Miðás Breeding Farm

Miðás Breeding Farm

Midas is a horse farm near Hella in South Iceland. The farm is run by farmers Asta Begga Olafsdottir and Gisli Sveinsson. It features a stable, a riding hall and a residental house where the farmers live.  The farmers breed and sell horses and offer horse riding tour from 2-6 days. The farm has has great riding facilities and riding paths and you'll be offered excellent instruction. Much care is taken to find a horse that suits each rider and ensure that the riders find their dream

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Miðnesheiði

Miðnesheiði

Miðnesheiði is a heath on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keflavik airport is located on this heath, as well as the abandoned American military base. In 1951 the Icelandic government made a treaty with the United States concerning military protection and for an American military base to be built on Miðnesheiði. This decicion was highly controversial and a source for heated debates and protests for decades. The base itself became a kind of a village in its own right with 5000 peopl

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Morsárfoss

Morsárfoss

Morsárfoss is Iceland's tallest waterfall, measuring at 228 metres. In fact there are several waterfalls in the area, and sometimes people talk about Morsárfossar (the waterfall's name in plural). Many people claim that Glymur is Iceland's tallest waterfall (at 198 metres), and for many years it was. However, in 2007, Morsárjökull glacier - an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull glacier, had started to melt and these new waterfalls were formed and

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Mosfellsbær

Mosfellsbær

Mosfellsbær, colloquially known as “The Green Town”, is a town in southwest Iceland, 15 minutes drive away from the island’s capital, Reykjavik. Mosfellsbær has a rough population of 9000 inhabitants. As its nickname suggests, the town has a reputation for beauty, vegetation and greenhouses.  Culture The town has a long history of literature and writers. The Viking warrior poet, Egil Skallagrimsson, is supposedly buried near the town of Mosfellsbær, alo

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Mosfellsdalur

Mosfellsdalur

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Stig Nygaard. Mosfellsdalur is a valley, located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavík.  The valley of Mosfellsdalur is a lush and scenic lowland that, despite sitting very close to the capital, is often forgotten by the locals. The picturesque valley is the perfect countryside getaway, where travellers can enjoy golfing, horse riding, sightseeing or hiking. Mosfellsdalur Viking Village

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Móskarðshnjúkar

Móskarðshnjúkar

Móskarðshnjúkar is a mountain and popular hiking route, situated in the south-west corner of Iceland next to Mt. Esja.  The mountain can be seen from Reykjavík City and is celebrated both as a hiking trail and venue for backcountry skiing. Móskarðshnjúkar sits right next to Mt. Esja, but is more challenging to get to and therefore much less crowded. Making your way here is very awarding, where avid treckers are greeted with sweeping rhyolite lands

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Móði

Móði

  Modi is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Magni. These two craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull and were both formed in the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in 2010. They still emanate steam with lava glowing under the surface. From the top you'll have a great view of the glaciers and the beautiful Thorsmork valley.

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Möðrudalur

Möðrudalur

Modrudalur a Fjollum is the highest positioned farm in Iceland (469 m above sea level) and is located in the east highlands, north of Vatnajokull glacier. It's a short drive from the Ring Road, about 20 km. The farmland of Modrudalur is one of the most extensive in the country and there is a interesting church by the farm, built in 1949 by farmer Jon Adalsteinn Stefansson in memory of his wife. Its inner decorations and altarpiece were made by him as well. Möðrudalsheiði is a

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Munkaþverárkirkja

Munkaþverárkirkja

Munkathverarkirkja is a beautiful wooden church in the fjord of Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. The current church was built in 1844 by Thorsteinn Danielsson. It was further renovated in the years 1985-6, the graveyard was leveled and a gathering house was built for the congregation. The church has a choir space and has room for 160 people. On its 100th year anniversary,it was painted by painter Haukur Stefansson, who also decorated the pulpit.  It is believed that soon after the advent of

