About Iceland

Iceland is a place of contrasts.

Over 1,5 million tourists visit Iceland every year to experience the exceptional nature and culture of this remarkable island.

Created by volcanism of the Middle Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is the largest island on the ridge due to tectonic movement (the meeting point of the plates forming Earth´s surface crust).

Approximately 103.000 square km. in size, located in middle of The North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is a beautiful – and yet harsh home for the around 330.000 inhabitants.

You will experience contrasts in nature, both in terms of geological phenomena and weather conditions.

Visiting Iceland also offers vibrant urban life in the capital of Reykjavik, where 2/3 of the population live.

With our Travel Guide and our Around Iceland guide, wishes to provide you with a little bit about almost everything you might want to know about Iceland.

Enjoy Your Visit to Iceland!


Articles in About Iceland

Gilsfjordur Ogres

Once there were three night ogre , who intended to cut the We tjord from the... more

Farm Breidabolstadur

Farm Breidabol tadur i a church ite, a former par onage, and the re idence of... more

4 Miles – “The Dispute” 1948-56

The Cod War - The Exten ion to 4 Mile - The Di pute 1948-56 1948 April 5th... more

12 miles – “Cod War” 1958-61

Cod War - 12 Mile Fi hing Limit - 1958-61 1957 April 12th A conference wa... more

50 miles -“Cod War” 1972-73

Cod War - 50 Mile Fi hing Limit - 1972-72 1972 February 15th the Parliament... more

200 miles – “Cod War” 1975-76

Cod War - 200 Mile Limit - 1975-76 1975 July 15th the Mini ter of Fi herie ,... more

Winter Visits to SKAFTAFELL National Park

For your own afety it i of highe t importance to take nece ary precaution... more


All Booking on NATIS are Direct from Supplier No intermediarie - No Booking... more

Geothermal Works

Tho e, who vi it the northernmo t capital of the world, notice immediately the... more

Tourist Information Centres in East Iceland

Vopnafjordur Travel Information 690 Vopnafjordur Telephone: +354 473... more

Tourist Information Centres in South Iceland

Thorlak hofn Library and Folk Mu eum Olfu Hafnarborg 1 815... more

Tourist Information Centres in North Iceland

Stadar kali Hrutafjordur 500 Stadur Telephone: +354 451 1150 Fax: +354 451... more

Tourist Information Centres in West Iceland

Budardalur Ve turbraut 12c 370 Budardalur Telephone: +354 434... more

Tourist Information Centres in Southwest Iceland

Reykjavik City Hall 101 Reykjavik Telephone: +354 590 1500 Fax: +354... more

Selfoss Church

Thi church i in the Selfo benefice in the Arne deanery It wa built in the... more

Hruni Church

Thi church belong to the Hruni benefice in the Arne deanery It wa built of... more

Thingvellir Church

According to documented ource , a church wa built at Thingvellir hortly... more

Ulfljotsvatn Church

Thi church belong to the Mo fell benefice of the Arne deanery It wa built... more

Mosfell Church

The Mo fell Church belong to the Mo fell benefice in the Arne deanery The... more

Uthlid Church

During catholic time , Uthlid' churche were dedicated to Holy Mary, and were... more

Haukadalur Church

Thi church belong to the Skalholt benefice of the Arne deanery The Catholic... more

Hof Church Oraefi County

Hof i a clu ter of farm in the Oraefi County During catholic time , the... more

Hofn Church

The Lutheran church in the fi hing village Hofn wa built during the period... more

Papey Church

A wooden church, built in 1904 on the foundation of an older one Declared... more

Hof Church Alftafjordur

Hof i a farm and a former church ite on the Alftafjordur Bay The Catholic... more


Heydalir i a church ite and a par onage in the Breiddalur Valley It wa... more

Bakkagerdi Church

Thi church belong to the De jamyri benefice in the Muli deanery The church... more

Modrudalur Church

Thi church belong to the Valthjof tadur benefice in the Mula deanery It wa... more

Geirsstadir Church

Archaeological excavation at farm Geir tadir in county Hroar tunga in 1997... more

As Church – Fell County

A i a former par onage and a church ite in the Fell County in Ea tern... more

Hof Church

Thi church belong to the Ho kuld tadir benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Hof... more

