On the Green Map:

National Park

Protected areas, owned and established by a National Government, on land considered outstanding in landscape, wildlife or cultural heritage. They welcome visitors and provide facilities to experience and learn about their special qualities. Icelandic National Parks are mostly characterized by volcanic landscape, glaciers, lava flows or geological formations.
Cat. II – acc. to IUCN classification.

Eco Tourism

Tourism company or institute that has received an environmental prize, operates as a Green hostel, has achieved the environmental standard of Vakinn, or has internationally approved environmental certification such as the Earth Check or the Nordic Swan.

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