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Franzhellir Eyvindarhola

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

Black Beach Trolls

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


One of the first settlement farms in Iceland was Horn, built by Hrollaugur son... more

Kalfagerdi farm

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

Murders and Executions Reykjavik and Reykjanes area

Reykjavik area: VALLEY EILIFSDALUR Mt Esja Reykjanes... more

Murders and Executions The Highlands

According to the Book of Settlements (in the early 12th century) and the... more

Murders and Executions Westfjords and Strandir

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

Murders and Executions East Iceland

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

Murders and Executions North Iceland

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

Murders and Executions West Iceland

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

Murders and Executions in South Iceland

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


Kirkjubol was a farm at Gardskagi, often occupied by rich farmers and... more


Junkaragerdi was a farm just north of the Hafnaberg Cliffs Its name was... more

Hofsstadir Historic Park

An impressive Viking-Age longhouse stood at Hofsstaðir from the Settlement... more


The rugged and barren Chapel Lava Field or the New Lava Field spreads between... more


Lambhus was an outlying farm from the estate Bessastadir on the Alftanes... more

Valley Eilifsdalur

Valley Eilifsdalur in Kjos county Valley Eilifsdalur cuts into Mt Esja from... more

Bessastadir Presidental Residence

The estate and parsonage - Governor's & presidental residence... more

Saga Trail Reykjanes


Saga Trail Reykjavik Area

Saga Trail Reykjavik: AKUREY ISLAND THE CABINET... more


River Fossa discharges the Corpse River Lake Once a few men were fishing for... more


Hvalnes is a farm and a low headland at the foot of Mt East Horn, a... more


Valley Geithellnar and the ancient manor Geithellar were named after a cave... more


This central volcano, decorating the landscapes of the Breiddalur Valley and... more


Dvergasteinn (Dwarf Boulder) is a farm on the northern side of the Seydisfiord... more


Helgustadir is a farm on the northern shores of the Reydarfiord Bay During... more


Hafnarnes is an abandoned fishing hamlet on the southern shores of the... more


Eidar is a former manor and later a primary- and secondary boarding school for... more

East Iceland Saga

Saga Trail: Fljotsdalur area ADALBOL BJARNAREY BRU... more


Muli is an ancient estate, a parsonage for extended periods and a church site... more


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


Keldunes is a small farm community in the Kelduhverfi County In its proximity... more


This spectacular high temperature area (410 m above sea level) is situated by... more


Hraunhafnartangi is the second northernmost point of the country... more


Hofdi is one of the most impressive areas around Lake Myvatn It forms a... more


Mts Grisatungufjoll (736 m) is a small mountain range in District Southern... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in North Iceland

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


Modrufell is a farm in Hrafnagilshreppur county in district... more

Munkathvera farm

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


Vallholmur (Holmurinn) is the lowland area between rivers Huseyjarkvisl and... more


This bay is 3-4 miles (5-6 km) long and about 1 mile wide It is guarded by... more


Farm Geldingaholt is in the Seyla County in the Skagafjordur District It was... more


Flugumyri is a farm and a church site in the Blonduhlid County The present... more


Arnarstapi is a rocky mound just south of road # 1 at the eastern end of the... more


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


The Post and Telecommunications Administration decided to erect a memorial of... more


The old estate Illugastadir on the Vatnsnes Peninsula is a historic place ... more


The farm Hof is situated in the eastern part of the Vatnsdalur Valley ... more


Grimstunga is an estate, a former church site and a parsonage in the... more


Audunarstadir is a farm in the Vididalur Valley in the northern part of the... more

North Iceland Saga

Saga trail North Saga trail: From Hrudfjordur to... more

Dalir Saga Trail

Saga trail: Dalir... more

Myrar and Snaefellsnes Saga Trail

Saga Trail: Myrar and Snaefellsnes area Myrar and Southern Snaefellnes... more

Borgarfjordur Saga Trail

Saga Trail: Borgarfjordur area WHALE... more

Westfjords Saga Trail

Bardastrond Area Saga... more

Strandir Saga Trail

Strandir Saga Trail: BORDEYRI BAER/Hrutafjordur PRESTBAKKI... more


Farm Botn is situated in the Botn Valley at the end of Sugandi Bay and the... more


The ancient, Saga Age, local parliament site for the spring assemblies of the... more

Westfjords and Strandir Saga

Bardastrond Area Saga... more


Presently a farm at the end of a synonymous cove south of the town... more


This farm is on the northern shore of the Hof’s Cove in the Helgafell... more

Budir church

The Budir church is in the benefice of Ingjaldsholl and the Snaefell- and Dalir... more


