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Bus schedule Reykjanes area

Bus Keflavik Airport Transport Bus Grindavik Bus Keflavik town area Bus... more


Ida Hvita Not a river in itself, but the confluence of rivers Stora Laxa and... more

Bjarnareyjar Islands Breidafjordur

These islands are the southernmost of the so-called Western Islands of the... more


Farm Bergtorshvoll is a church site in the West Landeyjar County The churches... more


Litla-Hraun was an outlying farm from farm Hraun The prison was built on the... more


Kambar is the name of the steep slope, where road # 1 meanders down from... more


Moorland Hellisheidi is the lava area to the south of Mts Henglafjoll The... more


Farms Alvidra in the Olfus County and Ondverdarnes in the Grimsnes County were... more

TROLLATUNGA Steingrimsfjordur

According to the Book of Settlements, Steingrimur Trolli settled the... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in Westfjords and Strandir

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


This cove is framed with impressive and precipitous mountains and... more


The abandoned farm Kuvikur is on the Reykjarfjordur Bay For a long time the... more

Mt KAMBUR Strandir

Walking distance 13-14 km Time 6-7 hours A relatively easy walk Mt Kambur is... more


The bay Ingolfsfjordur in the Strandir District is about 8 km long and 1½ km... more


The abandoned farm Skeljavik on a synonimous cove is situated a short distance... more

Mt KAMBUR Strandir

Walking distance 13-14 km Time 6-7 hours A relatively easy walk Mt Kambur is... more


The abandoned farm Kalfanes is situated just north of hamlet Holmavik and the... more


Mt Trollakirkja is a high and a prominent mountain on the Holtavorduheidi... more


This well vegetated and beautiful valley is a short distance to the west of the... more


This is the largest bay of the district Strandasysla, about 28 km long and 7 km... more


The abandoned farm Kaldbakur is on the Kaldbakur Cove  Both the Book of... more


Goddalur is an abandoned farm in a valley by the same name on the Southern... more


Fell is a farm on the end of bay Kollafjordur in the "Strandir" district The... more


This cove is one of the three inlets of the Ofeigsfjordur Bay The nearest one... more


Feykisholar is an abandoned farm in Valley Hvalsardalur in the Strandir... more


Eyjar is an abandoned farm and nowadays a summer residence at Balar in The... more


This cove is situated between the headlands Hruteyjarnes and Engjanes, just... more


The Drangaskord Pinnacles are among the most prominent landmarks of the... more

Island Grimsey on the Steingrimsfjordur Bay

Island Grimsey on the Steingrimsfjordur Bay is the largest off the Strandir... more

Baer Bordeyri

The first settler at Farm Baer was a woman by the name Arndis The Wealthy... more


The two farms, Small and Big Avik, are on Cove Trekyllisvik  Behind Mt... more


Farm Finnbogastadir is situated on the cove Trekyllisvik in the Strandir... more


Leitahraun is the common name for several lava fields of different ages and... more


This lava cave, Raufarholsshellir, is within easy reach just east of the main... more


Bruarhlod is the narrow and shallow gorge of the Hvita River about two miles... more

Is Iceland to Cold to Grow Forests?

Among the first things that visitors to Iceland usually notice are that it is... more

Haukadalur Forest

Interesting recreation forest with marked hiking trails and a path specially... more

Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant

Exploration and Planning started already in 1947 and was continued for two... more

Kerid Slag Crater

The slag crater Kerid is the northernmost one of the crater row called... more

Strokkur Geyser

Strokkur geyser is the most active sprouting hot spring in the Haukadalur... more

Cove Adalvik

This short but wide cove faces the open seas just north of The Isafjordur Bay... more


Jorfi is a well known farm in Valley Haukadalur, where popular annual... more

Haukadalur West Iceland

Valley Haukadalur is rather wide and well vegetated It contains a trout lake... more

Gilsfjordur Ogres

Once there were three night ogres, who intended to cut the Westjords from the... more

Austurdalur Valley

Valley Austurdalur in the Skagafjordur District is almost 50 km long Its... more

Asbjarnarvotn Lakes

These lakes are within the District Skagafjordur They are situated a short... more


Gilsfjordur Bay branches towards east from the large Breidafiord Bay and its... more


Eiriksstadir is an abandoned farmstead in the Haukadalur valley According to... more

Farm Breidabolstadur

Farm Breidabolstadur is a church site, a former parsonage, and the residence of... more


The Crucifix Mounds are on road #590, just west of the crossing by Asgardur... more


Tröllshylur at Grenlækur River , south of Landbrot, was once the course of... more

Skaftaros – Skafta River

A general store was built at Skafárós in 1920 while the transportation of... more

Hverfisfljot River

Hverfisfljót is one of the largest glacial rivers in the area and it... more

Djupa River

The Djúpá River in the Fljótshverfi District originates in Síðujökull... more

Fjardargljufur Canyon

The Fjadrargljufur Canyon is one of the most beautiful and lovely canyons of... more

Old Prison Reykjavik

The old prison, on street Skolavordustigur, was built in 1874 Originally it... more

Open Air Museum Arbaer

This museum is a part of the Municipal History Museum Its main function is to... more

Nautholsvik Thermal Beach

Farm Nautholl was built in 1850 and was burned in 1900 in the wake of the... more


Farm Mogilsa is situated at the end of Cove Kollafjordur In the early 20th... more

Laugardalur Valley

In 1871 the artist, Sigurdur Guðmundsson, introduced the idea of creating a... more


According to the Kjalnesinga Saga the first settler in the area, Korpulfur,... more

Hofdi House

The origin of the Hofdi house is traced back to the times, when French... more

Heidmork Recreational Area

Heidmork was proclaimed a municipal conservation area in 1950 and derives its... more

Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa is one of Reykjavik‘s greatest and distinguished landmarks It is a... more


Nowadays the point Gufunes is a part of the most populous quarter of Reykjavik,... more

Family and Domestic Animal Garden

Young people of all ages enjoy life in the Family Garden It is well equipped... more

Culture House

The building was constructed from 1906 to 1908 and opened to the public in 1909... more

Reykjavik City Hall

REYKJAVIK TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE The idea of a city hall in Reykjavik is... more

The Cabinet House

The so-called Cabinet House (Stjornarrad) has carried a few names since it was... more

Reykjavik Botanical Gardens

Reykjavik Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants Its main... more

Mts Blafjoll

The Blue Mountain range stretches to the west from Mt Vifilsfell near the main... more


Those sea eroded basaltic columns just south of road no 1 are well worth a... more

Hruni Church Farm

Hruni is a farm, a church site, and a parsonage in the Hrunamanna County The... more

Selfoss Church

This church is in the Selfoss benefice in the Arnes deanery It was built in the... more

Hruni Church

This church belongs to the Hruni benefice in the Arnes deanery It was built of... more

Thingvellir Church

According to documented sources, a church was built at Thingvellir shortly... more

Ulfljotsvatn Church

This church belongs to the Mosfell benefice of the Arnes deanery It was built... more

Mosfell Church

The Mosfell Church belongs to the Mosfell benefice in the Arnes deanery The... more

Uthlid Church

During catholic times, Uthlid's churches were dedicated to Holy Mary, and were... more

Haukadalur Church

This church belongs to the Skalholt benefice of the Arnes deanery The Catholic... more

Hof Church Oraefi County

Hof is a cluster of farms in the Oraefi County During catholic times, the... more

Hofn Church

The Lutheran church in the fishing village Hofn was 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 is a farm and a former church site on the Alftafjordur Bay The Catholic... more


Heydalir is a church site and a parsonage in the Breiddalur Valley It was... more

Bakkagerdi Church

This church belongs to the Desjamyri benefice in the Muli deanery The church... more

Modrudalur Church

This church belongs to the Valthjofsstadur benefice in the Mula deanery It was... more

Geirsstadir Church

Archaeological excavations at farm Geirsstadir in county Hroarstunga in 1997... more

