Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver, by Reykholt, in Borgarfjordur district, has the highest flow rate for a hot spring in Europe. The flow rate of Deildartunguhver is 180 liters/second and water emerges at 97 °C. The place is also unique for being the only place in the country where the hard fern grows.

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Dettifoss

Dettifoss

Dettifoss, in the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, flowing from the glacier Vatnajökull, is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. This thunderous fall has an average waterflow of 193 m3 per second. It is 100 metres (330 ft.) wide and plummets 45 metres (150 ft.) down to Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.  The waterfall also found fame in the opening scene of the 2012 film Prometheus, where it stood in for some alie

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Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach

The Diamond Beach is the name of a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, located by the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland. Breiðamerkursandur Breiðamerkursandur is a glacial outwash plain located in the municipality of Hornafjörður. The sand stretches approximately 18 kilometres along Iceland’s South Coast, more specifically from the foot of Kvíárjökull Glacie

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir (e. ‘Black Forts') is a large area of chaotic lava, situated right east of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. With its dramatic view, Dimmuborgir is one of Iceland's most popular attractions. The area is composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel. In folklore the Dimmuborgir lava field has been connected with hell, Satan was to have landed there after being cast from heaven and the Norwegian symphonic black meta

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Dimmugljúfur

Dimmugljúfur

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Christian Bickel Fingalo.  Dimmugljúfur is a deep and dramatic canyon in northeast Iceland, a favourite among hikers to the region. Alongside its counterpart canyon Hafrahvamma, Dimmugljúfur sits below the controversial Kárahnjúkar dam and reservoir. The dam's construction opened the canyons to visitors from 2008. Geology  Many will accidentally assume that there is only one canyon; Hafrahvamma. However, Dimmugljú

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Djúpalónssandur

Djúpalónssandur

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Djúpalónssandur is an arched-shaped bay of dark cliffs and black sand, located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland.  History & Monuments  The location was once home to a prosperous fishing village, along with other abandoned hamlets and ports of the area such as Búðir and Hellnar, from back when the Snæfellsnes Peninsula functioned as one of the most active trading posts of th

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Djúpivogur

Djúpivogur

Djúpivogur is a small coastal village located on the Búlandsnes peninsula, nestled between the picturesque fjord, Hamarsfjörður, and Berufirth in east Iceland. The town has an approximate population of 400 people. Fishing has been the primary engine for Djúpivogur’s economy for centuries. In recent times, the tourism industry has blossomed and a hotel, restaurants, cafés, a campground and shops can all be found in and around the town. History Dj&uac

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Dómadalur

Dómadalur

  Domadalur is a valley east of Kringla (Landmannahellir cave) in the south of the Icelandic highlands. The valley has a little shallow lake and east of it is a sandy obsidian lava field called Domadalshraun. The cabins of travel service Landmannaleidir e.hf. are nearby with good acommodations for travelers and horses, along with a camping ground.

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Dómkirkjan

Dómkirkjan

  The small and charming Domkirkja church is the central Lutheran church in Iceland.  The Domkirkja is situated at Reykjavik's main public square, Austurvollur. This has been a church site since around the 13th century but the current church was built at the end of the 18th century.

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Drangajökull

Drangajökull

  Drangajokull is Iceland's northernmost glacier. It lies above the Hornstrandir peninsula in the Western Fjords. The glacier covers 160-200 km2 at an altitude of 925 m. Alone among Iceland's glaciers Drangajokull has not shrunk in recent years and is also the only one of the glaciers entirely below an altitude of 1000 m.

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Drangey

Drangey

  Drangey, with its steep sea cliff and rich birdlife, is situated in the middle of Skagafjordur. It towers majestically over the fjord, resembling a rock fortress. Drangey is the remnant of a 700,000 year old volcano, and is mostly made of volcanic tuff. Due to its rich birdlife, the island was for centuries a source of livelihood for the people of Skagafjordur. Among the most common birds are the guillemot, auk and puffin. Drangey is also famous as the refuge of Icel

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Drangsnes

Drangsnes

The fishing village of Drangsnes can be found at the mouth of the Steingrímsfjörður fjord, in the Westfjords of Iceland. Drangsnes is part of the Kaldrananeshreppur municipality, with the village of Hólmavík as its closest neighbour. The region itself takes its name from a rock called Kerling, whom locals say was once a troll woman, turned to stone for attempting to break the Westfjords from the rest of Iceland.  The village has three, public-use hot tubs

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Drekagil

Drekagil

Drekagil is a beautiful canyon in the south part of volcanic mountain range Dyngjufjoll, in the south of Odadahraun lava field. By the gully is Dreki, the mountain hut of the Akureyri Travel Association. There are two cabins, accommodating 60 people in all.