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


Mr Skallagrimur Kveldulfsson advised Mr Oleifur hjalti to settle between rivers... more


Egil's Saga mentions, that Steinar Önundarson requested the help of Chieftain... more


Farm Katanes was originally the settlement of Kalman the South Islander, who... more


Tverfell is the easternmost farm in valley Lundareykjadalur, to the north of... more


Gardar in Akranes is a former manor and a church site The Book of... more


Mt Akrafjall (643m) is a prominent landmark from the capital area to the north... more


Farm Melar in county Leirar- and Melasveit was the abode of the Melar dynasty,... more

Leira Farm

Farm Leira in county Leirar and Melasveit was a church site and a mansion for a... more

West Iceland Saga

Borgarfjordur area Saga trail West WHALE... more

Saga Trail South Thorsa Valley

Saga Trail: Thjorsa... more

Saga Trail Selfoss to Vik in Myrdal


Saga Trail South Hveragerdi – Olfus and Selfoss area

Saga Trail: Hveragerdi - Olfus – Selfoss area ARNABAELI HJALLI Olfus... more


This valley branches from the valley Thrudardalur at the end of the... more


Valley Lokinhamradalur is situated in the extreme west on the northern side of... more


Kaldalon is a 5 km long bay branching to the north from the large Isafiord Bay... 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

Thingvellir faults and chasms

The main western fault line, 8 km long (5 miles) and 5 km (3 miles) wide, is... more

Kings House Thingvellir

The King's House was built in 1907 to accommodate the king of Denmark on his... more

Hofmannaflot at Thingvellir

Hofmannaflot is a flat plain on the eastern side of Mt Armannsfell and north of... 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


HIGHLAND ROUTES Outlaws - Thieves - Ghosts - Evil Spirits Old and Present... more

GROF Egilsstadir

Grof is an abandoned farm in County Eidathingha In 1729, a man murdered his... more

Farm BRU

The estate Bru, one of the largest of the country, is the innermost farm of the... more


During the centuries, bridle paths between the bays Seydisfjordur and... more

Farm Klaustursel

Farm Klaustursel in the Jokuldalur Valley is a large property, formerly used as... more

Travel Guide Sprengisandur Route

Region: Highland Coordinates: 648666632 ° N 181166662° W This part of... more

Travel Guide Reykjanes

Reykjanes (The Steamy Peninsula) is the name of the south- westernmost tip of... more


The Gretti’s Saga tells us about the almost five years Grettir the exiled,... more


This farm is situated on Lake Hofdavatn in the Hofdastond County, District... more


Latrabjarg is a 14 km long, sheer cliff with an east-west direction on the... more

Thingvellir National Park

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


St Mary’s Harbour is an ancient trading post on Cove Laxarvogur of the Whale... more


The spit of land Hvalfjardareyri is on the southern shores of the Whale... more


Geirsholmur is a round shaped, rocky islet near the Thyrill Headland on the... more


The Whale Bay The beautiful Whale Bay branches into the mountainous landscapes... more


Saga Trail: Hveragerdi – Olfus – Selfoss area ARNABAELI HJALLI Olfus... more


Helgafell (The Holy Mound) is a parsonage at the foot of a high rocky mound by... more


The former hamlet Haganesvik in the Fljot County is situated on a synonymous... more


Farm Haukagil in Valley Vatnsdalur derives itsn name from a synonimous gorge,... more

BJARG, Grettir Asmundarson

Bjarg is a farm just east of River Midfjardara, rather high up in the... more


Hindisvik is the northernmost farm on the Vatnsnes Peninsula This abandoned... more


Kolugljufur is the 2 km long and 20-25 m deep and beautiful gorge of River... more


Borgarvirki is a prominent landmark on the way through the Huna District This... more


Borgarland is a beautiful peninsula between the bays Berufjordur and Kroksfiord... more


The precipitous slope Graenahlid is located north of the mouth of the Isafiord... more


Grunnavik is a cove close to the mouth of the southern side of the Jokulfjords... more


MOORLAND GEMLUFALLSHEIDI Moorland Gemlufallsheidi (283 m) lies between the... more


Baula (934 metres) is a cone shaped, rhyolite laccolith to the west of The... more


Bardargata is the name of a route from the Bardardalur Valley in the north... more


Valley Bardardalur stretches far into the interior between Moorland Fljotsheidi... more

HOLT Onunarfjordur

Holt has been an estate and a parsonage for centuries and always counted among... more


The official magistrate assemblies for County Andakill took place at farm... more


Bjarnarhofn is an old estate at the foot of the freestanding Mt... more


During ancient times, Gasir was the most important trading post of the North It... more


Latrastrond is the north easternmost coastal area of the Eyjafiord Bay It was... more


