About Iceland

Iceland is a place of contrasts.

Over 1,5 million tourists visit Iceland every year to experience the exceptional nature and culture of this remarkable island.

Created by volcanism of the Middle Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is the largest island on the ridge due to tectonic movement (the meeting point of the plates forming Earth´s surface crust).

Approximately 103.000 square km. in size, located in middle of The North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is a beautiful – and yet harsh home for the around 360.000 inhabitants.

You will experience contrasts in nature, both in terms of geological phenomena and weather conditions.

Visiting Iceland also offers vibrant urban life in the capital of Reykjavik, where 2/3 of the population live.

With our Travel Guide and our Around Iceland guide, wishes to provide you with a little bit about almost everything you might want to know about Iceland.

Enjoy Your Visit to Iceland!


Articles in About Iceland

Iceland midnight sun

The summer tourist season is from late May to mid September During the first... more

Nordic Iceland

Nordic Adventure Travel: Iceland is an island country at the confluence of... more

Get an Education when travel in Iceland

Iceland is an island country at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic... more

Iceland Popular Destination

Popular Destination: The Golden Circle - The Golden Circle & Friðheimar... more

Bird watching in Iceland

About 330 species of birds have been recorded in Iceland Of these only about 85... more

Self Drive in Iceland

Iceland is an island country at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic... more

Iceland popular destinations

Highlands Landmannalaugar Reykjavik area: The Sun Voyager South... more

Celebrate in Iceland

Visit the The Nine Wonders of Iceland We like to view Iceland as nine different... more

Haunted house’s Iceland

There are a few famous haunted places in Iceland These include the National... more

Geysir crash in Bardarbunga

On the 14th of September 1950, the Loftleidir DC- 4 aircraft Geysir crashed in... more

Hornstrandir Travel Guide

The northernmost part of the Westfjords is called Hornstrandir The part east of... more

Farm Hvammur in Dalir

Farm Hvammur is a parsonage and a church site in Hvammur County of the Dalir... more

Puffin around Iceland

The Atlantic puffin The Atlantic puffin comes to Iceland for nesting in... more

Reykjanes eruption number three

Reykjanes eruption number three On July 10th, 2023, after a rather short... more

Attractions around Iceland

Iceland is the least populated country in Europe Almost 80% of the country is... more

Nature Reserve in Iceland

Iceland is full of unique natural features The geologically young island sits... more

Travel information Iceland

Iceland is an island country at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic... more

Franzhellir Eyvindarhola

Franzhellir or 'Franz' cave is about 15-20 minutes' walk east of Reykjarvatn in... more

Iceland Highlights

We like to view Iceland as nine different regions to make your search for... more

Iceland to see and do

Go and see: The Highlands, the uninhabited interior of Iceland is among the... more


ATTRACTIONS MOORLAND JOKULDALSHEIDI This vast highland plateau lies 500-600... more

Budarhalsstod Power Plant

Budarhalsstod The station is located on the Tungnaa River and takes advantage... more

Popular Nature bathing lagoons in Iceland

Popular bathing lagoons in Iceland  Back to nature!!! Blue Lagoon Sky lagoon... more

Hveravellir warm pool

Hveravellir is a beautiful geothermal hot spot located in the western highlands... more


Hellulaug is a geothermal pool, located just off the highway, close to the... more

Nature pool Landmannalaugar

Their temperatures are warm and you can enjoy fabulous views while chilling out... more


Rifstangi is the northernmost tip of the Melrakkasláttä and thus the... more

Iceland Saga

Iceland is most famous for its medieval sagas, written between the 12th and... more

Vatnsfell Power Station

Vatnsfell Power Plant Vatnsfell is an Icelandic hydroelectric power station... more

History: Flight in Iceland

Schedule flight Since 1937 As an airline, Icelandair traces its roots back to... more

Hrauneyjafoss Power Station

Hrauneyjafoss Power Station The Hrauneyjafoss Station is Iceland’s third... more

Geldingadala eruption number two

Geldingadala eruption number two On March 19, 2021, after a long series of... more

Black Beach Trolls

Folklore and mythology has always been a large part of the Icelandic culture... more

Kjalvegur map, Highland

https://natis/map-of-kjolur/ For information on road conditions, see... more

Blonduvatn, Eyvindarstadaheid

Lake Blonduvatn The lake is located in the northwest of Iceland upon a heath... more

Arctic Terns

The Arctic Terns are coming to Iceland from Antarctica A small, slender... more

South Shore Daytour

  The south shore of Iceland is lined with remarkable destinations,... more


Kjosarhreppur, also known as Kjos is a municipality in Iceland It is the most... more

Tindfjallasel. Hungurfit

Tindfjallasel, Hungurfit replaces the older cabin of the Air Rescue... more

Iceland Travel Service

We at natis are at your service Our traveling guide for Iceland has been... more

Yule Lads and their parents

The Icelandic Yuletide Lads and their parents According to common practices... more

Kalfagerdi farm

Kalfagerdi, a farm, home of the 18th century Kalfa­gerdi brothers, guilty of... more

Guesthouse Vogafjos lake Myvatn

Welcome to Vogafjos Farm Resort The resort is located on the east coast of... more

Studlagil Fljotsdal

Studlagil in Fljotsdal East Iceland Stuðlagil canyon is one of the most... more

Grimsvotn eruptions

Grimsvotn eruption's diaries September 1996 On September 30th 1996, a... more

Laxnes Gljufrasteinn

Laxnes “Gljufrasteinn” Halldór Kiljan Laxness (1902-1998) stands head... more


The Medical and Health Care Museum Nesstofa is a specialized museum under the... more

Geldingadala eruption

Volcano in Reykjanes Beginning On March 19th, 2021, after weeks of multiple... more

Mt Hekla eruptions

Mt Hekla - Historical eruptions according to geologist Sigurdur... more

Icelandic Immigrants

Leaving after Mt Askja eruption Icelandic emigrants... more

Film location

Feature Films made partly in Iceland The remote nature of Iceland has for many... more


NATIONAL PARK THINGVELLIR!!! Thingvellir-The Parliamentary Plains are the... more


Two winged flies Within this family are about 380 species in Iceland The... more

Iceland Insects – Beetles, Moths and Butterflies

Beetles (Coleoptera) About 240 species are endemic, 150 in nature, 30 indoors... more


Kaldakinn is the populated, rural area between the Pass Ljosavatnsskard and the... more

Thingvellir Icelands most sacred site

Thingvellir, location of the old Althing Icelanders gathered at River Oxara in... more

Thingvellir – witchcraft and scorcery

Witchcraft and scorcery at Thingvellir The witch hunt in Europe started around... more

