Iceland - Vatnajokull National Park

"Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland, is situated in the eastern part of the country and stretches coast to coast from south to north. It is the largest national park in Europe, covering a total area of 12,850 km2 or almost 13% of Iceland. Key features are Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap by volume in Europe, and several highly active volcanic systems within and outside of the ice cap. The volcanism is connected both to a tectonic rift zone that traverses the park from southwest to northeast and the Iceland mantle plume (geological hot spot), which is located directly beneath it. The interplay of ice and fire has created in one place a huge range of volcanic-, geothermal- and geomorphological features, unparalleled in any other place in the world. Within the park boundaries are also numerous cultural heritage sites..."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List

Postcard 1
Glacier cave of Vatnajokull. Thanks to Patrik of Estonia who was visiting Iceland.





Postcard 2
Svartofoss Waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland. Thanks to Marie who was on holiday in Iceland.

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