The Flatey Valley stretches from the northern part of the Fnjoska Valley all... more


Kolkuos, former Kolbeinsaros, was among the most important harbour trading... more


Holar is a school centre and a parsonage in the Hjaltadalur valley About the... more


  Modrufell is a farm in the Hrafnagil County in the Eyjafiord... more


Farm Myrka is a former parsonage and a church site in the Horgardalur... more


Hvitarvellir is a farm near the former road # 1 and the largest arch bridge of... more


Hitardalur is an old estate, synonymous with the valley further east, which was... more


This promontory, also called Horn, is the easternmost tip of the small Bardsnes... more


HVERFJALL or HVERFELL Mt Hverfjall is a gigantic tephra crater, a so-called... more


This vast highland plateau lies 500-600 m above sea level and it is about 60 km... more


Hamarsdalur is a long and narrow valley to the west of the Hamarsfiord Bay in... more


Presently a farm at the end of a synonymous cove south of the town... more


Berufjordur is situated near of the village Djupivogur on the southern side The... more


Gautavik is a farm on the northern side of the Berufjordur Bay  It is... more

Haunted house JOKULSA a FJOLLUM

Two ferries were used to serve the travellers, who had to get across River... more


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


The buildings of the farm group date from different periods of the 19th century... more


Hellisheidi (current camera view) is among the highest lying (656 m), and... more

Alfholl elf mound

This remarkable hillock is on the southwestern outskirts of the fishing hamlet... more


Fagriholl is a remarkable natural phenomenon close to the primitive road to the... more


The farm of Saenautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheidi, was... more


MOORLAND JOKULDALSHEIDI This vast highland plateau lies 500-600 m above sea... more


There are various explanations to the background of the crucifix by the road in... more


During the lifetime of the children of Bjorn skafinn, the road between Njardvik... more


Kjolsvik is a small cove between Mt Glettingur and Grenmor  It is short, the... more


According to "The Book of Settlements", a man named "Thordur lina" settled on... more




The herring is the most important factor of the rapid upswing of the Icelandic... more


This lake is mostly surrounded with lava fields and breathtakingly colourful... more


Hvanndalabjarg is a 600 m high precipice between the Olaf’s Bay and Angelica... more

Viking Farm

The first eruption of Mt Hekla in historical times is thought to have occurred... more


Gaukshofdi is a headland along which River Thjorsa runs where it can be forded... more


The farm Stong in the Thjorsardalur Valley was devastated by the first... more


Sigríður Tómasdóttir was born in Brattholt in 1874 and lived there her... more


Mt Holmatindur (985m), one of the most majestic mountains of the Eastfiords,... more


Isafjordur has a long history as a trading centre for the area around the Bay... more


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


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


Lake Baulutjorn has an area of 0,04 km² Its greatest depth is 4 m and it is... more


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


Lake Vikingavatn has an area of 2,4 km² It is rather shallow and only 4 m... more

HRAUN Oxnadalur

This farm is situated at the foot of a group of mounds, which were created by a... more


Lake Slettuhlidarvatn has an area of 0,76 It is shallow and situated 14 m above... more


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


Precipitous mountains and steep screes frame cove Bolungarvik To the north is... more


Stora-Sandvik and Litla-Sandvik are located just south of Hafnaberg at... 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

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 bay Ingolfsfjordur in the Strandir District is about 8 km long and 1½ km... 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


This cove is one of the three inlets of the Ofeigsfjordur Bay The nearest one... 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


Farm Finnbogastadir is situated on the cove Trekyllisvik in the Strandir... more

Jorfi farm in Valley Haukadalur

Jorfi is a well known farm in Valley Haukadalur, where popular annual... more

Haukadalur West Iceland

Valley Haukadalur is rather wide and well vegetated It contains a trout lake... more

Gilsfjordur Ogres

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

Mt. Glodafeykir

Mt Glodarfeykir (910 m), decorating the landscape on the eastern side of Valley... more

Austurdalur Valley

Valley Austurdalur in the Skagafjordur District is almost 50 km long Its... more


Eiriksstadir is an abandoned farmstead in the Haukadalur valley According to... more

Farm Breidabolstadur

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


The Crucifix Mounds are on road #590, just west of the crossing by Asgardur... more

Old Prison Reykjavik

The old prison, on street Skolavordustigur, was built in 1874 Originally it... more

Nautholsvik Thermal Beach

Farm Nautholl was built in 1850 and was burned in 1900 in the wake of the... more

Laugardalur Valley

In 1871 the artist, Sigurdur Guðmundsson, introduced the idea of creating a... more


According to the Kjalnesinga Saga the first settler in the area, Korpulfur,... more