As Church – Fell County

As is a former parsonage and a church site in the Fell County in Eastern... more

Hof Church

This church belongs to the Hoskuldsstadir benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Hof... more

Thingeyra Church

This church belongs to the Thingeyrar benefice in the Hunavatn deanery The... more


Farm Breidabolstadur is a church site and a parsonage in County Vesturhop... more

Audkula Church

This church belongs to the Bolstadarhlid benefice in the Hunavatn deanery... more

Vidimyri Church

The church at Vidimyri (Skagafjordur) is considered to be "The purest example... more

Nupsstadur Forest

  The Nupsstadur Forest is in the eastern slopes of Mt Eystrafjall, to... more

Holar Cathedral

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


The long abandoned farm Haugsnes in Blonduhlid is a historical site on the... more

Grof Church Skagafjordur

This former manor is situated just south of the village Hofsos The prayer... more


Ljosavatn is a lake, farm and a church site in Pass Ljosavatnsskard near the... more

Husavik Church

The state architect, Rognvaldur Olafsson, designed the church It was built in... more

Grund Church

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Grund... more

Akureyri Church

The Akureyri church was designed by architect Gudjon Samuelsson and consecrated... more

Saurbaer Church in Eyjafjordur

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Saurbaer... more

Modruvellir Church

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery It is... more

Kaupangur Church

This church belongs to the Laugarland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery and is... more

Kaldrananes Church

This church belongs to the Holmavik benefice in the Hunavatn deanery on the... more

Holmavik Church

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

Arnes Churches

Those churches belong to the Arnes benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Arnes is a... more

Prestbakki Church

This church belongs to the Prestbakki benefice in the Huna deanery This estate... more

Vatnsfjordur Church

This church belongs to the Vatnsfjordur benefice in the Isafiord deanery Farm... more

Unadsdalur Church

This church belongs to the Vatnsfiord benefice in the Isafiord deanery... more

Nupur Church

The ancient manor Nupur is situated on the northern shores of the Dyra Bay in... more

Holt Church

The Holt Church belongs to the Holt benefice in the Isafiord deanery Holt is an... more

Raudasandur Church

The area named Raudasandur derives its name from the reddish looking... more

Selardalur Church

This church belongs to the Bildudalur benefice in the Bardastrond deanery... more

Hrafnseyri Church

This church belongs to the Thingeyri benefice in the Isafiord deanery During... more

Breidavik Church

The Breidavik church belongs to the Patrek’s benefice in the Bardastrond... more

Hjardarholt Church

Hjardarholt is a farm and was a parsonage until the 20th century in the Laxa... more

Hvammur Church

Farm Hvammur is a parsonage and a church site in Hvammur County of the Dalir... more

Stykkisholmur Church

This church belongs to the Stykkisholmur benefice in the Snaefell- and Dalir... more

Flatey Church

This church belongs to the Reykholar benefice in the Bardastrond Deanery A... more

Bjarnarhofn Church

This church belongs to the Stykkisholmur benefice in the Snaefellsnes- and... more

Reykholt Church

A church was built in Reykholt in the early years of Christianity in Iceland... more

Hvanneyri Church

This church belongs to the Hvanneyri benefice in the Borgarfiord deanery During... more

Hallgrims Church

This church belongs to the Saurbaer benefice in the Borgarfiord deanery It was... more

Krysuvik Church

This church belongs to the Hafnarfiord benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery It was... more


Kalfatjorn is a former farm, parsonage and church site in the Vatnsleysa County... more

Hvalsnes Church

This church was built with basaltic lava stones in 1886-87 and consecrated on... more

Bessastadir Church

This church belongs to the Gardar benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery The Book of... more

Hallgrimskirkja Church

The church of Hallgrimur is the crown on Iceland's capital with its magnificent... more

Catholic Church

Christ the King Cathedral The church was consecrated 23 July, 1929 by Pope... more

Lutheran Cathedral

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


Klifbrekkufossar is a magnificent tiers of waterfalls in MjóifjörðurWhile... more


Gufufoss is a moderately sized waterfall found just outside of the city of... more


The scenic Fardagafoss waterfall is situated close to the main road to... more


River Hengifossa discharges Lake Hengifossarvatn on the Fljotsdalsheidi... more


Morsárfoss is a waterfall in Iceland Measurements showed that one of them was... more

Oxara Thingvellir National Park

The main source of the Axe River is in the shallow valley between Mt Burfell... more


Ófærufoss is a waterfall situated in the Eldgjá chasm in central... more


The Gljufursarfoss waterfall is in the eastern part of Iceland, with the... more

Foss a Sidu

Foss a Sídu is a spectacular farm mound approx 10 km east of... more


This beautiful natural phenomenum and oasis at the edge of the central... more

Dynjandi Waterfall

The Dynjandisfoss is the greatest waterfall of the Northwest Peninsula, also... more


Hjalparfoss is a beautiful, two stepped waterfall near the confluence of Rivers... more

Hofdabrekku Joka – Ghost Story

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


The total area of this small glacier is about 19 km² It is located just north... more

Bridge Between Two Continents

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

Almenningar – Laugavegur Hiking Trail

About Almenningar Almenningar (plural) are an almost barren and eroded summer... more

Videy Island

About Videy Videy is the largest island of the Kollafjord Bay (1,7 km²) with... more

Lundey (Puffin Island)

About Puffin Island Island Lundey, The Puffin Islands, is a small island a few... more

Kollafjordur Bay

About Kollafjordur Bay This bay is a branch of the largest bay of the country,... more

Grotta Island

Island Grotta is the the point of the Seltjorn Peninsula of which the capital... more

Geldinganes Headland

Geldinganes is a loosely connected headland to the north and northeast of the... more

Engey Island

Engey is the second largest island on the Kolla Bay Its name is most likely... more

Akurey Island

Akurey is the largest puffin colony in Kollafjordur fjord The islannd er... more

The Islands of Reykjavik

About the Islands of Reykjavik Less than 1 km distance from the shore of... more

Eldey Island

About Eldey Island Eldey (The Fire Island) is a 77 m high, sheer rock, with an... more

Ellidaey Island

About Ellidaey Island This is the third largest of the Westman Islands It is... more

Bjarnarey Island

About Bjarnarey Island This is the fourth largest of the Westman Islands It is... more

Bjarnarey Island

About Bjarnarey Bjarnarey (Bear Island) is situated off the headland Kollumuli... more

Drangey Island

About Drangey Island The island Drangey is a cliff, approximately 7 hundreds... more

Aedey Island

About Aedey Island This is the largest of four islands on the biggest bay of... more

Breidafjordur Islands

About The Breidafjordur Islands This bay is the second largest one of the... more

Vadstakksey Island

About Vadstakksey Island Island Vadstakksey is rather large and high (27m) and... more

Oddbjarnarsker Island

About Island Oddbjarnarsker This westernmost islet of the Breidafiord Bay is... more

Melrakkaey Island

About Melrakkaey Island his small island is situated at the mouth of the... more

The Myth of Holy Grail on Kjolur Route?

In 2004, a team of Italian researchers began an excavation in Iceland searching... more

Holar Church

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Catholic... more

Urdarhals Hill.

