Iceland is truly the land of ice and fire. Towards the end of August 2014, an eruption occurred in the highlands far from human habitation at Holuhraun, north of Dyngujökull. The volume of gas produced was unusually large compared to the amount of magma. Six […]
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A unique promontory standing at 110 – 120m, with sheer rock pillars projecting into the sea. On the south side is a narrow rock rim with an arch-shaped opening through which boats can sail. Dýrhólaey was declared a preserved area in 1978. From beginning of […]
The largest town in the Strandir region. Witchcraft played a significant role in this area in the 17th Century and this part of local history is wonderfully displayed in the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft in Hólmavík.
One of the country’s most historically significant sites. Home of the Icelandic parliament for nearly 9 centuries and scene of many of the nation’s most decisive historical events. Þingvellir was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2004.
A 200m long lava cave at the foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier. Guided tours available.
A very interesting heritage museum can be found at Skógar. Skógafoss waterfall is a prominent site in the area. Walking paths lead up to Eyjafjallajökull from Skógar.
Skaftafell is in the Vatnajökull National Park. Natural beauty and diversity beyond compare are displayed in its variety of vegetation, forests, waterfalls, ravines, mountains, glaciers and valleys. Svartifoss is the most well-known waterfall in the National Park and is surrounded by unique naturally formed basalt […]