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Dyngjufjöll

Dyngjufjöll

Dyngjufjoll is a volcanic mountain range in the lava field Odadahraun in the Icelandic highlands. The Askja caldera is situated in this mountain range. The Dyngjufjoll mountain range is roughly located between the glacier rivers Skjalfandafljot to the West and Jokulsa a Fjollum to the east and 15 km north of Vatnajokull.

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Dynjandi

Dynjandi

  Dynjandi (meaning ‘thunderous’), at the end of Arnarfjordur, is the most powerful waterfall in the Westfjords and breathtaking in its beauty. Dynjandi is actually a series of waterfalls (seven in all), with a cumulative height of 100 meters. The main uppermost tier is particularly notable with its trapezoidal shape (30 m wide at the top, 60 m wide at the bottom).

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Dýrafjörður

Dýrafjörður

  Dyrafjordur is one of the fjords comprising the Westfjords and is situated between the fjords Arnarfjordur and Onundarfjordur. Dyrafjordur belongs to the municipality of Isafjardarbaer. Two fells  together form a sort of a 'door' or entrance into the fjord, wherefrom the fjord may derive its name (dyr=door rather than dýr=animal). The fjord has a lot of interesting history and natural attractions. Haukadalur valley is the main site for the saga of the outlaw Gisli

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Dyrfjöll

Dyrfjöll

Photo from: Mt. Dyrfjöll Hiking | Day Tour Dyrfjöll is a series of mountains within a great mountain range that rests between fjord Borgarfjörður Eystri and the municipality Fljótsdalshérað in East Iceland.  The mountains get their name from their most famous feature; a large gap called Dyr which translates to “door”.    Geology and Surroundings The mountains’ highest peak reaches 1,136 metres (3,727 feet) above sea level.

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Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey

  The 120 meter high promontory Dyrhólaey is the southernmost part of the mainland, only a short drive south of the Ring Road. It offers a breathtaking view and features spectacular outcrops and rock formations.  A notable attraction is the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the heartland, giving the island its name (‘dyr’=door’). One daredevil pilot even flew through it! Dyrhóllaey has an abundance of birdlife, the most common b

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East Iceland

East Iceland

Stretching from the wide Eastfjords mountain range, set with many small fjords, through the fertile Fljotsdalsherad district and towards the highlands, East Iceland is a vast area of incredible nature, striking contrasts and fascinating history and culture. East Iceland is characterised by a large number of fjords, surrounded by high villages. Fishing villages can be found by most of them. From Seydisfjordur a ferryboat goes to Scandinavia, and the town also hosts the popular annual festival L

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Eastfjords

Eastfjords

The Eastfjords of Iceland is a 120 km long stretch of coastline from Berufjörður, in the south, to the small fishing village of Borgarfjörður Eystri, in the north. Out of Iceland’s total population of 335,000 people, only an estimated 3.2% live in the East Fjords. Locally referred to as "Austurland," or "Austfirðir," the total area covers 22,721 square kilometres (8,773 sq mi). Often overlooked by visitors, the Eastfjords represent the very be

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Efstidalur

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 the Golden Circle route, Efstidalur is within easy reach of sites such as Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Laugarvatn and Flúðir. For those self-driving this tourist trail, therefore, it is a great place to stop for a snack. You are welcome to enjoy the company of the animals on site, and look at how the farm produces its

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Egilsstaðir

Egilsstaðir

Egilsstadir is the largest town in East Iceland, with a population of 2257 people as of 2011. It is located on the banks of the river Lagarfljot in the wide valley of the fertile Fljotsdalsherad district. Egilsstadir is the main centre for service, transportation and administration in East Iceland.  Airport and Services The town provides all basic services and features an airport which is mostly used for domestic flights, although some international airlines sometimes fly there. The town

