Information about Skjaldbreiður

 

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

The volcano culminates at 1060 meters and its crater is about 300 meters in diameter. The basin of Thingvallavatn was formed in the same eruption that formed Skjaldbreidur, around 9000 years ago.

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Attractions nearby Skjaldbreiður

Strokkur

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Þórisjökull

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Efstidalur

Efstidalur is a farm that holds a hotel, cafe, restaurant, and arguably the best ice-cream in Iceland. Facilities at Efstidalur Efstidalur is prim...

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Bruarfoss waterfall

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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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Kaldidalur

The road of Kaldidalur valley  is a highland road, stretching from Thingvellir to Husafell (in Borgarfjordur district),  between Langjo...

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Laugarvatn

Photo from Golden Circle with Northern Lights, Fontana Spa & Traditional Cuisine Laugarvatn is a hamlet of around 200 people, by the lake of...

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Hrafnagjá

  Hrafnagja is a 7.7 meter long canyon, 68 meters at its widest, located at Thingvellir National Park in South Iceland. The Hrafnagja canyon ma...

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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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Öxarárfoss

Öxarárfoss is a waterfall situated within Þingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland.  The waterfall flows out the river ...

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Almannagjá

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Silfra

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Haukadalur

Haukadalur is a geothermal valley in South Iceland on the popular Golden Circle route.  Lying to the north of Lake Laugarvatn, it is home to h...

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Gjábakkahellir

Gjabakkahellir (a.k.a. Helguhellir or Stelpuhellir ('Girl cave')) is a  lava tube, located in the area of Thingvellir National Park. Gja...

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Þingvellir

Þingvellir National Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site on the Icelandic mainland and one of the three stops on the world famous Golde...

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Geysir

Geysir is a famous hot spring in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley, found in south-west Iceland. Making up just one of the attractions alon...

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Kúalaug

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Langjökull

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Lyngdalsheiði

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Christian Bickel. Lyngdalsheiði is a heathland in South Iceland, known for its numerous caves. ...

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Vatnsleysufoss

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Kkaefer.  Vatnsleysufoss, otherwise known as ‘Faxi’ or Faxafoss, is a small waterfall ...

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Tours near Skjaldbreiður

Helicopter Flight-Seeing with Landing on Langjökull.

Climb aboard this fantastic helicopter flight-seeing tour flying high over Iceland's gorgeous......

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Fire & Ice | Helicopter Tour

Fly across Iceland’s spectacular landscapes, and land on a glacier and volcano, with this......

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