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Katla UNESCO Global Geopark opens up a natural wonderland of active volcanism, glaciers, waterfalls, black beaches and moss covered lava fields to the visitor. A top priority of the park is to protect the natural environment, promote local sustainable development, introduce local culture and place a strong emphasis on nature tourism.

63.518244127, -18.513459087|Álftaversgígar|Mainly Geology|/media/39164/Álftaversgigar-Íbi2.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/alftaversgigar/ 63.955009351, -17.639128796|Djúpá|Mainly Geology|/media/39181/Gufufoss-i-Djupa-Rannveig-Ólafsdottir.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/djupa/ 63.565675,-19.556093|Drangurinn í Drangshlíð 2||/media/79484/5896265281_66d39007cc_o.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/drangurinn-i-drangshlid-2/ 63.849749,-17.85524|Dverghamrar|Mainly Geology|/media/1297/260.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/dverghamrar/ 63.40751,-19.127626|Dyrhólaey|Geology & Culture|/media/1305/Reynisfjara-og-Dyrhólaey_Bárður-og-Hulda2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/dyrholaey/ 63.416115,-19.12488|Dyrhólaós and Loftsalahellir|Geology & Culture|/media/39192/Loftsalahellir-Þorir-Kjartansson.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/dyrholaos-and-loftsalahellir/ 63.767621709, -20.193915781|Efra-Hvolshellar|Geology & Culture|/media/1311/Picture6.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/efra-hvolshellar/ 63.969621736, -18.603700574 |Eldgjá, Ófærufoss|Mainly Geology|/media/1315/Ófærufoss-í-Eldgjá-séð-að-ofan_umsoknRagnhildur-Sveinbjarnardóttir.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/eldgja-ofaerufoss/ 63.765085724, -19.382277685|Emstrur, Fjallabak|Mainly Geology|/media/95939/LeonDolman_Flickr_attrib_Kaldaklofskvisl.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/emstrur-fjallabak/ 63.623422116, -19.614960533|Eyjafjallajökull, Gígjökull, Steinsholtsjökull|Mainly Geology|/media/1326/Jöklaferð-Gígjökull_Jaana-Marja-Rotinen2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/eyjafjallajokull-gigjokull-steinsholtsjokull/ 63.467714757, -19.271747221|Eyjarhóll, Pétursey|Geology & Culture|/media/1712/Petursey.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/eyjarholl-petursey/ 63.867579614, -18.244193045|Fagrifoss|Mainly Geology|/media/1040/fagrifoss.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/fagrifoss/ 63.633207106, -19.444238977|Fimmvörðuháls, Magni & Móði|Mainly Geology|/media/1055/Þyrluflug-i-gosinu-a-Fimmvorduhalsi_Gudmundur-Kristjan-Ragnarsson2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/fimmvorduhals-magni-modi/ 63.776684540, -18.176015633|Fjaðrárgljúfur|Mainly Geology|/media/1351/233.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/fjadrargljufur/ 63.858781230, -17.878743369|Foss á Síðu|Mainly Geology|/media/1357/244.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/foss-a-sidu/ 63.522582067, -18.782971357|Hafursey|Mainly Geology|/media/39184/Hafursey_Þorir-Kjartansson.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/hafursey/ 63.421046555, -18.750399804|Hjörleifshöfði|Geology & Culture|/media/1041/Hjorleifshofdi.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/hjorleifshofdi/ 63.491780802, -18.868596452|Höfðabrekka /Höfðabrekkuheiði|Geology & Culture|/media/39186/Hofdabrheidar-Lambaskord-gonguleidabaeklingur.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/hofdabrekka-hofdabrekkuheidi/ 63.630064030, -19.045818120|Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, Mýrdalssandur|Mainly Geology|/media/1369/Picture8.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/katla-mýrdalsjokull-mýrdalssandur/ 63.786141582, -18.053320893|Kirkjubæjarklaustur|Mainly Culture|/media/39188/Kirkjubaejarklaustur-Helga-Davids.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/kirkjubaejarklaustur/ 63.796197710, -18.047948708|Kirkjugólf||/media/1708/kirkjugolf.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/kirkjugolf/ 64.022564563, -18.287112788|Lakagígar|Mainly Geology|/media/39190/Lakagigar-Íbi.JPG?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/lakagigar/ 63.759243597, -17.996180387|Landbrotshólar|Mainly Geology|/media/39191/Landbrotsholar-Snorri-Baldursson.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/landbrotsholar/ 64.107999238, -18.461081411|Langisjór, Fögrufjöll, Skuggafjöll, Grænifjallgarður|Mainly Geology|/media/1383/Sveinstindur-Langisjór_Jaana-Marja-Rotinen2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/langisjor-fogrufjoll-skuggafjoll-graenifjallgardur/ 63.591018081, -18.484872706|Laufskálavarða|Geology & Culture|/media/1388/203.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/laufskalavarda/ 63.961605891, -17.500430823|Lómagnúpur|Geology & Culture|/media/1393/Lómagnúpur_Sveinbjörn-Jónsson2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/lomagnupur/ 63.712345727, -19.493004331|Markarfljótsgljúfur, Markarfljótsaurar|Mainly Geology|noimage|/geosites/markarfljotsgljufur-markarfljotsaurar/ 63.720953710, -19.890978412|Merkjárfoss|Mainly Geology|/media/39180/Gluggafoss-Merkja-gonguleidabaekl.JPG?