Thingeyra Church

Thi church belong to the Thingeyrar benefice in the Hunavatn deanery The... more


Farm Breidabol tadur i a church ite and a par onage in County Ve turhop... more

Audkula Church

Thi church belong to the Bol tadarhlid benefice in the Hunavatn deanery... more

Vidimyri Church

The church at Vidimyri (Skagafjordur) i con idered to be "The pure t example... more

Holar Cathedral

The cathedral belong to the Holar benefice in the Skagafjord deanery After the... more


The long abandoned farm Haug ne in Blonduhlid i a hi torical ite on the... more

Grof Church Skagafjordur

Thi former manor i ituated ju t outh of the village Hof o The prayer... more


Ljo avatn i a lake, farm and a church ite in Pa Ljo avatn kard near the... more

Husavik Church

The tate architect, Rognvaldur Olaf on, de igned the church It wa built in... more

Grund Church

Thi church belong to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Grund... more

Akureyri Church

The Akureyri church wa de igned by architect Gudjon Samuel on and con ecrated... more

Saurbaer Church in Eyjafjordur

Thi church belong to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Saurbaer... more

Modruvellir Church

Thi church belong to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery It i... more

Kaupangur Church

Thi church belong to the Laugarland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery and i... more

Kaldrananes Church

Thi church belong to the Holmavik benefice in the Hunavatn deanery on the... more

Holmavik Church

The Holmavik church belong to the Holmavik benefice in the Hunavatn deanery... more

Arnes Churches

Tho e churche belong to the Arne benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Arne i a... more

Prestbakki Church

Thi church belong to the Pre tbakki benefice in the Huna deanery Thi e tate... more

Vatnsfjordur Church

Thi church belong to the Vatn fjordur benefice in the I afiord deanery Farm... more

Unadsdalur Church

Thi church belong to the Vatn fiord benefice in the I afiord deanery... more

Nupur Church

The ancient manor Nupur i ituated on the northern hore of the Dyra Bay in... more

Holt Church

The Holt Church belong to the Holt benefice in the I afiord deanery Holt i an... more

Raudasandur Church

The area named Rauda andur derive it name from the reddi h looking... more

Selardalur Church

Thi church belong to the Bildudalur benefice in the Barda trond deanery... more

Hrafnseyri Church

Thi church belong to the Thingeyri benefice in the I afiord deanery During... more

Breidavik Church

The Breidavik church belong to the Patrek’ benefice in the Barda trond... more

Hjardarholt Church

Hjardarholt i a farm and wa a par onage until the 20th century in the Laxa... more

Hvammur Church

Farm Hvammur i a par onage and a church ite in Hvammur County of the Dalir... more

Stykkisholmur Church

Thi church belong to the Stykki holmur benefice in the Snaefell- and Dalir... more

Flatey Church

Thi church belong to the Reykholar benefice in the Barda trond Deanery A... more

Bjarnarhofn Church

Thi church belong to the Stykki holmur benefice in the Snaefell ne - and... more

Reykholt Church

A church wa built in Reykholt in the early year of Chri tianity in Iceland... more

Hvanneyri Church

Thi church belong to the Hvanneyri benefice in the Borgarfiord deanery During... more

Hallgrims Church

Thi church belong to the Saurbaer benefice in the Borgarfiord deanery It wa... more

Krysuvik Church

Thi church belong to the Hafnarfiord benefice in the Kjalarne deanery It wa... more


Kalfatjorn i a former farm, par onage and church ite in the Vatn ley a County... more

Hvalsnes Church

Thi church wa built with ba altic lava tone in 1886-87 and con ecrated on... more

Bessastadir Church

Thi church belong to the Gardar benefice in the Kjalarne deanery The Book of... more

Hallgrimskirkja Church

The church of Hallgrimur i the crown on Iceland' capital with it magnificent... more

Catholic Church

Chri t the King Cathedral The church wa con ecrated 23 July, 1929 by Pope... more

Lutheran Cathedral

Domkirkjan - Reykjavik Lutheran Cathedral Around the turn of the 18th century... more

Reykjavik Area Sunrise – Sunset

Did you know that the Average year daylight in Reykjavik i longer than in New... more

The Vikings

The word Viking i a collective de ignation of Nordic people , Dane , Swede ,... more

Checklist for Hikers

Many touri t in Iceland travel on foot Some huffle off to the pool, other... more

Hofdabrekku Joka – Ghost Story

Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name of Jorunn According to mo t... more

