List of national parks of Iceland

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National parks of Iceland:

Red pog.svg National parks (3)

Blue pog.svg Former national parks (2)

Since 2008, Iceland has three national parks.[1] Prior to 2008 there were four national parks in Iceland; in that year Jökulsárgljúfur and Skaftafell were merged and incorporated into Vatnajökull National Park.[2] The Vatnajökull National Park is also the largest national park in Europe.[2]

Vatnajökull National Park and Snæfellsjökull National Park are supervised by the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Þingvellir National Park is supervised by the Ministry for the Prime Minister.

List of national parks of Iceland[edit]

  This along with * indicates that the national park is part of a World Heritage Site
Name Photo Location Established Area
Snæfellsjökull Snaefellsnes-Snaefellsjökull-Summit-20030529.jpg West Iceland 2001 170 km2 (66 sq mi)[3]
Vatnajökull HvannadalshnjukurSunRise.jpg South-East Iceland 2008 13,952 km2 (5,387 sq mi)[1]
Þingvellir* Iceland Crack 4275.JPG South Iceland 1930 by laws set in 1928

Former national parks[edit]

  • * Were taken into Vatnajökull National Park in 2008.
Name Photo Location Established Area
Jökulsárgljúfur* Karl-Kerling-Jökulsárgljúfur-National-Park-Iceland-20030605.jpg North Iceland 1973
Skaftafell* Skaftafell National Park, Iceland.jpg South Iceland 1967 4,807 km2 (1,856 sq mi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Parks in Iceland". Iceland Tourist Board. Visiticeland.com. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Vatnajokull National Park". Háskóli Íslands. hi.is. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Þjóðgarðurinn Snæfellsjökull" (PDF). Environment agency of Iceland. ust.is. Retrieved 12 May 2012.