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Snow in Askja

Difficult driving conditions on road F894 above Drekagil
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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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Temporary closure of the hiking trail going to Skaftafellsheiði and Kristínartindar

Unfortunately the hiking trail going to Skaftafellsheiði (S3)... [READ MORE]
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Temporary closure of restrooms by Skaftafell Visitor Centre

Unfortunately the restrooms at the Visitor Center... [READ MORE]
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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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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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