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Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It is the country's fourth largest ice cap, covering nearly 600 kilometres squared, and its highest peak is almost 1500 meters tall. It is most well-known for sitting atop the notorious and explosive volcano, Katla. Mýrdalsjökull is visible from Route 1 on the South Coast, sitting to the north of the village of Vík. Eruptions beneath Mýrdalsjökull Since 2010, the world has known

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Myrdalssandur

Myrdalssandur

Mýrdalssandur is an outwash plain located between the rivers of Kúðafljót, in the east, and Múlakvísl, in the west, both of which carry water down from the glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. Mýrdalssandur has a 35km (22mi) long coastline which includes Kötlutangi, the southernmost point of the Iceland's mainland.  Culture Around the year 1000, many farmers set up shop on Mýrdalssandur. By the 15th century, however, most of the

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Mývatn

Mývatn

  Myvatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Along with its surrounding area, the lake is one of Iceland's most amazing natural attractions. Some of the islands in Myvatn are pseudocraters, formed by steam explosions. The lake has rich birdlife and more species of ducks than anywhere else in the world. As for vegetation, it is one of the few places in the world that grows Marimo, also known as

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Mývatn Nature Baths

Mývatn Nature Baths

Photo from Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths The Mývatn Nature Baths are a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths found in the Lake Mývatn area. They are about two kilometres east of the village of Reykjahlíð. Opened in 2004, the Nature Baths can be considered to be somewhat of a northern equivalent of the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa, found in Iceland's south-west. Facilities and Price of the Mývatn Nature Baths The M&yac

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

Námafjall Geothermal Area

The Namafjall geothermal field is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn.  At this area, also known as Hverir, you may see many solfataras and boiling mud pots, surrounded by sulfur crystals of many different colours. The area is quite smelly but something one gets used to after a while. The soil in the area has little growth and is sour due to erosion and the sulfur from the atmosphere. Indeed, the old rock-covered boreholes in the area give off a lot of hot steam,

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Námaskarð

Námaskarð

Námaskarð Pass is a geothermal area on the mountain Námafjall, in north Iceland, less than half an hour’s drive from Lake Mývatn. It is located by Route 1, which encircles the country. Connected to the Krafla volcano system, Námaskarð is home to many hot-springs, mud-pots and fumaroles. Geography of Námaskarð Námaskarð is notable due to its barrenness; no vegetation grows on its slopes. This is due to the heat beneath the earth

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National Museum

National Museum

  The Icelandic National Museum, located at Sudurgata 41 in Reykjavik, displays objects providing a great insight to the nation's cultural history. The museum has a permanent exhibition, 'The making of a Nation', conceived as a journey through time and including around 2000 objects dating from settlement time to the modern age. It also features many temporary exhibitions. The museum supports and supervises historic buildings throughout the country.

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Nauthólsvík

Nauthólsvík

  Nautholsvik beach is a highly popular resort, located southwest of Oskjuhlid in Reykjavik. Nautholsvik offers great opportunites for for sunbathing, swimming and sea sport in the geothermically heated water.

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Nauthúsagil

Nauthúsagil

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Nauthúsagil is a narrow ravine in South Iceland, located beneath the glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.  Location and History A true hidden gem of Iceland's South Coast, the Nauthúsagil ravine sits behind the farm Stóra-Mörk, past the famed waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi. The name of this natural pearl translates to ‘Bull Shed Ravine’ and references an outlying

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Nesgjá

Nesgjá

Nesgja is a fresh water fissure in North Iceland, close to Husavik and Asbyrgi. It is one of Iceland‘s top dives.    As with the Silfra fissure at Thingvellir, Nesgja bears witness to the tectonic drift, being situated where the Eurasian and American plates meet. While shallow (4 meters deep), Nesgja is amazing in its beauty, crystal clear and offering an underwater view of over 100 meters. You might also be able to spot the occasional  arctic charr while diving in Nesgja,

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Nesjavallavirkjun

Nesjavallavirkjun

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Gretar Ivarsson. Nesjavallavirkjun is a geothermal power station in southwestern Iceland, operated by Orka náttúrunnar (ON Power).  The plant is the second-largest of its kind in Iceland and sits close to Þingvellir National Park and the Hengill Volcano. History and Operation Construction of Nesjavallavirkjun began in 1987 and operations started in September 1990. However, plans for harnessing the field for power and heat

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Nesjavellir

Nesjavellir

At the Nesjavellir geothermal area in Southwest Iceland, you’ll find Iceland’s second-largest geothermal power station. The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station is located a short drive from the Hengill geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. The power station produces around 120 MW of electrical power and around 1,110 liters of hot water (80-85°C) per second. The power station serves the Greater Reykjavik Area.

