Información acerca de Hvannalindir

Hvannalindir is a vegetated area within Vatnajökull National Park in the Highlands of Iceland. 

While the Icelandic Highlands mostly consist of barren wastelands, Hvannalindir is a lush oasis, nesting between Kreppyhryggur Ridge to the east and Lindafjöll mountains to the west. 

Explore a wide range of tours of the Highlands of Iceland.

Geology 

The reason for Hvannalindir’s greenery is that the area is fed by spring water from Lindá River that emerges from beneath the lava field of Lindahraun. The eruption of the lava is believed to have occurred just before the Settlement of Iceland, or approximately 1300 years ago.

A unique ecosystem in the middle of a desert, Hvannalindir sits at an altitude of 640 metres (2,000 feet) above sea level. 32 species of plants and 30 species of bird flourish in Hvannalindir, but its location and altitude mean the land is uninterrupted by grazing livestock. Hvannalindir got protected as a nature reserve in 1973 and is now part of Vatnajökull National Park

Servicios cercanos Hvannalindir

Todos los servicios en 50km radio

Puntos de interés cercanos Hvannalindir

Brúardalir

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Axel Kristinson. Brúardalir is a series of valleys in Brúaröræfi in East Iceland.  Explore this area o...

Ver

Askja

Askja is a caldera in the central Highlands of Iceland, just north of Vatnajökull glacier. It is best known for its dramatic eruptions, as well as...

Ver

Bruarjokull

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. NASA.  Brúarjökull is a 1600 sq km (617 sq mi) glacier tongue extending from Iceland's largest ice-cap, Vatnajökull....

Ver

Holuhraun

Holuhraun is an immense lava field north of Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland's Highlands. The most recent major eruption in Iceland occurred here,...

Ver

Hafrahvammar

Photo from: Canyon Hiking Tour Hafrahvammar is a vast canyon, north of Dimmugljúfur Canyon in East Iceland.  Hafrahvammar is also known by the dimin...

Ver

Dyngjufjöll

Dyngjufjoll is a volcanic mountain range in the lava field Odadahraun in the Icelandic Highlands. The Askja caldera is situated in this mountain rang...

Ver

Kárahnjúkavirkjun

Karahnjukavirkjun is a Hydropower plant in Eastern Iceland, designed to 4600 GWh annually to serve Alcoa's aluminium smelter east of Reydarfjordur...

Ver

Karahnjúkar

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Christoph Hess Karahnjúkur describes two mountains and a power plant, found beside each other in East I...

Ver

Víti por Askja

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit:  Ulrich Latzenhofer.  Víti is a geothermal crater lake found in Askja Caldera in the Icelandic Central Highlands...

Ver

Herðubreið

Herdubreid is a table mountain (Icelandic: 'stapi'), situated north of Vatnajokull in the deserted lava field of Odadahraun, the most extens...

Ver

Kverkfjöll

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Pietro Kverkfjöll is a sub-glacial mountain range on the northern side of the Vatnajökull glacier. Its...

Ver

Laugarvalladalur

Laugarvalladalur is a beautiful, verdant oasis, best known for the many hot springs that sit around the abandoned farm on site. Explore this area w...

Ver

Snæfell

Snæfell is the name of the largest freestanding mountain in Iceland, located in the east of the country. Explore this region on a self drive tour i...

Ver

Herðubreiðarlindir

Herdubreidarlindir is an oasis situated near Herdubreid mountain north of Vatnajokull glacier. The area features a campground and hiking trails and i...

Ver

Eyjabakkajökull

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by NASA. Eyjabakkajökull is a northeastern glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier, the largest ic...

Ver

Eyjabakkar

Eyjabakkar is an oasis in the East Highlands of Iceland.  Explore this area of Iceland on a self drive tour. This is Iceland's second-largest we...

Ver

Trölladyngja

Trölladyngja is Iceland's largest shield volcano, located in the north of Vatnajökull National Park in the highlands. Explore this area on a self...

Ver

Óbyggðasetrið

Óbyggðasetrið, also known as the Wilderness Center, is a highland adventure hub which caters to those with a passion for the surrounding wild nature,...

Ver

Stuðlagil Canyon

Stuðlagil Canyon can be found in East Iceland in the Glacier Valley called Jökuldalur. With the largest number of basalt rock columns in Iceland and...

Ver

Vatnajökull

El glaciar Vatnajökull es el mayor glaciar de Europa y cubre el 8% de la masa terrestre de Islandia. Debido a su enorme tamaño, partes de él son vi...

Ver