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Murders and Executions North Iceland

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

MULI

Muli is an ancient estate, a parsonage for extended periods and a church site... more

KALDAKINN and NATTFARAVIKUR

Kaldakinn is the populated, rural area between the Pass Ljosavatnsskard and the... more

KELDUNES FARM COMMUNITY

Keldunes is a small farm community in the Kelduhverfi County In its proximity... more

HVERAROND MYVATN

This spectacular high temperature area (410 m above sea level) is situated by... more

HRAUNHAFNARTANGI

Hraunhafnartangi is the second northernmost point of the country... more

HOFDI

Hofdi is one of the most impressive areas around Lake Myvatn It forms a... more

GRISATUNGUFJOLL

Mts Grisatungufjoll (736 m) is a small mountain range in District Southern... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in North Iceland

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

MODRUVELLIR FARM

Modrufell is a farm in Hrafnagilshreppur county in district... more

Munkathvera farm

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

VALLHOLMI

Vallholmur (Holmurinn) is the lowland area between rivers Huseyjarkvisl and... more

HEDINSFJORDUR

This bay is 3-4 miles (5-6 km) long and about 1 mile wide It is guarded by... more

GELDINGAHOLT

Farm Geldingaholt is in the Seyla County in the Skagafjordur District It was... more

FLUGUMYRI

Flugumyri is a farm and a church site in the Blonduhlid County The present... more

ARNARSTAPI SKAGAFJORDUR

Arnarstapi is a rocky mound just south of road # 1 at the eastern end of the... more

VESTURHOPSHOLAR CHURCH

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

POSTMENS MEMORIAL

The Post and Telecommunications Administration decided to erect a memorial of... more

ILLUGASTADIR

The old estate Illugastadir on the Vatnsnes Peninsula is a historic place ... more

HOF in VALLEY VATNSDALUR

The farm Hof is situated in the eastern part of the Vatnsdalur Valley ... more

GRIMSTUNGA

Grimstunga is an estate, a former church site and a parsonage in the... more

AUDUNARSTADIR

Audunarstadir is a farm in the Vididalur Valley in the northern part of the... more

North Iceland Saga

Saga trail: From Hrudfjordur to... more

BURFELLSHEIDI

This is a vast moorland area (200-300 m above sea level) to the south of bay... more

GRETTISLAUG SKAGAFJORDUR

The Gretti’s Saga tells us about the almost five years Grettir the exiled,... more

HOFDI in SKAGAFJORDUR

This farm is situated on Lake Hofdavatn in the Hofdastond County, District... more

HAGANESVIK

The former hamlet Haganesvik in the Fljot County is situated on a synonymous... more

HAUKAGIL

Farm Haukagil in Valley Vatnsdalur derives itsn name from a synonimous gorge,... more

BJARG

Bjarg is a farm just east of River Midfjardara, rather high up in the... more

HINDISVIK

Hindisvik is the northernmost farm on the Vatnsnes Peninsula This abandoned... more

KOLUGLUFUR

Kolugljufur is the 2 km long and 20-25 m deep and beautiful gorge of River... more

BORGARVIRKI

Borgarvirki is a prominent landmark on the way through the Huna District This... more

BARDARDALUR VALLEY

Valley Bardardalur stretches far into the interior between Moorland Fljotsheidi... more

GASIR

During ancient times, Gasir was the most important trading post of the North It... more

FLATEYJARDALUR

The Flatey Valley stretches from the northern part of the Fnjoska Valley all... more

KOLKUOS

Kolkuos, former Kolbeinsaros, was among the most important harbour trading... more

HOLAR VALLEY HJALTADALUR – DISTRICT SKAGAFJORDUR

Holar is a school centre and a parsonage in the Hjaltadalur valley About the... more

MODRUFELL

  Modrufell is a farm in the Hrafnagil County in the Eyjafiord... more

MYRKA

Farm Myrka is a former parsonage and a church site in the Horgardalur... more

HVERFJALL

HVERFJALL or HVERFELL Mt Hverfjall is a gigantic tephra crater, a so-called... more

Haunted house JOKULSA a FJOLLUM

Two ferries were used to serve the travellers, who had to get across River... more

GLAUMBAER SKAGAFJORDUR FOLK MUSEUM

The buildings of the farm group date from different periods of the 19th century... more

HERRING ADVENTURE

The herring is the most important factor of the rapid upswing of the Icelandic... more

HVANNDALABJARG

Hvanndalabjarg is a 600 m high precipice between the Olaf’s Bay and Angelica... more

HRAUN Oxnadalur

This farm is situated at the foot of a group of mounds, which were created by a... more

SLETTUHLIDARVATN

Lake Slettuhlidarvatn has an area of 0,76 It is shallow and situated 14 m above... more

Mt. Glodafeykir

Mt Glodarfeykir (910 m), decorating the landscape on the eastern side of Valley... more

Austurdalur Valley

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

Hof Church

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

Breidabolstadur

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

Vidimyri Church

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

Holar Cathedral

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

Hauganes

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

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

Grund Church

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

Saurbaer Church in Eyjafjordur

This sod church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery... 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

Drangey Island

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

Hofsos Pakkhus (Old Warehouse)

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

Hafragilsfoss Waterfall

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

Malmey Island

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

Grimsey Island

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

Mt Kerling

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

Orlygsstadir

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

Oxarfjordur

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

Reykjaheidi

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

Reynistadur Church Farm

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

Selvik Cove

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

Siglunes

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

Stora Gilja

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

Svalbard

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

Theistareykir

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

Thingeyrar

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

Mt Tindastoll

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

Mt Trollakirkja

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

Upsi – Upsastrond

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

Vallholmur

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

Vatnsdalur

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

Yztafell Farm

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

Barnafoss

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

Munkatvera Church

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

Hrafnagil

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

Asbyrgi

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

Godafoss

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

Hljodaklettar

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

Holsfjoll

About Holsfjoll Holsfjoll, or Fjallasveit, is the name of the area to the east... more

Hrossaborg

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

Grenivik

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