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Neskaupstaður

Neskaupstaður

Neskaupstadur, in the fjord Nordfjordur, is a fishing town of around 1500 people in East Iceland. It is the largest town of the municipality of Fjardabyggd. Neskaupstadur has a strong fishing industry, is close to attractive nature, features an interesting museum and hosts two popular annual festivals. Economy The fishing industry is the mainstay of Neskaupstadur's economy, along with services and tourism. One of the largest fishing companies in Iceland, Sildarvinnslan hf, has its headquar

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Njarðvík

Njarðvík

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Marek Slusarczyk. Njarðvík is a town located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwestern part of Iceland.  The town is named after an estuary on the northern part of the Reykjanes Peninsula, east of the spit Miðnes. Njarðvík consists of two regions, called Innri Njarðvík and Ytri Njarðvík, or ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ Njarðvík. Subsequently, the locals often refer

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Norræna húsið

Norræna húsið

Credit: The Nordic House Facebook.  The Nordic House (Est. 1968) is a cultural institution and exhibition space in Reykjavík which aims to nurture cultural connectivity between Iceland and Scandinavia. The man responsible for the Nordic House's impressive architect is Finnish modernist designer, Alvar Aalto. The building is an excellent example of the architect's signature designs; white tiling, wood panelling, organically sculpted walls and ceilings and even his own inner

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North Iceland

North Iceland

North Iceland is very popular area in Iceland and contains some of the best attractions on the island. Akureyri is the capital of North Iceland and is the second largest "city" in Iceland. Around 20.000 people live in North Iceland. The North coast has four major fjords (or bays) with mountain ridges between them and each of the fjords has corresponding agricultural districts. The main districts are: Hunathing, Skagafjordur district, Eyjafjordur district and the amazing Thingeyjarsys

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Nýidalur/Jökuldalur

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 frequent stop for travelers of the highlands, as huts of The Icelandic Touring Association are located there. The huts are located around 800 m above sea level at the mouth of the valley. The older hut has two floors. They both have a kitchen, a warden’s room, and a sleeping hall, with further sleeping quarters on the above floor. They both a

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Óbyggðasetrið

Óbyggðasetrið

Óbyggðasetrið, also known as the Wilderness Center, is a highland adventure hub which caters to those with a passion for the surrounding wild nature, and an interest in Iceland’s past. It provides a variety of essential services, including accommodation in renovated and preserved old buildings, and homemade and locally produced food at its restaurant. Since June 2016, it has hosted an exhibition on life in and near the highlands, where visitors can walk up a 3 km (9842 ft.

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Odadahraun

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 rough lava. It lies north of Vatnajokull and at its northern border are mountains Blafjall and Sellandafjall. Its boundaries are further marked by the great glacier rivers Skjalfandafljot to the west and Jokulsa a Fjollum to the east.  The area is dry and there is little as no vegetation. Sand storms there can also be very strong. Th

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Ofaerufoss

Ofaerufoss

Ofaerufoss is a highly beautiful waterfall in the volcanic chasm Eldgja in Southeast Iceland. The Eldgja chasm, belongs to the same volcanic system as the famous Katla, which lies under the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Ofaerufoss is two-split and there used to be a natural bridge across the lower one, but it collapsed from natural causes in the early nineties.

