Informationen über: Þjórsárver

Thjorsarver is a wetlands area and natural reserve in the mid highlands of Iceland and became listed as a RAMSAR site in 1990, mainly as it the world's largest breeding ground for pink-footed geese.

6-10,000 geese pairs breed at Thjorsarer and other birds nest there as well, such as the purple sandpiper, red-necked phalarope, dunlin, Arctic tern, Arctic skua, ptarmigan, golden and ringed plovers, snow bunting and long-tailed duck. Botanically, it is home to 167 species of vascular plants as well as mosses and lichens, some of them rare. The insect life is rich as well.

Explore a wide range of Highlands tours in Iceland.

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Hofsjökull

Hofsjokull is the third largest glacier in Iceland and is situated in the Mid-Higlands. Hofsjokull has an active subglacial caldera volcano which is...

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Sprengisandur

The Sprengisandur highland plateau stretches between the glaciers Hofsjokull and Vatnajokull (Europe’s largest glacier) and was the main route betwe...

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Kerlingarfjöll

Kerlingarfjoll is a beautiful and colourful mountain range in the Icelandic highlands that hosts the third largest geothermal area of the interior....

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Hveradalir

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by ezioman Hveradalir, ‘the Valley of the Hot Springs’, is exactly what its name suggests. It can be found i...

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Nýidalur/Jökuldalur

Nyidalur (a.k.a. Jokuldalur) is a valley in the Icelandic Highlands, south of the glacier Tungnafellsjokull and north of Hofsjokull glacier. It is a f...

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Hochland

Das isländische Hochland bedeckt den größten Teil des Landes, und viele der beeindruckenden Naturattraktionen Islands sind hier zu finden. Abseits v...

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Odadahraun

Odadahraun is the most extensive lava field in Iceland, with a total area of around 4-6000 km² (definitions vary), consisting of relatively young and...

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Laugafell

Laugafell is a small mountain to the north-east of the glacier Hofsjokull, in the Icelandic mid-highlands. On the north-western slopes of Laugafel...

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Kjölur/Kjalvegur

Kjölur is a mountain pass on the highland road of Kjalvegur, which is one of two roads that connect the north and south of the country. Explore a w...

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Jökulheimar

At Jokulheimar, close to Tungnarjokull glacier in Vatnajokull National Park are two cabins run by the Icelandic Glacier Research Association. Explore...

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Hveravellir

Hveravellir is a geothermal area located in the central Icelandic Highlands. Browse a wide range of tours of the Highlands of Iceland. Geography o...

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Ofaerufoss

Ofaerufoss is a highly beautiful waterfall in the volcanic chasm Eldgja in Southeast Iceland. Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland. T...

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Langisjór

Langisjor is among the clearest highland lakes in the country. Its altitude is 670 meters and at its deepest, it’s 75 meters. The lake lies southwest...

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Hvítárvatn

Hvitarvatn is a glacier lake in the Icelandic Highlands, feeding the glacier river Hvita in South Iceland. The lake lies where the highland road Kjalv...

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Breiðbakur

Breidbakur, in the Icelandic Highlands, is a mountain west of Langisjor lake and near Vatnajokull glacier. The scenery in this area is magnificent....

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Veiðivötn

Veiðivötn is an area of over 50 small fishing lakes, situated north-east of Friðland að Fjallabaki and Landmannalaugar. The overall area is approxim...

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Bárðarbunga

The stratovolcano Bardarbunga is Iceland’s second-highest mountain and lies under the icecap of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Explore this a...

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Sigoldugljufur

Sigöldugljúfur, also known as the Valley of Tears, is a canyon in the Icelandic Highlands. It is most renowned for and earned its nickname from its...

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Vestari Jökulsá

Vestari Jokulsa, a.k.a. Jokulsa vestri ('West Glacial River') is a glacial river in Skagafjordur. It is a highly popular river for rafting. E...

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Sveinstindur

Photo from Four-day Highland Hiking Tour | Volcanic Trail Part 1 Sveinstindur is a 1093 m (3408 ft) high mountain in Iceland's Central Highlands...

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