About Urdarhals This hill is the remainder of a glacier scraped dolomite... more

Hofsos Pakkhus (Old Warehouse)

About The Hofsos Pakkhus The Warehouse (Pakkhusid) at Hofsos is one of the... more

Hofsjokull East Glacier

Glacier Hofsjokull East (1069m) is located east of Glacier Vatnajokull, between... more

Hafragilsfoss Waterfall

About Hafragilsfoss Hafragilsfoss (27m) is one of the three waterfalls of... more

Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park is Europe's larges National Park after merging of... more


About Laugarbakki Laugarbakki is a hamlet situated in a geothermal area on the... more


About Breiddalsvik Valley Breiddalur is the largest lowland area of the... more

Gullfoss Waterfalls

The Golden Waterfalls (Gullfoss) are situated in the upper part of River Hvita... more

Ingjaldsholl Church

This former parsonage and estate, outside the boundaries of the NP, was the... more

Londrangar Cliffs

About Londrangar and Thufubjarg Londrangar are two prominent rocks, protruding... more

Mt. Brennisteinsalda

The Brennisteinsalda is a volcano in the south of Iceland Its height is about... more

Gigjokull Glacier

About Gigjokull As one of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier´s Outlets, Gigjokull was... more

Langidalur Valley – Thorsmork

Langidalur belongs to the Merkurrani Area, north of River Krossa at the eastern... more

Godahraun – Magni and Modi

About Godahraun - Magni and Modi Modi and Magni are two of the two youngest... more

Mt. Keilir

About Keilir Mt Keilir is a hyaloclastite mountain on the Reykjanes Peninsula... more

Kalmanstjorn Farm

Kalmanstjorn is an abandoned farm, a former estate to the south of Lake... more


The former estate Herdisarvik, now abandoned, stood on the synonymous cove on... more

Hafurbjarnarstadir Farm

About Hafurbjarnarstadir Farm Hafurbjarnarstadir is located on Gardskagi in... more

Hafnaberg Cliff

About Hafnaberg Hafnaberg is a low, sheer cliff just south of the fishing... more

Gardskagi – Reykjanes´ “End Point”

The northernmost point of the Reykjanes Peninsulais called Gardskagi It is... more

Mt. Brennisteinsfjoll

About Mt Brennisteinsfjoll The Sulphur Mountains are to the south of the... more

Almenningar Lava Fields

About Almenningar Almenningar is a lava patch between the lava fields... more


About Haifoss The waterfall Haifoss in the Thjorsa Valley is 122 m high,... more

Kleifarvatn Lake

About Kleifarvatn Lake Kleifarvatn is the largest lake of the Reykjanes... more

Hvalvatn Lake

About Hvalvatn Lake Lake Hvalvatn has an area of 4,1 km², it reaches a depth... more

Svinavatn Lake

About Svinavatn Lake Lake Svinavatn has an area of 12 km² It is situated 123... more

Apavatn Lake

About Apavatn Lake Lake Apavatn has an area of 14 km² The catch consists of... more

Graenalon Lagoon

About Graenalon Lagoon Glacial Lagoon Graenalon is a constantly changing body... more

Myvatn Lake

Lake Myvatn has an area of 36,5 km² It is situated 277 m above sea level and... more

Jokulsa a Fjollum

About Jokulsa a Fjollum This glacial river, a discharge of the icecap... more


Landmannalaugar, an area of recent volcanic activity, has colorful rhyolite... more

Eyjafjardara River

About Eyjafjardara River This river runs through the long Eyjafjord valley... more

Holsa River

About Holsa River This spring fed river was called Djupa (The Deep River) in... more


About Skjalfandafljot This large volume glacial rivers has some of Iceland’s... more

Tindfjallajokull Glacier

The total area of this small glacier is about 19 km² It is located just north... more

Drangajokull Glacier

This glacier is the northernmost of the country  Because of its retreat... more

Malmey Island

About Malmey Malmey is the larger of the two islands of the Skagafjord Bay It... more

Flatey Island Skjalfanda

About Flatey The island Flatey is situated on the Skjalfanda Bay It is about... more

Grimsey Island

About Grimsey Island Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland It... more

Hjorsey Island

About Hjorsey Island Hjorsey has an area of 5,5 km2 It is the largest island... more

Hrisey Island

About Hrisey Hrisey is the second largest island of the country, situated on... more

Heimaey Island

About Vestmannaeyjar The Westman Islands, "The Pearl in The Ocean", is an... more

Mt Kerling

Mt Kerling is the highest mountain near inhabited areas in the northern part of... more

Mts Kverkfjoll

Kverkfjoll is a mountain massif underneath and on the northern edge of the... more


This most famous and former largest spouting hot spring of the world probably... more

Utivist Travel Association

About Utivist Travel Association Útivist is a travel association, which goal... more


About Kaldidalur Kaldidalur (The Cold Valley) is the westernmost and the... more

Hrauneyjar – Sigalda – Versalir

About Hrauneyjar - Sigalda - Versalir Hrauneyjar is the name of an area south... more

Arnarvatnsheidi Moorlands

These moorlands cover a large part of the northwestern interior The lakes there... more


About Ofeigsfjordur The Ofeigur Bay is divided into three fiords, furthest... more

Ogmundarhraun Lava Field

About Ogmundarhraun The lava field Ogmundarhraun is situated between Krysuvik... more

Ogur Church Farm

About Ogur Ogur was an estate and a parsonage on the utmost end of the... more

Olafsdalur Farm

About Olafsdalur The abandoned farm Olafsdalur is in a synonymous valley in... more

Olafseyjar Islands

About Olafseyjar Islands Islands Olafseyjar have only temporarily been... more

Olfusa River

About River Olfusa Rivers Hvita and Sog change names after their confluence... more

Olkelda Spring

About Olkelda Olkelda is the Icelandic name for a mineral spring Quite a few... more

Hnjotur Folk Museum

About Hnjotur Folk Museum Orlygshofn is a short valley ending in rather a... more


About Orlygsstadir Orlygsstadir is a historic site in the Blonduhlid Area in... more


About Oshlid Oshlid is the almost precipitous mountain slope between the... more

Ospakseyri Church Farm

The land around the farm and the spit of land Ospakseyri are within the... more


About Oxarfjordur Oxarfjordur is the name of the big bay between the... more


About Oxl Farm Oxl is located in County Breiduvikurhreppur, near Hotel Budir... more

Oxney Island

About Oxney Island Oxney is the second largest island off the Skogarstrond... more

Papey Island

About Papey This is the largest island off the east coast of Iceland, about 2... more

Althingishusid – The Icelandic Parliament House

The House of Parliament was built in 1880 - 1881 It was constructed from hewn... more

Parthus Farm

About Parthus Parthus was a sheep-cot where Part-House John and his companion... more


In addition to a myriad of attractions, The Pearl has an important function It... more

Ellidaar Power Plants

The first ideas concerning a hydroelectric power station in the Ellidaar Valley... more

Fjardarsel Power Plant

About Fjardarsel Power Plant In 1906, the Engineer General, Thorvald Krabbe,... more

Gardsa Power Plant

About Gardsa Power Plant The town council of Olafsfjordur decided to harness... more

Rjukandi Power Plant

About Rjukandi Power Plant River Fossa drains the Snaefell’s Glacier It... more

Purkey Island

About Purkey Island Island Purkey belongs to the Dalir District The channel... more

Raudamelur Ytri Church Farm

The houses of the farm are situated at the high edge of the lava field, where... more

Rekavik Cove

About Rekavik Cove This is a small cove between the large bird cliff... more

Jokulsa a Fjollum

About Jokulsa a Fjollum Two ferries were used to serve the travellers, who had... more

Reykir Farm

About Reykir Farm Farm Reykir of the Skeid County developed into a hamlet... more

Reykir Folk Museum

About Reykir Museum Down below the farm Reykir on The Hruta Bay is a spit of... more


About Reykjaheidi The moorlands south of the fishing town Husavik are only... more


About Reykjanes Reykjanes (The Steamy Peninsula) is the name of the south-... more

Reykjanes Peninsula

About Reykjanes Peninsula Its four (or five) volcanic regions are called:... more

Reykjarfjordur Nyrdri

About Reykjarfjordur Nyrdri This wide and short bay is situated between the... more


About Reykjarholsskogur This forest is located to the southwest of hamlet... more

Reykjavik Airport

About Reykjavik Airport In 1919 the pilot Rolf Zimsen, the nephew of the mayor... more

Reykjavik Harbor

The so-called Old Harbor of Reykjavik is the first lasting harbor of the town... more

Reynistadur Church Farm

About Reynistadur Reynistadur is a farm and a church site, approximately 10... more