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Ögmundarhraun

Ögmundarhraun

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Reykholt Ögmundarhraun is a lava field on the southern side of the Reykjanes Peninsula, which was formed by an enormous lava flow during an eruption in 1151 AD. When Ögmundarhraun was still a burning liquid, it incinerated farms and houses in the area. It remains possible, however, to see some of the remains from the destruction, particularly near the beach Selatangar, a haunted and long-since abandoned fishing outpost.  This lava fiel

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Ok

Ok

  Ok (rhyming with 'talk' rather than 'O.K.') is a 1198 meters shield volcano. The volcano lies west of Langjokull in the Icelandic highlands, near Borgarfjordur district. It erupted during interglacials in the Pleistoscene age. The volcano is relatively flat, with a central crater. The volcano was formerly covered by a glacier cap that is now wholly disappeared.

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Ólafsfjörður

Ólafsfjörður

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Michal Gorski. Ólafsfjörður is a town in North Iceland with a population of approximately 785 people.  The town is located in a fjord of the same name. Together with the town of Siglufjörður, Ólafsfjörður forms the larger municipality of Fjallabyggð.  History  Ólafsfjörður started to form at the end of the 19th Century, before growing around its harbour during the go

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Ólafsvík

Ólafsvík

Olafsvik is a fishing town of just over a 1000 people, located on the west side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.  Economy and services Olafsvik has a good natural harbour and it has a thriving fishing industry. Other main sources of the economy are commerce and services. Accomodation can be had in the town, at Hotel Olafsvik, sleeping bag accommodation is available at the Lysuholl Community Center, and camping grounds are open from June through August. Cultural attractions The Pakkhus at

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Ölfus

Ölfus

  Olfus is a area in Arnessysla county, with its boundaries at Olfusa in the east and the Hellisheidi plateau in the west. The landscape of Olfus is characterised by much lava, and wetlands. There is strong geothermal activity in the area and earthquakes are frequent. Olfus stretches southwest towards sands and lava.  The area offers good services and is noted for its greenhouse fruits and horse-riding tours. The towns Hveragerdi, Thorlakshofn and Arbaejarhverfi belong to Olfus, th

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Ölkelda

Ölkelda

  Olkelda is a farm in the south of Snaefellsnes, taking its name from a renowned mineral spring close by. The pristine mineral spring by the Olkelda farm is a nature reserve. The water is excellent for drinking and hence the place has become highly popular for travelers. 

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Öræfajökull

Öræfajökull

  Oraefajokull is a glacier volcano in South-East Iceland. On its north-western side is Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur (2109 m). Oraefajokull, which has several glacier tounges of its own, is considered a part of the larger Vatnajokull and thus belongs to Vatnajokull National Park. It has erupted twice, in 1362 and 1727.

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Öskjuvatn

Öskjuvatn

  Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's second-deepest lake. The depth of Oskjuvatn is 217 m (712 feet) and it has a surface area of 11 km². The lake was formed in the volcanic eruption of 1875, at the same time as the Viti crater. Askja's latest eruption was in 1962.

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Öxarárfoss

Öxarárfoss

Öxarárfoss is a waterfall situated within Þingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland.  The waterfall flows out the river Öxará, cascading in two drops over the cliffs of Almannagjá gorge, which marks the eastern boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.  Features and Surroundings  The waterfall has a height of 13 metres (44 feet) and an average width of 6 metres (20 feet). The pool of water at the water

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Öxarfjörður

Öxarfjörður

Oxarfjordur (a.k.a. Axarfordur) is a fjord in North-East Iceland between the headlands Tjornes and Melrakkasletta. As the fjord is rather wide, it might as well be considered a bay. The landscape by Oxarfjordur is attractive, featuring woodlands and tuff mountains. Around the farming district Nupasveit are moss-covered lava fields, sands and heathery moors. As for wildlife, Oxarfjordur has over 56 recorded bird species and is one of the main nesting places in Iceland for the the rare horn

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Öxnadalur

Öxnadalur

Oxnadalur is a magnificent valley in the fjord Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. Priest, poet and translator Jon Thorlaksson lived there in his later days and to his daying day, at the farm Baegisa. Jonas Hallgrimsson, one of Iceland's most beloved poets, was born in the valley, at the farm Hraun. Jon was one of the champions of the Elightenment in Iceland. As well as being a notable priest and poet, he translated such major works as John Milton‘s Paradise Lost, Alexander Pope‘s