Hofdi House

The origin of the Hofdi house is traced back to the times, when French... more


Nowadays the point Gufunes is a part of the most populous quarter of Reykjavik,... more

The Cabinet House

The so-called Cabinet House (Stjornarrad) has carried a few names since it was... more


Those sea eroded basaltic columns just south of road no 1 are well worth a... more

Hruni Farm

Hruni is a farm, a church site, and a parsonage in the Hrunamanna County 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

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

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

Hof Church

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


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

Grund Church

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

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

Holt Church

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

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

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

Krysuvik Church

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

Lutheran Cathedral

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

Oxara Thingvellir National Park

The main source of the Axe River is in the shallow valley between Mt Burfell... more


Hjalparfoss is a beautiful, two stepped waterfall near the confluence of Rivers... more

Hofdabrekku Joka – Ghost Story

Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name of Jorunn According to most... more

The Icelandic Police

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


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

Videy Island

About Videy Videy is the largest island of the Kollafjord Bay (1,7 km²) with... more

Kollafjordur Bay

About Kollafjordur Bay This bay is a branch of the largest bay of the country,... more

Grotta Island

Island Grotta is the the point of the Seltjorn Peninsula of which the capital... more

Geldinganes Headland

Geldinganes is a loosely connected headland to the north and northeast of the... more

Engey Island

Engey is the second largest island on the Kolla Bay Its name is most likely... more

Akurey Island

Akurey is the largest puffin colony in Kollafjordur fjord The islannd er... more

Eldey Island

About Eldey Island Eldey (The Fire Island) is a 77 m high, sheer rock, with an... more

Bjarnarey Island

About Bjarnarey Bjarnarey (Bear Island) is situated off the headland Kollumuli... more

Drangey Island

About Drangey Island The island Drangey is a cliff, approximately 7 hundreds... more

Aedey Island

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

Oddbjarnarsker Island

About Island Oddbjarnarsker This westernmost islet of the Breidafiord Bay is... more

Melrakkaey Island

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

Urdarhals Hill.

About Urdarhals This hill is the remainder of a glacier scraped dolomite... more

Hofsos Pakkhus (Old Warehouse)

About The Hofsos Pakkhus The Warehouse (Pakkhusid) at Hofsos is one of the... more

Hafragilsfoss Waterfall

About Hafragilsfoss Hafragilsfoss (27m) is one of the three waterfalls of... more

Gullfoss Waterfalls

The Golden Waterfalls (Gullfoss) are situated in the upper part of River Hvita... more

Ingjaldsholl Church

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

Londrangar Cliffs

About Londrangar and Thufubjarg Londrangar are two prominent rocks, protruding... more

Gigjokull Glacier

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

Kalmanstjorn Farm

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


The former estate Herdisarvik, now abandoned, stood on the synonymous cove on... more

Hafurbjarnarstadir Farm

About Hafurbjarnarstadir Farm Hafurbjarnarstadir is located on Gardskagi in... more

Mt. Brennisteinsfjoll

About Mt Brennisteinsfjoll The Sulphur Mountains are to the south of the... more


About Haifoss The waterfall Haifoss in the Thjorsa Valley is 122 m high,  the... more

Hvalvatn Lake

About Hvalvatn Lake Lake Hvalvatn has an area of 4,1 km², it reaches a depth... more

Kudafljot River

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

Malmey Island

About Malmey Malmey is the larger of the two islands of the Skagafjord Bay It... more

Grimsey Island

About Grimsey Island Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland It... more

Hjorsey Island

About Hjorsey Island Hjorsey has an area of 5,5 km2 It is the largest island... more

Mt Dyrfjoll

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

Kaldidalur Route F-550

Kaldidalur Route F-550 Kaldidalur (The Cold Valley route-550) is the... more


About Ofeigsfjordur The Ofeigur Bay is divided into three fiords, furthest... more

Ogmundarhraun Lava Field

About Ogmundarhraun The lava field Ogmundarhraun is situated between Krysuvik... more

Ogur Church Farm

About Ogur Ogur was an estate and a parsonage on the utmost end of the... more

Olafsdalur Farm

About Olafsdalur The abandoned farm Olafsdalur is in a synonymous valley in... more

Hnjotur Folk Museum

About Hnjotur Folk Museum Orlygshofn is a short valley ending in rather a... more


About Orlygsstadir Orlygsstadir is a historic site in the Blonduhlid Area in... more


About Oxarfjordur Oxarfjordur is the name of the big bay between the... more

Oxl, Axlar-Bjorn serial killers of Iceland,

About Oxl Farm Oxl is located in County Breiduvikurhreppur, near Hotel Budir... more