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Eiriksjökull

Eiriksjökull

  The  1675 meter high Eiriksjokull is located in the Borgarfjordur district, just east of Langjokull glacier. Eiriksjokull lies on the fringes of the Icelandic highlands and West Iceland. If seen as a part of West Iceland, Eiriksjokull is its highest mountain. It is a glacier-covered tuff mountain (table mountain covered with basalt at the top), with a glacier shield that covers around 22 km2.  Eiriksjokull is situated in the middle of Hallmundarhraun lava field, which also in

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Eiríksstaðir

Eiríksstaðir

  Eiriksstadir are ancient ruins in Haukadalur in Dalir county in West Iceland. The sagas mention Eiriksstadir as the abode of Eric the Red and it is estimated that this is the very same place as described there. Eric's son Leif was brought up in Eiriksstadir. Leif landed in North America (Vinland) nearly 500 years before Columbus. Eiriksstadir also features a replica of the old farm and there you can see reconstructions of the swords, helmets and tools used by the vikings. 

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Eldborg

Eldborg

  Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Eldborg is a 60 m (197 ft) high volcanic crater, located north of Borgarnes in West Iceland. Eldborg is the largest crater on a 200 m (650 ft) long volcanic rift. It last erupted between 5000 and 6000 years ago, but according to medieval manuscripts, it also erupted during the time of Iceland's settlement, 1000 years ago.  The easiest way to approach Eldborg is from its southern side, by walking 2.5 km (1.5. mi) from Sno

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Eldey

Eldey

Eldey is a small island southwest of the tip of Reykjanes, and situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (see continental drift). Another island was formed further out in the year 1783 by an eruption from the sea floor but was later washed away. Eldey island covers around 3 hectares and rising to a height of 77 meters. Its sheer cliffs host a rich birdlife, including one of the largest Northern Gannet colonies in the world. The last pair of the Great Auk was killed on this island in the year 1846. The

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Eldfell

Eldfell

  Eldfell ('Mountain of Fire') is a composite volcano cone in Heimaey in the Westman Islands. It is just over 200 meters high. The volcano brought the islands to international attention when it erupted at the outskirts of the village there in 1973. Many homes were destroyed and the entire population had to temporarily flee to the Icelandic mainland. 

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Eldgjá

Eldgjá

  Eldgja is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, 270m deep, 600m at its widest and around 40 km long.  The canyon lies paralel with the Lakagigar craters. The first documented eruption of Eldgja, in 934, was the largest flood basalt in historic time. A beautiful watefall, Ofaerufoss in the river Ofaerua falls into in the Eldgja canyon. This is a two-spilt waterfall and the lower part used to have a natural bridge, but the bridge collapsed in the early nineties.

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Eldhraun

Eldhraun

The vast Eldhraun lava field (“Fire Lava“), in the south of the Icelandic highlands was created in one of the greatest eruptions in recorded history and is of the largest of its kind in the world. The Lakagigar craters were also created during this eruption. This eruption lasted from 1783 to 1784 and is known as the Skaftareldar (The skafta River Fires). This was a cataclysmic event for Iceland and beyond. In Iceland it lead to diease, crop failure and disasters. The eruption aff

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Eldvörp

Eldvörp

  Eldvorp is a crater row of scoria and spatter cones located northwest of Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland. The area has extensive geothermal activity, emanating steam of about 280 degrees Celcius. The lava from the crater row is one of the most extensive Holocene lava flows on the Reykjanes Peninsula, covering about 20 km2.  In former times, local women would bake their bread in the warm steam of Eldvorp.

