Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Updates concerning Vatnajökull National Park and novel coronavirus (COVID19)

Reception closed and changes in opening hours for visitor centres


The following receptions and visitor centres are closed until the 4th of May 2020 and over easter holiday. You can reach the office by telephone. +354 5758400 or with email at

Urriðaholtsstræti 6-8, 210 Garðabær

Einhleypingi 1, Fellabæ, 700 Egilsstaðir

Skaftárstofa, Visitor centre, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Gamlabúð, Höfn

Snæfellsstofa, Skriðuklaustri

Changes in opening hours for visitor centres over easter

Due to less traffic and time consuming cleaning protocols Park managers have decided to change the opening hours of the parks visior centers:

Gljúfrastofa, Ásbyrgi closed from the 9th of april until the 14th of april. Opening hours after easter every weekday from 11-15.

Skaftafellsstofa, Skaftafell will be open every day from 11-16

Opening hours for Easter holiday will be updated later.

Minister of health has declared a ban on gatherings for 20 people or more.

Health Alert Notice for International Travellers in Iceland Concerning the NovelCoronavirus (COVID-19)

Individuals in Iceland who belive they may be infected with COVID-19 or who have been in areas affected by COVID-19 or in close contact with other people who have been in affected areas should read the information on this page.

Alert for Travellers

If you have been in risk areas for COVID-19 in the past 14 days you should monitor your health until 14 days have passed since leaving the area. If you become ill with fever accompanied by cough, or difficulty breathing, you should consult a physician. If you fall ill with these symptoms while in Iceland please call 1700 from an Icelandic phone number or +354 544 4113 from a foreign phone where a health care professional will give you further information and guidance. The emergency services number in Iceland is 112.

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