Soil and vegetation
Highland national park
Tourism in Geothermal Areas
Landvernd is an NGO working on environmental issues in order to protect and improve the quality of life in the country. Landvernd's role is to safeguard Icelandic nature and be an active participant in strategic planning, education and informed decision-making in matters relating to land use, resources and the environment.
Landvernd's objectives are
to protect Iceland's nature and environment on land, in the sea and in the air so that it will be as unspoiled as possible, both for today's and future generations.
to restore degraded environment, land and natural resources in a manner that is most suitable to the country's natural conditions and distribution of residency.
to promote sustainable conduct by the nation, both at home and on a global level, based on extensive environmental awareness, knowledge and willingness to conserve nature and the environment.
to promote active participation of Icelanders in international collaboration on environmental issues, where knowledge and experience is shared and sought to make amends.