What does a ban on mass gatherings mean for those visiting Thingvellir national park?
The Minister of Health, on the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist, declared a ban on mass gatherings in Iceland, which will take effect from Monday 16.March.2020 to 12.April.2020.
According to the declaration more than 100+ people should not come together and people shall, as possible, keep two meters apart.
As a result, it has been decided that the Visitor centre at Thingvellir will be closed from next Monday, 16.March.2020 until further notice. The restrictions on 2 meter distance between guests makes its very hard to keep the shop/cafe and information desk open.
Please note that Thingvellir national park itself will remain open.
Restrooms outside the visitor centre and at the service centre at Leirar will be open.
The national park authorities are constantly monitoring the instructions from The National Commission of the Icelandic Police and the Chief Epidemiologist. The national park's Preparedness and Response Plan is therefore under constant review.
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