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Eiriksstadir

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

Open Air Museum Arbaer

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

Korpulfsstadir

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

Gufunes

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

The Cabinet House

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

Orlygsstadir

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

Sanda Village

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

Saudanes

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

Surtsey Island

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

Skriduklaustur

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

Laugarvatnsvellir Plains

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

Mt Breidamerkurfjall

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

Orrustuholl Mound

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

Systrafoss Waterfall and Systrastapi Cliff

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

Kudafljot River

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

Ranga Burial Site

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

Hlidarendi Farm

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

Reykholt

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

Laugarbrekka

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

Bolstadur

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

Berserkjahraun

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