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Kirkjufellsfoss
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Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell is a 463 metres high mountain that is located on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula. From the Icelandic Kirkjufell may be translated as „Church Mountain“. Allegedly it got its name because of its geometrically perfect shape. Thanks to its isolated position and a waterfall in front, it […]

Arnarstapi
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Arnarstapi

On the southern side of Snæfellsnes, at the foot of Mount Stapafell, one can find a small fishing village called Arnarstapi. Located between Hellnar village and Breiðavík farms it is home to only 15 inhabitants. In its early days, Arnarstapi was an important trading post and had a much bigger […]

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Brúarfoss

Brúarfoss is waterfall near the town of Laugarvatn in the south of Iceland. Brúarfoss is Icelandic for Bridge Waterfall and it got its name from a natural stone arch that was spanning over the river before it collapsed a long time ago. The most beautiful things of Brúarfoss waterfall are […]

Canyon Iceland
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Fjaðrárgljúfur

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a gorgeous and overwhelming canyon in the south-east of Iceland. The canyon is about 100 metres wide, 2 kilometres long and over 2 million years old. Fjaðrárgljúfur was created through progressive erosion by water flowing from surrounding glaciers. Fjaðrá is the name of the river that falls of […]

Landmannalaugar
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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a region with colourful mountains, volcanoes and hot springs. Its name is Icelandic and means the people’s pools. The different colours of the mountains are caused by the interaction of rhyolite rock and geothermal gasses. Located next to Laugahraun lava field, which was formed in an eruption around […]

Hengifoss waterfall
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Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss

In the east of Iceland, near the city of Egilsstaðir, the forest of Hallormsstaðaskógur, which is the biggest in Iceland, and Lagarfljót lake two waterfalls can be found. Fed by the Hengifossá river the Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss waterfalls are surrounded by a magnificent landscape made of colourful rock faces and […]

Öxnadalur
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Öxnadalur

Öxnadalur is a 30 kilometres long valley in the north of Iceland. Located on the Ring Road between Varmahlíð and Akureyri. The 1075 metres high peak of Hraundrangi and its surroundings are one of the most stunning in Iceland. Until 1956 it was believed that mount Hraundangi is unscalable. In […]

Glacier Iceland
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Vatnajökull

Vatnajökull is not only the largest glacier in Iceland, furthermore, it is also the largest glacier in Europe by volume and the second largest in area. Its thickest point is about 1000 metres and its average thickness is between 400 and 500 metres. Located in the south-west of Iceland its […]

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Hverfjall and Grjótagjá

The area around Lake Myvatn, especially the Hverfjall crater and the Grjótagjá cave are of special interest for many people because both were featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. Hverfjall volcano is where white walkers stomped beyond the wall. The tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland erupted in […]