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/merkjarfoss/ 63.709130485, -19.644628677|Mögugilshellir, Þórólfsfell|Geology & Culture|/media/1709/mogugilshellir.jpeg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/mogugilshellir-þorolfsfell/ 63.666856934, -19.854021927|Nauthúsagil|Geology & Culture|/media/1396/23.-júní-2013-022.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/nauthusagil/ 63.849941045, -17.786907436|Orrustuhóll|Geology & Culture|/media/1407/288.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/orrustuholl/ 63.595355762, -19.948924675|Paradísarhellir|Geology & Culture|/media/1711/paradisarhellir.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/paradisarhellir/ 63.573140777, -19.874367832|Pöstin|Geology & Culture|noimage|/geosites/postin/ 63.401031931, -19.025764473|Reynisfjall, Reynisdrangar, Reynisfjara|Mainly Geology|/media/1424/Í-fjörunni_Snorri-Sævarsson2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/reynisfjall-reynisdrangar-reynisfjara/ 63.683842727, -18.661361393|Rjúpnafell, Atley||noimage|/geosites/rjupnafell-atley/ 63.527348047, -19.557066038|Rútshellir|Geology & Culture|/media/83778/Capture.JPG?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/rutshellir/ 63.615209985, -19.986604804|Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi|Mainly Geology|/media/1437/Seljalandsfoss_Kristján-og-Bergþóra2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/seljalandsfoss-gljufrabui/ 63.555424073, -19.631418837|Seljavallalaug|Geology & Culture|/media/1440/Seljavallalaug_S-Gísla20121.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/seljavallalaug/ 63.753247909, -18.378480482|Skaftá|Mainly Geology|/media/1445/Skaftá-eftir-hlaup.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/skafta/ 63.682812836, -18.174569078|Skaftáreldahraun|Geology & Culture|/media/1452/Hraungambri.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/skaftareldahraun/ 63.452414963, -19.101201041|Skammdalskambar|Mainly Geology|noimage|/geosites/skammdalskambar/ 63.530476329, -19.514926269|Skógafoss|Geology & Culture|/media/1457/Skógafoss-frá-Markaðsstofu2013.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/skogafoss/ 63.536782378, -19.360912856|Sólheimajökull, Sólheimasandur, Sólheimaheiði|Mainly Geology|/media/1468/loftmynd_oddur.png?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/solheimajokull-solheimasandur-solheimaheidi/ 63.546833520, -19.724708847|Steinahellir|Geology & Culture|/media/1713/Steinahellir.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/steinahellir/ 63.816652240, -18.070031851|Stjórnarfoss|Mainly Geology|/media/1462/Stjórnarfoss_Páll-Jökull-Pétursson2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/stjornarfoss/ 63.676224449, -19.943113311|Stóra-Dímon, Litla-Dímon|Geology & Culture|/media/39193/Stori-Dimon-Litli-Dimonl.JPG?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/stora-dimon-litla-dimon/ 63.799156770, -18.062700695|Systrastapi, Systrafoss, Klausturheiði, Systravatn, Sönghellir|Geology & Culture|/media/39194/Systrafoss-Ólafia-Jakobsdottir.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/systrastapi-systrafoss-klausturheidi-systravatn-songhellir/ 63.678307671, -19.544325000|Þórsmörk|Geology & Culture|/media/1493/Sól-milli-trjánna_Þórhildur-Marteinsdóttir2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/þorsmork/ 63.786028410, -19.970242080|Þríhyrningur|Geology & Culture|/media/1488/Þríhyrningur-frá-Drumbabót_Jaana-Marja-Rotinen2012.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/þrihyrningur/ 63.495526802, -18.372569406|Þykkvabæjarklaustur|Mainly Culture|/media/39182/GunnarGunnarsson-thykkvabaejarklausturskogarmuseum.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/þykkvabaejarklaustur/ 63.791678567, -19.593205635|Tindfjallajökull, Tindfjöll|Mainly Geology|/media/39195/Tindfjoll-Ýmir-og-Ýma.JPG?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/tindfjallajokull-tindfjoll/ 63.419553165, -19.018094963|Vík (older part of the village)|Mainly Culture|/media/1482/Vík-frá-Markaðsstofu2013.jpg?w=250&h=109&mode=crop|/geosites/vik-older-part-of-the-village/

Recent news

23. March 2020

Hvalrekinn 9 mars/ Beached whale on March 9th

Hvalreki sást á Reynisfjöru þann 9. mars síðastliðinn - samantekt og myndir frá Kat Deptula Photography | On the 9th of March a beached whale was discovered on ...

20. March 2020

Fimmvörðuháls | Eyjafjallajökull - 10 years!

Í dag eru 10 ár liðin frá því að eldgos hófst á Fimmvörðuhálsi og vildum við því í tilefni þess fjalla aðeins um gosið | Today is the 10-year anniversary of the...

Öskudagurinn / Ash Wednesday
26. February 2020

Öskudagurinn / Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday to the Catholic world at large. It is the first day of Lent, the long period of fasting leading up to Easter. In Iceland, this day is Ösk...

Events

12. October 2018

Conference – The 1918 Katla eruption

On 12th of October this year, a hundred years have passed since the eruption began in Katla volcano that underlies the Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap. The erup...

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