Oxney Island

About Oxney Island Oxney is the second largest island off the Skogarstrond... more

Papey Island

About Papey This is the largest island off the east coast of Iceland, about 2... more

Althingishusid – The Icelandic Parliament House

The House of Parliament was built in 1880 - 1881 It was constructed from hewn... more

Parthus Farm

About Parthus Parthus was a sheep-cot where Part-House John and his companion... more

Raudamelur Ytri Church Farm

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


About Reykjaheidi The moorlands south of the fishing town Husavik are only... more


About Reykjanes Reykjanes (The Steamy Peninsula) is the name of the south-... more

Reykjarfjordur Nyrdri

About Reykjarfjordur Nyrdri This wide and short bay is situated between the... more

Reykjavik Airport

About Reykjavik Airport In 1919 the pilot Rolf Zimsen, the nephew of the mayor... more

Reynistadur Church Farm

About Reynistadur Reynistadur is a farm and a church site, approximately 10... more

Rifgirdingar Islands

About Rifgirdingar Islands Islands Rifgirdingar almost close the mouth of the... more

Sanda Village

About Sanda Village The remainders of a base, built by the British and... more

Mt. Sandfell

About Sandfell The rhyolite laccolith Sandfell /743m) is located south of the... more

Saudafell Farm

About Saudafell Farm Saudafell and former church site is situated in the... more

Saudeyjar Islands

About Saudeyjar Islands Islands Saudeyjar are situated in the northwest corner... more

Saurbaer Church

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

Selatangar – Mt. Festarfjall

About Selatangar - Festarfjall Wherever the coastal landscape of the southwest... more

Seley Island

About Seley Island Island Seley is a 21 m high, vegetated rocky island 4,6 km... more

Selvik Cove

About Selvik Cove Cove Selvik was the best landing for small fishing vessels... more


About Siglunes Siglunes is the northernmost point between the bays Siglufiord... more

Skaleyjar Islands

About Skaleyjar Islands This group of islands comprises of about 160 islands,... more

Skard Church Farm

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

Skeidararsandur Sand Plains, Skeidara

About Skeidararsandur This is one of the largest alluvial plains of the... more

Skriddalur Valley

About Skriddalur When driving to the south from Egilsstadir, people, who do... more

Skrudur Island

About Skrudur Island Skrudur rises steeply out of the sea just east of the... more

Skrudur Garden

About Skrudur Garden Skrudur is a small tree park, established shortly after... more


About Speni Speni is a mound between the cove Kolbeinsvik and Skreflur It... more


About Stadarborg Stadarborg is a sheep shelter, 2-3 km from the former... more

Stadarfell Church

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


About Stafnes Stafnes was a mansion in the past There were many fishing... more

Stagley Island

About Stagley Island Island Stagley is the southernmost of the Vestureyjar... more

Stora Gilja

About Stora Gilja Road no 1 passes the farm Stora-Gilja in the Hunavatn... more


About Storurd Storurd (Boulder Scree) is in valley Urdardalur, which is the... more


About Straumfjordur Gunnlaugur (Gudlaugur) Thorfinnsson, the great grandfather... more


About Sturlureykir Sturlureykir is a farm in the Reykholt Valley in the... more

Surtsey Island

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


About Svalbard Svalbard was a manor, a church site, and an official assembly... more

Svefneyjar Island

About Island Svefneyjar Islands Svefneyjar form the innermost part of the... more


About Svinaskalastekkur Svinaskalastekkur is an abandoned farm in the... more

Teigarhorn Farm

About Teigarhorn Teigarhorn is a farm in the Buland County, about 4 kilometres... more


About Theistareykir The abandoned farm Theistareykir, and the surrounding area... more


About Thidriksvalladalur This well vegetated and beautiful valley is a short... more


Thingeyrar were among the best and most prosperous estates of the country It... more

Mt Thorbjorn / Mt Fagradalsfjall

About Mt Thorbjorn /Mt Fagradalsfjall Mt Thorbjorn (Thorbjarnarfell) is a free... more

Thorisholmi Island

About Island Thorisholmi This island is situated about three km to the south... more


About Thvotta Farm Thvotta is the southernmost farm of the Alftafjordur... more

Thyrill, Whale Bay

About Thyrill The name Thyrill applies to a mountain (388 m) and a farm on the... more

Mt Tindastoll

About Mt Tindastoll Mt Tindastoll (995 m) is about 18 km long and a prominent... more

Mt Trollakirkja, Holtavorduheidi

About Trollakirkja Mt Trollakirkja is a high and a prominent mountain on the... more

Trollatunga Farm

About Trollatunga According to the Book of Settlements, Steingrimur Trolli... more

