Friends of Vatnajökull

A unique national park

Vatnajökull national park was established on 9. June 2008 with the goal to protect Vatnajökull glacier and the area around it.

Vatnajökull glacier is almost 15% of Iceland's area and about half of the national parks area. The park has examples of volcanic eruptions, hot springs, watercourses and of course the formation of and the formative influence of glaciers.

Within Vatnajökull national park there are numerous historical areas and incredibly diverse landscapes which hold countless invaluable natural treasures. This is because Vatnajökull national park has unique natural conditions which can not be found anywhere else in the world. The constant struggle between fire and ice which still rages on is a good example of this uniqueness only found in Vatnajökull national park.

If you are interested in learning more about Vatnajökull national park then we recommend the parks official website.

These pages provide information about our publications, many of which are results of projects we have sponsored. While our publications are in the form of books, booklets or videos we also have some entertaining facts and stories as well as links to more interesting material. Last but not least check out our recipe site for recipes using ingredients from the park.

Was the content helpful?

Its objective is to raise funds to support research, promotion and education in the national park area and thus contribute to most people can enjoy nature and history of the Vatnajökull National Park.