Rifgirdingar Islands

About Rifgirdingar Islands Islands Rifgirdingar almost close the mouth of the... more

Samsstadir Farm

About Samsstadir The present farm consists of earlier three farms, in... more

Sanda Village

About Sanda Village The remainders of a base, built by the British and... more

Mt. Sandfell

About Sandfell The rhyolite laccolith Sandfell /743m) is located south of the... more

Saudafell Farm

About Saudafell Farm Saudafell and former church site is situated in the... more


About Saudanes The former rectory at Saudanes stood in the middle of the... more

Saudeyjar Islands

About Saudeyjar Islands Islands Saudeyjar are situated in the northwest corner... more

Saurbaer Church

The parsonage Saurbaer is situated in the county Hvalfjordur Coast During... more

Selatangar – Mt. Festarfjall

About Selatangar - Festarfjall Wherever the coastal landscape of the southwest... more

Seley Island

About Seley Island Island Seley is a 21 m high, vegetated rocky island 4,6 km... more


About Seljavallalaug The swimming pool Seljavallalaug is situated in a short... more

Selvik Cove

About Selvik Cove Cove Selvik was the best landing for small fishing vessels... more


About Selvogur Selvogur is a small community east of farm Herdisarvik in the... more


This cluster of reddish looking craters is situated in the Grimsnes County They... more


About Siglunes Siglunes is the northernmost point between the bays Siglufiord... more

Vatnsdalsa River – Westfjords

About Vatnsdalsa This river spills into the bay Vatnsfiord in the Northwest It... more

Vatnsdalsa River

About Vatnsdalsa The main section is a six rod fishery and the only river with... more

Sjounda Farm

About Sjounda Farm Sjounda is a remote, abandoned farm in the easternmost part... more

Skalafellsjokull Glacier

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

Skalavik Cove

About Skalavik Cove Skalavik was the westernmost settlement of the district... more

Skaleyjar Islands

About Skaleyjar Islands This group of islands comprises of about 160 islands,... more

Skard Church Farm

Skard is a farm, a church site and was a large estate for centuries in the... more

Skeidararsandur Sand Plains

About Skeidararsandur This is one of the largest alluvial plains of the... more


About Skeidarettir The sheep pen Skeidarettir is situated just south of the... more


About Skeidaveitan The greatest achievement of “Skeidamenn” was the... more

Skeljavik Farm

About Skeljavik Farm The abandoned farm Skeljavik on a synonymous cove is... more

Mt Skjaldbreidur

About Skjaldbreidur This beautiful and symmetric prototype of shield volcanoes... more

Skogar Farm

About Skogar Farm Skogar is an abandoned farm in the eastern slopes of the... more


About Skotufjordur The Sting Ray Bay is about 10 miles (16 km) long and narrow... more

Skriddalur Valley

About Skriddalur When driving to the south from Egilsstadir, people, who do... more

Skrudur Island

About Skrudur Island Skrudur rises steeply out of the sea just east of the... more

Skrudur Garden

About Skrudur Garden Skrudur is a small tree park, established shortly after... more

Smaeyjar Islands

About Smaeyjar These are four islands situated to the west of the only... more

Smidjuvik Cove

About Smidjuvik Cove Smidjuvik is situated between the headlands... more

Snaefellsnes Volcanoes

Volcanic activity on the peninsula still exists in this Flank Zone extending... more


About Speni Speni is a mound between the cove Kolbeinsvik and Skreflur It... more


About Stadarborg Stadarborg is a sheep shelter, 2-3 km from the former... more

Stadarfell Church

Stadarfell is an ancient estate and a church site of County Fellsstrond It is... more

Stadur Church

This church belongs the Prestbakki benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Stadur is a... more

Stadur Parsonage

The parsonage Stadur (or Stadarstadur) has been a church site for centuries... more

Stadur Reykjanes

Stadur is a former parsonage and a church site a short distance to the west of... more


About Stafnes Stafnes was a mansion in the past There were many fishing... more

Stagley Island

About Stagley Island Island Stagley is the southernmost of the Vestureyjar... more


About Stakksfjordur The Stakksfjordur Bay is a deep southern inlet of the big... more


About Stapafell Mt Stapafell is a hyaloclastite mountain on the Reykjanes... more

Stapavik Cove

About Stapavik Cove Cove Stapavik is just east of river Selfjot's estuaries It... more


About Stokkalaekur Stokkalaekur is surrounded by beautiful landscapes The... more

Stora Gilja

About Stora Gilja Road no 1 passes the farm Stora-Gilja in the Hunavatn... more

Stori Holmur

About Stori Holmur Stori Holmur was an estate in the Leira County Probably... more


About Storisandur Storisandur is an undulating, barren area north of the... more


About Storurd Storurd (Boulder Scree) is in valley Urdardalur, which is the... more

Strandir and Westfjords

About Strandir and Westfjords The district Strandasysla covers the easternmost... more


About Straumfjordur Gunnlaugur (Gudlaugur) Thorfinnsson, the great grandfather... more


About Straumnes The headland Straumnes separates the coves Adalvik and Rekavik... more


About Straumsvik Cove Straumsvik, between the Aluminium smelter and former... more


About Sturlureykir Sturlureykir is a farm in the Reykholt Valley in the... more


About Sudurarbotnar The Sudurarbotnar area is the catchment area of river... more


About Sugandafjordur The Suganda Bay is about 8 miles (13 km) long and 2,2... more

Surtsey Island

About Island Surtsey The eruption, which created this and other islands around... more


About Svalbard Svalbard was a manor, a church site, and an official assembly... more


About Svartifoss Svartifoss is among the most renowned waterfalls of Iceland... more

Svefneyjar Island

About Island Svefneyjar Islands Svefneyjar form the innermost part of the... more

Svidnur Islands

About Islands Svidnur The Svidnur islands belong to the so-called West Islands... more


About Svinaskalastekkur Svinaskalastekkur is an abandoned farm in the... more

Teigarhorn Farm

About Teigarhorn Teigarhorn is a farm in the Buland County, about 4 kilometres... more


About Theistareykir The abandoned farm Theistareykir, and the surrounding area... more


About Thelamork Thelamork is an area in the eastern part of Valley... more

Therney Island

About Island Therney This island is just off the coast of the headland Alfsnes... more


About Thidriksvalladalur This well vegetated and beautiful valley is a short... more


Thingeyrar were among the best and most prosperous estates of the country It... more

Thingvellir Farm

About Thingvellir Presently a farm at the end of a synonymous cove south of... more

Mt Thorbjorn

About Mt Thorbjorn Mt Thorbjorn (Thorbjarnarfell) is a free standing,... more

Thorisholmi Island

About Island Thorisholmi This island is situated about three km to the south... more


About Thorolfsfell Mt Thorolfsfell (574 m) is located east of the inhabited... more


About Thorshofn During the 19th century ships started frequenting this harbour... more


About thorskafjardarheidi The road across this mountain area was mostly carved... more


About Thorsmork Thorsmork is one of the brightest pearls on the string of... more


About Thrainsskjoldur Thrainsskjoldur is an extensive lava mound north of Mt... more


About Thrastarskogur Mr Tryggvi Gunnarsson, a renowned businessman and a... more


About Thvotta Farm Thvotta is the southernmost farm of the Alftafjordur County... more


About Thyrill The name Thyrill applies to a mountain (388 m) and a farm on the... more

Mt Tindastoll

About Mt Tindastoll Mt Tindastoll (995 m) is about 18 km long and a prominent... more


About Trolladyngja Trolladyngja is a hyaloclastite mountain to the north of... more

Mt Trollakirkja

About Trollakirkja Mt Trollakirkja is a high and a prominent mountain on the... more

Thjofafoss – Trollkonuhlaup

These waterfalls just east of Mt Burfell look more like rapids when River... more


During the period 1929-1933 the Reykjavik Electric Authority (now Municipal... more


Old sources mention a prayer chapel at farm Unadsdalur in the ancient past and... more


