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The Highland Center offers two hotel options, Hrauneyjar and Hotel Highland. Located just 1,7 km apart. Both offer access to Iceland's highlands


  • Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar

    Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar Dyrhólaey is a 120-meter high promontory, a nature reserve, not far from the town of Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. (The name literally means "door-hole"). When the sea is calm, big boats can sail through it. There has even been a maniacal daredevil pilot that flew through the arch with a small-craft airpla...

  • Eldgjá, The Fire Canyon

    Eldgjá is a volcanic canyon in Iceland. Eldgjá and the nearby Laki craters are part of the same volcanic system as Katla in the south of the country. Eldgjá means "fire canyon" in Icelandic. Situated between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, the canyon is at its greatest 270m deep and 600m wide. The Ófærufoss waterfall falls through the canyon.

  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and Volcano

    Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and Volcano The Eyjafjallajökull glacier is a 1666m high glacier-capped stratovolcano. It is one of the smaller glaciers of Iceland. It is situated to the north of Skógar and to the south and west of the bigger glacier Mýrdalsjökull. The icecap of the glacier covers a volcano (1666m in height) which has erupted relatively frequently since the Ice Age, most recently in...

  • Fjallabak Nature Reserve

    Fjallabak Nature Reserve The Fjallabak Nature Reserve was established in 1979. The Nature reserve is 47.000 hectares and is over 500 meters above sea level. The land is mountainous, sculptured by volcanoes and geothermal activity, covered by lava, sand, rivers and lakes. The desolate wilderness and tranquility are the main characteristics of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, which thousands of tr...

  • Gjáin, The Gorge in Þjórsárdalur

    Gjáin, The Gorge in Þjórsárdalur This beautiful natural phenomenum and oasis at the edge of the central highlands should not be passed by, if you are travelling in the Þjórsár Valley. The Red River (Rauda) cascades into and through this gorge and the surroundings are amply vegetated. River Þjórsá ran through before a dike was built between the mountains Sandafell and Skeljafell to redirect it...

  • Great Geysir

    Great Geysir One of the greatest natural attractions of Iceland and part of the famous "Golden Circle Tour" is the Great Geysir, or Stóri-Geysir. The Great Geysir was among the most notable geysers in the world, such as those in Yellowstone Park, New Zealand and North Iceland. The English word "geyser" is derived from the Icelandic word "geysir" which means gusher.

  • Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall

    Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall Gullfoss is Iceland's most famous waterfall, and one of the natural wonders of the world. It is in the mighty glacial river Hvitá (White river), just a few kilometers from another natural wonder, the world-famous Geysir. The enormous white glacial cascade drops 32 meters into a narrow canyon which is 70 meters deep and 2.5 kilometers long. Its spectacular two-ti...

  • Háifoss

    Háifoss The Fossá River cascades from the edge of the highlands into the narrow valley of Fossársdalur, at the head of the valley of the Þjórsá River. The river pours over steep cliffs in two falls, the larger one is named Háifoss (High Falls). It is 122 metres high and is the second highest in the country (after Glym in Hvalfjörður). The other falls, slightly lower, appears a short way from...

  • Highland Pearls and Waterfalls

    Highland Pearls and Waterfalls The Icelandic Highlands north of Mount Hekla offer some beautiful natural scenery that is for the most part accessible by road during the summer, and "super jeeps" during the winter months. The Icelandic highlands offer a lunar-like landscape with black sand deserts mixed with yellow mountains, green vistas, lakes and glacial rivers.

  • Hrafntinnusker

    Hrafntinnusker The English name of this 1128 m high mountain is The Obsidian Skerry. It is situated some distance east of the infamous volcano Hekla. It is accessible by 4WD vehicles from the north and south. On a fine day the view from the mountain is excellent. The surroundings of the mountain are a very colourful rhyolite area with many hot springs, steam vents, boiling mud pits and ice ca...