The Icelandic language

Icelandic i one of the Nordic language , which are a ubgroup of the Germanic... more

Seaweed Harvesting

The eaweed grow in belt between the boundarie of the lowe t tide and the... more

Weather in Iceland

Be Prepared ! Iceland enjoy a much milder climate than it name and location... more

Visas and Passports

Reciprocal abolition of pa port requirement : Denmark, Finland, Norway, and... more

Flights to Iceland

Airline operating all year around: WOW air from Europe & USA SAS... more

The Icelandic Police

There are no Icelandic military force , and never have been, neither army, navy... more

Icelandic Coast Guard

In 1926, eight year after Iceland regained it independence, the Icelandic... more

The Icelandic Flag

De cription The national flag of Iceland i a ky-blue rectangle with a... more

Telephone services

The very modern and highly reliable telephone y tem offer direct dialling to... more

Business Hours

Generally, hop are open between 0900 and 1800 and clo ed on weekend Office... more

Business contacts

Bu ine contact The Mini try of Commerce, Arnarhvoll, 101... more

IGS – Iceland Glaciological Society

The Iceland Glaciological Society wa founded in 1950 to upport re earch of... more

Orders and Medals

The Order of the Falcon The Order of the Falcon wa e tabli hed in 1921 It i... more

Proper names

The u e of family name began in Iceland in the eventeenth and eighteenth... more

Code of Arms

The Icelandic coat of arm i a hield with a ilvery cro in a ky-blue field... more

Tax Free – VAT refund in Iceland

All non-Iceland re ident are tax free eligible The minimum amount on one... more

Highland Routes

During ummer you can drive acro the interior of Iceland, the Kjolur route,... more

Map of Southwest Iceland

Reykjavik Area Reykjane... more

Maps of South Iceland

Gullfo & Gey ir Area South Iceland Lowland South... more

Maps of North Iceland

&nb p; Nortwe t Hvam tangi to Blonduo Area Skagafjordur Area Akureyri... more

Map of West Iceland

Borgarfjordur Area Snaefell ne... more

Maps of East Iceland

Vopnafjordur & Borgarfjordur Area Central Ea tern Area Southea t... more

Map of The Highlands

Kjolur Route Sprengu andur Route Kaldidalur Route Gae avatna... more

Wild Mammals in Iceland

Iceland cannot boa t of many pecie of wild animal compared to many other... more

Arctic Fox in Iceland

The arctic fox (Alopex Lagopu ) i believed to have occupied Iceland ince the... more

Mink in Iceland

In 1931, the mink (Mu tela Vi on) wa imported for fur farming Quite a few... more

Polar Bears in Iceland

The polar bear (Ur u maritimu , formerly Thalarcto maritimu ) i al o called... more

Rabbits in Iceland

Rabbit imported a pet have become a part of the wild fauna of everaæ part... more

Reindeer in Iceland

The reindeer (Rangifer Tarandu ) i a relatively new addition to the wild... more

Rodents in Iceland

Only four pecie of rodent occur in Iceland, the wood mou e (Apodemu... more

Birds of the South

The exten ive alluvial or outwa h plain ( ander) of the ea tern outh coa t,... more

Birds of the Southwest

In the capital and it vicinity, there are everal good place for ob erving... more

Birds of the West

About 50 km from Reykjavik and only a hort di tance from the main road, Lake... more

Birds of the Westfjords

The mountainou and indented northwe t penin ula ha everal place of... more

Birds of the North

In the northern lowland , between the village of Hvamm tangi and Blonduo ,... more

Birds of the East

There i a large bird cliff on the penin ula Langane in the northea tern... more

Birds of the Interior

Mo t of the interior plateau i devoid of vegetation, except in a few area ,... more

Common Seal

The common eal or the harbour eal get 2 m long and weigh up to 150 kg It... more

Grey Seal or Horse Head Seal

In common grey eal area out ide Iceland it eem to be polygamou According... more

Hooded Seal

The hooded eal’ primary habitat are around Greenland and Newfoundland It... more

Harp Seal

The harp eal’ habitat are mo tly in the Arctic Ocean on both ide of... more

Bearded Seal

The bearded eal’ habitat are mainly cattered all over the Arctic Ocean It... more


In earlier time there wa only one breed of walru e It developed in different... more

Ringed Seal

The ringed eal’ primary habitat i the northern Arctic Ocean It al o exi t... more

