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  • Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and Katla Volcano

    Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and Katla Volcano Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier located in the south of Iceland. It is situated to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Its peak reaches 1493 m in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km². The view on a clear day is one of the prettiest in the world. The volcano Katla, in the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, has er...

  • Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi Waterfalls

    Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi Waterfalls A unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá, about 17 km west of Skógar. It is 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind. The waterfall is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars....

  • Skaftafell National Park and Vatnajökull Glacier

    Skaftafell National Park and Vatnajökull Glacier   Skaftafell is now a part of the largest National Park in Iceland, the Vatnajökull National Park. It lies in the Glacier Country, a remote but attractive part of the south. The park covers an area of about 1,600 km2 which spreads over three valley glaciers of Skeiðarárjökull, Morsárjökull and Skaftafellsjökull on the southern fringes of Vatn...

  • Skálholt Church

    Skálholt Church   Situated in the lower part of the Biskupstungur valley between the rivers Hvítá and Brúará, Skálholt is one of Iceland's places of special historical interest. For seven centuries it was the scene of the most dramatic events which shaped the political, spiritual and cultural life in Iceland. Its early history is traced back to the 11th century when religious disputes were...

  • Skogar Folk Museum and Skogafoss Waterfall

    Skogar Folk Museum and Skogafoss Waterfall   Only a few kilometers away from the south shores of Iceland, lies the village of Skógar along the Southern Ring Road. It is a popular summer-resort centre surrounded by unusual scenic beauty. The greatest attraction of Skógar is the beautiful 60-meter high Skogafoss waterfall in the river Skógaá. One of the finest folk museums in Iceland is situa...

  • Stöng, Commonwealth Settlement Farmountry

    Stöng, Commonwealth Settlement Farmountry     Some early settlers of Iceland chose the fertile valley of Þjórsárdal as the site for their farmsteads. They were unaware of the fact that the tranquil-looking, snow-capped mountain towering on the south was an active volcano. In 1104, there was a massive eruption in Mount Hekla, and the settlement in Þjórsárdal was buried under tons of volcan...

  • Surtsey Island, the Earth's Youngest Island

    Surtsey Island, the Earth's Youngest Island   On the 14th of November, 1963 Icelandic seamen, that were fishing about 20 km southwest of Heimaey observed the beginnings of an undersea eruption that originated at a 130 meters depth. Surtsey is not only one of the world's newest islands, but the most filmed and researched and one of the most restricted. Ever since the eruption in 1963 which h...

  • Vatnajökull Glacier - Europe's Largest Glacier

    Vatnajökull Glacier - Europe's Largest Glacier   Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland. It is located in the south-east of the island, covering more than 8% of the country. With a size of 8,100 km², it is the largest glacier in Europe. The average thickness of the ice is 400 m, with a maximum thickness of 1,000 m. Iceland's highest mountain, Öræfajökull (2,110 m), is located in the...

  • Veidivötn Lakes - Fishing Lakes

    Veidivötn Lakes - Fishing Lakes   Veidivötn Lakes are a magnificent highland oasis. They are a friend in the desert, which no one should miss. They are only 130 km away from Hotel Ranga, and about 30 km from The Highland Center Hrauneyjar. The crater formations are of a true extrarterrestrial character and the contrast between black sand and gin-clear water is truly unique. Many travelers f...

  • Westman Islands

    Westman Islands The Westman Islands are a group of fifteen islands, situated just off the south coast of Iceland. The main island, Heimaey, has a population of about 5,000, and is the only one of the islands that is inhabited. The island was first settled in 930 A.D., although some sources claim that a fishing village had been established there 300 years earlier and that, by that time, Irish...