Protected Areas

Categories of protected areas

The Environment Agency of Iceland, under the auspices of the Ministry for the Environment, mandates Snæfellsjökull National Park and other protected areas in Iceland.

According to the nature conservation act a Nature Reserve is an area protected for its importance for wildlife (flora and fauna) and landscape.

In Iceland there are 31 plants protected according to the nature conservation act.

Permits for photography, cinematography, research and construction