Vatnajökull National Park


Vatnajökull National Park

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caption = View east from the campsite in Skaftafell towards Öræfajökull.
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location = Southern Iceland
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area = 12.000 km²
established = June 7, 2008
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Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland was founded on June 7, 2008. It is the largest National Park in Europe, covering around 12.000 km² (12% of the surface of Iceland), including all of Vatnajökull glacier, the current Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsargljufur National Park and surrounding area.

The construction of four new visitor centers is planned by 2012.

ee also

*Vatnajökull

External links

* [http://www.umhverfisraduneyti.is/media/PDF_skrar/vatnajokullkort.pdf Map of Vatnajokull National Park]
* [http://www.hi.is/page/www.hi.is/haskolasetur_hornafirdi/vatnajokull_nationalpark Vatnajokull National Park]

* [http://icelandtouristboard.com/dateline/june08/email.html Iceland Tourist Board]
* [http://www.umhverfisraduneyti.is/vatnajokull Ministry for the Environment in Iceland: Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður ]


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