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Vatnajöküll glacier and National Park, smoke from volcanic eruption in background, September 2014

Vatnajöküll glacier and National Park, smoke from volcanic eruption in background, September 2014

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Uploaded 18 Sep 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Vatnajökull National Park, established in 2008, encompasses not only all of Vatnajökull glacier but also extensive surrounding areas. These include the national parks previously existing at Skaftafell in the south and Jökulsárgljúfur in the north, so that today's national park covers 14% of Iceland (about 13.920 km2 as of June 2014) and ranks amongst Europe's largest. In general, national parks are protected areas which are considered unique because of their nature or cultural heritage. The ...
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