Thjofafoss – Trollkonuhlaup

These waterfalls just east of Mt Burfell look more like rapids when River... more


During the period 1929-1933 the Reykjavik Electric Authority (now Municipal... more


Unaos is the easternmost farm of the Hjaltastadur County on the estuary of... more

Upsi – Upsastrond

The coastline Upsaströnd stretches between the perpendicular promontory... more

Uthlid Farm

About Uthlid Farm Uthlid was first named the Outer Hlid and was a church site... more


About Vallholmur Vallalaug hot spring Vallholmur (Holmurinn) is the lowland... more

Valthjofsstadur Church

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


About Vatnsdalur The Lake Valley is well vegetated and prosperous... more


About Vatnsfjordur The Vatnsfjordur bay is about 9 km long with the island... more


About Vidfjordur The Vidfjordur cove is the southernmost of the Nordfjordur... more


About Vifilsstadir Originally the freedman Vifill built his farm to the... more

Vigur Island

About Vigur Vigur is the second largest island of the Isafjordur Bay It is... more

Vogastapi Headland

About Vogastapi Headland Vogastapi (80 m) carried different names in the past,... more

Yztafell Farm

About Yztafell This farm is situated at the northern foot of Mt Kinnarfell in... more


About Skriduklaustur This renowned, ancient manor was called Skrida up to the... more


Lagarfljot River Lagarfljot is the second largest one in the East, about 85... more


Jokuldalur Jokuldalur (The Glacial Valley) is the longest inhabited valleys of... more


About Tjornes The mountainous peninsula Tjornes is indented with short valleys... more

Selfoss Waterfall – Jokulsa a Fjollum

About Selfoss Selfoss is one of the three waterfalls of river Jokulsa a... more

Namaskard hverir

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

Myvatn Nature Baths, Jardbodin

About Nature Baths, Jardbodin at Myvatn The crater row Jardbadsholar is... more

Grimsstadir a Fjollum

Grimstadir a Fjollum Farm Grimsstadir and farm Modrudalur are the highest... more


Barnafoss The waterfall Barnafoss is in River Skjalfandafljot near the... more

Munkatvera Church

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


About Hrafnagil Hrafnagil has been an estate since ancient times It was a... more

Mt. Esja Hike

Mt Esja is the most prominent mountain within the capital area after the... more


Asbyrgi certainly is one of nature’s wonders It is a 3½ km long canyon with... more


About Godafoss This is one of the most impressive waterfalls of the country It... more


This cove with a synonymous hamlet is situated just north of the Trekyllis Cove... more


About Hallbjarnarvordur This topographic name literally means The Cairns of... more


About Haukadalsheidi Moorland Haukadalsheidi is situated in the southern... more


About Hljodaklettar Hljodaklettar (The Whispering Cliffs) are a bizarre... more


About Holmatungur Holmatungur is a well vegetated area on the western side of... more


About Holsfjoll Holsfjoll, or Fjallasveit, is the name of the area to the east... more


About Hrossaborg "The Horse Castle" is one of two "tuff rings" situated in the... more


About Hvannalindir The Hvannalindir area is a vegetated oasis, 640 m above sea... more


Hveravellir (The Hot Spring Fields) is a very interesting low temperature area... more

Jokulsa a Bru

Jokulsa a Bru Jokulsa a Dal, also called Jokulsá á Bru or Jokla as many... 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

Mt. Vordufell

About Vordufell Mt Vordufell (391 m) is a triangularly shaped mountain to the... more

Mt. Hestfjall

About Hestfjall Mt Hestfjall (317 m) rises gradually higher from the south to... more

Braedratunga Church Farm

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

Laugarvatnsvellir Plains

About Laugarvatnsvellir Laugarvatnsvellir is a large grassy area, a former... more


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

Granahaugar Burial Site

About Granahaugar Short distance north of Buland in Skaftartunga lies the way... more


About Kidagil This gorge represents the northern boundary of the Sprengisandur... more


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


Cave Landmannahellir at the foot of Mt Hellisfjall south of Mt Lodmundur and... more

Mt. Laugafell

About Laugafell The mountains Laugafell and Laugafellshnjukur (892 and 987 m)... more


About Laugarvalladalur This valley is one of the Bruar Valleys, mentioned... more


Marteinsflaeda The area called Marteinsflaeda is north of Lakes Gaesavotn, and... more

Nyidalur – Jokuldalur

Both names, The New Valley (Nyidalur) and The Glacial Valley (Jokuldalur) are... more

Brunnar – Egilsafangi

About Brunnar This topographic name literally means The Wells, which cover... more


