Information about 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 the largest active one in the country. The glacier is the source of several rivers, including Thjorsa, which is Iceland’s largest river.

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Attractions nearby Hofsjökull

Highlands

The Icelandic Highlands cover the majority of the country and many of Iceland’s impressive natural attractions can be found here. Away from crowds,...

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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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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&...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Austurdalur

Austurdalur is a valley in Skagafjordur district in Northwest Iceland. The mighty glacier river Austari Jokulsa runs through the valley and puts its m...

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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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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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Tyrfingsstaðir

Tyrfingsstaðir turf farm is a unique turf house with several outhouses, dating back to before the year 1300. Explore this area on a self drive tou...

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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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Hvítá River

Hvíta is a glacier river in Arnessysla in South Iceland. It is one of the most popular rivers in Iceland for rafting, salmon fishing, and it is home...

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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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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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