Hiking trail to Kristínartindar closed

he hiking trail to Kristínartindar (S3/S4) is impassable due to thawing conditions (mud, water and snow). Park authorities have therefore decided to close it temporarily.
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Another return for Eckerd College students

For the third year running Vatnajökull National Park has received a group of students from Eckerd College in Florida, USA. In total, it is the fourth time a group from Eckerd College arrives in Iceland, but their visit is a part of a volunteer program that Eckerd students participate in as a part of their studies.

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A webcam installed in Skaftafell

A webcam was recently installed in Skaftafell. It is located in the office building next to the visitor centre and has an overview towards east, overlooking the area in front of Skaftafell glacier and the mountains beyond, including the volcano Öræfajökull and its peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur.

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Warning: Glacial outburst flood in Skaftá river

Within the past 24 hours, the level of the Skaftá river at Sveinstindur has risen. Additionally electrical conductivity readings from the same location have increased. These observations signify that a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress.

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Opening hours during the festive period

Please click the link below for more information about opening hours of visitor centres and information offices during the festive period.

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VatnajökullNational Park participates in VAKINN

Last May, three of the park‘s visitor centres, Ásbyrgi, Snæfellsstofa and Skaftafell, passed VAKINN‘s quality assessment along with the information centre in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

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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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