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Snow in Askja

Difficult driving conditions on road F894 above Drekagil
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Covid information for visitors in Jökulsárgljúfur

Due to restrictions from 25. July there is a 200-person limit on the camping site in Ásbyrgi. See more here.
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Covid information for visitors in Skaftafell

Due to restrictions of gatherings, pre-bookings for the camping site in Skaftafell are temporarily closed. See more here.
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200-person restriction limit on camping sites and change in educational activities

Vatnajökull National Park's operations have had to adapt to the current restrictions on gatherings in Iceland and other covid control recommendations. In some areas, increased infection prevention and restrictions include increased cleaning and surveillance. Therefore, there is less capacity for e.g. educational projects. All campsites have a limit of 200 people, the use of face masks is obligated in all visitors centers and the 1-meter rule applies in all areas. The national park encourages visitors to pay close attention to personal infection prevention.
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Temporary closure of Skaftafell Visitor Centre

From the 26th to 28th April, the Visitor Centre in Skaftafell will be closed due to employee training. All other services of the National Park are available and rangers are on site during office hours.
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Easter in Vatnajökull National Park

Due to the current assembly limits, Vatnajökull National Park's Vistor Centres will be closed over Easter. Restrictions do not affect outdoor activities and traveling in the national park. Restrooms are open in Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur. Vatnajökull National Park nevertheless encourages people to follow the government's recommendation to limit travel and take care of disease control if passing through.
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Temporary closure of Skaftafell Visitor Centre

From the 8th to the 15th of March, the Visitor Centre in Skaftafell will be closed due to construction. All other services of the National Park are available and rangers are on site during office hours.
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Programs and events over summer 2020

The summer schedule of the park is now available
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Vatnajökull National Park and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The alert section will be updated with changes in park and facility operations.
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New app for service fee

Parka introduces a new and better app to park your car in Iceland that can be used to pay for service fee in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park.
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