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Kids Travel Guide
Icelandic Saga Travel Guide
SNAEFELLSNES & BORGARFJORDUR


Snaefellsnes
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Snęfellsjökull

SNAEFELLSNES NORTH MORE

Arnarstapi
Arnarstapi
SNAEFELLSNES SOUTH MORE

Did you know? The crater Eldborg (The Fire Castle) is situated on a short SW-NE fissure, which probably was most volcanically active 5000-8000 years ago

Did you know?
During the relatively short eruption 2,600 years ago, the lava field, its caves and the symmetric scoria crater Gullborg were created.
 

Did you know?
The parsonage Stadur (or Stadarstadur) has been a church site for centuries.  During Catholic times the churches were dedicated to the holy mother of god. 

Did you know?   Both The Book of Settlements and The Bardar Saga mention the settler at Ingjaldsholl, Ingjaldur Alfarinsson. According to legends from the late 15th century, a nobleman on board foreign vessel was no other than Christopher Columbus,
 

 
Did you know? Bjarnarhofn is an old estate at the foot of the freestanding Mt Bjarnarhafnarfjall (575 m) on the Hraunfjordur Bay.


NATIONAL PARK SNAEFELLSJOKULL
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Djśpalónssandur-Söngklettur

Did you know? The Snaefellsjokull National Park was officially established on the 28th of June 2001, thus becoming the fourth national park of the country. 

Did you know?
Within
The Snaefellsjokull National Park are:
Laugarbrekka, Djupalonssandur, Dritvik, Londrangar, Thufubjarg, Gufuskalar, Ingjaldsholl, Snaefellsjokull,
Historical sites.

 

Borgarfjordur
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Deildartunguhver


Grįbrókarhraun


Borgarfjordur Area more

Did you know? The parsonage Borg is situated a short distance northeast of the small town Borgarnes. During Catholic times the churches there were dedicated to the archangel Michael.

Did you know? Reykholt is one of the most historical places in Iceland and was a cultural centre for centuries.

Did you know?
Valley Skorradalur is the southernmost of the socalled Borgarfjordur-valleys.  It is about 28 km long.

Did you know?
The unique and picturesque waterfalls called Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) or Girdingar cascade from underneath the edge of the lava field Hallmundarhraun and spill into the glacial river Hvita.

Did you know? Deildartunguhver is probably the most voluminous natural hot spring of the world. Its average flow of 98°C hot water is 180 litres per second, about 40% of the natural hot spring water appearing on the surface in the Borgarfiord District.

Did you know? Glymur is the highest waterfall of the country, 200 metres (660 feet). From the edge of the deep and short canyon, it cannot be observed wholly.


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In Icelandic

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Dalasysla
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Eiriksstadir

Dalasysla more

Did you know? The Crucifix Mounds are on road #590, just west of the crossing by Asgardur.  Aud, the settler of the area, had a few crucifixes erected on its top and went there for her prayers. 

Did you know? Farm Hvammur is a parsonage and a church site in Hvammur County of the Dalir District with annexed churches at Stadarholl, Skard, Stadarfell and Dagverdarnes.

Did you know? Eiriksstadir is an abandoned farmstead in the Haukadalur valley. According to the Eric Saga and the Greenlander Saga, Erik the red lived there. He was the father of Leif the lucky, who discovered North America in the year 1000.

Kids Travel Guide
Westfjords
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