable for 4x4 jeeps only.
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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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Holiday hours in Gamlabúð

Gamlabúð, the information center in Höfn, will be open during Christmas and new year.
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Ice caves in Vatnajökull outlet glaciers: Safety announcement

Ice caves have become a popular tourist attraction. And no wonder, since they are quite an attractive phenomenon with their blue colour and intriguing light. The winter is also the best time to visit an ice cave in terms of safety and accessibility. However, it is always a risk to enter an ice cave and that risk increases late in the winter.
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Ranger cooperation between Vatnajökull NP and the Environmental Agency

Vatnajökull National Park and the Environmental Agency of Iceland recently signed a cooperation agreement regarding supervision and visitor information this summer in the south-central highland of Iceland.
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Ranger cooperation between Vatnajökull NP and the Environmental Agency

Vatnajökull National Park and the Environmental Agency of Iceland recently signed a cooperation agreement regarding supervision and visitor information this summer in the south-central highland of Iceland.
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Ice caves in Vatnajökull outlet glaciers: Safety announcement

In recent winters, ice caves have become a popular tourist attraction. And no wonder, since they are quite an attractive phenomenon with their blue colour and intriguing light. The winter is also the best time to visit an ice cave in terms of safety and accessibility. However, it is always a risk to enter an ice cave and that risk increases late in the winter.
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Ice caves in Vatnajökull outlet glaciers: Safety announcement

Due to increased hours of daylight and higher air temperature, ice caves in the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull have become less stable and more dangerous to visit. It is important that people take the utmost care all the time when near an ice cave and that they evaluate its condition prior to entering

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Holiday opening hours of Visitor Centres

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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