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Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock is a natural rock formation on the Westman Islands archipelago, located approximately 7.4 kilometres off Iceland's south coast.  The Westman Islands, or Vestmannaeyjar, are a cluster of 15 islands and around 30 reefs created by undersea volcanic activity. Covering around 13 square kilometres, the largest of these islands, Heimaey, is the only inhabited island of the cluster.  Formation and Appearance The entire archipelago rests in the Southern Iceland

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Elliðaá

Elliðaá

  Ellidaa is a river inside the Reykjavik area. Its source are two smaller rivers in the Blafjoll mountain range and the Hengill area that flow into Ellidavatn and its outlet forms the river.  The river is popular for salmon fishing, though this is quite expensive. On its way, the river flows through the beautiful nature reserve Heidmork.  The Ellidaardalur valley is green and lovely, has a varied birdlife and nearby is an interesting museum telling the story of the electrifica

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Elliðavatn

Elliðavatn

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Axel Kristinsson.  Elliðavatn is a lake within the greater capital area of Reykjavík in South Iceland.  Geography and History The lake was originally two different lakes called Vatnsendavatn and Vatnsvatn. The former belonged to the town of Kópavogur, and the latter to Reykjavík, meaning Elliðavatn rests on the borders of the two. Elliðavatn has a length of about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) and a depth of ap

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Engey

Engey

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Christian Bickel Engey is the second largest island in Faxaflói, the bay by which Reykjavík stands. This landmass is 1.7 kilometres (5,600 ft) long and 400 metres (1,300 ft) wide, yet it is uninhabited; the only building on it is a lighthouse that was first built in 1902. This was not always the case, however; as far back as 1226, it is thought to have been used for fishing, growing crops, and transporting goods to the Icel

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Erpsstaðir

Erpsstaðir

  Erpsstadir is a dairy farm in Northwest Iceland, run by farmer Thorgrimur Einar Gudbjartsson and his family. Here you can experience a real Icelandic farm, buy homemade dairy products firsthand (ice cream 'Kjaftaedi ('Bullshit), white and wet cheese 'The Greek') and of course the delicious traditional skyr) as well as visit the farmers and the farm animals.  The family also rents out the old farmhouse, which accommodates 6-10 people in a group. It is a good place

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Esjan

Esjan

The mountain Esja, often called Esjan, is situated in Kjalarnes in the south-west corner of Iceland. Only 10 kilometres from the city of Reykjavík across Faxaflói Bay, the mountain towers over the capital’s skyline. In reality, Esja is not a true mountain in itself, but a volcanic range, the highest peak of which reaches 914 metres (2,999 feet) tall. Geology and History Esja's formation dates back to the beginning of the last Ice Age. Magma rising from eruptions form

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Eskifjörður

Eskifjörður

Eskifjordur is a fishing town of roughly 1100 people in East Iceland. Along with Neskaupsstadur and Reydarfjordur it forms the municipality of Fjardabyggd. Eskifjordur has a good harbour and its main economy is the fishing industry. One of Iceland's largest fishing companies, Esja Hf is located there. A key police office for East Iceland is also located in Eskifjordur. The  The town offers all basic services for travelers, i.e. guesthouses, a camping ground, an outdoor swimming pool, c

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Eyjabakkajökull

Eyjabakkajökull

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by NASA. Eyjabakkajökull is a northeastern glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier, the largest ice cap in Iceland. Eyjabakkajökull stretches down the Devil’s Pass to the mud flats of Eyjabakkar, where you can find many tributaries of the great river, Jökulsá á Fjöllum. This is a key breeding area for pink-footed geese. Eyjabakkajökull stands beside Mt. Snæfell, Iceland’s tall

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Eyjabakkar

Eyjabakkar

Eyjabakkar is an oasis in the East Highlands of Iceland.  This is Iceland's second-largest wetland, the largest being Thjorsarver, itself a RAMSAR-site. The Eyjabakkar wetland is a site of immense natural beauty, located at a height of 650 meters and has some of the most diverse vegetation in the highlands. The area is very boggy and its main plants are angelica and hedges, which can reach unusually large heights. As for wildlife, this area is one of the largest nesting places in the w

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Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

  The glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajokull (1651 m) is located at the borders of the South Icelandic highlands. It featured prominently in world news in 2010 when ash from its eruption halted air traffic in Europe. An ice cap of about 100 km with several outlet glaciers covers the caldera of Eyjafjallajökull that stands at the height of 1651 meters. The diamaeter of its highest crater is around 3-4 km2 wide and the rim has several peaks. Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano lies nor

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Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður

  Eyjafjordur is a fjord in North Iceland, over 70 km in length from the mouth to the bottom of the fjord. There are high mountains on both sides, the highest being Kerling (1538 m). The capital of the North, Akureyri (ca. 18,000 inhabitants) lies at the bottom of the fjord. Five smaller fishing villages are scattered on the shore and the agriculture in the countryside is lively. Big fishing companies are located in Akureyri and there is a university there. Higher education, tourism and s

