Iceland

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 […]

North of the wall game of thrones iceland
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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 […]

Sunset Húsavík
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Húsavík

Húsavik is a town on the north coast of Iceland. Situated on the shores of Skjálfandi bay it is nowadays home to more than 2180 inhabitants. Back in the days, its first inhabitant was a Viking called Garðar Svarvasson. He stayed there for one winter around 870 A.D. and due to […]

Moss covered landscape
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Eldhraun lava field

Moss covered lava fields can be found almost everywhere in Iceland, but the Eldhraun lava field in the south of Iceland is one of the largest of its kind in the world. It was created in one of the greatest eruptions in recorded history, lasting from 1783 to 1784 for […]

Black Monolith Beach
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Stokksnes

Stokksnes is a headland in southwest Iceland where the Klifatindur massif can be found. Located between the villages of Höfn and Djúpivogur the headland is not only known for the 454 metres high Vestrahorn, but also for a radar station and a Viking village that is located right next to […]

Kvernufoss
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Kvernufoss

Kvernufoss falls is a hidden gem not far away from Skógafoss waterfall. While hundreds of tourists visit its bigger neighbour, Kvernufoss waterfall is most of the time overlooked. Therefore one can have this picturesque waterfall all to oneself. But there are more similarities between Seljalandsfoss and Kvernufoss as there are […]

Fjallabak Nature Reserve
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Landmannaleið

Landmannaleið is a road on Iceland. It is also known as F225 and leads into Fjallabak Nature Reserve. It is one of two possible roads (the other is F208) to reach road F224 to Landmannalaugar. Whereas F208 is the safer option to reach the road to Landmannalaugar, F225 is the […]