About Thjofadalir The Valleys of Thieves are situated between the second... more

River Thjorsa

About River Thjorsa  The Book of Settlements explains the denomination of the... more


About Bruardalir These valleys are situated in the Bruaroraefi Interior of the... more

Biskupsbrekka Slope

About Biskupsbrekka The green Bishop's Slope in the western interior, near the... more


During the first half of "The Free State Period" (930-1262), the settlement of... more


About Thjorsarver This vast (150 km²) and sparsely vegetated area on both... more

Beinaholl Mound

About Beinaholl (Bone Mound) This topographic name refers to the vegetated... more

The Odadahraun Lava Fields

About Odadahraun This name refers to the largest lava area of the country... more

Mt. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

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

Mt. Arnarfell

Mt Arnarfell (1143m) is almost engulfed by the southeastern part of Glacier... more

Arnardalur Valley

About Arnardalur Valley Arnardalur is located 25 km south of farm Modrudalur a... more

Adalbol Farm

The former estate is situated in the Hrafnkell Valley, a small branch from the... more

Oraefajokull Glacier (Peak Hvannadalshnjukur)

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

Papos Trading Post

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

Hoffellsdalur Valley

About Hoffellsdalur This is the easternmost of the Nesja County valleys It... 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

Sandfell Farm

About Sandfell Farm Sandfell is an abandoned farm in the Oraefi District, a... more

Ingolfshofdi Lighthouse

Ingolfshofdi Lighthouse The lighthouse on the eastern part of the promontory... more

Ingolfshofdi Headland

  About Ingolfshofdi Ingolfshofdi is a headland, framed with the sea in... more

Fagurholsmyri Farm Community

Fagurholsmyri is a farm community in the Oraefi County On a fine day, the view... more

Breidamerkurjokull Glacier

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

Mt Breidamerkurfjall

Mt Breidamerkurfjall (774m) is an outcrop of the country’s highest mountain,... more

Baejarstadaskogur Woods

Forest Baejarstadaskogur is one of the best thriving birch forests of the... more

Svinafell Farm

About Svinafell   Farm Svinafell in the Oraefi County was among the... more

Mt. Lomagnupur

Mt Lomagnupur is a prominent 688 m high and precipitous promontory on the south... more

Orrustuholl Mound

About Orrustuholl The Argument Mound protrudes from the eastern Skafta Fire... more

Kirkjugolf Lava formation

About Kirkjugolf The so-called Church Floor is situated in the meadow just... more

Systrafoss Waterfall and Systrastapi Cliff

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

Eldhraun Lava – Laki Area

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

Alftaver plain

Alftaver is a relatively small and a flat area to the east of the desert... more

Thykkvibaerklaustur Closter

Thykkvabaearklaustur is presently a church site in the county Alftaver, and was... more

Hjorleifshofdi Headland

Hjorleifshofdi is a freestanding, 221 m high hyaloclastite headland on the... more

Kerlingardalur Valley

The Kerlingar Valley is situated about 5 kilometres to the east of the hamlet... more

Hofdabrekka Farm

Farm Hofdabrekka is the easternmost one in the Myrdalur County, closes to the... more

Landa Church

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

Storhofdi Headland

Headland Storhofdi is the southernmost inhabited spot of the country It is 122... more

Skogar Museum Church

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

Eyvindarmuli Farm

Farm Eyvindarmuli in Fljotshlid County was a church site Its name is derived... 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

Aegisida Farm

Aegissida is a farm on River Ytri-Ranga opposite to the small town Hella in the... more

Hellar Farm

Hellar is a farm in the Land County in the Southwestern Lowlands Some ancient,... 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

Baugsstadir Farm

  The Baugsstadir farm was named after the settler Baugur, who spent... 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

Skogafoss Waterfall

About Skogafoss Waterfall Skogafoss is 60 m high and counted among the most... 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

Leirubakki Farm

Leirubakki is an old farm site occupied since soon after the first years of the... more

Gunnarsholt Farm

About Gunnarsholt Gunnarsholt was named after Gunnar Baugson, grandfather... 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

Reykir Hveragerdi

About Reykir Hveragerdi This former manor is situated at the foot of Mt... more


The former farm Kolvidarholl at the foot of the Hellisskard Pass was a popular... more


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


About Ingolfsfjall Mt Ingolfsfjall (551m) is a steep sloped hyaloclastite... more


About Arnarbaeli Farm Arnarbaeli is really a part of a farm hamlet named The... more


Thykkvibaer This is a cluster of farms situated on the highest lying ground of... more


Grindavík is one of the most important fishing towns of Iceland Tourism plays... more


Prior to 1950 the 1˝ km long course of the glacial river Jokulsa was... more


About Laugarvatn A hamlet started developing on Lake Laugarvatn in 1928, when... more