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Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki is a fishing village in south Iceland with a population of around 570 people, located at the end of the great Þjórsá lava field. For centuries Eyrarbakki was a main port and trading centre for the south. The oldest house in Eyrarbakki, built in 1765, features a regional folk museum and there is a charming old church in the village, built in 1890. The breaking waves seen from the seaside are breathtaking. The nature around Eyrarbakki holds a particular at

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Fagrifoss

Fagrifoss

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Nave111. Fagrifoss (the Beautiful Waterfall) is located in southeast Iceland near the Lakagígar volcanic region. The falls rest along the 4x4 road F206, approximately 24 km (15 mi) from the small town Kirkjubæjarklaustur and 40 km (25 mi) from the Laki crater.  What makes Fagrifoss particularly attractive is its smooth brink and the segmented plunge in which its lower end slants, giving the falling water at its base a beautiful fa

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Falljökull

Falljökull

Falljokull ('Falling Glacier') is an outlet glacier from the Vatnajokull icecap.  Hiking on Falljokull means experiencing a dramatically carved landscape, impressive and ever changing ice formations and getting a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and crevasses. The massive icefall, from which Falljokull derives its name, ice crashing down the mountain towards the ocean, is a truly awe-inspiring sight that should not be missed. A small brook, Fallsjokulskvisl falls from

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Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður (sometimes referred to as Búðir) is a coastal village in east Iceland with a population of 700 people. The name of the village originates from the small but incredibly majestic island, Skrúður, situated at the mouth of the fjord that shares the village name. History Historically, Fáskrúðsfjörður’s settlement, development and culture has been noticeably different from other towns and villages in Ic

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Faxaflói

Faxaflói

  Faxafloi is a large bay in the southwest of Iceland, located between the peninsulas Snaefellsnes (to the north) peninsula and Reykjanes (to the south).  The main fjords of the bay are Borgarfjordur, Hvalfjordur, Kollafjordur and Hafnarfjordur. Some of Iceland's largest towns are located by the bay and Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, lies on its southeastern shore.  Faxafloi bay is popular for whale- and birdwatching, sea angling and has great fishing grounds. In Kollafj

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Faxi

Faxi

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Kkaefer. Faxi is a wide, serene waterfall in South Iceland, approximately twelve kilometres away from Gullfoss and Geysir, two incredibly popular attractions on the Golden Circle. It can be found in the Tungufljót River. Hiking and salmon fishing are the two most popular activities in the area. Although it is not particularly rapid, kayaking and rafting are banned here; those eager to participate in one of these excursions should head to the

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Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvorduhals is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started there in 2010. The trail is located between glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull and lies from Skogar to Thorsmork valley. It is about 22 km long, reaching a height of 1000 m.  The trail offers breathtaking and highly varied scenery, the view down to Þórsmörk and of the many waterfalls of the river Fossá being particularly bea

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Fjallabak

Fjallabak

  Fjallabak may refer to two highland routes, South Fjallabaksleid or the North Fjallbaksleid. South Fjallabaksleid The South Fjallabaksleid ('Fjallabaksleid sydri') is an old highland route north of Myrdalsjokull glacier, connecting Rangarvellir (the eastern part of the South Iceland lowlands) to Skaftartunga (areas nothwest of Myrdalsjokull). This is a popular mountain track for hiking and jeeps and is easy to walk and drive. The area is very dry with scant vegetation, as it is

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Fjallsárlón

Fjallsárlón

Fjallsárlón is a glacial lagoon in Iceland, located on the southern end of  Vatnajökull glacier. Fjallsárlón can be found off Iceland’s main Ring Road (Road 1), 47 km (29 mi) east of Skaftafell Nature Reserve.  Geology The outlet glacier Fjallsjökull, originating from Vatnajökull, extends all the way to the lagoon’s surface, where large icebergs break away from the ice cap and fall into the water below.  With the many hun