Murders and Execution

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more


Husavík has a rich history of whale watching, which is one of the most popular... more

Gljufrabui Waterfall

Gljufurarfoss is among the most renowned waterfalls of Iceland only few km from... more


This is a vast moorland area (200-300 m above sea level) to the south of bay... more


Mt Bardarbunga is the second highest elevation of the country, just below 2000... more


The seaweed grows in belts between the boundaries of the lowest tides and the... more

Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean covers almost one-fifth of the earth and separates the... more


The Mid-Atlantic ridge comes ashore on the Reykjanes peninsula The... more

Ljosafoss Power Plant

Landsvirkjun's energy exhibition is located in Ljósafoss Power Station, and is... more

Pakkhus museum in Olafsvik

The Pakkhus in Olafsvik is an old trading store, built in 1844 It is a national... more


The Tourist Information Center in Grundarfjordur helps you with information... more


The way to Flatey Island and the Westfjords Ferry Baldur daily crosses... more


West Iceland Information Center is located in the shopping centre Hyrnutorg in... more




Kaupfelag Thingeyinga was the first co-operative society in Iceland to be... more


In the past, Grenjadarstadur ( Adaldalur) was the manor of the county The total... more


The hovel is located a short distance from the church and the farmhouse,... more


Former farm Litlibaer was abandoned in 1969  In 1999, it was left in the care... more


Arbaejarsafn is a mixed open air and a folk museum, a part of the collective,... more


Archaeological excavations at farm Geirsstadir in county Hroarstunga in 1997... more

Sod farms and churches dating back to the 18th century.

Vague ancient sources mention hermits in Iceland before Christianity was... more


Driftwood has played an important role all around this otherwise woodless... more

Sultartangi Power Plant

Sultartangi Power Plant The Sultartangi Station, located 15 km northeast of... more

Burfell Power Station

When Landsvirkjun was established in 1965, it embarked on the construction of... more

Sel Skaftafell

The Sel farm was named after the summer pastures of the farmers past in the... more

VESTMANNAEYJAR Volcanic Activity

The Westman Islands’ volcanic system comprises 70-80 volcanoes and their... more


The museum was opened in 1949 and its first permanent building was built in... more


Bustarfell is a farm, situated at the foot of a synonymous mountain in the... more


This museum combines and displays artefacts connected with fishing, industry... more


Lake Hvitarvatn has an area of 29,4 km² Its greatest depth is 84 m and it is... more


This fishing spot in River Olfusa near the Laugarbakki spot and the confluence... more

Hvita – Langholt, Gislastadir – Snaefoksstadir

A glacial river of considerable volume It is fished mostly like the Olfusa... more

Bruara Hamrar

A large clear but cold river It is not a prolific salmon river yet the... more

Tungufljot in Biskupstungur

During the last few years, the proprietors of this river have been testing its... more

Stora Laxa

A rather large volume river fished with ten rods It splits into three beats,... more

THVERA, Angling

A rather small river flowing into the East Ranga just above the junction of the... more

Skoga, Angling

Skoga is a growing salmon river Rock pools and habitats have been created very... more

Vatnsa – Kerlingadalsa, Angling

A small, short three rod river in the middle of the Southland It originates in... more

Ranga west, Angling

The West Ranga is in many ways the same as the East Ranga, although much... more

Bus schedule Reykjanes area

Bus Keflavik Airport Transport Bus Grindavik (Public transport) Bus Keflavik... more

Bus schedule Westfjords


Bus Schedule From Reykjavik


Map Budardalur area

Map Snaefellsnes - Map Borgarfjordur - Map... more

Blanda Power Station

Blanda Power Station The Blanda Station is located in north Iceland, near the... more

Bjarnareyjar Islands Breidafjordur

These islands are the southernmost of the so-called Western Islands of the... more


Farm Bergtorshvoll is a church site in the West Landeyjar County The churches... more

Litla Hraun

Litla-Hraun was an outlying farm from farm Hraun The prison was built on the... more


Kambar is the name of the steep slope, where road # 1 meanders down from... more


Moorland Hellisheidi is the lava area to the south of Mts Henglafjoll The... more


Farms Alvidra in the Olfus County and Ondverdarnes in the Grimsnes County were... more

TROLLATUNGA Steingrimsfjordur

According to the Book of Settlements, Steingrimur Trolli settled the... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in Westfjords and Strandir

The witch hunt in Europe started around the year 1480 and continued to the turn... more


This cove is framed with impressive and precipitous mountains and... more


The abandoned farm Kuvikur is on the Reykjarfjordur Bay For a long time the... more

Mt KAMBUR Strandir

Walking distance 13-14 km Time 6-7 hours A relatively easy walk Mt Kambur is... more


The abandoned farm Kalfanes is situated just north of hamlet Holmavik and the... more


This is the largest bay of the district Strandasysla, about 28 km long and 7 km... more


The abandoned farm Kaldbakur is on the Kaldbakur Cove Both the Book of... more


Goddalur is an abandoned farm in a valley by the same name on the Southern... more


Fell is a farm on the end of bay Kollafjordur in the "Strandir" district The... more


Feykisholar is an abandoned farm in Valley Hvalsardalur in the Strandir... more

Abandoned farm Eyjar

Eyjar is an abandoned farm and nowadays a summer residence at Balar in The... more


This cove is situated between the headlands Hruteyjarnes and Engjanes, just... more


The Drangaskord Pinnacles are among the most prominent landmarks of the... more

Island Grimsey on the Steingrimsfjordur Bay

Island Grimsey on the Steingrimsfjordur Bay is the largest off the Strandir... more

Baer Hrutafjordur

The first settler at Farm Baer was a woman by the name Arndis The Wealthy... more


The two farms, Small and Big Avik, are on Cove Trekyllisvik  Behind Mt... more


Leitahraun is the common name for several lava fields of different ages and... more

Raufarholshellir Lava Cave

This lava cave, Raufarholsshellir, is within easy reach just east of the main... more


Bruarhlod is the narrow and shallow gorge of the Hvita River about two miles... more

Self Drive From Akureyri


West Iceland Travel Guide

  West Iceland is linked to both the Southwest and North of Iceland... more

Is Iceland to Cold to Grow Forests?

