Grótta: The nature reservation area is closed May 1st until July 15th to protect the birds while nesting.

Valahnjúkur is closed due to fissures and danger of landslides!
Seltún: The whole area is high geothermal and dangerous boiling hot springs around. Stay on marked paths only – even on the opposite part of the road!!

West Iceland:
Snæfellsjökull National Park: Important to only go on the glacier with an experienced guide. Show caution at/around sea cliffs. Stay on marked paths/trails.
Djúpalónssandur: The beach can always be dangerous due to the unpredictability of the waves.

Hornstrandir: Much more snow than normally at this time of year and some areas are quite wet.

North Iceland:
Dettifoss: Trail is open. Proper walking shoes are a must though.
Hvítserkur: The road down to the parking can be difficult for 2WD cars, 4×4 is better.

East Iceland:
Víknaslóðir and Stórurð: Trails are open but nature is very wet, especially in Stórurð. Stay on trails to protect nature. At highest points there is still snow and trail posts/poles not always visible. GPS is important.

South Iceland:
Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon) and Fjallsárlón: Do not jump/climb onto icebergs. Falling into the ice cold water is fatal!
Svínafellsjökull: Civil Protection advises against travel on Svínafellsjökull due to danger of landslide. Guided tours on the glacier are discouraged. Travelers are advised to stop only for a short while at viewpoints by the glacier tongue.
Dyrhólaey: Nesting season time restrictions are now over and the nature reserve is open. Stay on marked paths only.
Reynisfjara: Do not enter the cave – danger of rocks falling from the ceiling. In general at the beach: show extra caution, stay FAR back from the water, and do not leave children unattended! The beach can always be dangerous due to the unpredictability of the waves. So called sneaker waves (every eighth wave or so) are dangerous for the sake that they reach further up and are stronger than the others.
Reykjadalur: The path is very good. Remember to stay on it.


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