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Kerid Slag Crater

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

Cove Adalvik

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

Haukadalur West Iceland

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

Austurdalur Valley

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

Krossholar

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

Trollshylur

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

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

Laugardalur Valley

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

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

Gufunes

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

Dverghamrar

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

Nupsstadur Forest

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

PLAN YOUR HIGHLAND HIKING TOUR

The Highlands of Iceland are Within Your Reach The uninhabited interior of... more

Hofdabrekku Joka – Ghost Story

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

Grotta Island

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

Vatnajokull National Park

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

Gullfoss Waterfalls

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

Londrangar Cliffs

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

Langidalur Valley – Thorsmork

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

Herdisarvik

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

Landmannalaugar

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

Kaldidalur

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

Olkelda Spring

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

Oshlid

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

Perlan

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

Rekavik Cove

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

Reykjaheidi

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

Reykjanes

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

Reykjarholsskogur

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

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

Selatangar – Mt. Festarfjall

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

Seljavallalaug

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

Selvogur

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

Seydisholar

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

Siglunes

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

Skalavik Cove

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

Skeidararsandur Sand Plains

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

Skeidarettir

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

Skeidaveitan

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

Skriddalur Valley

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

Skrudur Garden

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

Smidjuvik Cove

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

Speni

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

Stadarborg

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

Stafnes

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

Stapavik Cove

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

Stori Holmur

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

Storisandur

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

Storurd

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

Straumnes

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

Straumsvik

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

Sudurarbotnar

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

Svinaskalastekkur

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

Theistareykir

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

Thelamork

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

Thorshofn

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

Thorsmork

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

Thrastarskogur

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

Unadsdalur

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

Uthlid Farm

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

Vallholmur

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

Vatnsdalur

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

Vatnsleysustrond

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

Vatnsnes

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

Verdalir

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

Vidfjordur

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

Vifilsstadir

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

Skriduklaustur

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

Jokuldalur

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

Melrakkasletta

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

Langanes

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

Tjornes

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

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

Adaldalur

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

Vaglaskogur

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

Asbyrgi

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

Haukadalsheidi

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

Hljodaklettar

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

Holaskogur

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

Hrafntinnusker

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

Husadalur

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

Hvannalindir

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

Hveravellir

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

Jokulheimar

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

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

Laugarvatnsvellir Plains

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

Gragaesadalur Valley

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

Fjallabak Nature Reserve

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

Eyjabakkar

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

Emstrur

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

Dyngjuhals Ridge

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

Kerlingarfjoll

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

Landmannahellir

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

Mt. Laugarfell

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

Marteinsflaeda

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

Skaelingar

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

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

Teigstungur

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

Thjofadalir

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

Thjorsardalur

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

Thjorsarver

About Thjorsarver This vast (150 km²) and sparsely vegetated area on both... 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. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

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

Mt. Arnarfell

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

Vesturoraefi

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

Vonarskard

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

Lake Alftavatn

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

Adalbol Farm

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

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

Alftaver plain

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

Stakkholt Gorge

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

Storhofdi Headland

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

Floaveitan – Historic Irrigation

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

Leirubakki Farm

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

Hallormsstadur

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

Jokulsarlon

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

Olfus County

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

Grimsnes county

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

Gullfoss – Geysir

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

Skaftafell National Park

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

Skeid county

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

The Blue Lagoon

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

Bessastadir County

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

Stadarskali

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

Jokulhals Mountain Pass – Snaefellsjokull

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

Gufuskalar

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

Laugar

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

Husafell

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

National Park Snaefellsjokull

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

Hloduvik Cove

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

Hrafnseyri

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

Hornstrandir

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

Heydalur – Reykjanes – Vigur

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