Among the first things that visitors to Iceland usually notice are that it is... more

National Forests

The Icelandic Forest Service (IFS) is a government institution responsible for... more

Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant

Exploration and Planning started already in 1947 and was continued for two... more

Kerid Slag Crater

The slag crater Kerid is the northernmost one of the crater row called... more

Blue Lagoon – The History

The Blue Lagoon was created accidentally by the condense discharge from the... more

Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

The plant is located on one of the major high temperature areas of the... more

Strokkur Geyser

Strokkur geyser is the most active sprouting hot spring in the Haukadalur... more

Thorshofn and Bakkafjordur Area

Map North Iceland - Map East Iceland Travel Guide East... more

Map Southwest Lowlands Iceland

: Gullfoss & Geysir Area – South Iceland – Skaftafell &... more

Gilsfjordur Ogres

Once there were three night ogres, who intended to cut the Westjords from the... more

Farm Breidabolstadur

Farm Breidabolstadur is a church site, a former parsonage, and the residence of... more

4 Miles – “The Dispute” 1948-56

The Cod Wars - The Extension to 4 Miles - The Disputes 1948-56 1948 April 5th... more

12 miles – “Cod War” 1958-61

Cod Wars - 12 Miles Fishing Limit - 1958-61 1957 April 12th A conference was... more

50 miles -“Cod War” 1972-73

Cod War - 50 Miles Fishing Limit - 1972-72 1972 February 15th the Parliament... more

200 miles – “Cod War” 1975-76

Cod War - 200 Miles Limit - 1975-76 1975 July 15th the Minister of Fisheries,... more

Winter Visits to SKAFTAFELL National Park

For your own safety it is of highest importance to take necessary precautions... more

Geothermal Works

Those, who visit the northernmost capital of the world, notice immediately the... more

Tourist Information Centres in East Iceland

Vopnafjordur Travel Information 690 Vopnafjordur Telephone: +354 473... more

Tourist Information Centres in South Iceland

Thorlakshofn Library and Folk Museum Olfus Hafnarborg 1 815... more

Tourist Information Centres in North Iceland

Stadarskali Hrutafjordur 500 Stadur Telephone: +354 451 1150 Fax: +354 451... more

Tourist Information Centres in West Iceland

Budardalur Vesturbraut 12c 370 Budardalur Telephone: +354 434... more

Tourist Information Centres in Southwest Iceland

Reykjavik City Hall 101 Reykjavik Telephone: +354 590 1500 Fax: +354... more

Selfoss Church

This church is in the Selfoss benefice in the Arnes deanery It was built in the... more

Hruni Church

This church belongs to the Hruni benefice in the Arnes deanery It was built of... more

Thingvellir Church

  According to documented sources, a church was built at Thingvellir... more

Ulfljotsvatn Church

The Ulfljotsvatn church belongs to the Mosfell benefice of the Arnes deanery It... more

Mosfell Church

The Mosfell Church belongs to the Mosfell benefice in the Arnes deanery The... more


During catholic times, Uthlid's churches were dedicated to Holy Mary, and were... more

Haukadalur Church

This church belongs to the Skalholt benefice of the Arnes deanery The Catholic... more

Hof Church Oraefi County

  Hof is a cluster of farms in the Oraefi County During... more

Hofn Church

The Lutheran church in the fishing village Hofn was built during the period... more

Papey Church

A wooden church, built in 1904 on the foundation of an older one Declared... more

Hof Church Alftafjordur

Hof is a farm and a former church site on the Alftafjordur Bay The Catholic... more


Heydalir is a church site and a parsonage in the Breiddalur Valley It was... more

Bakkagerdi Church

This church belongs to the Desjamyri benefice in the Muli deanery The church... more

Modrudalur Church

This church belongs to the Valthjofsstadur benefice in the Mula deanery It was... more

Geirsstadir Church

Archaeological excavations at farm Geirsstadir in county Hroarstunga in 1997... more

As Church – Fell County

As is a former parsonage and a church site in the Fell County in Eastern... more

Hof Church

This church belongs to the Hoskuldsstadir benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Hof... more

Thingeyra Church

This church belongs to the Thingeyrar benefice in the Hunavatn deanery The... more


Farm Breidabolstadur is a church site and a parsonage in County... more

Audkula Church

This church belongs to the Bolstadarhlid benefice in the Hunavatn deanery... more

Vidimyri Church

The church at Vidimyri (Skagafjordur) is considered to be "The purest example... more

Holar Cathedral

The cathedral belongs to the Holar benefice in the Skagafjord deanery After the... more


The long abandoned farm Haugsnes in Blonduhlid is a historical site on the... more

Grof Church Skagafjordur

This former manor is situated just south of the village Hofsos The prayer... more


Ljosavatn is a lake, farm and a church site in Pass Ljosavatnsskard near the... more

Husavik Church

The state architect, Rognvaldur Olafsson, designed the church It was built in... more

Grund Church

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Grund... more

Akureyri Church

The Akureyri church was designed by architect Gudjon Samuelsson and consecrated... more

Saurbaer Church in Eyjafjordur

This sod church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery... more

Modruvellir Church

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery It is... more

Kaupangur Church

This church belongs to the Laugarland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery and is... more

Kaldrananes Church

This church belongs to the Holmavik benefice in the Hunavatn deanery on the... more

Holmavik Church

The Holmavik church belongs to the Holmavik benefice in the Hunavatn deanery... more

Arnes Churches

Those churches belong to the Arnes benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Arnes... more

Prestbakki Church, Strandir

This church belongs to the Prestbakki benefice in the Huna deanery This estate... more

Vatnsfjordur Church

This church belongs to the Vatnsfjordur benefice in the Isafiord... more

Unadsdalur Church

This church belongs to the Vatnsfiord benefice in the Isafiord deanery... more

Nupur Church

The ancient manor Nupur is situated on the northern shores of the Dyra Bay in... more

Holt Church

The Holt Church belongs to the Holt benefice in the Isafiord deanery Holt is an... more

Raudasandur Church

The area named Raudasandur derives its name from the reddish looking... more

Selardalur Church

This church belongs to the Bildudalur benefice in the Bardastrond deanery... more

Hrafnseyri Church

This church belongs to the Thingeyri benefice in the Isafiord deanery During... more

Breidavik Church

The Breidavik church belongs to the Patrek’s benefice in the Bardastrond... more

Hjardarholt Church

Hjardarholt is a farm and was a parsonage until the 20th century in the Laxa... more

Hvammur Church

Farm Hvammur is a parsonage and a church site in Hvammur County of the Dalir... more

Stykkisholmur Church

This church belongs to the Stykkisholmur benefice in the Snaefell- and Dalir... more

Flatey Church

This church belongs to the Reykholar benefice in the Bardastrond Deanery A... more

Bjarnarhofn Church

This church belongs to the Stykkisholmur benefice in the Snaefellsnes- and... more

Reykholt Church

A church was built in Reykholt in the early years of Christianity in... more

Hvanneyri Church

This church belongs to the Hvanneyri benefice in the Borgarfiord deanery During... more

Hallgrims Church

This church belongs to the Saurbaer benefice in the Borgarfiord deanery It was... more

