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

Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is one of the most famous hot springs in Iceland and belongs to the famous Golden Circle. Strokkur ...

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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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Bruarfoss waterfall

Brúarfoss ('Bridge Falls') is a relatively small waterfall compared to many of its Icelandic counterparts, but its diminutive size do...

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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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Efstidalur

Photo from efstidalur.is Efstidalur is a cattle-farm that holds a hotel, cafe, restaurant, and arguably the best ice-cream in Iceland. Located on th...

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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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Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn is a hamlet of around 200 people, by the lake of the same name and originally formed around the boarding school there. It is located...

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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

In Hvalfjordur in West Iceland you can stand in awe before Iceland’s highest waterfall. The mighty Glymur, in the river Botnsa falls down nearl...

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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

  Almannagja gorge is situated in Thingvellir National Park. It is one of the park's most impressive and well known features and marks the e...

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Silfra

Silfra is a fissure filled with fresh springwater within Þingvellir National Park, and one of the country’s most cherished wonders. Snor...

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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 is one of the most important sites to visit in Iceland for its landscape, history and cultural value. The Icelandic parli...

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Geysir

Geysir is a famous hot spring in Haukadalur valley in South Iceland. Part of the ‘Golden Circle', Geysir gives its name to hot springs all&n...

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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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Langjökull

The mighty Langjokull (“The Long Glacier“), in the midwest highlands is the second-largest glacier in Iceland, at 935 km2. For jeep and sn...

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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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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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