Heydalur (N3)

GPS: 65.84360 -22.67947 heydalur.is This hot pot situated across the river from Heydalur in the Westfjords by road No. 633. The temperature is around 40 °C depending on the outside temperature. It is known since the 12th century and was blessed at that time by […]

Hellulaug (N2)

GPS: 65.57728 -23.15965 Hellulaug geothermal pool is located on the coast near Flókalundur in Vatnsfjörður Fjord in the southern Westfjords by road No. 60. Hellulaug cannot be seen from the road, but there is a parking lot above the pool and a good path down […]

Grettislaug (N1)

GPS: 65.87986 -19.73886 www.drangey.net There are two man made rock pools built over hot springs at Reykir north of Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland by road No. 748. The older pool is called Grettislaug (named after Grettir the Strong) and the newer and larger pool is called […]


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 […]


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.