Unaos is the easternmost farm of the Hjaltastadur County on the estuary of... more

Upsi – Upsastrond

The coastline Upsaströnd stretches between the perpendicular promontory... more


About Urridafoss In order to get to the waterfall Urridafoss you follow the... more

Uthlid Farm

About Uthlid Farm Uthlid was first named the Outer Hlid and was a church site... more

Utskalar Church

Utskalar was a church site and a parsonage and one of the greater mansions of... more


About Vadalfjoll Mts Vadalfjoll are located straight to the north of... more


About Vallholmur Vallalaug hot spring Vallholmur (Holmurinn) is the lowland... more

Valthjofsstadur Church

This ancient manor and parsonage from the 14 century is situated west of the... more


About Vatnsdalur The Lake Valley is well vegetated and prosperous looking The... more


About Vatnsfjordur The Vatnsfjordur bay is about 9 km long with the island... more

Vatnsleysa Farms

About Vatnsleysa Farms Smaller and Big Vatnsleysa were formerly manors and big... more


About Vatnsleysustrond This 15 km long and narrow county along the northern... more


About Vatnsnes This mountainous peninsula between the bays Midfiord and... more


About Verdalir Valleys Verdalir comprise Yztidalur, Middalur and Cove Sandvik... more

The Westman Islands

About The Westman Islands The Westman Islands’ volcanic system comprises... more


About Vidfjordur The Vidfjordur cove is the southernmost of the Nordfjordur... more


About Vifilsstadir Originally the freedman Vifill built his farm to the... more

Vigur Island

About Vigur Vigur is the second largest island of the Isafjordur Bay It is... more

Vogastapi Headland

About Vogastapi Headland Vogastapi (80 m) carried different names in the past,... more

Gvendarbrunnar – Reykjavik Municipality Waterworks

Our existence has always depended on water The first settlers in Iceland relied... more

Yztafell Farm

About Yztafell This farm is situated at the northern foot of Mt Kinnarfell in... more


About Skriduklaustur This renowned, ancient manor was called Skrida up to the... more


Lagarfljot River Lagarfljot is the second largest one in the East, about 85... more


Jokuldalur Jokuldalur (The Glacial Valley) is the longest inhabited valleys of... more


Hengifoss River Hengifossa discharges Lake Hengifossarvatn on the... more


About Melrakkasletta The northeastern peninsula is nameless, but its largest... more


About Langanes Langanes is a large and long peninsula to the east of the... more


About Tjornes The mountainous peninsula Tjornes is indented with short valleys... more

Selfoss Waterfall – Jokulsa a Fjollum

About Selfoss Selfoss is one of the three waterfalls of river Jokulsa a... more

Namaskard hverir

Namaskard hverir This spectacular high temperature area (410 m above sea... more

Jardbodin a Myvatni (Jardbadsholar)

About Jardbodin a Myvatni The crater row Jardbadsholar is situated near road... more

Grimsstadir a Fjollum

Grimstadir a Fjollum Farm Grimsstadir and farm Modrudalur are the highest... more


Bjarnarflag is a high temperature area situated west of the Namaskard Pass in... more

Bjarnarflag Power Plant

The idea of harnessing the geothermal energy of the Bjarnarflag Area was first... more


The Nature Reserve Dimmuborgir, „The Dark Castles”, are among the most... more


Aldeyjarfoss This waterfall is considered the most beautiful one in the river... more


Barnafoss The waterfall Barnafoss is in River Skjalfandafljot near the... more


Valley Adaldalur covers most of the lowland area to the south of Bay... more


About Vaglaskogur Vaglaskogur is the second largest forest of the country It... more

Munkatvera Church

Munkathvera is a farm, a church site and a former manor in the Laugaland... more


About Kaldbakur Mt Kaldbakur (1167 m) protrudes from the eastern shores of the... more


About Hrafnagil Hrafnagil has been an estate since ancient times It was a... more

Raudholar – All Year Hiking Trip

Raudholar are the remainder of a cluster of pseudo craters within the... more


Asbyrgi certainly is one of nature’s wonders It is a 3½ km long canyon with... more


About Godafoss This is one of the most impressive waterfalls of the country It... more


About Nordurfjordur This cove with a synonymous hamlet is situated just north... more

Mountain Hut Sigurdarskali, Kverkfjoll

Mountain hut Sigurdarskali is open the whole year round and accommodates 75-85... more


About Haukadalsheidi Moorland Haukadalsheidi is situated in the southern... more

Herdubreid og Herdubreidarlindir

About Herdubreid og Herdubreidarlindir There is a mountain range east of The... more


About Hljodaklettar Hljodaklettar (The Whispering Cliffs) are a bizarre... more


About Hlodufell Mt Hlodufell is a beautifully shaped table mountain to the... more

Hofsjokull Glacier

Glacier Hofsjokull East (1069m) is located east of Glacier Vatnajokull, between... more


About Holaskogur Holaskogur (The Forested Mounds) is a deforested area of the... more


This lava field and its two crater rows were created by fissure eruptions One... more


The English name of this 1128 m high mountain is The Obsidian Skerry It is... more


About Hrossaborg "The Horse Castle" is one of two "tuff rings" situated in the... more


About Husadalur Valley Husadalur is somewhat larger than Valley Langidalur and... more


About Hvannalindir The Hvannalindir area is a vegetated oasis, 640 m above sea... more


Hveravellir (The Hot Spring Fields) is a very interesting low temperature area... more

Hvitarnes Kjolur

About Hvitarnes Kjolur This is mostly a delta area between some rivers on the... more

Lake Hvitarvatn

About Lake Hvitarvatn Lake Hvitarvatn has an area of 29,4 km² Its greatest... more


About Isholsvatn Lake Isholsvatn has an area of 5,2 km² It is 5 km long, 39 m... more


About Jokulfall River Jokulfall is also called Jokulkvisl Several rivulets... more


About Jokulheimar Jokulheimar are situated in an area called Tungnarbotnar... more

Jokulsargljufur National Park

The Northern Part of National Park Vatnajokull This park was established in... more


Karahnjukar comprises two hyaloclastite mountains on the eastern side of River... more

Karlsdrattur Cove

About Karlsdrattur The cove is situated just east of the northern glacier... more

Kaldarhofdi Farm

About Kaldarhofdi Farm Kaldarhofdi is opposite to the Drattarhlid Hill to the... more

Mt. Vordufell

About Vordufell Mt Vordufell (391 m) is a triangularly shaped mountain to the... more

Mt. Hestfjall

About Hestfjall Mt Hestfjall (317 m) rises gradually higher from the south to... more

Braedratunga Church Farm

About Braedratunga Braedratunga is a manor and a church site on the tongue... more

Laugarvatnsvellir Plains

About Laugarvatnsvellir Laugarvatnsvellir is a large grassy area, a former... more

Skalholt Church

The ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops, Skalholt, was the centre of... more


About Ashildarmyri Ashildarmyri is a historical site and an ancient meeting... more

Hagongur Mountains

About Hagongur Hagongur is the name of two similar mountains, The Northern-H... more

Grimsvotn Central Volcano

Grimsvotn, under the centre of the Vatnajokull Ice Cap, is a large central... more

Grafarlond Eystri

About Grafarlond This small oasis is situated at the eastern edge of the vast... more

Gaesavotn Route

About Gaesavotn Route (F-910) This route is one of the most interesting and... more

Gaesavotn Lakes

About Gaesavotn (Geese Lakes) Those two lakes are situated at the western foot... more

Gragaesadalur Valley

About Gragaesadalur Valley Gragaesadalur (greylag goose) is in the southwest... more

Mt. Fjordungsalda

About Fjordungsalda This low mountain (972m) is actually an old and heavily... more

Fjallabak Nature Reserve

Fjallabak Nature Reserve was established in 1979 The Nature reserve is 47000... more

Fjallabak Sydra Route

The Fjallabak sydra (south) or middle route lies from the west to east just... more