Killer Whale

Adult male are 7-10 m long and weigh 4½-10 ton and female are 5½-8½ m and... more

Humpback Whale

The hump back whale (Lat Megaptera novaeangliae) in Icelandic water i 12,5-13... more

Minke Whale

The minke whale (Lat Balaenoptera acutoro trata) eldom grow longer than 9 m... more

Fin Whale

The male are about 18 m long and the female about 19,5 m The male weigh 50... more

Sei Whale

The ei whale (Lat Balaenoptera boreali ) i 12½-15 m long in Icelandic water... more

Blue Whale

Blue whale (Lat Balaenoptera mu culu ) in Icelandic water are 22-25 m long... more

Northern Bottlenose Whale

In Icelandic water the average ize of male adult i 8,4 m and 7½-8½ ton ,... more

Long Finned Pilot Whale

Male are 6-8 m long and weigh 4-5 ton , female 4-6 m, and 2-3 ton The... more

Sperm Whale

Fully grow adult male are 17-20 m long and weigh 40-52 ton Female are 8-17 m... more

White Beaked Dolphin

Adult male are about 3 m long and weigh 250-370 kg Female are 2½-3 m long... more

Harbour Porpoise

Adult male weigh about 7 kg and are le than 2 m long Female are equally... more

Common Dolphin

Adult male are 1,8-2,6 m long and weigh 80-140 kg Female are 1,7-2,3 m long... more

Beluga Whale

Adult male are 4,2 – 5,5 m long and weigh 1-1,6 ton Female are 3-4,1 m... more


Adult male around Iceland are 4-6 m long and weigh 1,2 – 1,6 ton and the... more

Twaite Shad

The twaite had (Alo a fallax) i mainly found in the Baltic Sea, up along the... more

The Northern Bluefin Tuna

The northern bluefin tuna (giant gluefin tuna - Lat Thunnu thynnu ) inhabit... more

Toad Crab or Small Spider Crab

The toad crab' (Lat Hya araneu ) habitat i in hallow water all around... more

Thornback Ray

The thornback ray' (Lat Raja clavata) nout i very hort and almo t at an... more

Spotted Catfish

The potted catfi h' (Lat Anarrhicha minor) habitat i above the ocean floor... more

Common Skate

The common kate (Lat Raja bati linnaeu ) ha a pointed nout It length i... more

Edible Sea Urchin

The life cycle of a ea urchin (Lat Echinu e culentu ) tart by pawning... more

Sea or Arctic Char

The ea or arctic char (Lat Salvelinu alpinu ) i mainly to be found in the... more

Catfish – Seawolf

The catfi h ( eawolf, Atlantic catfi h, Atlantic wolffi h, wolf eel - Lat... more

The Icelandic Salmon

Salmon (Lat Salmo alar) fi hing wa practi ed in Iceland from it earlie t... more

Saithe – Pollock

The aithe' (Lat Pollachiu viren ) habitat i in the North Atlantic Ocean,... more

European Plaice

The plaice' (Lat Pleuronecte plate a linnaeu ) habitat are in the Northea t... more

Orange Roughy

The orange roughy' (Lat Hoplo tethu i landicu ) habitat i mainly off the... more

Opah – King Fish – Sun Fish

The opah' (Lat Lampri guttatu or luna) mouth i toothle and can be... more

Ocean Perch – Redfish – Norway Haddock

The ocean perch (Lat Seba te marinu ) live near the ea floor clo e to land... more

Norway Pout

The Norway pout' (Lat Boreogadu e marki) habitat are in the Northea t... more

Norway Lobster

The Norway lob ter (Dublin Bay prawn, langou tine, campi - Lat Nephrop... more

Northern Horse Mussel

The northern hor e mu el (Lat Modiola modiola) i one of the mo t common... more

Northern Shrimp

The northern hrimp (Lat Pandalu boreali ) i one of the animal called... more

Megrim – Whiff – Sail Fluke

The megrim' habitat are off the coa t of Europe, from the Trondheim' Bay in... more

Lumpsucker or Lumpfish

The lumpfi h (Lat Cyclopteru lumpu ) ha no cale and the ventral fin form a... more


The ling' (Lat Molva Molva) habitat i in the northea t Atlantic, from... more

Iceland Scallop – Northern Clam

Scallop aggregate in patch-like group , and commercially fi hable... more

Iceland Cyprine

Thi mu el (Lat Arctica i landica or Cyprina i landica) i the mo t common of... more


