Warning due to hazardous wether forecast and snowstorm for Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of August.

Due to hazardous weather forecast and snowstorm, the chief of police has issued an order that people should not be travelling but stay in the huts Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of August 2013.
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Special attention: Bad forecast for Friday and Saturday

The Icelandic Met Office is forecasting bad weather in North Iceland as of Friday afternoon. Strong wind from north and northwest, heavy rain and low temperature, so above 200-300 meters snowstorm can be expected.
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Two hiking trails in Skaftafell closed temporarily

UPDATE: The trails were re-opened on June 22
Hiking trails S3 (Skaftafellsheiði) and S4 (Kristínartindar) in Skaftafell are temporarily closed due to muddy conditions. It is possible to hike to Sjónarsker and Sjónarnípa but no further up the hill.

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Dettifoss - road conditions

Dear visitors, 

While planning you visit to Jökulsárgljúfur, please notice: at the moment there is only one way to reach Dettifoss, by taking road 862 north from road 1 (near Lake Mývatn). Dettifoss cannot be reached from Ásbyrgi, until the beginning of June. Updates regarding road conditions:

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A new Information Centre in Höfn

A new Information Centre within Vatnajökull National Park has been opened in Höfn. The Centre is located in a 150 year old house, which used to be a store. The house has had some elegant renovations and has got a new role as a visitor and information centre, as long as housing offices for the park employees. Within the house a new exhibition about the nature and culture within the national park in the south east will soon open. The exhibition is still under construction but will formally open on June 7, on the 5th anniversary of Vatnajökull National Park.
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Visitor Centres in Ásbyrgi and Fljótsdalur now open

Yesterday, May 1st, Gljúfrastofa Visitor Centre in Ásbyrgi and Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre in Fljótsdalur opened.
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Eckerd College volunteers return

This week, Vatnajökull National Park has the benefit of a team of volunteers from the USA. The team consists of 11 students from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. They will spend a week in Skaftafell, repairing hiking trails that were badly damaged in heavy rainfall last February.

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Extended opening hours in Skaftafell in February

Due to a large number of visitors this winter, the opening hours of Skaftafell Visitor Centre have been extended throughout February. From now on, until the end of February, the visitor centre will be open from 10 to 16.

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