Updates concerning Vatnajökull National Park and novel coronavirus (COVID19)

Updates concerning Vatnajökull National Park and novel coronavirus (COVID19)

Renewed restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic were put in place on September 7th, the Minister of Health has decided based on the recommendations by the Chief Epidemiologist. These measures are taken in response to at least two clusters of infections that have been identified in the past few days, one of which has not been traced to a definite source. Renewed restrictions include among other things:

- Gathering limit set at 200 individuals. Children born 2005 and younger are not included.

- The 1-meter social distancing rule.

- Continued emphasis on personal hygienic measures and individual responsibility.

Further information:




Each camping site will only be able to accommodate 200 people per night. Children born 2005 and younger are however not included.

Camping units (tents, campers, motor-homes etc.) must be at least 4 metres apart from each other.

For information about spaces, please call each area:

Jökulsárgljúfur (Ásbyrgi and Vesturdalur) – (+354) 470 7100

Skaftafell – (+354) 470 8300

Snæfell – (+354) 842 4367

Blágil – (+354) 487 4620

Kverkfjöll (Fljótsdalshérað and Húsavík Touring Associations) – (+354) 863 9236

Drekagil (Akureyri Touring Association) – (+354) 822 5190

Herðubreiðarlindir (Akureyri Touring Association) – (+354) 822 5191

Nýidalur (Iceland Touring Association) – (+354) 860 3334


Ranger programs

In light of the increased alert, we can not guarantee that all previously advertised ranger programs will take place.

Previously advertised ranger programs in Skaftafell, Snæfellsstofa and in the highlands North of Vatnajökull are cancelled until further notice.


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