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NATIONAL PARKS OF ICELAND

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Iceland. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Iceland's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Iceland include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Iceland.

 

National Parks of Iceland

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of each country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru, Ethiopia India and Uganda.

Protected Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Alfaborg

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

10

Ib

-10.048384

33.26776

Alftaversgígar

Natural Monument

3,650

Ib

-15.459887

22.424905

Askja

Natural Monument

5,000

III

-15.435357

28.40182

Astj÷rn

Nature Reserve

25

IV

-10.731877

30.993875

Baroarlaug

Natural Monument

50

IV

-15.690195

22.337515

Bláfj÷ll

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

8,400

IV

-10.171009

31.196305

Borgir

Natural Monument

3

IV

-15.541513

28.389

Búdahraun

Nature Reserve

915

Ib

-10.929298

30.42625

Díma

Natural Monument

8

IV

-15.724199

28.2234

Dverghamrar

Natural Monument

2

VI

-15.864258

23.368945

Dynjandi

Natural Monument

700

III

-16.091507

23.09204

Dyrhólaey

Nature Reserve

510

Ib

-11.066329

28.684155

Eldborg Bláfj÷llum

Natural Monument

50

Ib

-16.245312

26.40397

Eldborg Hnappadal

Natural Monument

150

IV

-16.146556

24.87155

Eldborgir undir Geitahlíd

Natural Monument

10

III

-16.309849

27.789655

Eldey

Nature Reserve

2

IV

-11.1498

24.316035

Esjufj÷ll

Nature Reserve

27,000

IV

-11.583318

24.345125

Fjallabak

Nature Reserve

47,000

IV

-11.782304

25.3928

Flatey

Nature Reserve

100

III

-11.786429

25.302595

Geitland

Nature Reserve

11,750

IV

-11.928602

31.00467

Geysir

Natural Monument

15

IV

-16.426774

27.689465

Grábrókargígar

Natural Monument

34

V

-14.216948

23.42781

Grotta

Nature Reserve

5

III

-11.863942

31.465325

Gullfoss

Nature Reserve

160

IV

-11.927057

27.396825

Háalda

Natural Monument

5

UA

-14.216297

31.296705

Hamarinn

Natural Monument

2

Ib

-14.266683

31.62418

Háubakkar

Natural Monument

2

IV

-14.363719

31.76067

Helgustadanáma

Natural Monument

1

III

-8.927388

31.073445

Herdísarvík

Nature Reserve

4,000

IV

-12.198677

25.93196

Herdubreid

Nature Reserve

17,000

IV

-12.8431

28.264635

Hólmanes

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

260

IV

-10.35786

31.62672

Hornstrandir

Nature Reserve

58,000

IV

-12.970522

28.385305

Hraunfossar-Barnafoss

Natural Monument

39

IV

-16.525121

27.62876

Hrísey

Nature Reserve

40

III

-13.054472

30.57183

Hrútey

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

10

III

-10.366212

29.67188

Húsafellsskógur

Nature Reserve

440

Ib

-13.017804

28.26188

Hvannalindir

Nature Reserve

4,300

-13.172261

28.878745

Hveravellir

Natural Monument

170

Ib

-16.788672

25.43253

Ingólfsh÷fdi

Nature Reserve

90

IV

-13.188775

30.190615

J÷kulsárgljúfur

National Park

12,000

III

-15.206365

23.511525

J÷rundur

Natural Monument

1

III

-17.221624

24.06179

Kattarauga

Natural Monument

1

III

-9.018566

31.255925

Kirkjugólf

Natural Monument

1

IV

-9.006336

31.483885

Kringilsárrani

Nature Reserve

8,500

III

-13.415275

28.81157

Lakagígar

Natural Monument

16,000

IV

-14.460656

23.1285

Laugarás

Natural Monument

1

III

-16.433143

28.66294

Lóns÷raefi

Nature Reserve

32,000

III

-13.381533

32.586465

M vatn-Laxá

Conservation Area

440,000

III

-15.154429

30.163795

Melrakkaey

Nature Reserve

9

III

-13.44434

32.680865

Miklavatn

Nature Reserve

1,550

III

-16.604759

27.79344

Neskaupsstadur

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

300

IV

-10.385551

30.279485

Oddaflód

Nature Reserve

540

Ib

-16.791706

23.729925

Osland

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

15

III

-10.693168

33.571535

Raudhólar

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

45

III

-9.786305

29.207935

Reykjanes

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

30,000

IV

-9.863184

28.819855

Salth÷fdi og Salth÷fdamyrar

Nature Reserve

220

IV

-17.259338

27.1429

Skaftafell

National Park

160,000

Ib

-15.202096

23.175555

Skógafoss

Natural Monument

2,204

Ib

-9.95023

29.050635

Skrúdur

Nature Reserve

92

IV

-17.024936

24.977395

Skútustadagígar

Natural Monument

28

III

-10.161857

28.970695

Spákonufellsh÷fdi

Public Recreation Area or Country Park

30

Ia

-9.856792

29.45616

Stapi og Hellnar

Nature Reserve

58

III

-17.134579

24.51796

Stedji

Natural Monument

7

-10.30263

32.78086

Surtarbrandsgil

Natural Monument

150

IV

-10.1501

31.1005

Surtsey

Nature Reserve

270

IV

-17.21633

24.692485

Svarfadardalur

Nature Reserve

540

Ia

-17.327526

27.36541

Teigarhorn

Natural Monument

120

-10.329371

29.538085

Thingvellir

National Park

5,000

III

-15.375145

23.536325

Thjórsárver

Nature Reserve

37,500

III

-9.361067

32.711555

Tr÷llab÷rn

Natural Monument

5

IV

-10.607074

30.81854

Varmárósar

Nature Reserve

10

-14.506396

24.825325

Vatnsfj÷rdur

Nature Reserve

20,000

III

-14.51696

28.461685

Vestmannsvatn

Nature Reserve

600

Ib

-14.71719

30.687545

Víghólar

Natural Monument

1

Ib

-10.556097

32.034455

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Iceland. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Iceland provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Iceland. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Iceland provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Iceland. In Nature of Iceland you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Iceland provides a checklist of the birds of Iceland. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Iceland in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Iceland you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Iceland.

http://www.birdlist.org/iceland.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/iceland.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/iceland.htm 

 

 

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