Countryside

  • The crater Eldborg at Snæfellsnes is extraordinary for many reasons.
    The crater Eldborg is extraordinary for many reasons. It has a beautiful shape and is quite noticeable as it stands alone and rises 100 meters above sea level, high over its surroundings. You just can't miss it when driving road 54 at Snæfellsnes.  The crater has a regular oval form with a length of 200 meters and a depth of 50 meters. The sides are quite thin and steep on the inside and outside.  It is an amazing natural structure, like a fortress or a castle, protecting the 32 square...
  • Eldey island
    When you visit the Reykjanes Lighthouse, allow yourself enough time to roam the area. First of all, it will be worth your while to follow a trail to reach the spectacular shoreline along the cliffs. Opposite the lighthouse, you will most certainly want to embark on the easy climb to the top of Valahnjúkur cliff. When there you can lie down on the brink to enjoy the sight of the powerful Atlantic waves breaking on the sheer cliffs. It is a dizzying experience. Eldey island the mighty rock in...
  • Iceland's best-known volcano nowadays is by far Eyjafjallajökull.
    Iceland's best-known volcano nowadays is by far Eyjafjallajökull. This unpronounceable volcano completely covered by an ice cap spreads some 100 square km. It last erupted in 2010 grabbing the world's attention as it severely disturbed flight schedules in the Western World. Eyjafjallajökull is a stratovolcano and stands 1651 m at its highest point and has a crater of 3-4 km in diameter, open towards the north. The mountain's south face was once part of Iceland's Atlantic coastline but across...
  • Eystrahorn in the south-east part of East Iceland
    Icelanders have always been keen mountain climbers; they have even written poems about climbing mountains, falling, scraping and cutting themselves – but always getting to the top. Still, there is at least one mountain in Iceland you simply can't climb: Eystrahorn in the southeast part of East Iceland. It is a mere 756 m, but made up of gabbro and granophyre and extremely steep, Landslides are almost a constant, so much so, that even the great Sysiphus wouldn't even be able to get started....
  • Faxi waterfall is part of the Golden Circle Drive
    The waterfall Faxi in the river Tungufljót in South region in Iceland is only twelve kilometers from the famous Geysir hot spring area and twenty kilometers from the famous waterfall Gullfoss. The origin of Tungufljót river is in the lake Sandvatn or Sandlake quite visible if you visit Jarlhettur and Hagavatn nearby.  Faxi has been described as a small version of Gullfoss but of course not as powerful. The waterfall is 80 meters wide and seven meters high.  It is a beautiful waterfall placed in...
  • Approximately 10 kilometers before you come to Jökulsárlón from the west there is a turn on your left to Fjallsárlón
    One of the most visited and admired natural wonders in Iceland is the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. It is a lagoon or a lake at the end of a glacier tongue.  When the ice breaks from the tongue it floats on the lake and melts and finally floats out to the Atlantic Ocean.  The location is just perfect on the coastline by the main road circling around the island, Road Nr. 1. This easy access is one of the reasons the lagoon is so popular.  You are basically in proximity to astonishing melting...
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur, a 100 m deep and 2 km long canyon close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
    Fjaðrárgljúfur int the south region in Iceland is a 100 m deep and 2 km long spectacular canyon close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. With steep palagonite walls, the river Fjaðrá snakes its way along the canyon from Geirlandshraun Mountain to the large Skaftá River.  The bedrock is mostly palagonite from the "cold" period of the Ice Age some two million years ago. Ever since the river has pottered about carving this beautiful canyon for everyone to admire.  The water level of the river is rather a low...
  • Only one island, Flatey, is still inhabited.
    Breiðafjörður to the west of Iceland is adorned with islands and islets, skerries and pillars. A few of them have been inhabited throughout the centuries and even today some of them are being utilized as farmland and nesting sites for eider ducks. Only one island, Flatey, is still inhabited. It has between five and ten permanent inhabitants, but during summer population increases considerably.  In 1942 Flatey (The Flat Island) carried 120 inhabitants going about their daily lives, farming and...
  • Flateyjardalur
    Flateyrardalur valley is so remote and out of they way, it is inconceivable to imagine what it is like to live there. Still, it was inhabited until 1953. The valley derives its name from the island Flatey, which lies just offshore in the Skjálfandaflói bay. The valley stretches from the northern part of Fnjóskárdalur valley, all the way to the arctic sea in the north. Even in summer it is only accessible by a 4WD along a marshland track at 220 meters high. Still, those who haven't been able to...
  • Flögufoss is easily accessible and only a few minutes drive from the main road one on the Icelandic Ring Road in Breiðdalur to a parking lot.
    Flögufoss is an impressive waterfall in the valley Breiðdalur in eastern Iceland.  It is a fairly high waterfall, around 60 meters, and located in beautiful surroundings with geology speaking out loud from every angle. In the midst of the geologically fascinating valley Breiðdalur.  Near the top of the waterfall, there is another small waterfall falling on a terrace and from that terrace the waterfall runs through a small stone arch all the way down to the bottom of the cliff.  Interestingly...

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