Village Grenivik Grenivik is a village in the Grytubakki Parish on the eastern... more

Klakkeyjar Islands

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

Hoskuldsey Island

About Hoskuldsey Island Hoskuldsey is about 450 m long and 150 m wide The farm... more

Hergilsey Island

About Hergilsey The first documented source mentioning this island is the... more

Gvendareyjar Islands

About Gvendareyjar Islands Gvendareyjar are located off the Skogarstrond... more

Gjardeyjar Islands

About Gjardeyjar This group of islands is situated to the east of Island... more

Ellidaey Island

About Island Ellidaey This is rather a large island to the northwest of the... more

Brokey Island

About Brokey This is the largest of the islands of the Breidafiord Bay and... more

Bjarneyjar Islands

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

Solheimar ECO Village

The only hamlet of the Grimsnes County is Solheimar About one third of the... more

Bessastadir County

This county is on the peninsula Alftanes just south of the capital The... more


This village started developing around a trading post in 1896 It is situated on... more

Thingvellir National Park

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


About Hraunfossar The unique and picturesque waterfalls called Hraunfossar... more


About Surtshellir Surtshellir is the longest and most renowned cave in Iceland... more


About Skorradalur Valley Skorradalur is the southernmost of the socalled... more


Reykholt is one of the most important historical places in Iceland and a... more


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


About Geitland Geitland is a relatively barren and sanded lava area between... 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


Holaholar Holaholar is a group of craters on the southwestern Snaefell’s... more


About Gullborgarhraun During the relatively short eruption 2,600 years ago,... more


Um Eldborg The the surroundings (100 m above sea level) It is oblong in... more


Einarslon Einarslon is an abandoned farm to the west of the lighthouse at... more

Djupalon & Dritvik Coves

Djupalon og Dritvik Djupalon is a pebble beach cove with bizarre lava... more

Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss

About Kirkjufell Mt Kirkjufell (463m) is a beautifully shaped and a symmetric,... more


Bulandshofdi Olafsvik The headland Bulandshofdi falls steep into the sea to... more


A former site of a farm, that was abandoned as early as around the year 1000,... more


The central western peninsula, Snaefellsnes, is one of the most Saga invested... more

Alftafjordur West Iceland

About Alftafjordur The Bay of the Whooper Swans is the easternmost one on the... more

Laugar, Saelingsdalur Valley

Saelingsdalur Valley, District Dalir, is well vegetated and sheltered between... more


Husafell is in one of Iceland’s few woodlands and is therefore popular among... more

Budir Snaefellsnes

Budir, on the southwestern shores of Snaefellsnes, is very popular goal because... more


About Hellnar At Hellnar there is a natural sea port, which was one of the... more

Arnarstapi Snaefellsnes

Arnarstapi is a fishing hamlet at the foot of the low Mt Stapafell on the... more


About Veidileysufjordur This bay is about 8 km long towards north and 2 km... more


Haelavikurbjarg Haelavikurbjarg (258 m) is a precipice, occupied by thousands... more


The Bay of Onundur (the settlers name) is about 12 miles (20 km) long and 4... more


About Nupur The ancient manor Nupur is situated on the northern shores of the... more


Haukadalur This valley is carved into the mountains on the southern side of... more


About Tharalatursfjordur This bay is between the peninsulas Furufjardarnupur... more


Skjaldbjarnarvik The northernmost farm of the Strandir District was situated... more


About Lonafjordur This narrow bay is situated between the bays Hrafnfjordur... more


About Hrafnfjordur This bay is at the end of the large Jokulfirdir Bays at the... more

Hloduvik Cove

About Hloduvik Cove Hloduvik is located between Mt Kjalarnupur to the west and... more

Hesteyri, Jokulfjords

This is the westernmost bay of the Jokulfiord Area It is framed with steep... more


About Fljotavík This is a wide cove between the mountains Hvesta and Kogur in... more


About Furufjordur This is a short and a wide bay facing the open ocean on the... more


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


About Hvallatur The sheer cliffs of Latrabjarg are about 14 km long and the... more


Hrafnseyri is a farm and a former parsonage on the northern shores of the... more


Drangsnes is a hamlet at the head of the Steingrimsfjordur Bay It started... more

Bordeyri, Hrutafjordur

Bordeyri is an old trading post and now a small commercial centre for farms in... more


Thingeyri is the oldest trading post of the Westfjords Fishing and fish... more

Flatey island

Flatey is the largest of the Western Islands on the Breiðafjordur The Thousand... more


Brjanslaekur, an ancient manor and parsonage, is situated at the head of Bay... more


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