UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, recognised Reykjanes as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2015. UNESCO Global Geoparks are areas where sites and landscapes that are of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development.
A UNESCO Global Geopark uses its geological heritage, in connection with all other aspects of the area’s natural and cultural heritage, to enhance awareness and understanding of key issues facing society, such as using our earth’s resources sustainably, mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing natural disasters-related risks.
Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, moreover, works across frontiers and is a member of a large international contact network through the European Geoparks Network and the Global Geoparks Network.
You will find our partners when travelling through the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark. They work with us toward the goals of UNESCO Global Geoparks.