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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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Slippery trails towards Svartifoss (UPDATED)

This winter has seen changing weather in Skaftafell: cold, bright and breezy days with relatively warm, rainy days in between. Due to this, an almost continuous sheet of ice has formed on the hiking trails towards Svartifoss waterfall. The hiking trails are therefore impassable unless for those equipped with crampons.

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Visitors' book on Mt. Kristínartindar

Growing numbers of visitors to the National Park make their way up onto double-peaked Mt. Kristínartindar in Skaftafell, which commands one of the most magnificent views to be seen anywhere in Iceland.

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Skaftafell: „An introduction to Icelandic glaciers“

On Tuesday, 28 August, professor Richard Walker from Keele University UK, will talk to guests in Skaftafell about Icelandic glaciers.

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VisitorTrail at Mt. Laki

At Mt. Laki a new Visitor Trail tells the story of the catastrophic Skaftá Fires eruption in 1783-4, and informs the visitor about the natural environment of the Lakagígar craters. The Trail, which is about 500 metres in length, passes through one of the craters.

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Skaftafell acquires an electric vehicle

Vatnajökull National Park has acquired a new Polaris Ranger EV for use at the Skaftafell campsite. The vehicle is a lightweight electric 4x4, which will replace a diesel-fuelled pickup that has been in use for some years.

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Gljúfrastofa and Snæfellsstofa opened yesterday

Gljúfrastofa and Snæfellsstofa opened yesterday, May 1, and will be open daily all summer.

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A spring expedition to lake Askja

Last weekend park employees went along with a group of scientist to lake Askja. The mission of the expedition was to research the unusual lack of ice on the lake at this time of year.

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US students arrive for volunteer work in Skaftafell

A group of students from Eckerd College in Florida, USA, arrived in Vatnajökull National Park a couple of weeks ago. The purpose of their visit was to spend a week in a protected area doing volunteer work.

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