The Icelandic Forest Service (IFS) is a government institution responsible for research, development, consultation and distribution of knowledge within forestry. The IFS owns or manages 53 land areas in the districts of Iceland. These forest areas have the status National Forests and are open for visitors all year round. A majority of the forests are easily accessible from the public roads, while a few requires a 4×4 vehicle and good hiking boots. Check the list below for a National Forest in the area you are visiting.
Ásbyrgi Nature Reserve
Grund Historical Forest Grove
Melar & Skuggabjörg Forests
Þórðarstaðir, Belgsá & Bakkasel
Vaglir Forest in Þelamörk
Jórvík Forest and native scrubland
Main Photo Credit: Esther Osp Gunnarsdottir