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Papey

Papey

The quiet and quaint island of Papey can be found off Iceland's east coast, in the municipality of Djúpavogshreppur. Roughly 2 square kilometres in size, with its highest point 59m above sea level, the island is famous amongst birdwatchers and nature lovers for its large colony of Atlantic Puffins and guillemot, and is a popular day tour destination for those looking for a break from the mainland.  History Aside from the bird population, Papey today is uninhabited. This has not

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Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Emstrur Located in the Westfjords of Iceland, Patreksfjörður is a charming village of approximately 650 inhabitants.  This settlement, in the southern part of the region, is close to many major attractions. Those in the nearest vicinity include Dynjandi, one of the country’s most unique and spectacular waterfalls, Látrabjarg, Iceland’s best birdwatching spot, and Rauðasandur, a beautiful beach with orange sands.

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Perlan

Perlan

Perlan ('The Pearl') is a museum and rotating glass dome built on top of six water tanks that together store 24 million litres of Reykjavík's hot water. Surrounded by trees, Perlan stands on top of Öskjuhlíð Hill and is one of the capital's most distinctive landmarks. History & Construction The building was originally designed by architect Ingimundur Sveinsson and in 1991, the hot water storage tanks that had stood on top of Öskjuhl&i

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Raufarhólshellir

Raufarhólshellir

Photo from The Lava Tunnel | Raufarholshellir Caving Tour Raufarhólshellir is the fourth longest lava tube in Iceland at 1,360 metres (4,461 ft). It is also remarkably spacious, between 10 and 30 metres wide (33 to 99 ft) and up to 10 metres tall (33 ft). One of the closest caves to Reykjavík, it is accessible throughout the year on sanctioned tours. It is also accessible to more people than caves such as Leiðarendi, as it requires no crawling or clambering to get throug

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Rauðasandur

Rauðasandur

The beach by Latrabjarg cliff, Europe's highest birdcliff and Europe's westernmost part, is called Rauðasandur. It is rare for its pale red, almost pink sand. Along with many seabirds, the beach also features hundreds of seals. The remnants of a farm named Sjöundá can be found on Rauðasandur. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was the site of one of Iceland’s most famous murder cases. Two farmers and their wives lived there but one farmer, Bjarni, and th

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Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge

Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Emstrur.  Rauðfeldsgjá ("Red Mountain Rift") is a narrow gorge on the east side of the mountain, Botnsfjall, on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Accessing the gorge requires you to leave your vehicle in the designated car park and take an easy 30-minute hike up to the base of the cliff face. At first glance, it may seem as there is no easy way to access the cliff, however, as you get closer, you will witness the gorge's

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Rauðhólar

Rauðhólar

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: TommyZ The Rauðhólar ("The Red Hills") is what is left of a group of pseudocraters on the southeastern edge of Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík.  The Rauðhólar can be found in the Elliðaárhraun lava fields, a part of the Heiðmörk Nature Reserve. The estimated age of these craters is 5200 years old, offering guests an insight into the geological makeup of this region. The name of this featu

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

Reykjavík City Hall (Ráðhús Reykjavíkur) is located on the banks of Tjörnin Pond in central Reykjavík.  The building houses the offices of the Reykjavík City Council and the mayor, the city’s tourist information centre, and a large, 3D map of Iceland.  History and Utility  The building was erected in 1992 after a design competition, won by the architecture practice of Studio Granda. The designers merged traditional

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Reykholt

Reykholt

  Reykholt in Borgarfjordur district is among the most important historical places in the country. In Reykholt is Snorrastofa, a center for medeval studies, named after historian, poet and politician Snorri Sturluson. As well as being a powerful chieftain in his time, Snorri is most famous as the author of Heimskringla, an account of the Norwegian kings from the 10th century to the 12th and Snorra-Edda, the most important work we have about both the ancient Nordic poetry forms and imager

