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List of national parks of Iceland

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List of national parks of Iceland

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

  This along with * indicates that the national park is part of a World Heritage Site
Name Photo Location Established Area
Snæfellsjökull West Iceland 2001 170 km2 (66 sq mi)[3]
Vatnajökull South-East Iceland 2008 12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)[1]
Þingvellir* South Iceland 1928

Former national parks

  • * Were taken into Vatnajökull National Park
Name Photo Location Established Area
Jökulsárgljúfur* North Iceland 1973
Skaftafell* South Iceland 1967 4,807 km2 (1,856 sq mi)

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