Information about Herðubreið

Horses grazing on the land at Herdubreid in Iceland

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

This impressive mountain, 1682 m high, is often called 'the queen of Icelandic mountains' and was voted the Icelandic 'national mountain' in a 2002 poll.

Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

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Attractions nearby Herðubreið

Herðubreiðarlindir

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

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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...

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Víti by Askja

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

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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...

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Möðrudalur

Modrudalur a Fjollum is the highest positioned farm in Iceland (469 m above sea level) and is located in the east highlands, north of Vatnajokull glac...

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Hvannalindir

Hvannalindir is a vegetated area within Vatnajökull National Park in the Highlands of Iceland.  While the Icelandic Highlands mostly consist of barre...

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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...

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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...

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Kárahnjúkavirkjun

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

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Karahnjúkar

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

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Brúardalir

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

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Holuhraun

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

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Hvannfell

Hvannfell is a mountain in Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. The mountain is located near the famous Lake Myvatn. The Burfellshraun lava...

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Lofthellir

Lofthellir Cave is a lava cave renowned for its incredible ice formations in North Iceland. Explore hidden depths on a lava cave tour in Iceland....

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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...

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Hrossaborg

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by genevieverossier  Hrossaborg, in Northeast Iceland, is a tephra and scoria crater. Its name means ‘Horse C...

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Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyarfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, found within the northern highlands in the Skjálfandafljót river. Visit this incred...

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Jökulsá á Fjöllum

The Jökulsá á Fjöllum is the second longest river in Iceland, best known for the waterfalls within it. See this impressive river while on a self dr...

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Hrafnabjargafoss

Hrafnabjargafoss is a waterfall located in the Skjálfandafljót river, one of the longest rivers is Iceland. Explore this area while on a self drive...

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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...

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