Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre, Ásbyrgi

Gljúfrastofa is the Visitor and Information Centre for the Northern Territory of Vatnajökull National Park. The visitor centre also houses a souvenir shop. The interesting exhibition on geology and the nature of Jökulsárgljúfur canyon and its environs graphically informs guests about plate boundaries, volcanism, biospheres and habitats, the power of glacial floods, the formation of Ásbyrgi canyon, and the interaction of humans with the might of nature. Considered by many to be the country's best exhibition on Icelandic nature, it interactively allows the visitor to feel, smell and try out the assorted objects.

The Visitor Centre is a perfect starting point for those who plan to visit Jökulsárgljúfur and its surroundings. Interesting natural attractions within Jökulsárgjúfur are Ásbyrgi, Hljóðaklettar, Hólmatungur and Dettifoss.

Opening hours 2020:
January*/February/March: weekdays 11:00-15:00
April: weekdays 11:00-15:00
May: 10:00-17:00
Júne/Júly/August: 9:00-18:00
September: 10:00-17:00
October: 10:00-16:00
November/December*: 11:00-15:00 virka daga
*Closed December 19, 2020 until January 5, 2021

Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre, Ásbyrgi

Gljúfrastofa - Ásbyrgi National Park

GPS Points N66° 1' 42.456" W16° 29' 15.551"
Telephone

470-7100

Website www.vjp.is
Opening period 15/05 - 30/09
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Service Public phone Waste tank discharge Open in the summer Horse riding Conference facilities Public lavatory Place of interest Emergency phone Place of interest Walking path Bird watching Viewing point Petrole station Camping ground Tourist information center Swimming pool Fishing permits Internet access Washing machine Whale watching Shower Golf course Handy craft for sale Sales kiosk Tourist shop Health service Credit cards accepted Play ground

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