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Services in Vatnajökull National Park not affected by Múlakvísl

The glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl has interrupted many travel plans, but services in Vatnajökull National Park have not been affected. There is one minor exception to this: The daily interpretive walk with a ranger has to be cancelled on Wednesdays, and will be so until a new bridge has been built over Múlakvísl.

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Glacial Flood in Mýrdalsjökull

A sudden glacial flood originating in Mýrdalsjökull glacier started last night, sweeping away the bridge across the river Múlakvísl on Mýrdalssandur. The road across Mýrdalssandur is closed as a result. 
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Skaftafell green and attractive again

Skaftafell Visitor Centre re-opened this morning, having been closed for 4 days due to an eruption in Grímsvötn volcano. Ash fell in Skaftafell for 12 hours after the eruption begun and the road to and from Skaftafell was closed for safety reasons. However, strong winds from north and showers of rain have cleansed away most of the ash and Skaftafell is again characterised by lush green vegetation.

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Grímsvötn volcano erupts underneath Vatnajökull glacier

A volcanic eruption started in Vatnajökull glacier on Saturday, 21 March. For information about the eruption and its development check The Official Gateway to Iceland: Volcano Report

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Roads open in Jökulsárgljúfur

Road 864, east of Jökulsá River, is now open. Road 862, from Road 85, is also open, but only to Vesturdalur. The part between Vesturdalur and Dettifoss on Road 862 is still closed and it is not known when it will be open.

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Summer opening in Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre and Snæfellsstofa

Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre and Snæfellsstofa opened yesterday, May 1, and will be open daily throughout the summer.

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Summer draws closer in Skaftafell

Summer is almost here and things aregetting busier and busier in Skaftafell. In the last couple daysthere have been over 200 visits in the visitor centre each day, whichis quite a step up from the average during the winter.
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Skaftafell Visitor Centre closed Saturday afternoon 23 October

Skaftafell Visitor Centre will be closed next Saturday, 23 October, from 12:45 due to a funeral. The visitor centre will open again on Sunday morning at 9:00.
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Updated opening hours for Snaefellsstofa

Snaefellsstofa, Vatnajökull National Park's visitor centre in East Iceland, will be open during September.

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Road F88 to Herdubreidarlindir impassable

Road F88 between the Ring road (1) and Herdubreidarlindir is closed due to rising water level in glacial river Jökulsá. The Road Administration suggests roads F905 and F910 to reach Askja.
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