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Reykir

Reykir

Reykir is a tiny settlement in North Iceland. It is best known for its regional museum and the hot spring Biskupslaug. The Reykir regional museum is a site of learning regarding the agriculture and fisheries of the area, and how essential they were for survival. There is a special exhibition of shark hunting, a practice which led to the creation of the Icelandic delicacy of hákarl—fermented shark. Biskupslaug is a very small pool, but a beautiful temperature for bathing, making it

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Reykir Regional Museum (Hrútafjörður)

Reykir Regional Museum (Hrútafjörður)

The local culture museum at Reykir in Hrutafjordur bay in North Iceland gives a good impression of the shark hunts from the bay and the farm community in Iceland in former times. The museum was partly built to house the shark ship Ofeigur, the largest of its kind that has been preserved from former times in Iceland, built in 1875. The ship is 11.9 m long and 2.2. m wide and built solely from driftwood. The ship was used for shark hunting until 1915 and then onto 1933 for carrying wood.

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Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur ('Steam Valley') is a highly scenic valley innermost of Hveragerdi town. As the name of the valley implies, this is a geothermal area. Press this for the hot spring hike to Reykjadalur.  The hot water stream gushing down the mountain range is ideal for relaxing and the valley offers a rich variety of hot pools and geothermal springs. It is also possible to have a dip in the river. It's a great hiking route and to get there drive to Hveragerði, in Sou

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Reykjahlíð

Reykjahlíð

  Reykjahlid is a small village by the shores of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. Reykjahlid has about 300 inhabitants and is close to many natural attractions, such as Krafla, Dimmuborgir, Viti, Hverfjall and the lake itself. Many tours are hence operated from Reykjahlid and the village offers excellent facilities for travelers.

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Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjanes is a peninsula in Southwest Iceland, characterised by immense lava fields, volcanoes and strong geothermal activity. Volcanic & Geothermal Activity The peninsula runs along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates are drifting apart. Because of this geological setting, the whole peninsula is extremely volcanically active, covered with lava fields and volcanoes and small earthquakes are very common there.  During the middle age

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Reykjanesviti Light House

Reykjanesviti Light House

Reykjanesviti is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, located on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula.  Originally built in 1878, it was damaged beyond repair just eight years later following a major earthquake. The current building was raised in 1929 and has remained little-changed since. Due to the erosion of the cliff on which it stands, however, it is expected that a new building will be needed in the next few years. Reykjanesviti is within sight of the geothermal area Gunnuhver, which h

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Reykjavík

Reykjavík

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of a sovereign state in the world. Despite a small population (120.000 and more than 200.000 in the Greater Reykjavik area), it is a vibrant city that draws an ever increasing number of visitors. It is the financial, cultural and governmental centre of Iceland. It also has a reputation of being one of the cleanest and safest cities in the world. Geography The city of Reykjavik is located in southwest Iceland by the creek of the

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Reykjavík Airport

Reykjavík Airport

Photo from Reykjavík City Helicopter Tour Reykjavík Airport refers to the domestic airport within Iceland’s capital, often shortened to RVK or BIRK. While Keflavík International Airport deals with flights abroad, Reykjavík Domestic Airport flies only to select towns around Iceland, as well as to the Faroe Islands and Greenland. It will, however, serve as a landing place for international flights if conditions are problematic at Keflavík.   Histor

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Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee. Hafnarhús, or the Harbour House, is one of the three buildings which hosts the exhibitions of the Reykjavík Art Museum. It can be found at Tryggvagata 17, in the downtown area of the capital. Hafnarhús has six galleries, each of them very different. You will be able to find the works of famous artists and new up-and-comers; of locals and the internationally known; and the pieces reflect a wide array of different style

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Reykjavík Harbour

Reykjavík Harbour

  Reykjavík Harbour is located close to the centre of the city and is the main port of departure for whale and puffin watching tours, as well as Northern Lights cruises. Usually referred to as ‘the Old Harbour’, the original purpose of the area, for fisheries and trade, has given way to tourism in recent years. Not only do many tours leave from here, but it is close to museums such as the Viking Maritime Museum and the Whales of Iceland exhibition. You can a

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