The herring' (Lat Clupea harengu linnaeu ) habitat i in the North Atlantic,... more

Atlantic Halibut

The halibut' (Lat Hippoglo u hippoglo u ) habitat on the ocean floor in the... more


Haddock (off hore hake - Lat Melanogrammu aeglefinu ) ha it habitat in the... more

Greenland Halibut

The Greenland halibut' (Lat Reinhardtiu hippoglo oide ) habitat i in the... more

Gray Sole

The Flounder' (Lat Glyptocephalu cynoglo u ) habitat are in the North... more

European Eel or Elver

The American eel (Lat Anguilla ro trata) and the European eel (Lat Anguilla... more

Picked dogfish or spurdog

In front of both dor al fin are hollow, poi oned pike The dogfi h' (Lat:... more


The cod' (Lat: Gadu morhua) habitat are in the North Atlantic, from... more


The capelin' (Lat: Mallotu villo u ) habitat i in the cold ea of the North... more


The total area of thi mall glacier i about 19 km² It i located ju t north... more

Krafla Fires

The event that have taken place in the Krafla caldera and on the Krafla... more

Bridge Between Two Continents

According to the continental drift theory, the Eura ian and North American... more

Thingvellir Drift Zone

According to the continental drift theory, the Eura ian and North American... more

Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonic are a theory of global tectonic (geological tructural... more

Volcanism in Iceland

The proce e by which molten rock material, or magma, ri e from the interior... more

About Iceland

Where i Iceland The ea ternmo t point of the country i Gerpir (13°30’V),... more

Highest Waterfalls in Iceland

Highe t Waterfall in Iceland (meter ) Glymur in River Botn a: 190... more

Deepest Lakes

Deepe t lake in Iceland (meter ) O kjuvatn: 220 Hvalvatn: 160... more

Average Volume of Rivers

Average volume of river (m3/ ec): Olfu a / Hvita at town Selfo : 423... more

Melrakkaey Island

About Melrakkaey I land hi mall i land i ituated at the mouth of the... more

Holar Church

Thi church belong to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Catholic... more

Icelandic Literature

The Icelandic Literature wa created by the inhabitant of Iceland from the... more

Hofsjokull East Glacier

Glacier Hof jokull Ea t (1069m) i located ea t of Glacier Vatnajokull, between... more

Eruption in Eyjafjallajokull 2010

On March 20th 2010 ( pring equinox), hortly before midnight, a half a... more

Highland Information Centers

Travel information center when entering the Highland Interior from South... more

Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park i Europe' large National Park after merging of... more

Historical Highlights

874 < Some Iri h familie and hermit had moved here and ettled, long... more

Largest Lakes in Iceland

10 Large t lake in Iceland (km2) Thori vatn (re evoir): 83-88... more

Longest River Catchment Areas in Iceland

10 Longe t river catchment area (km2) Jokul a a Fjollum: 7,750 Tjor a:... more

Longest Rivers in Iceland

10 Longe t river in km Tjor a: 230 Jokul a a fjollum: 206... more

Largest Islands Around Iceland

10 Large t I land (km2) Heimaey: 14,7 Hrí ey: 11,5 Hjor ey: 5,5... more

Largest Glaciers in Iceland

10 Large t Glacier (km2) Vatnajökull: 8300 Langjokull: 953... more

Highest Mountains in Iceland

10 Highe t Mountain in Iceland Hvannadal hnjukur: 2110 Bardarbunga:... more

Icelandic Cattle

The Icelandic cattle they originated from cattle brought from Norway during the... more

The Icelandic Sheep

Hi tory and background The modern Icelandic Sheep i a direct de cendant of... more

The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic hor e live to a ripe old age, commonly to 35-40 The olde t... more

The Icelandic Sheep Dog

The Icelandic Sheepdog i Iceland' only native dog The Nordic ettler , who... more

Domestic Animals in Iceland

Documented ource confirm that the ettler originally brought the... more

Blue Whiting

The blue whiting' (Lat: Microme i tiu pouta ou) habitat i in the... more

Blue Mussel

The blue mu el (Lat: Mytilu eduli ) i common all around Iceland It i a... more

Blue Ling

The blue ling (Lat: Molva byrkelange) i mo tly 80-130 centimetre long It i... more

