Information about Kaldidalur

The road of Kaldidalur valley  is a highland road, stretching from Thingvellir to Husafell (in Borgarfjordur district),  between Langjokull glacier and Ok shield volcano. It is Iceland's second-highest pass.

The Kaldidalur road was a common horse route in former times but was made available for cars around 1930, though only passable for a few months of summer. One can continue to the north through the barren sand area of Storisandur. South of the valley is a cairn wherein travelers would put naughty verses.

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Ok

  Ok (rhyming with 'talk' rather than 'O.K.') is a 1198 meters shield volcano. The volcano lies west of Langjokull in the Icela...

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Þórisjökull

  Thorisjokull is a small glacier volcano in the Icelandic highlands. Thorisjokull is 1350 m high and located by the mountain trail Kaldidalur ...

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Langjökull

  The mighty Langjökull, the ‘Long Glacier’, is the second-largest glacier in Iceland, at 935 square kilometres (361 square mi...

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Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar in Borgarfjörður district is a series of beautiful waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun lava fiel...

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Barnafoss

 Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Johann Dréo Barnafoss is a rapid waterfall in West Iceland, just a short walk away from ...

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Víðgelmir

Photo from: Into the Lava | Audio Tour of Víðgelmir Lava Cave and Borgarfjörður Viðgelmir is the largest lava tube in Ic...

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Deildartunguhver

Phot from Wikimedia. Creative Commons., by Reykholt.  Deildartunguhver is a hot spring located in Reykholtsdalur, a district of west Icelan...

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Surtshellir

  Surtshellir, named after the fire giant of Norse mythology is the longest and most renowned lava cave in Iceland. Surtshellir is locate...

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Skjaldbreiður

  Skjaldbreidur is a shield volcano in southwest Iceland. It is indeed shaped like a broad shield, whence it derives its name. The volcano cul...

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Eiriksjökull

  The  1675 meter high Eiriksjokull is located in the Borgarfjordur district, just east of Langjokull glacier. Eiriksjokull lies on the fri...

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Reykholt

Reykholt is a tiny village in west Iceland, which was once home to one of the world’s greatest medieval writers. Packed with history and cultu...

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Snorrastofa

Snorrastofa is a cultural- and research center for medeval studies and the history of Borgarfjordur. The museum is situated in Reykholt, where Snorri...

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Árhver and Vellir

Árhver (and nearby Vellir) is a geological feature which consists of six to eight vents on small sand flats, some slightly elevated but most ...

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Strokkur

Strokkur is Iceland’s most visited active geyser. One of the three major attractions on the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, it i...

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Hallmundarhraun

  Hallmundarhraun is a lava field of the pahoehoe type (i.e. smooth unbroken basaltic lava with a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface) ...

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Krauma Spa

Photo from Admission to Krauma Geothermal Baths The Krauma Spa is a geothermal bath and spa resort in West Iceland. It is located near Europe&#...

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Glymur

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo credit: Andreas Tille Glymur is Iceland’s second-tallest waterfall, and the tallest that is easily accessibl...

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Valahnúkur

  Valahnukur is a mountain in the beautiful Thorsmork valley in South Iceland. Valahnukur is a popular hiking trail, as it offers a magnificent...

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Kúalaug

Kúalaug is a set of two small, natural pools, both around 40°C (104°F), in the Bláskógabyggð area. Though they are...

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Fossatún

Fossatún is a country hotel, renowned for being a centre to learn about Iceland’s troll folklore. Nearby are Troll Waterfal...

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Tours near Kaldidalur

West Iceland | Sightseeing, Caving and Brewery Visit

See west Iceland, go lava caving, and visit a brewery on this Super Jeep day tour out of......

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Silver Circle Super Jeep Tour | West Iceland and Langjokull glacier

Join an unforgettable tour in which you explore the hidden gems of West Iceland. You may have......

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Borgarfjordur & Langjokull Glacier | Super Jeep Adventure

Witness the diverse attractions of West Iceland on this specialised super jeep tour, exploring......

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West Iceland Sightseeing Tour | With a Visit to the Ice Tunnel

Explore the diverse sites of west Iceland and the magical ice tunnel into Langjökull glacier on......

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