Beauty and diversity of Iceland's National Parks
Iceland has three National Parks which are designated areas of unique natural beauty, particular geological or ecological significance. These areas are protected law to conserve unique landscape and scenery for the enjoyment of future generations.
Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park is Iceland‘s national treasure, the place where the Old Icelandic commonwealth was born and the world‘s oldest existing parliament established in 930 AD. This great historical significance along with some of Iceland‘s most impressive geological features made Þingvellir a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Vatnajökull National Park
Established in 2008 Vatnajökull National Park is the largest National Park in Europe covering an area more than three times the size of New York, London and Paris put together!
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Located on the western-most part of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Snæfellsjökull National Park covers an area of 440 square kilometres from the rugged slopes of Snæfellsjökull down to the surf-crashed shoreline.
Declared a National Park in 2001 the area is characterised by volcanic peaks, moss-covered lava flows, sweeping golden beaches and dramatic sea cliffs. The crown jewel is the massive stratovolcano Snaefellsjokull glacier that in Jules Verne‘s „Journey to the centre of the Earth“ is the starting point for a journey into the unknown.