Fagrifoss Waterfall

Fagrifoss is a waterfall on the way to laki route is very rough and rugged... more


About Eyjabakkar This boggy area northeast of the glacier snout... more

Eyjabakkajokull Glacier

The glacier snout Eyjabakkajokull is the easternmost of the other much larger,... more


About Emstrur Emstrur is a desolate grazing area in the southern interior,... more

Eldgja Fissure

Eldgja, or "The Fire Fissure”, is 40 km long and stretches from the glacier... more

Eiriksjokull Glacier

Glacier Eiriksjokull (1,675 m) has an area of about 22 km sq and rests on top... more

Dyngjuhals Ridge

The Dyngjuhals is a wide ridge east of Lakes Gaesavotn It is about 20 km wide... more


The central volcano Katla is hidden under the southeastern part of the ice cap... more


The mountain massif Kerlingarfjoll (The Ogress' Mountains; 800 - 1500 m) is the... more


About Kidagil This gorge represents the northern boundary of the Sprengisandur... more


Kistufell This mountain protrudes up to 1444 m (4,765 feet) above sea level... more

Kjolur Route

About Kjolur Route The Kjolur area (600-700m) lies between the Langjokull... more


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


About Kverkfjoll Kverkfjoll is a mountain massif underneath and on the... more

Laki, Lakagigar

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


About Lambatungnajokull This glacier snout flows down into the Skyndidalur... more


Cave Landmannahellir at the foot of Mt Hellisfjall south of Mt Lodmundur and... more


This lake is about 20 km long and up to 2 km wide and it extends almost up to... more

Langjokull Glacier

The Long Glacier (1355m) is the second largest in Iceland It has an area of... more

Mt. Laugarfell

About Laugarfell The mountains Laugafell and Laugafellshnjukur (892 and 987 m)... more


Marteinsflaeda The area called Marteinsflaeda is north of Lakes Gaesavotn, and... more


Modrudalur is the highest situated and still inhabited farm of the country... more


The Myrdalsjokull glacier (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of... more

Nyidalur – Jokuldalur

Both names, The New Valley (Nyidalur) and The Glacial Valley (Jokuldalur) are... more


About Sigalda This hyaloclastite (moberg) ridge rises 550 m above sea level to... more


Skaelingar Skaelingar (plural) are an interior summer pasture area for sheep... more

Skafta River

Skafta is a mixed glacial and spring fed river Most of the glacial discharge... more

Mt. Snaefell

About Snaefell The Snowy Mountain (Sierra Nevada) is the highest freestanding... more

Sottarhellir Cave

Sottarhellir Cave Cave Sottarhellir (The Plague Cave) is located in the... more

Sprengisandur Route

About Sprengisandur Route This part of the interior, the so-called... more

Domadalur Valley

About Domadalur Valley Domadalur is located just east of Kringla (Cave... more

Domadalur Route (F-225)

About Domadalur The Domadalur Route is actually the westernmost part of the... more

Dettifoss Waterfall

About Dettifoss Dettifoss is Europe’s mightiest waterfall It is 44 m high... more

Bruarjokull Glacier

This glacier tongue is the largest of the many such of the icecap Vatnajokull... more


Summer pastures Teigstungur stretch up to the edge of the glacier tongues... more


About Thjofadalir The Valleys of Thieves are situated between the second... more


During the first half of "The Free State Period" (930-1262), the settlement of... more


About Thjorsarver This vast (150 km²) and sparsely vegetated area on both... more

Torfajokull glacier

The glacier Torfajokull peaks at 1,190 m above sea level and its total area is... more

Beinaholl Mound

About Beinaholl (Bone Mound) This topographic name refers to the vegetated... more

Basar Valley

Valley Basar is a part of the rugged Godaland Area between the river Hruna and... more

Mt. Bardarbunga

Mt Bardarbunga is the second highest elevation of the country, just below 2000... more


Mt Trolladyngja (4,815 feet) is a vast shield volcano at the northern end of... more

The Odadahraun Lava Fields

About Odadahraun This name refers to the largest lava area of the country... more

Mt. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

The Odadahraun lava desert This is the vastest lava area of the country The... more


Mt Tungnafell (1,392 m) is a convex and steep mountain in the northern slopes... more

Mt. Arnarfell

Mt Arnarfell (1143m) is almost engulfed by the southeastern part of Glacier... more

Veidivotn Lakes

Veidivotn Lakes This part of the country is among the youngest (1477) and... more


About Vesturoraefi This vast feeding and breeding area of the reindeer is... more


About Vonarskard The Pass of Hope is named after an event, which took place... more

Alftavatnskrokur Dell

About Alftavatnskrokur Alftavatnskrokur is a dell with a few small lakes... more

Lake Alftavatn

The Whooper Swan Lake is situated just south of The Middle Route It is quite... more

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

About Aldeyjarfoss This waterfall is considered the most beautiful one in the... more

Adalbol Farm

About Adalbol The former estate is situated in the Hrafnkell Valley, a small... more


Oraefajokull is the highest mountain of the country, 2,110 m, and stretches to... more

Vatnajokull Glacier – Europes Largest Icecap

Vatnajokull (2110m) was named after sub-glacial lakes in a very volcanically... more

Papos Trading Post

About Papos Papos was the first trading post of the East Skaftafell District... more

Hoffellsdalur Valley

About Hoffellsdalur This is the easternmost of the Nesja County valleys It... more

Hoffell Church Farm

Hoffell is an estate in the Nesjar County According to the Book of Settlements,... more

Nupstadur Church Farm

Nupstadur is the easternmost farm of the Fljot County, just to the west of the... more

Borgahofn farm cluster

About Borgarhofn Borgarhofn is a cluster of farms in County Sudursveit The... more

Sandfell Farm

About Sandfell Farm Sandfell is an abandoned farm in the Oraefi District, a... more

Ingolfshofdi Lighthouse

The lighthouse on the eastern part of the promontory was built in 1916 and... more

Ingolfshofdi Headland

About Ingolfshofdi Ingolfshofdi is a headland, framed with the sea in the... more

Fagurholsmyri Farm Community

Fagurholsmyri is a farm community in the Oraefi County On a fine day, the view... more

Breidamerkurjokull Glacier

Glacier Breidamerkurjokull counts among the largest glacier tongues of the... more

Mt Breidamerkurfjall

Mt Breidamerkurfjall (774m) is an outcrop of the country’s highest mountain,... more

Baejarstadaskogur Woods

Forest Baejarstadaskogur is one of the best thriving birch forests of the... more

Mt. Lomagnupur

Mt Lomagnupur is a prominent 688 m high and precipitous promontory on the south... more

Orrustuholl Mound

About Orrustuholl The Argument Mound protrudes from the eastern Skafta Fire... more

Kirkjugolf Lava formation

About Kirkjugolf The so-called Church Floor is situated in the meadow just... more

Systrafoss Waterfall and Systrastapi Cliff

About Systrafoss and Systrastapi 1186 a nun monastery was established in... more

Eldhraun Lava – Laki Area

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

Alftaver plain

Alftaver is a relatively small and a flat area to the east of the desert... more

Kudafljot River

The glacial river Kudafljot in south Iceland has a large catchment area Its... more

Kirkjubaerklaustur Chapel

chapel belongs to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur benefice in the Skaftafell deanery... more

Thykkvibaerklaustur Closter

Thykkvabaearklaustur is presently a church site in the county Alftaver, and was... more

Hjorleifshofdi Headland

Hjorleifshofdi is a freestanding, 221 m high hyaloclastite headland on the... more

Kerlingardalur Valley

The Kerlingar Valley is situated about 5 kilometres to the east of the hamlet... more

Hofdabrekka Farm

Farm Hofdabrekka is the easternmost one in the Myrdalur County, closes to the... more

Markarfljot River

The 1070 km² catchment area of the glacial river Markarfljot has to be forded... more

Stakkholt Gorge

About Stakkholt The Stakkholt Area is framed by Glacier Eyjafjallajokull to... more