Krysuvik Church

This church belongs to the Hafnarfiord benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery It was... more


Kalfatjorn is a former farm, parsonage and church site in the Vatnsleysa County... more

Hvalsnes Church

This church was built with basaltic lava stones in 1886-87 and consecrated on... more

Bessastadir Church

This church belongs to the Gardar benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery The Book... more

Hallgrimskirkja Church

The church of Hallgrimur is the crown on Iceland's capital with its magnificent... more

Catholic Church

Christ the King Cathedral The church was consecrated 23 July, 1929 by Pope... more

Lutheran Cathedral

Domkirkjan - Reykjavik Lutheran Cathedral Around the turn of the 18th century... more

Reykjavik Area Sunrise – Sunset

Did you know that the Average year daylight in Reykjavik is longer than in New... more

Icelandic Vikings

The word Viking is a collective designation of Nordic peoples, Danes, Swedes,... more

Checklist for Hikers

Many tourists in Iceland travel on foot Some shuffle off to the pool, others... more

Icelandic language

Relationship to other languages Icelandic is one of the Nordic languages, which... more

Seaweed Harvesting

The seaweed grows in belts between the boundaries of the lowest tides and the... more

Weather in Iceland

Be Prepared ! Iceland enjoys a much milder climate than its name and location... more

Visas and Passports

Reciprocal abolition of passport requirements: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and... more

Flights to Iceland Keflavik Airport

Airlines operating all year around: Icelandair from Europe & USA ... more

The Icelandic Police

The Icelandic police There are no Icelandic military forces, and never have... more

Icelandic Coast Guard

In 1926, eight years after Iceland regained its independence, the Icelandic... more

The Icelandic Flag

Description The national flag of Iceland is a sky-blue rectangle with a... more

Telephone services

The very modern and highly reliable telephone system offers direct dialling to... more

Business Hours

Generally, shops are open between 0900 and 1800 and closed on weekends Offices... more

Business contacts

Business contacts The Ministry of Commerce, Arnarhvoll, 101... more

IGS – Iceland Glaciological Society

The Iceland Glaciological Society was founded in 1950 to support research of... more

Orders and Medals

The Order of the Falcon The Order of the Falcon was established in 1921 It is... more

Proper names

The use of family names began in Iceland in the seventeenth and eighteenth... more

Code of Arms

The Icelandic coat of arms is a shield with a silvery cross in a sky-blue field... more

Tax Free – VAT refund in Iceland

All non-Iceland residents are tax free eligible The minimum amount on one... more

Highland Routes

One Highland One Car During summer you can drive across the interior of... more

Map of Southwest Iceland

Reykjavik Area - Reykjanes Area Look for popular tours in Iceland Map... more

Map of Westfjords and Strandir

Travel Guide Westfjords Travel Guide Strandir Maps North Iceland Maps West... more

Maps of South Iceland

Maps: Gullfoss & Geysir Area South Iceland Lowlands - South Iceland and... more

Maps of North Iceland

Maps: Nortwest Hvamstangi to Blonduos Area - Skagafjordur Area - Akureyri... more

Map of West Iceland

West Iceland are: Borgarfjordur Area - Snaefellsnes Area - Budardalur... more

Maps of East Iceland

Maps East Iceland: Vopnafjordur & Borgarfjordur Area - Central Eastern... more

Map of The Highland

Highland Maps and Route: Kjolur Route Sprengusandur Route Kaldidalur... more

Wild Mammals in Iceland

Iceland cannot boast of many species of wild animals compared to many other... more

Arctic Fox in Iceland

The arctic fox (Alopex Lagopus) is believed to have occupied Iceland since the... more

Mink in Iceland

In 1931, the mink (Mustela Vison) was imported for fur farming Quite a few... more

Polar Bears in Iceland

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus, formerly Thalarctos maritimus) is also called... more

Rabbits in Iceland

Rabbits imported as pets have become a part of the wild fauna of severaæ parts... more

Reindeer in Iceland

The reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus) The reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus) is a... more

Rodents in Iceland

Only four species of rodents occur in Iceland, the wood mouse (Apodemus... more

Birds of the South

Picture Great Skuas The extensive alluvial or outwash plains (sander) of the... more

Birds of the Southwest

Picture: Oyster Catcher In the capital and its vicinity, there are several... more

Birds of the West

About 50 km from Reykjavik and only a short distance from the main road, Lake... more

Birds of the Westfjords

The mountainous and indented northwest peninsula has several places of... more

Birds of the North

In the northern lowlands, between the villages of Hvammstangi and Blonduos,... more

Birds of the East

There is a large bird cliff on the peninsula Langanes in the northeastern... more

Birds of the Interior

Most of the interior plateau is devoid of vegetation, except in a few areas,... more

Common Seal

The common seal or the harbour seal gets 2 m long and weighs up to 150 kg It... more

Grey Seal or Horse Head Seal

In common grey seal areas outside Iceland it seems to be polygamous According... more

Hooded Seal

The hooded seal’s primary habitats are around Greenland and Newfoundland It... more

Harp Seal

The harp seal’s habitats are mostly in the Arctic Ocean on both sides of... more

Bearded Seal

The bearded seal’s habitats are mainly scattered all over the Arctic Ocean It... more


In earlier times there was only one breed of walruses It developed in different... more

Ringed Seal

The ringed seal’s primary habitat is the northern Arctic Ocean It also exists... more

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) (HÁHYRNINGUR)

Adult males are 7-10 m long and weigh 4½-10 tons and females are 5½-8½ m and... more

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, (HNÚFUBAKUR)

The hump back whale (Lat Megaptera novaeangliae) in Icelandic waters is 12,5-13... more

Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata (HREFNA – HRAFNREYÐUR)

The minke whale (Lat Balaenoptera acutorostrata) seldom grows longer than 9 m... more


The males are about 18 m long and the females about 19,5 m The males weigh 50... more

Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis SANDREYÐUR

The sei whale (Lat Balaenoptera borealis) is 12½-15 m long in Icelandic waters... more

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus STEYPIREYÐUR

Blue whales (Lat Balaenoptera musculus) in Icelandic waters are 22-25 m long... more

Northern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon ampullatus ANDARNEFJA

In Icelandic waters the average size of male adults is 8,4 m and 7½-8½ tons,... more

Long Finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas, GRINDHVALUR

Males are 6-8 m long and weigh 4-5 tons, females 4-6 m, and 2-3 tons The... more

Sperm Whale, Physeter catodon, BÚRHVALUR

Fully grow adult males are 17-20 m long and weigh 40-52 tons Females are 8-17 m... more

White Beaked Dolphin, Lagenorbynchus albirostris, BLETTAHNÝÐIR

Adult males are about 3 m long and weigh 250-370 kg Females are 2½-3 m long... more

Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, HNÍSA

Adult males weigh about 7 kg and are less than 2 m long Females are equally... more

Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis, LÉTTIR

Adult males are 1,8-2,6 m long and weigh 80-140 kg Females are 1,7-2,3 m long... more

Beluga Whale, Delphinaptesrus leucas, MJALDUR

Adult males are 4,2 – 5,5 m long and weigh 1-1,6 tons Females are 3-4,1 m... more

Narwhal, Monodon monoceros, NÁHVALUR

Adult males around Iceland are 4-6 m long and weigh 1,2 – 1,6 tons and the... more

Twaite Shad

The twaite shad (Alosa fallax) is mainly found in the Baltic Sea, up along the... more

The Northern Bluefin Tuna

The northern bluefin tuna (giant gluefin tuna - Lat Thunnus thynnus) inhabits... more

Toad Crab or Small Spider Crab

The toad crab's (Lat Hyas araneus) habitat is in shallow waters all around... more

Thornback Ray

The thornback ray's (Lat Raja clavata) snout is very short and almost at an... more

Spotted Catfish

The spotted catfish's (Lat Anarrhichas minor) habitat is above the ocean floor... more

Common Skate

The common skate (Lat Raja batis linnaeus) has a pointed snout Its length is... more

Edible Sea Urchin

The life cycle of a sea urchin (Lat Echinus esculentus) starts by spawning... more

Sea or Arctic Char

The sea or arctic char (Lat Salvelinus alpinus) is mainly to be found in the... more

Catfish – Seawolf

The catfish (seawolf, Atlantic catfish, Atlantic wolffish, wolf eel - Lat... more

The Icelandic Salmon

Salmon (Lat Salmo salar) fishing was practised in Iceland from its earliest... more

Saithe – Pollock

The saithe's (Lat Pollachius virens) habitat is in the North Atlantic Ocean,... more

European Plaice

The plaice's (Lat Pleuronectes platessa linnaeus) habitats are in the Northeast... more

Orange Roughy

The orange roughy's (Lat Hoplostethus islandicus) habitat is mainly off the... more

Opah – King Fish – Sun Fish

The opah's (Lat Lampris guttatus or luna) mouth is toothless and can be... more

Ocean Perch – Redfish – Norway Haddock

The ocean perch (Lat Sebastes marinus) lives near the sea floor close to land... more

Norway Pout

The Norway pout's (Lat Boreogadus esmarki) habitats are in the Northeast... more

Norway Lobster

The Norway lobster (Dublin Bay prawn, langoustine, scampi - Lat Nephrops... more

Northern Horse Mussel

The northern horse mussel (Lat Modiola modiola) is one of the most common... more

Northern Shrimp

The northern shrimp (Lat Pandalus borealis) is one of the animals called... more

Megrim – Whiff – Sail Fluke

The megrim's habitats are off the coasts of Europe, from the Trondheim's Bay in... more

Lumpsucker or Lumpfish

The lumpfish (Lat Cyclopterus lumpus) has no scales and the ventral fins form a... more


The ling's (Lat Molva Molva) habitat is in the northeast Atlantic, from... more

Iceland Scallop – Northern Clam

Scallops aggregate in patch-like groups, and commercially fishable... more

Iceland Cyprine

This mussel (Lat Arctica islandica or Cyprina islandica) is the most common of... more


The herring's (Lat Clupea harengus linnaeus) habitat is in the North Atlantic,... more

Atlantic Halibut

The halibut's (Lat Hippoglossus hippoglossus) habitat on the ocean floor in the... more


Haddock (offshore hake - Lat Melanogrammus aeglefinus) has its habitats in the... more

Greenland Halibut

The Greenland halibut's (Lat Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) habitat is in the... more

Gray Sole

The Flounder's (Lat Glyptocephalus cynoglossus) habitats are in the North... more

European Eel or Elver

The American eel (Lat Anguilla rostrata) and the European eel (Lat Anguilla... more

Picked dogfish or spurdog

In front of both dorsal fins are hollow, poisoned spikes The dogfish's (Lat:... more


The cod's (Lat: Gadus morhua) habitats are in the North Atlantic, from... more


The capelin's (Lat: Mallotus villosus) habitat is in the cold seas of the North... more


The total area of this small glacier is about 19 km² It is located just north... more

Krafla Fires

The events that have taken place in the Krafla caldera and on the Krafla... more

Bridge Between Two Continents

According to the continental drift theory, the Eurasian and North American... more

Thingvellir Drift Zone

  According to the continental drift theory, the Eurasian and North... more

Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics are a theory of global tectonics (geological structural... more

Volcanism in Iceland

The processes by which molten rock material, or magma, rises from the interior... more

About Iceland

Where is Iceland The easternmost point of the country is Gerpir (13°30’V),... more

Highest Waterfalls in Iceland

Highest Waterfalls in Iceland (meters) Glymur in River Botnsa: 190 (West... more

Deepest Lakes

Deepest lakes in Iceland (meters) Oskjuvatn: 220 Hvalvatn: 160 ... more

Average Volume of Rivers

Average volume of rivers (m3/sec): Olfusa / Hvita at town Selfoss: 423 ... more

Aedey Island

About Aedey Island This is the largest of four islands on the biggest bay of... more

Melrakkaey Island

About Melrakkaey Island his small island is situated at the mouth of the... more

Holar Church

This church belongs to the Laugaland benefice of the Eyjafiord deanery Catholic... more

Map of Landmannalaugar/Fjallabak North & South

F-225 4 x4 vehicles only LANDMANNA ROUTE The Domadalur Route is... more

Map of Gaesavatna Route

Map Sprengisandur Route GAESAVOTN ROUTE Robust 4 x4 vehicles only! Off... more

Map of Kaldidalur Route

  The Cold Valley is the shortest of the three main roads across the... more

Map of Sprengisandur Route

Map Gaesavotn Route SPRENGISANDUR ROUTE, ( Route F-26 ) GAESAVOTN ROUTE... more

Map of Kjolur Route

About The Kjolur Highland Route (Road F-35) Remember! Off road driving is... more

