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Snow in Askja

Difficult driving conditions on road F894 above Drekagil
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Part of trail impassable by Lambhagi

Due to heavy rainfall in Skaftafell for the past days one of the bridge on the trail by Lambhagi was damaged. Due to this the trail through Lambhagi is impassable.
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Changes in opening hours in visitor centre in Skaftafell on the 11th and 12th of november

Changes in opening hours in visitor centre in Skaftafell on the 11th and 12th of november due to staff training days.
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Crevasse on Snæfell´s hiking route

A large crevasse has opened up on the main hiking trail up to Snæfell. Hikers will need proper experience and equipment to attempt the hike. More here.
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Crevasse on Snæfell´s hiking route

A large crevasse has opened up on the main hiking trail up to Snæfell. Hikers will need proper experience and equipment to attempt the hike. Extreme caution is advised.
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Uncertainty level for Askja

The Civil protection department of Iceland has their alert level at uncertainty level in Askja and they will continue to monitor the area with the IMO, the police and Vatnajökull national park closely.
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Ranger programme summer 2022

One of the main goals of Vatnajökull national park is to share knowledge about the nature, nature protection, history, and cultural heritage of the sites. Over the summertime park rangers offer free ­edu­cational guided walks and share information at ranger stations.
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Visitor centres will be closed during the holidays

Due to a rising in COVID-19 cases in Iceland, all Vatnajökull National Park’s visitor centre’s will be closed from 24th of December until further notice.
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New crevasses in the glacier east of Grímsfjall (Vatnajökull) - Change of travel routes

Due to number of crevasses caused by a new ice-cauldron on Vatnajökull glacier east of Grímsfjall, the mountain should be approached from west and north, not east, as until now has been possible.
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New crevasses in the glacier east of Grímsfjall (Vatnajökull) - Change of travel routes

Due to number of crevasses caused by a new ice-cauldron on Vatnajökull glacier east of Grímsfjall, the mountain should be approached from west and north, not east, as until now has been possible.
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