The National Parks of Iceland

Iceland has established three national parks, each with its unique nature and history.

Þingvellir National Park and UNESCO world heritage site is located in South Iceland, only about 45 minutes drive from Reykjavík city. Snæfellsjökull National Park is at the edge of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West part of the country. Vatnajökull National Park and UNESCO world heritage site covers over 12,000 square kilometers or 13% of Iceland, making it one of the largest national parks in Europe. View Iceland's national parks below.

Black beach and glacier


Within the Vatnajökull National Park you will find glaciers, glacial lagoons, volcanoes, hot sp...



Þingvellir is a historic site east known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parli...

People horse riding with Snaefellsjokull glacier in bakground


The national park was founded in 2001 and lies in the westernmost part of Snæfellsnes peninsula...

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National parks in Iceland