Map of The Reykjanes Area

Map Reykjavik Area Map West Iceland - Map South Iceland  On March 19mars... more

Map of Snaefellsnes Area

Map Borgarfjordur area - Map Budardalur area Travel Guide around... more

Map of Borgarfjordur Area

Map Snaefellsnes - Map Westfjords - Map Budardalur Get an education when... more

Map of Myvatn Area and Odadahraun

Map Gaesavotn Route  Map Sprenisandur Route  Map North Iceland More... more

Map of Kopasker, Raufarhofn to Thorshofn Area

Maps east Iceland Maps North Iceland Quick reference guide for North... more

Maps of Akureyri & Eyjafjordur Area

  Maps North Iceland - Map Raufarhofn area Quick reference guide... more

Map of Husavik To Akureyri Area

Map Kopasker Raufarhofn area Quick reference guide for North... more

Map of Skagafjordur Area

Map Husavik area - Nortwest Hvamstangi to Blonduos Area –  Akureyri... more

Map of Nortwest Hvammstangi to Blonduos Area

Map Skagafjordur area - Map Husavik area Map Westfjords and... more

Map of Central Eastern Area

Vopnafjordur & Borgarfjordur Area – Southeast Area – Thorshofn and... more

Map of Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Area

Maps: Vik and Kirkjubaejarklauistur <-Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon->... more

Map of South Iceland

Maps: Gullfoss & Geysir Area South Iceland Lowlands  Skaftafell &... more

Map of South Iceland Lowlands

Maps: Gullfoss & Geysir Area – South Iceland and Highland... more

Map of Gullfoss & Geysir Area

Maps:  South Iceland Lowlands South Iceland and Highland Skaftafell &... more

Icelandic Literature

The Icelandic Literature was created by the inhabitants of Iceland from the... more

Hofsjokull East Glacier

Glacier Hofsjokull East (1069m) is located east of Glacier Vatnajokull, between... more

Eruption in Eyjafjallajokull 2010

Eyjafjallajokull glacier eruption On March 20th 2010 (spring equinox), shortly... more

Highland Information Centers

Travel information centers when entering the Highland Interior from... more

Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park is Europe's larges National Park after merging of... more

Historical Highlights

874 < Some Irish families and hermits had moved here and settled, long... more

Largest Lakes in Iceland

10 Largest lakes in Iceland (km2)   Thorisvatn (resevoir): ... more

Longest River Catchment Areas in Iceland

10 Longest river catchment areas (km2) Jokulsa aFjollum: 7,750 Tjorsa:... more

Longest Rivers in Iceland

10 Longest rivers in km   Thjorsa: 230 Jokulsa a... more

Largest Islands Around Iceland

10 Largest Islands (km2) Heimaey: 14,7 Hrísey: 11,5 Hjorsey: 5,5 ... more

Largest Glaciers in Iceland

10 Largest Glaciers (km2) Vatnajökull: 8300 Langjokull: 953 ... more

Highest Mountains in Iceland

10 Highest Mountains in Iceland Hvannadalshnjukur: 2110 ... more

Icelandic Cattle

The Icelandic cattle they originated from cattle brought from Norway during the... more

The Icelandic Sheep

History and background The modern Icelandic Sheep is a direct descendant of... more

The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic horses live to a ripe old age, commonly to 35-40 The oldest... more

The Icelandic Sheep Dog

The Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland's only native dog The Nordic settlers, who... more

Domestic Animals in Iceland

Documented sources confirm that the settlers originally brought the... more

Blue Whiting

The blue whiting's (Lat: Micromesistius poutassou) habitat is in the... more

Blue Mussel

The blue mussel (Lat: Mytilus edulis) is common all around Iceland It is a... more

Blue Ling

The blue ling (Lat: Molva byrkelange) is mostly 80-130 centimetres long It is... more

Basking Shark

The basking shark (Lat: Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest fish species... more

Angler Fish

The habitats of the angler fish (Lat: Lophius piscatorius) are in the North... more

Ingjaldsholl Church

This former parsonage and estate, outside the boundaries of the NP, was the... more

Gigjokull Glacier

About Gigjokull As one of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier´s Outlets, Gigjokull was... more

Iceland – The Ice Ages

The Ice Ages are periods in the earth's history when a significant, extended... more

Kalmanstjorn Farm

Kalmanstjorn is an abandoned farm, a former estate to the south of Lake... more

Krokslon Reservoir

About Krokslon Reservoir River Tungnaa was gradually eroding a chasm through... more

Graenalon Lagoon

About Graenalon Lagoon Glacial Lagoon Graenalon is a constantly changing body... more

Sultartangi Reservoir

About Sultartangi Reservoir Rivers Thjorsa and Tungnaa were dammed just east... more

Kvislaveita Lake

About Kvislaveita Lake The National Electricity Authority started work on the... more

Hop Lake

About Hop Lake Lake Hop is the country's fifth largest natural lake, situated... more

Myvatn Lake

Lake Myvatn has an area of 36,5 km² It is situated 277 m above sea level and... more

Thingvallavatn Lake

About Thingvallavatn Lake Lake Thingvallavatn is the largest „natural”... more

Kreppa River

About Kreppa River River Kreppa is a short tributary of the 206 kilometres... more

Eyjafjardara Estuary River

About Eyjafjardara Estuary River The River Eyjafjardara Estuary, which is... more


About Sog River Iceland’s largest spring fed river and a famous salmon river... more

River Tungnaa

About River Tungnaa River Tungnaa discharges a larg area of the western part... more

Holsa River

About Holsa River This spring fed river was called Djupa (The Deep River) in... more

Hofsa Vopnafjordur

About Hofsa Vopnafjordur A large river in the Vopnafiord region, fished with 6... more

Laxa River

About Laxa River This is one of Iceland’s major salmon rivers and in many... more

Kudafljot River

About Kudafljot River The glacial river Kudafljot in south Iceland has a large... more

Hvita River

About Hvita River This is a glacial river and the main artery of the... more

Fnjoska River

About Fnjoska River This is rather a large run off and spring fed river, which... more

Blanda River

About Blanda River This is a large, partially a glacial river A dam linking to... more

Heradsvotn River

About Heradsvotn River Heradsvotn runs through the wide Skagafjordur Valley in... more


About Skjalfandafljot The Skjalfandafljot River is 178 kilometres (111 mi)... more

Tindfjallajokull Glacier

The total area of this small glacier is about 19 km² It is located just north... more

Drangajokull Glacier

The glacier Drangajokull is the northernmost of the country  Because of its... more

Heimaey Island

About Vestmannaeyjar The Westman Islands, "The Pearl in The Ocean", is an... more

Mt Kaldbakur Westfjords

About Kaldbakur Mt Kaldbakur (998 m) is the highest mountain of the Westfjords... more

Mt Dyrfjoll

About Dyrfjoll Mt Dyrfjoll (1136 m) marks the northernmost boundaries of the... more

Mt Maelifellshnjukur

About Maelifellshnjukur Mt Maelifellshnjukur (1138 m) is located to the south... more


About Snaekollur This vast and colourful rhyolite mountain massif (150 km²),... more

Mt Kerling

Mt Kerling is the highest mountain near inhabited areas in the northern part of... more

