The suggested area of the central highlands park is shown in green.

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Silfra is a popular tourist attraction.

Silfra Could Receive up to 76,000 a Year

5 Jun 2019 Silfra fissure at Þingvellir National Park appears not to have reached capacity yet, in terms of number of guests, a new report suggests.

Svartifoss waterfall is in the south part of the national parkþ

Tourists charged for illegally camping in Vatnajökull national park

6 Jun 2017 Rangers from Vatnajökull national park will travel around the park over the summer and charge people who are camping illegally. The problem, according to assistant manager, is that there are no toilet facilities in these places, people will use the side of the road or parking lot instead.

Vonarskarð, in the Central Highlands.

Committee to study idea of Iceland Central Highlands National Park

9 Jun 2016 Plans are afoot to set up a working group charged with the task of mapping the central highlands of Iceland and looking into creating Europe’s largest national park.

Glacier tours and caving: walk on the wild side!

31 May 2016 The Icelandic landscape is peppered with breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and caves. The largest glacier, Vatnajökull, is one of Europe’s largest and covers 8% of the entire country country.

Þingvellir National Park.

No longer free to park at Iceland’s Þingvellir

17 May 2016 Despite a few teething problems, park visitors were generally happy with the new set-up.

Jökulsárlón, one of Iceland's most popular destinations.

Bids to buy Iceland glacier lagoon land wanted

26 Apr 2016 Interested buyers for a section of land including part of Iceland’s iconic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will have at least three months to put in a bid, it has emerged.

Experience Iceland’s magnificent Golden Circle!

23 Apr 2016 Season Tours is one of many Icelandic tour operators offering guided tours around the Golden Circle and Iceland Monitor was given the opportunity to join in on an exciting journey around this stunning area of the country.

Photo: Garðar Ólafsson

“Make Jökulsárlón a protected national park!”

14 Apr 2016 The Icelandic State should buy up Iceland’s iconic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and make it a protected national park, says the Icelandic Environment Association.

Andri Snær Magnason, writer and environmental activist announced that he's running for President of Iceland this afternoon.

Presidential candidate Magnason speaks for the environment, culture and a new constitution

11 Apr 2016 Writer and environmentalist Andri Snær Magnason announced his candidature for President of Iceland in front of a jam-packed National Theatre this afternoon in Reykjavik. He spoke of the importance of a highland national park, a new constitution and the importance of culture.

Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason, one of the recipients of this year's art grants.

Andri Snær to run for President of Iceland

10 Apr 2016 After much speculation, celebrated Icelandic author and environmentalist Andri Snær Magnason has now confirmed that he will be running for President of Iceland later this year.

Thousands of toursists visited the ice caves this winter.

Warning issued due to collapsing ice caves

6 Apr 2016 Ice caves in Vatnajökull are crumbling due to warmer temperatures and the ever-higher sun and the Vatnajökull National Park has issued a warning to people travelling there by themselves. Trips to the caves are popular amongst tourists.

Langasáta in the Landmannalaugar region: an area which would fall into the proposed Highland National Park.

Environment: Turning Iceland's highlands into a protected national park

19 Mar 2016 If the central highlands of Iceland were turned into a protected national park, it would span 40 thousand square kilometres and become the largest national park in Europe.

Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

Car-park charges brought in at Þingvellir

17 Mar 2016 From 1 May, it will no longer be free to park at Iceland’s famous Þingvellir national park site, according to South Iceland media.

The Icelandic highlands.

Protest to save the Icelandic highlands today

16 Nov 2015 A protest has been organised today at 5 pm at Austurvöllur parliament square in the centre of Reykjavik, against all further dams, reservoirs, built-up-roads and power lines in the Icelandic highlands.

Martin Schulz takes it to the edge when he photographs Hrafnbjargarfoss waterfall.

Icelandic seasons: new fundraiser project with stunning Iceland photographs

14 Nov 2015 Icelandic Seasons´Limited Edition Photobook Available  on Karolina Fund Crowdfunding Site




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