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Largest national park in Europe

Before the parliament in Iceland closed on Saturday, MPs agreed to found a national park at Vatnajökull glacier, which will be the largest national park in Europe.

All political parties agreed on founding the park, which will be called Vatnajökulsthjódgardur, or Vatnajökull National Park, and is scheduled to open next summer. Fréttabladid reports.

Vatnajökull National Park will cover 1/8 of Iceland’s surface and include the current Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárgljúfur National Park.

Minister of the Environment Jónína Bjartmarz announced that she was very pleased with the decision on Saturday.

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