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Snow in Askja

Difficult driving conditions on road F894 above Drekagil
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Day of Icelandic Nature

The 16th of September is the annual day of Icelandic nature.
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Gæsavatnaleið no longer impassable via Flæður but snow levels unpredictable

Due to cold weather and frost during nights the water level on Flæður has been very low lately. Therefore closures via Flæður have been removed. It has snowed quite a bit in Askja and therefore snow can be expected on Gæsavatnaleið. [READ MORE]
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Current conditions in Jökulsárgljúfur (Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi, etc.)

Due to pouring rain in recent days, most hiking trails in Jökulsárgljúfur are now soaked with water. [READ MORE]
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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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