Landa Church

This church belongs to the Westman Islands’ benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery... more

Heimaklettur Mountain

This low mountain is one of the northern outposts of the Heimaey Island It... more

Storhofdi Headland

Headland Storhofdi is the southernmost inhabited spot of the country It is 122... more

Eyjafjallajokull Glacier

Eyjafjallajokull (Directly translated: "The Island Mountains’ Glacier") or... more

Mt. Hekla – Volcano

The most "renowned or infamous" volcano of Iceland, Hekla, is situated on a 25... more

Reynir Church

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

Skogar Museum Church

This church belongs to the Holt benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery Its... more

Eyvindarmuli Farm

Farm Eyvindarmuli in Fljotshlid County was a church site Its name is derived... more

Ranga Burial Site

Early 19th century sources mention two burial grounds about 2½ km east of... more

Oddi Church

This church belongs to the Oddi benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery Oddi has... more

Aegisida Farm

Aegissida is a farm on River Ytri-Ranga opposite to the small town Hella in the... more

Hellar Farm

Hellar is a farm in the Land County in the Southwestern Lowlands Some ancient,... more

Floaveitan – Historic Irrigation

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

Laugadaela Church

Laugardæla church is 3 km from Selfoss It was built in the years... more

Ghost Museum

The Draugasetur Museum (Ghost Museum) is located on the 3rd floor of the... more

Hjalli Church Farm

Hjalli is a farm and a church site in the Olfus County Around the year 1000 it... more

Baugsstadir Farm

The Baugsstadir farm was named after the settler Baugur, who spent his first... more

Badstofuhellir Cave

About Badstofuhellir The sandstone outcrop Hellnaskagi is on the property of... more

Petursey Mountain

About Petursey "The Peter's Island" as this freestanding, 275 m high, mountain... more

Solheimajokull Glacier

The glacier snout Solheimajokull is the southwestern outlet of the... more

Asolfsskali Church Farm

Asolfsskali is a farm and a church site at the foothills of Mts Eyjafjoll (The... more

Skogafoss Waterfall

About Skogafoss Waterfall Skogafoss is 60 m high and counted among the most... more

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

About Seljalandfoss Waterfall This waterfall is about 60 m high and it is... more

Seljaland Caves

There are many man made caves in the Southwestern Lowlands Behind the ruins of... more

Thrihyrningur Mountain

About Thrihyrningur The mountain „Thrihyrningur“ towers over... more

Einhyrningur Mountain

About Einhyrningur Mt Einhyrningur (750m) is located between the small... more

Kirkjubaer Church Farm

About Kirkjubaer The estate Eastern and Western Kirkjubaer (Church Farm) is... more

Thingskalar Parlament Site

About Thingskalar Thingskalar is an ancient place of the assembly of the... more

Stora Hof Farm

About Stora Hof This estate is located near River Eastern Ranga in District... more

Leirubakki Farm

Leirubakki is an old farm site occupied since soon after the first years of the... more

Gunnarsholt Farm

About Gunnarsholt Gunnarsholt was named after Gunnar Baugson, grandfather... more

Keldur Church Farm

About Keldur Keldur is a farm and a church site in the Rangarvellir County... more

Oddi Church Farm

About Oddi Oddi was a manor and a parsonage as well as one of the most... more

Bergthorshvoll Farm

About Bergthorshvoll Farm Bergthorshvoll is also the domicile of a Lutheran... more

Hlidarendi Farm

Hlidarendi is a farm and a church site in the Fljotshlid County Catholic... more

Thjorsa River

About Thjorsa The Book of Settlements explains the denomination of the river:... more

Gaulverjabaer South – Farm

Gaulverjabaer is a farm hamlet, church site and a former parsonage in the Floi... more

Floi Nature Reserve

About Floi Nature Reserve This nature reserve covers a part of the eastern... more

Strandar church

This church belongs to the Thorlakshofn benefice in the Arnes deanery It is the... more


About Thuridarbud Thuridarbud is a replica of the former fishermen’s... more

Reykir Hveragerdi

About Reykir Hveragerdi This former manor is situated at the foot of Mt... more


The former farm Kolvidarholl at the foot of the Hellisskard Pass was a popular... more


About Kaldadarnes Kaldadarnes was and still is a large estate just east of... more


About Arnarbaeli Farm Arnarbaeli is really a part of a farm hamlet named The... more


Thykkvibaer This is a cluster of farms situated on the highest lying ground of... more


Grindavík is one of the most important fishing towns of Iceland Tourism plays... more


This town is also known as The Town in the Lava Field or The Town of the Elves... more


Hafnir is a fishing hamlet, which was united with two other communities,... more


About Hallormsstadur The Hallormsstadur forest is the largest in the country... more


About Hella This town started developing before the middle of the 20th... more

Hofn – Hornafjordur

About Hofn in Hornafjordur This community in the Southeast is also called... more


About Hofsos Hofsos is a small, friendly village on the eastern shores of the... more


About Husavik Husavik is a town on the eastern shores of The Skjalfandi Bay It... more


About Hvammstangi Village Hvammstangi on the Midfjordur bay is a commercial... more


About Hveragerdi The present horticultural and greenhouse town Hveragerdi... more


About Hvolsvollur The small town Hvolsvollur, one of the few inland located... more


Prior to 1950 the 1˝ km long course of the glacial river Jokulsa was... more

Reykjanesbaer – Keflavik

About Keflavik The town is also known by the name "The Beatles Town" because... more

Keflavik International Airport

About Keflavík International Airport Keflavik International Airport... more


About Kirkjubaejarklaustur Before the hamlet started developing at... more


About Kopasker This fishing village is situated on the eastern side of the big... more


Kopavogur is a fast growing town and the second largest of the country It has... more


About Laugarvatn A hamlet started developing on Lake Laugarvatn in 1928, when... more


This is an eighteen km long and a 2 km wide bay, accessible by road during... more


This town enjoys thermal activity and quite a few greenhouses have been built... more


Lake Myvatn is the country's fourth largest natural lake It abounds in lake... more


This village on the northern side of bay Nordfjordur became an authorized... more

Njardvik Reykjanesbaer

Njardvik is one of the three united communities called Reykjanesbaer In earlier... more


Olafsfjordur is a town on a synonymous bay, a branch of Eyjafjordur,... more

Olfus County

About Olfus The eastern boundaries of the Olfus county are limited to farm... more


This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836 and fishing, fish... more


The village Budareyri is on the end of the bay Reyðarfjordur It has a natural... more

Grimsnes county

About Grimsnes county The main trades of this county are agriculture, services... more

Reykholt – Biskupstungur

The development of this hamlet started in the first half of the 20th century,... more


Grenivik is a village in the Grytubakki Parish on the eastern shores of the... more


Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland with more than 123,000 inhabitants (2017),... more


Sandgerdi is a fishing and fish processing village on the Reykjanes Peninsula... more

Gullfoss – Geysir

The Golden Waterfalls in the glacial river Hvita count among the world�s... more


About Gardur The village Gardur is situated on the northernmost tip of the... more


The town Gardabaer received its municipal rights in 1976 and has been one of... more


Saudarkrokur is a town on the Skagafjordur bay Fishing and fish processing are... more


Fludir is an inland located hamlet in beautiful surroundings A salmon river,... more


The town Selfoss started developing in 1891, when a suspension bridge was built... more


The village Budir is situated at the end of the bay Faskrudsfjordur The... more


Eskifjordur is a branch of the larger bay Reyðarfjordur, which cuts into the... more


This town is located on the northernmost tip of the capital peninsula... more

Egilsstadir – Fellabaer

About Egilsstadir Egilsstadir is the capital of the East and Fellabaer is a... more


About Djupivogur This village at the head of the bay Berufjord developed... more


Seydisfjordur is a fishing and tourist town It received its municipal rights in... more


Dalvik is a town on a synonimous cove, which branches off Bay Eyjafjordur,... more