Basking Shark

The ba king hark (Lat: Cetorhinu maximu ) i the econd large t fi h pecie... more

Angler Fish

The habitat of the angler fi h (Lat: Lophiu pi catoriu ) are in the North... more

Ingjaldsholl Church

Thi former par onage and e tate, out ide the boundarie of the NP, wa the... more

Gigjokull Glacier

About Gigjokull A one of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier´ Outlet , Gigjokull wa... more

Iceland – The Ice Ages

The Ice Age are period in the earth' hi tory when a ignificant, extended... more

Kalmanstjorn Farm

Kalman tjorn i an abandoned farm, a former e tate to the outh of Lake... more

Krokslon Reservoir

About Krok lon Re ervoir River Tungnaa wa gradually eroding a cha m through... more

Skorradalsvatn Lake

About Skorradal vatn Lake Lake Skorradal vatn ha an area of 14,7 km² It i... more

Graenalon Lagoon

About Graenalon Lagoon Glacial Lagoon Graenalon i a con tantly changing body... more

Sultartangi Reservoir

About Sultartangi Re ervoir River Thjor a and Tungnaa were dammed ju t ea t... more

Kvislaveita Lake

About Kvi laveita Lake The National Electricity Authority tarted work on the... more

Hop Lake

About Hop Lake Lake Hop i the country' fifth large t natural lake, ituated... more

Myvatn Lake

About Myvatn Lake Lake Myvatn ha an area of 36,5 km² It i ituated 277 m... more

Lagarfljot Lake

About Lagarfljot Lake River Lagarfljot i the econd large t one in the Ea t,... more

Thingvallavatn Lake

About Thingvallavatn Lake Lake Thingvallavatn i the large t „natural”... more

Thorisvatn Lake

About Thori vatn Lake Thi lake wa the econd large t natural lake of the... more

Kreppa River

About Kreppa River River Kreppa i a hort tributary of the 206 kilometre... more

Eyjafjardara Estuary River

About Eyjafjardara E tuary River The River Eyjafjardara E tuary, which i... more

Sog River

About Sog River Iceland’ large t pring fed river and a famou almon river... more

River Tungnaa

About River Tungnaa River Tungnaa di charge a larg area of the we tern part... more

Jokulsa a Fjollum

About Jokul a a Fjollum Thi glacial river, a di charge of the icecap... more

Holsa River

About Hol a River Thi pring fed river wa called Djupa (The Deep River) in... more

Hofsa Vopnafjordur

About Hof a Vopnafjordur A large river in the Vopnafiord region, fi hed with 6... more

Vididalsa, Fitja

About Vididal a Thi i one of the top river , producing a thou and almon in... more

Laxa River

About Laxa River Thi i one of Iceland’ major almon river and in many... more

Kudafljot River

About Kudafljot River River Kudafljot i the product of confluence of everal... more

Hvita River

About Hvita River Thi i a glacial river and the main artery of the... more

Fnjoska River

About Fnjo ka River Thi i rather a large run off and pring fed river, which... more

Blanda River

About Blanda River Thi i a large, partially a glacial river A dam linking to... more

Heradsvotn River

 About Herad votn River Herad votn run through the wide Skagafjordur Valley... more


About Skjalfandafljot Thi large volume glacial river ha ome of Iceland’... more

Tindfjallajokull Glacier

The total area of thi mall glacier i about 19 km² It i located ju t north... more

Drangajokull Glacier

Thi glacier i the northernmo t of the country  Becau e of it retreat... more

Grimsey Island

About Grim ey I land Grim ey i the northernmo t inhabited part of Iceland It... more

Heimaey Island

About Ve tmannaeyjar The We tman I land , "The Pearl in The Ocean", i an... more

Mt Kaldbakur

About Kaldbakur Mt Kaldbakur (998 m) i the highe t mountain of the We tfjord... more

Mt Dyrfjoll

About Dyrfjoll Mt Dyrfjoll (1136 m) mark the northernmo t boundarie of the... more

Mt Maelifellshnjukur

About Maelifell hnjukur Mt Maelifell hnjukur (1138 m) i located to the outh... more


About Snaekollur Thi va t and colourful rhyolite mountain ma if (150 km²),... more

Mt Kerling

Mt Kerling i the highe t mountain near inhabited area in the northern part of... more

