Katla Geopark

Located on the south coast of Iceland, Katla UNESCO Global Geopark covers three municipalities with a combined population of about 2,700 people.

Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is situated on the Eastern Volcanic Zone (EVZ), one of the most volcanic active areas in Iceland representing high geological diversity of great geological heritage value.

The Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is named after the volcano Katla that has for centuries had great impact on Icelandic nature and people living in the area. Katla is one of the largest central volcanoes in Iceland, covered by the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

The volcanic activity of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Grímsvötn, Lakagígar and Eldgjá and its widespread effect on the landscape in the area provide the geological basis for the Geopark.

Traditionally agriculture has been the main economic activity but recently tourism has increased considerably, within #GEOfood both agriculture and tourism would get a new kick! Pic: Páll Jökull Peétursson; Haukur Snorrason (Mælifell,hestar and Eyjafjallajökull eldgos)

Located on the south coast of Iceland, Katla UNESCO Global Geopark covers three municipalities with a combined population of about 2,700 people.
Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is situated on the Eastern Volcanic Zone (EVZ), one of the most volcanic active areas in Iceland representing high geological diversity of great geological heritage value.
The Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is named after the volcano Katla that has for centuries had great impact on Icelandic nature and people living in the area. Katla is one of the largest central volcanoes in Iceland, covered by the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.

The volcanic activity of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Grímsvötn, Lakagígar and Eldgjá and its widespread effect on the landscape in the area provide the geological basis for the Geopark.
Traditionally agriculture has been the main economic activity but recently tourism has increased considerably, within #GEOfood both agriculture and tourism would get a new kick!
Credits Pics ??Páll Jökull Peétursson; Haukur Snorrason (Mælifell,hestar and Eyjafjallajökull eldgos)

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Producers and restaurants in this geopark