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In recent years, the popularity of cycling has increased and quite a many visitors of the national park cycle e.g. over the highlands in summer. The national park's policy is to increase the number of specially marked cycle paths, but of course the roads are also for cycles.

Jökulsárgljúfur, Ásbyrgi, Skógarstígur, gönguleið, hjólaleið

Section 9.3.7. in the national park's management plan states the following:

Bicycle traffic in Vatnajökull National Park is permitted on roads, parking lots and marked bicycle paths. Bicycle traffic on footpaths and hiking trails is permitted where there are no special prohibitions on bicycle traffic, as long as it does not cause damage to nature and full care is taken towards pedestrians. The national park manager can permit the use of bicycles on specific riding routes or paths, provided that cyclists are aware of horse traffic and give way to it. National park managers can prohibit the use of bicycles on footpaths, walking and riding paths where there is a lot of traffic or where vegetation can be damaged. In other respects, the general terms and conditions for driving and traffic apply to the traffic of bicycles as applicable.

Bicycle routes in Vatnajökull National Park