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Fjallsjökull

Fjallsjökull

Fjallsjokull is an outlet glacier of Oraefajokull and is located in Vatnajokull National Park, not far from Skaftafell. At this glacier you'll be able to enjoy impressive ice formations and dramatically carved landscape, with a great view of nearby mountains and crevasses. You'll also get to see ice crashing to down the mountain towards the ocean, a truly impressive sight.  By the glacier is a small and beautiful ice riddled glacier lagoon called Fjallsarlon. Breida river then fa

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Fjaðrárgljúfur

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by ptj56. Fjaðrárgljúfur is a beautiful, dramatic canyon in South Iceland, close to the historic town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Though the valley was only formed at the end of the last ice age approximately 10,000 years ago, the bedrock here is much older, dating back two million years. The ravine was created by the runoff from a glacial lake, which wore away the soft stone and left only the more resistant rocks behind. Geograph

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Fláajökull

Fláajökull

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit:  Jerzy Strzelecki. Fláajökull ("Sloping Glacier") is a small glacier tongue found on the east side of Breiðabunga volcano, stretching down from Iceland's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull.  In the past, the glacier has been referred to as Hólmsárjökull, Mýrájökull and Hólsárjökull. In the last century, Fláajökull has receded two kilometres, cau

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Flatey

Flatey

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Kolbrún Ragna. Flatey ('Flat Island') is just one of the thousands of islands that dot Breiðafjörður, a large bay that splits the Snæfellsnes peninsula from the Westfjords. Visiting the island is truly a step back in time, with visitors gaining insight into the traditions and customs of Icelandic islanders. Flatey takes its name from the fact that the island doesn't have any hills. It is rough

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Flateyri

Flateyri

Flateyri is the largest settlement in the 2km deep fjord, Önundarfjörður, in the Westfjords, Iceland. It's populations is still just under 200 people. Even by the Westfjords’ high standards, Önundarfjörður is known the island over for its sublime beauty, tabletop mountains, and eccentric museums.  History Historically, Flateyri was a trading centre dating back to 1792. In the upcoming centuries, the town became a large support base for Norwegian

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Fljótsdalshérað

Fljótsdalshérað

  The Fljotsdalsherad district in East Iceland, home to East Iceland's main town, Egilsstadir, is particularly attractive and features an abundance of sites of natural, historical and cultural interest, some of which are listed below. Notable natural attractions in Fljotsdalsherad Storurd Storurd, in the valley Urdardalur is considered one of the greatest natural attractions of East Iceland and is highly popular with hikers. It features massive boulders, beautiful meadows and ponds,

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Fljótshlíð

Fljótshlíð

  Fljotshlid is a beautiful farming district in southern Iceland. It is one of the main sites for Njal's Saga, a masterpiece of the saga literature. It is surrounded by some of the most active and best known volcanoes in the world. These volcanoes are Hekla (north),  Katla (east), Eyjafjallajokull (south) and the Westman Islands (south west, and including Surtsey, that was formed in the eruption of 1963-67). Markarfljot river passes between Fljotshlid and Eyjafjallajokull. Gunna

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Flúðir

Flúðir

Flúðir is a small-scale village located in the municipality of Hrunamannahreppur in the Southern Region of Iceland. The village has the river Litla-Laxá running through it into the larger river of Hvítá, and is overlooked by the mountain Miðfell. With a population of just under 400 people, its residency has grown around greenhouse activity and general horticulture, which continues to be the area's main produce. Being located near the ever-popular dest

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Fnjóskadalur

Fnjóskadalur

Fnjoskadalur is a valley in South-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. It is home to Vaglaskogur, the country's largest birch forest. The river Fnjoska runs through the valley. The river is fairly popular for both salmon and sea char angling but newcomers should not attempt this without a guide, as the river is big of volume, fast and rocky. You will also need to apply for a fishing permit, via the Angling Club of Akureyri or the Angling Club of Reykjavik. There are two self catering

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Foss a Síðu

Foss a Síðu

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Debivort. Foss á Síðu is a historic farm in southeast Iceland, renowned for its folklore and natural beauty. The farm has been inhabited since Iceland’s Settlement Era, between 874 and 930 AD. The folklore, surrounding it goes back to the 16th Century when a family in the area was said to be cursed for nine generations and haunted by the spectre of a dog, which some still claim to see. Why it has been inhabited so long, in

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