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]

The parks are supervised by the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources.

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 7008170000000000000170 km2 (66 sq mi)[3]
Vatnajökull HvannadalshnjukurSunRise.jpg South-East Iceland 2008 701012000000000000012,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)[1]
Þingvellir* Iceland Crack 4275.JPG South Iceland 1928

Former national parks[edit]

  • * Were taken into Vatnajökull National Park
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 70094807000000000004,807 km2 (1,856 sq mi)


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