Mts Kverkfjoll

Kverkfjoll is a mountain massif underneath and on the northern edge of the... more


This most famous and former largest spouting hot spring of the world probably... more

The Colors of Icelandic Geology

Metamorphosis in High Temperature Areas Yellow colours: Often pure sulphur... more

Geology in Highlands of Iceland

The Mountain Massif Dyngjufjoll in the southern Odadahraun lava area has an... more

Geology in South Iceland

The southern and Snaefellsnes volcanic areas are clear examples of the... more

Geology in East Iceland

Research boreholes confirmed dykes in excess of 50% of the structure at the... more

Geology in North Iceland

Hverfjall This prototype of a Tuff Ring was created during a 2-3 days’... more

Geology in West Iceland

Craters Grabrok, in the extremely beautiful area surrounding Bifrost and the... more

Geology in South West Iceland

The Reykjanes Zone is a so-called Rift Zone (thoelite) Earthquakes are frequent... more

Geology of Iceland

The islands of the Atlantic Ocean created by the volcanism of the Middle... more

Northern Lights

The northern lights (latin: aurora borealis) are a spectacular natural colour... more

Witchcraft and Sorcery, Iceland

The witch hunt in Europe started around the year 1480 and continued to the turn... more

Outlaws – Thieves – Ghosts – Evil Spirits – Witchcraft Burnings

Mountainside Ghosts Shepherds have often noticed hauntings in mountain shacks... more

Ospakseyri Church Farm

The land around the farm and the spit of land Ospakseyri are within the... more

Ellidaar Power Plants

The first ideas concerning a hydroelectric power station in the Ellidaar Valley... more

Gardsa Power Plant

About Gardsa Power Plant The town council of Olafsfjordur decided to harness... more

Gonguskardsa Power Plant

River Gonguskardsa is a run off river, which spills into the Skaga Bay, just... more

Grimsa Power Plant

The National Electric Power Works (RARIK) were licensed by law to build a 2,000... more

Laxarvatn Power Plant

In 1933 an auxiliary power station was built on Lake Laxarvatn a short distance... more

Reykjavik Energy

The operation of the Reykjavik Electricity Authority began formally in 1921,... more

Rjukandi Power Plant

About Rjukandi Power Plant River Fossa drains the Snaefell’s Glacier It... more

Skeidsfoss Power Plant

River Fljotaa has its sources in the northern mountains of the Ogres’... more

Smyrlabjargaa Power Plant

River Smyrlabjargaa runs through County Sudursveit It mostly collects run off... more

Raudamelur Ytri Church Farm

The houses of the farm are situated at the high edge of the lava field, where... more

Saurbaer Church

The parsonage Saurbaer is situated in the county Hvalfjordur Coast During... more

Skalafellsjokull Glacier

The road up to Skalafellsjokull glacier is only 16 km long, but takes almost an... more

Skard Church Farm

Skard is a farm, a church site and was a large estate for centuries in the... more

Snaefellsnes Volcanoes

Volcanic activity on the peninsula still exists in this Flank Zone extending... more

Stadarfell Church

Stadarfell is an ancient estate and a church site of County Fellsstrond It is... more

Stadur Church

This church belongs the Prestbakki benefice in the Hunavatn deanery Stadur is a... more

Stadur Parsonage

The parsonage Stadur (or Stadarstadur) has been a church site for centuries... more

Stadur church Reykjanes

Stadur is a former parsonage and a church site a short distance to the west of... more

Surtsey Island

About Island Surtsey The eruption, which created this and other islands around... more

Utskalar Church

Utskalar was a church site and a parsonage and one of the greater mansions of... more

Valthjofsstadur Church

This ancient manor and parsonage from the 14 century is situated west of the... more

The Westman Islands

The Westman Islands, "The Pearls in The Ocean", is an archipelago of 15 islands... more

Namaskard hverir

Namaskard hverir This spectacular high temperature area (410 m above sea... more

Bjarnarflag Power Plant

The idea of harnessing the geothermal energy of the Bjarnarflag Area was first... more

Munkatvera Church

Munkathvera is a farm, a church site and a former manor in the Laugaland... more

Hofsjokull Glacier

The Hofsjokull (The Temple Glacier; 1760m) is a round shaped icecap in the... more


This lava field and its two crater rows were created by fissure eruptions One... more


Hvanngil The new Hvanngil Hut offers sleeping bag accommodations for 60 people... more


About Isholsvatn Lake Isholsvatn has an area of 5,2 km² It is 5 km long, 39 m... more

Jokulsargljufur National Park

The Northern Part of National Park Vatnajokull This park was established in... more

Karlsdrattur Cove

About Karlsdrattur The cove is situated just east of the northern glacier... more

Kaldarhofdi Farm

About Kaldarhofdi Farm Kaldarhofdi is opposite to the Drattarhlid Hill to the... more

Braedratunga Church Farm

About Braedratunga Braedratunga is a manor and a church site on the tongue of... more

Skalholt Church

The ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops, Skalholt, was the centre of... more


About Ashildarmyri Ashildarmyri is a historical site and an ancient meeting... more

Grimsvotn Central Volcano

Grimsvotn, under the centre of the Vatnajokull Ice Cap, is a large central... more

Gaesavotn Lakes

About Gaesavotn (Geese Lakes) Those two lakes are situated at the western foot... more

Gragaesadalur Valley

About Gragaesadalur Valley Gragaesadalur (greylag goose) is in the southwest... more

Eyjabakkajokull Glacier

The glacier snout Eyjabakkajokull is the easternmost of the other much larger,... more

Eiriksjokull Glacier

Glacier Eiriksjokull (1,675 m) has an area of about 22 km sq and rests on top... more

Dyngjuhals Ridge

The Dyngjuhals is a wide ridge east of Lakes Gaesavotn It is about 20 km wide... more


The central volcano Katla is hidden under the southeastern part of the ice cap... more

Kirkjufell Highland

About Kirkjufell Mt Kirkjufell (964 m) is a prominent rhyolite mountain on the... more


The name of Mt Krafla was extended over the high temperature area after the... more


About Kverkfjoll Kverkfjoll is a mountain massif underneath and on the... more

Laki, Lakagigar

The 25 km long crater row called Lakagigar was created during a relatively... more


About Lambatungnajokull This glacier snout flows down into the Skyndidalur... more

Langjokull Glacier

The Long Glacier (1355m) is the second largest in Iceland It has an area of... more


The Myrdalsjokull glacier (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of... more

Sigalda Power Plant

About Sigalda This hyaloclastite (moberg) ridge rises 550 m above sea level to... more

Domadalur Route Fjallabaksleid Nyrdri (F-225)

About Domadalur The Domadalur Route is actually the westernmost part of the... more