This town was called the world capital of the herring fisheries in the sixties... more

Klakkeyjar Islands

About Islands Klakkeyjar Islands Klakkeyjar are just north of Island Hrappsey... more


Skagastrond has been a trading centre since the late 15th century Today it is a... more

Hvitabjarnarey Island

About Hvitabjarnarey The Polar Bear Island rises about 28 m above sea level... more

Islands Hvallatur

About Islands Hvallatur Islands Hvallatur comprise of three, long and parallel... more

Hvallatur Islands

Islands Hvallatur comprise of three, long and parallel groups of islands The... more

Hrappsey Island

About Island Hrappsey This island is just southwest of Island Purkey,... more

Hoskuldsey Island

About Hoskuldsey Island Hoskuldsey is about 450 m long and 150 m wide The farm... more

Hergilsey Island

About Hergilsey The first documented source mentioning this island is the... more

Gvendareyjar Islands

About Gvendareyjar Islands Gvendareyjar are located off the Skogarstrond... more

Fagurey Island

About Fagurey Island Fagurey is relatively flat and vegetated Low cliffs... more

Gjardeyjar Islands

About Gjardeyjar This group of islands is situated to the east of Island... more

Skaftafell National Park

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

Ellidaey Island

About Island Ellidaey This is rather a large island to the northwest of the... more


A hamlet has developed at Laugaras, where there is a very active thermal area... more

Brokey Island

About Brokey This is the largest of the islands of the Breidafiord Bay and... more

Bjarneyjar Islands

About Bjarneyjar These islands are the southernmost of the so-called Western... more

Skeid county

Skeid County lies between the rivers Hvita and Thjorsa north of road # 1 in the... more

Bildsey Island

About Island Bildsey This island is to the north-northeast of the town... more

Borgarfjordur Eystri

Bay Borgarfjordur Eystri is the northernmost of the Eastfjords  Large and... more

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland... more


Skogar is the common name for two farms, a school and the open air,... more


The village Blonduos lies on the western and eastern banks of River Blanda, and... more

Solheimar ECO Village

The only hamlet of the Grimsnes County is Solheimar About one third of the... more

Bessastadir County

This county is on the peninsula Alftanes just south of the capital The... more


About Stadarskali Stadarskali is a larger service centre, N1 petrol station, a... more


The name Bakkafjordur applies to both the bay and the village on its eastern... more


This village started developing around a trading post in 1896 It is situated on... more

Stokkseyri – Eyrarbakki

These are two historic villages on the south coast In the past Eyrarbakki was... more

Thingvellir National Park

The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site of the country... more


The town Thorlakshofn was named after the patron saint of the country It has... more


This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836 It has a good,... more


Varmahlid is a hamlet on road #1 by the crossroads to Saudarkrokur and Akureyri... more


About Vidigerdi Vidigerdi and Vidihlid are on the main road (#1) in the... more

Vik In Myrdal

This is the southernmost coastal hamlet of the country and the only one without... more


The village Vogar started developing early in the 20th century, when better and... more


The name Vopnafjordur applies to a bay in the northeast and a village on it,... more


Arnes is a synonym for an island in river Thjorsa, a community centre, and a... more


The fourth largest town of the country is often called "The Capital of the... more


About Hraunfossar The unique and picturesque waterfalls called Hraunfossar... more


Reykholt is one of the most important historical places in Iceland and a... more


Elkem Iceland, the Ferro Alloy Factory started its operation in 1979 The... more


About Glymur This is the highest waterfall of the country, 200 metres (660... more


Farm Gilsbakki is also a church site in County Hvitarsida, District... more


About Geitland Geitland is a relatively barren and sanded lava area between... more


About Deildartunguhver This is probably the most voluminous natural hot spring... more

Borg in Myrar

About Borg in Mýrar The parsonage Borg is situated a short distance northeast... more


About Laugarbrekka Laugarbrekka is an abandoned farm in the Breidavik County... more

Jokulhals Mountain Pass – Snaefellsjokull

Jokulhals Snæfellsjokull The mountain pass Jokulhals touches the eastern edge... more


About Gufuskálar Before the farm Gufuskalar was abandoned in 1948, it was the... more

Djupalon & Dritvik Coves

Djupalon og Dritvik Djupalon is a pebble beach cove with bizarre lava... more

Snaefellsjokull glacier

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


The headland Bulandshofdi falls steep into the sea to the east of the fishing... more


A former site of a farm, that was abandoned as early as around the year 1000,... more


The central western peninsula, Snaefellsnes, is one of the most Saga invested... more


About Alftafjordur The Bay of the Whooper Swans is the easternmost one on the... more


Saelingsdalur Valley, District Dalir, is well vegetated and sheltered between... more


Budardalur is a small village at the head of Hvammsfiordur Bay The village is... more


Husafell is in one of Iceland’s few woodlands and is therefore popular among... more


Bifrost is an ideal stopover for travellers in the Borgarfjordur district The... more


The small town Borgarnes and a few neighbouring communities were united under... more


Akranes, with its population of over 6000, ranks among the largest fishing... more

National Park Snaefellsjokull

The Snaefellsjokull National Park was officially established on the 28th of... more


Stykkisholmur town is often called the capital of Snaefellsnes The township has... more


The community Olafsvik developed centuries ago on a sinonymous cove It offers a... more


The village Hellissandur was once a major fishing centre and had approximately... more


The village Grundarfjordur is situated on an exceptionally beautiful bay The... more


Budir, on the southwestern shores of Snaefellsnes, is very popular goal because... more


About Hellnar At Hellnar there is a natural sea port, which was one of the... more


Arnarstapi is a fishing hamlet at the foot of the low Mt Stapafell on the... more


The Bay of Onundur (the settlers name) is about 12 miles (20 km) long and 4... more


Skjaldbjarnarvik The northernmost farm of the Strandir District was situated... more


About Lonafjordur This narrow bay is situated between the bays Hrafnfjordur... more

Hloduvik Cove

About Hloduvik Cove Hloduvik is located between Mt Kjalarnupur to the west and... more


This is the westernmost bay of the Jokulfiord Area It is framed with steep... more


About Raudasandur The area named Raudasandur derives its name from the reddish... more


Hrafnseyri is a farm and a former parsonage on the northern shores of the... more


Holmavik, a village on the western shores of the Steingrimsfjordur bay, has... more


Drangsnes is a hamlet at the head of the Steingrimsfjordur Bay It started... more


Gjogur is an old, renowned fishing hamlet at the mouth of the Reykjafiord bay... more


Bordeyri is an old trading post and now a small commercial centre for farms in... more


Thingeyri is the oldest trading post of the Westfjords Fishing and fish... more


Bay Patreksfjordur branches into two smaller fjords, and Talknafjordur A... more


Sudureyri is a small and friendly village on the south shore of the small... more


About Sudavik Sudavik is said to be a caricature in miniature of the Western... more


The ancient estate Reykholar, was the domicile of a few of the most renowned... more


Patreksfjordur is one of the villages of the Vesturbyggd community, where the... more


Kroksfjardarnes is a peninsula between the bays Kroksfjordur and Gilsfkordur... more


About Jokulfirdir Jokulfirdir, The Glacier Bays, branch out of the larger... more


Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords The town is known for its... more


About Hornstrandir The northernmost part of the Westfjords is called... more


Flateyri on the bay Onundarfjordur has been a trading post since 1792 For 12... more


Flatey is the largest of the Western Islands on the Breiðafjordur bay Almost... more

Heydalur – Reykjanes – Vigur

About Heydalur, Reykjanes and Vigur Heydalur is a hotel and a restaurant in... more


Brjanslaekur, an ancient manor and parsonage, is situated at the head of Bay... more


About Breidavík Breidavik is an abandoned farm and was a parsonage in the... more


Bolungarvik, a town on the outer shores of the large bay Isafjardardjup, is one... more


Bildudalur, on the bay Arnarfjordur, was a thriving fishing port and a... more