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Important information for winter visitors in Skaftafell

Skaftafell is a popular destination for winter visitors in Iceland. Visiting in winter is much different from the summer with lesser crowds and no leaves on the trees. The biggest change though is probably the outlet glaciers.

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Trail to Svartifoss in Skaftafell partially closed – alternative routes possible

A large trail construction project started earlier this week at Skaftafell, and as a result the main trail to Svartifoss is partially closed. However, alternative routes are possible through Lambhagi and Gömlutún.

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Volunteers in Snæfell Wilderness Area

At the beginning of August, five members of the Iceland Conservation Volunteers team (ICV) helped the rangers in Snæfell Wilderness Area with waymarking hiking trails and tracks, placing information signs at the beginning of hiking trails and fixing some unwelcomed off-road tracks.

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Fissure eruption in Holuhraun lava field

A fissure eruption started around midnight in the Holuhraun lavafield, ca. 9 kilometers north of Dyngjujokull glacier. Lava streams out of a 100 meter long fissure, in the northern part of the lava field, about 15 kilometers south of the Askja caldera. IMO has issued a red alert for aviation
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Important informationregarding Bárðarbunga volcano

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police is monitoring closely events in Bárðarbunga volcano, where unusually frequent seismic activity has been recorded in recent days. Updates on the situation are available on the Commissioner´s website:

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Areas north of Dyngjujökull closed and evacuated

The Police Commissioner in Húsavík and Seyðisfjörður havedecided  to close and evacuate the area Northof Vatnajökull following the seismic activity in Bárðarbunga.
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ALERT: Activity in Bárðarbunga volcano

TheNational Commissioner of Police and the District Commissioner of Police atHvolsvöllur and Húsavík have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase dueto unrest in Bárðabunga.
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Restrictions on travel in Askja lifted

The District Commissioner of Police at Húsavík and Vatnajökull National Park in cooperation with The National Commissioner of Police have lifted restrictions on travel in Askja. 

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Road F909 to Vatnajökull now open

Snæfellsleið (F909) is now open from Snæfellsskáli Hut to Vatnajökull glacier. This track is only accessible for 4X4 jeeps and several rivers need to be crossed.

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Road F909 to Snæfellsskáli Hut now open

Today road F909 to Snæfellsskáli Hut was opened by the Icelandic Road Administration. This is approximately half a month later than in a normal year, due to extremely heavy snow conditions last winter. From Snæfellsskáli Hut towards Vatnajökull glacier the road F909 remains closed until further notice.

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