Mts Kverkfjoll

Kverkfjoll i a mountain ma if underneath and on the northern edge of the... more


A Gey er i a hot pring, which erupt intermittently in a column of team and... more

The Colors of Icelandic Geology

Metamorpho i in High Temperature Area Yellow colour : Often pure ulphur... more

Geology in Highlands of Iceland

The Mountain Ma if Dyngjufjoll in the outhern Odadahraun lava area ha an... more

Geology in South Iceland

The outhern and Snaefell ne volcanic area are clear example of the... more

Geology in East Iceland

Re earch borehole confirmed dyke in exce of 50% of the tructure at the... more

Geology in North Iceland

Hverfjall Thi prototype of a Tuff Ring wa created during a 2-3 day ’... more

Geology in West Iceland

Crater Grabrok, in the extremely beautiful area urrounding Bifro t and the... more

Geology in South West Iceland

The Reykjane Zone i a o-called Rift Zone (thoelite) Earthquake are frequent... more

Geology of Iceland

The i land of the Atlantic Ocean created by the volcani m of the Middle... more

Northern Lights

The northern light (latin: aurora boreali ) are a pectacular natural colour... more

Witchcraft and sorchery

The witch hunt in Europe tarted around the year 1480 and continued to the turn... more

Outlaws – Thieves – Ghosts – Evil Spirits – Witchcraft Burnings

Mountain ide Gho t Shepherd have often noticed haunting in mountain hack... more

Ospakseyri Church Farm

The land around the farm and the pit of land O pak eyri are within the... more

Ellidaar Power Plants

The fir t idea concerning a hydroelectric power tation in the Ellidaar Valley... more

Gardsa Power Plant

About Gard a Power Plant The town council of Olaf fjordur decided to harne... more

Gonguskardsa Power Plant

River Gongu kard a i a run off river, which pill into the Skaga Bay, ju t... more

Grimsa Power Plant

The National Electric Power Work (RARIK) were licen ed by law to build a 2,000... more

Laxarvatn Power Plant

In 1933 an auxiliary power tation wa built on Lake Laxarvatn a hort di tance... more

Reykjavik Energy

The operation of the Reykjavik Electricity Authority began formally in 1921,... more

Skeidsfoss Power Plant

River Fljotaa ha it ource in the northern mountain of the Ogre ’... more

Smyrlabjargaa Power Plant

River Smyrlabjargaa run through County Sudur veit It mo tly collect run off... more

Raudamelur Ytri Church Farm

The hou e of the farm are ituated at the high edge of the lava field, where... more

Saurbaer Church

The par onage Saurbaer i ituated in the county Hvalfjordur Coa t During... more

Skalafellsjokull Glacier

Glacier Tour were founded in 1985 The road up there i only 16 km long, but... more

Skard Church Farm

Skard i a farm, a church ite and wa a large e tate for centurie in the... more

Snaefellsnes Volcanoes

Volcanic activity on the penin ula till exi t in thi Flank Zone extending... more

Stadarfell Church

Stadarfell i an ancient e tate and a church ite of County Fell trond It i... more

Stadur Church

Thi church belong the Pre tbakki benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Stadur i a... more

Stadur Parsonage

The par onage Stadur (or Stadar tadur) ha been a church ite for centurie... more

Stadur Reykjanes

Stadur i a former par onage and a church ite a hort di tance to the we t of... more

Utskalar Church

Ut kalar wa a church ite and a par onage and one of the greater man ion of... more

Valthjofsstadur Church

Thi ancient manor and par onage from the 14 century i ituated we t of the... more

The Westman Islands

About The We tman I land The We tman I land ’ volcanic y tem compri e... more

Namaskard hverir

Nama kard hverir Thi pectacular high temperature area (410 m above ea... more

Bjarnarflag Power Plant

The idea of harne ing the geothermal energy of the Bjarnarflag Area wa fir t... more


The Nature Re erve Dimmuborgir, „The Dark Ca tle ”, are among the mo t... more

Munkatvera Church

Munkathvera i a farm, a church ite and a former manor in the Laugaland... more

Hofsjokull Glacier

Glacier Hof jokull Ea t (1069m) i located ea t of Glacier Vatnajokull, between... more


Thi lava field and it two crater row were created by fi ure eruption One... more

Jokulsargljufur National Park

The Northern Part of National Park Vatnajokull Thi park wa e tabli hed in... more