Bruarjokull Glacier

This glacier tongue is the largest of the many such of the icecap Vatnajokull... more


About Steinsholt Steinsholt is a 3 miles long summer pasture in the northern... more


About Sveinagja Sveinagja is a volcanic fissure and a fault in the eastern... more

Torfajokull glacier

The glacier Torfajokull peaks at 1,190 m above sea level and its total area is... more

Mt. Bardarbunga

Mt Bardarbunga is the second highest elevation of the country, just below 2000... more


Mt Trolladyngja (4,815 feet) is a vast shield volcano at the northern end of... more

Mt. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

The Odadahraun lava desert This is the vastest lava area of the country The... more


Mt Tungnafell (1,392 m) is a convex and steep mountain in the northern slopes... more

Oraefajokull Glacier (Peak Hvannadalshnjukur)

Oraefajokull is the highest mountain of the country, 2,110 m, and stretches to... more

Vatnajokull Glacier – Europes Largest Icecap

Vatnajokull (2110m) was named after sub-glacial lakes in a very volcanically... more

Papos Trading Post

About Papos Papos was the first trading post of the East Skaftafell District... more

Hoffell Church Farm

Hoffell is an estate in the Nesjar County According to the Book of... more

Nupstadur Church Farm

Nupstadur is the easternmost farm of the Fljot County, just to the west of the... more

Borgahofn farm cluster

About Borgarhofn Borgarhofn is a cluster of farms in County Sudursveit The... more

Breidamerkurjokull Glacier

Glacier Breidamerkurjokull counts among the largest glacier tongues of the... more

Systrafoss Waterfall and Systrastapi Cliff

About Systrafoss and Systrastapi 1186 a nun monastery was established in... more

Kirkjubaerklaustur Chapel

Chapel belongs to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur benefice in the Skaftafell deanery... more

Markarfljot River

The 1070 km² catchment area of the glacial river Markarfljot has to be forded... more

Landa Church

This church belongs to the Westman Islands’ benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery... more

Heimaklettur Mountain

This low mountain is one of the northern outposts of the Heimaey Island It... more

Eyjafjallajokull Glacier

Eyjafjallajokull (Directly translated: "The Island Mountains’ Glacier") or... more

Mt. Hekla – Volcano

Mt Hekla The most "renowned or infamous" volcano of Iceland, Hekla, is... more

Reynir Church

The Reyni’s Church belongs to the Vik benefice in the Skaftafell Deanery In... more

Skogar Museum Church

This church belongs to the Holt benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery Its... more

Ranga Burial Site

Early 19th century sources mention two burial grounds about 2½ km east of... more

Oddi Church

This church belongs to the Oddi benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery Oddi... more

Floaaveitan – Historic Irrigation

“Floaaveitan” (irrigation) was built in the years 1918-1927 It covered... more

Laugardaela Church

Laugardæla church is 3 km from Selfoss It was built in the years... more

Hjalli Church Farm

Hjalli is a farm and a church site in the Olfus County Around the year 1000... more

Badstofuhellir Cave

About Badstofuhellir The sandstone outcrop Hellnaskagi is on the property of... more

Petursey Mountain

About Petursey "The Peter's Island" as this freestanding, 275 m high, mountain... more

Solheimajokull Glacier

The glacier snout Solheimajokull is the southwestern outlet of the... more

Asolfsskali Church Farm

Asolfsskali is a farm and a church site at the foothills of Mts Eyjafjoll (The... more

Seljaland Caves

There are many man made caves in the Southwestern Lowlands Behind the ruins... more

Thrihyrningur Mountain

About Thrihyrningur The mountain „Thrihyrningur“ towers over... more

Einhyrningur Mountain

About Einhyrningur Mt Einhyrningur (750m) is located between the small... more

Kirkjubaer Church Farm

About Kirkjubaer The estate Eastern and Western Kirkjubaer (Church Farm) is... more

Thingskalar Parlament Site

About Thingskalar Thingskalar is an ancient place of the assembly of the... more

Stora Hof Farm

About Stora Hof This estate is located near River Eastern Ranga in District... more

Keldur Church Farm

About Keldur Keldur is a farm and a church site in the Rangarvellir County... more

Oddi Church Farm

About Oddi Oddi was a manor and a parsonage as well as one of the most... more

Bergthorshvoll Farm

About Bergthorshvoll Farm Bergthorshvoll is also the domicile of a Lutheran... more

Hlidarendi Farm

Hlidarendi is a farm and a church site in the Fljotshlid County Catholic... more

Thjorsa River

About Thjorsa The Book of Settlements explains the denomination of the river:... more

Gaulverjabaer South – Farm

Gaulverjabaer is a farm hamlet, church site and a former parsonage in the Floi... more

Floi Nature Reserve

About Floi Nature Reserve This nature reserve covers a part of the eastern... more

Strandar church

This church belongs to the Thorlakshofn benefice in the Arnes deanery It is the... more

Thuridarbud, Stokkseyri

About Thuridarbud Thuridarbud is a replica of the former fishermen’s... more

Hellisheidi Power Plant

Hellisheidi Power Plant This power plant is situated at the foot of Mt... more


About Kaldadarnes Kaldadarnes was and still is a large estate just east of... more


About Kopasker This fishing village is situated on the eastern side of the big... more

Klakkeyjar Islands

About Islands Klakkeyjar Islands Klakkeyjar are just north of Island Hrappsey... more

Hvitabjarnarey Island

About Hvitabjarnarey The Polar Bear Island rises about 28 m above sea level... more

Hvallatur Islands

About Islands Hvallatur Islands Hvallatur comprise of three, long and parallel... more

Hrappsey Island

About Island Hrappsey This island is just southwest of Island Purkey,... more

Skaftafell National Park

The Southern Part of National Park Vatnajokull The second national park,... more

Thingvellir National Park

The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site of the country... more


The name Vopnafjordur applies to a bay in the northeast and a village on it,... more


At Grundartangi Ferro Alloy Factory Elkem Iceland, the Ferro Alloy Factory... more


Farm Gilsbakki is also a church site in County Hvitarsida, District... more


About Deildartunguhver This is probably the most voluminous natural hot spring... more

Borg in Myrar

About Borg in Mýrar The parsonage Borg is situated a short distance northeast... more


About Laugarbrekka Laugarbrekka is an abandoned farm in the Breidavik County... more


About Gufuskalar Before the farm Gufuskalar was abandoned in 1948, it was the... more

Snaefellnes glacier

The Snaefellnes glacier (1446m) has an area of about 7 km² It covers a cone... more

National Park Snaefellsjokull

The Snaefellsjokull National Park was officially established on the 28th of... more


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