Countryside and natural wonders in Iceland

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  • Selárdalur is very dear to Icelanders. It is one of the Ketildalir valleys on the southern shore of Arnarfjörður and the only one widely known.
      Selárdalur is very dear to Icelanders. It is one of the Ketildalir valleys on the southern shore of Arnarfjörður and the only one widely known. Formerly, the community in Selárdalur was thriving. It had positive land quality and easy access to the ocean. The farmers and their families would work their land, and then the men would gather in their boats to go fishing. Everyone prospered. Then on 20th September in the year 1900 everything changed. Four boats were lost at sea. Seventeen men...
  • Selfoss waterfall is located in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon in the Northern Region in Iceland
    Selfoss waterfall is located in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon in the Northern Region in Iceland only one kilometer south of the mighty waterfall Dettifoss. Both waterfalls are part of the natural wonders in Jökulsárgljúfur as well as the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. The glacial river in the mountains. Although Selfoss has always stood in the shadow of Dettifoss it is a great construction of nature and equally as enjoying to visit. The height is only 10 meters, but the width is more than Dettifoss. And of...
  • It is quite popular to take photos behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss
    Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in Iceland and the second-best known waterfall in our country, next to Gullfoss. It is a beautiful waterfall, and it also has an amazing quality that people love. It is a place where you can experience something amazing and a place where your childhood dream can come through. At the same time, it is a beautiful, mystical, and exciting place. It is much more than a waterfall to stand in front of and look at, and for all...
  • In South Iceland, you will find the unique Skaftafell National Park
      In South East Iceland, right by the Ring Road, you will find the unique Skaftafell National Park. The park and the surrounding area is nothing less than a natural wonder.  Skaftafell is a stunning place created throughout history by ferocious natural forces. If there is any one place in Iceland where you can see what is an island made of ice and fire means, it is the Skaftafell National Park.  Today Skaftafell is part of the Vatnajökull National Park.  For anyone traveling the Ring Road, it...
  • Skarðsvík is a small and rather exceptional beach in the landscape in Iceland.
      Skarðsvík is a small and rather exceptional beach in the landscape in Iceland.  Surrounded by harsh and bare black lava, the soft orange-yellow beach conveys a convenient contrast to the surrounding landscape.  Due to the depth and the bright and clean ocean by the beach the color is a bit light blue and turquoise only enhancing the whole experience of visiting the beach.  Because of its location in front of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, it is recommended to visit the place at low tide.  The...
  • Skógafoss is easaly acessable from the Ring Road
    Skógafoss (Forest waterfall) is often referred to as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.  It has all the ingredients of a great natural wonder.  The amount of water is excessive, the form of the waterfall is almost perfect in its rectangular shape, the 60-meter drop makes it impressive, and the width of 25 meters puts it into a great perspective.  On the ground in front of the waterfall, the amount of spray continuously produced by the falling water quite often creates both a...
  • Skógar is a tiny hamlet on the south shore of Iceland right by the Ring Road
      Skógar is a tiny hamlet on the south shore of Iceland right by the Ring Road.  Although best known in Iceland for most of the 20th century for its regional primary and middle school serving the surrounding rural area, today it is mostly recognized for the stunning waterfall Skógafoss. The waterfall is one of the best-known landmarks in Iceland and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. Skógar also was one of the first places in Iceland offering a hotel accommodation for...
  • Skriðuklaustur (The Skriða Monastery) is a center for culture and history in East Iceland
      Skriðuklaustur (The Skriða Monastery) is a center for culture and history in East Iceland, in Fljótsdalur to be exact. This manor estate has played a big part in Iceland's history in spite of being a long way away from where it was all happening, in Thingvellir and later in Reykjavík.  Augustinian monks founded a monastery at Skriða in 1493. Theirs was a short-lived operation as in 1552 it was dissolved due to the Reformation in 1550. From then on the Icelanders considered the Catholic Faith...
  • Skrúður is a steep and grassy island at the mouth of Fáskrúðsfjörður.
      Skrúður is a steep and grassy island at the mouth of Fáskrúðsfjörður. It is in many ways quite remarkable. With rich fishing grounds surrounding the island fishermen from the mainland frequented it throughout the year. On the island you will find high and spacious caves, Skrúðshellir, which was the fishermen's home away from home, so to speak. Indeed, the island was a kind of food basket for the locals who would hunt birds and collect eggs there. Not being able to return home on the same day...
  • Snorrastaðatjarnir, or the Shorrastaða Ponds
      In Iceland, Snorrastaðatjarnir, or the Shorrastaða Ponds, is a spectacular place to observe bird migration during spring and autumn. This fertile and beautiful spot is shaped like a bowl. It lies just off the main road on your way to the Blue Lagoon, is a resting place for the thousands of birds moving between countries and continents. Part of the Nature Conservation Register, it has always been a popular picnic and outdoors area for people living in the towns around the Reykjanes Peninsula...

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