Skalholt Church

The ancient eat of the Icelandic bi hop , Skalholt, wa the centre of... more

Grimsvotn Central Volcano

Grim votn, under the centre of the Vatnajokull Ice Cap, i a large central... more

Eyjabakkajokull Glacier

The glacier nout Eyjabakkajokull i the ea ternmo t of the other much larger,... more

Eiriksjokull Glacier

Glacier Eirik jokull (1,675 m) ha an area of about 22 km q and re t on top... more

Dyngjuhals Ridge

The Dyngjuhal i a wide ridge ea t of Lake Gae avotn It i about 20 km wide... more


The central volcano Katla i hidden under the outhea tern part of the ice cap... more


The name of Mt Krafla wa extended over the high temperature area after the... more

Laki, Lakagigar

The 25 km long crater row called Lakagigar wa created during a relatively... more


About Lambatungnajokull Thi glacier nout flow down into the Skyndidalur... more

Langjokull Glacier

The Long Glacier (1355m) i the econd large t in Iceland It ha an area of... more


The Myrdal jokull glacier (1480m) i the fourth large t glacier with an area of... more

Bruarjokull Glacier

Thi glacier tongue i the large t of the many uch of the icecap Vatnajokull... more

Torfajokull glacier

The glacier Torfajokull peak at 1,190 m above ea level and it total area i... more

Mt. Bardarbunga

Mt Bardarbunga i the econd highe t elevation of the country, ju t below 2000... more


Mt Trolladyngja (4,815 feet) i a va t hield volcano at the northern end of... more

Mt. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

The Odadahraun lava de ert Thi i the va te t lava area of the country The... more


Mt Tungnafell (1,392 m) i a convex and teep mountain in the northern lope... more

Oraefajokull Glacier

Oraefajokull i the highe t mountain of the country, 2,110 m, and tretche to... more

Vatnajokull Glacier – Europes Largest Icecap

Vatnajokull (2110m) wa named after ub-glacial lake in a very volcanically... more

Hoffell Church Farm

Hoffell i an e tate in the Ne jar County According to the Book of Settlement ,... more

Breidamerkurjokull Glacier

Glacier Breidamerkurjokull count among the large t glacier tongue of the... more

Kirkjubaerklaustur Chapel

Thi chapel belong to the Kirkjubaejarklau tur benefice in the Skaftafell... more

Eyjafjallajokull Glacier

Eyjafjallajokull (Directly tran lated: "The I land Mountain ’ Glacier") or... more

Mt. Hekla – Volcano

The mo t "renowned or infamou " volcano of Iceland, Hekla, i ituated on a 25... more

Reynir Church

The Reyni’ Church belong to the Vik benefice in the Skaftafell Deanery In... more

Skogar Museum Church

Thi church belong to the Holt benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery It... more

Oddi Church

Thi church belong to the Oddi benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery Oddi ha... more

Floaveitan – Historic Irrigation

“Floaaveitan” (irrigation) wa built in the year 1918-1927 It covered... more

Laugadaela Church

Laugardæla church i 3 km from Selfo  It wa built in the year... more

Hjalli Church Farm

Hjalli i a farm and a church ite in the Olfu County Around the year 1000 it... more

Solheimajokull Glacier

The glacier nout Solheimajokull i the outhwe tern outlet of the... more

Asolfsskali Church Farm

A olf kali i a farm and a church ite at the foothill of Mt Eyjafjoll (The... more

Hlidarendi Farm

Hlidarendi i a farm and a church ite in the Fljot hlid County Catholic... more

Gaulverjabaer South – Farm

Gaulverjabaer i a farm hamlet, church ite and a former par onage in the Floi... more

Strandar church

Thi church belong to the Thorlak hofn benefice in the Arne deanery It i the... more

Skaftafell National Park

The Southern Part of National Park Vatnajokull The econd national park,... more

Thingvellir National Park

The Parliamentary Plain are the mo t important hi toric ite of the country... more


Farm Gil bakki i al o a church ite in County Hvitar ida, Di trict... more


About Deildartunguhver Thi i probably the mo t voluminou natural hot pring... more

Snaefellsjokull glacier

The Snaefell glacier (1446m) ha an area of about 7 km² It cover a cone... more


The headland Buland hofdi fall teep into the ea to the ea t of the fi hing... more

National Park Snaefellsjokull

The Snaefell jokull National Park wa officially e tabli hed on the 28th of... more