Northern Region

  • 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...
  •   Basalt column is a captivating formation of rocks.  It is one of many creations of nature that visitors in Iceland are interested in as the structure is often quite beautiful and unique.  Although Staðarbjörg small basalt column cliffs by the Staðarbjargarvík cove in the tiny village of Hofsós are rather accessible, the place has not drawn much attention.  It is probably still a kind of hidden gem as it is a good place with easy access to see the basalt column formation.  The small cliffs are...
  • In March one year ago when traveling in the northern part of Iceland, we came across a major setup for a filming crew by Lake Myvatn.  In addition to the full accommodation and gear buildings, we saw a lot of weird looking vehicles.  We learned that it was a filming crew of Fast And The Furious 8 located here in the middle of winter at the south end of the Lake.  No photos were allowed, and we didn’t even try to find a way to sneak a shot of the setup as it is important to honor such request. ...
  • Vaglaskógur forest is a very popular destination for Icelanders. A 300-hectare forest, Vaglaskógur is ideal for camping and picnicking; for hiking and recreational activities. The forest is located in Fjóskadalur in Northeast Iceland, a green and fertile valley with the Fjónská River running through. It is a narrow valley, thus sheltered from most wind directions. The Fnjóská River is reputed to be one of the most beautiful fishing rivers in Iceland. At the northern perimeter of the river, you...
  • When you are driving in North Iceland, there is just no way you'll miss Vatnsdalur (The Lake Valley) in Húnavatnssýsla. At the very mouth of the valley is a swarm of hills known as Vatnsdalshólar. Rising like hundreds of gigantic boobs in the landscape, many wonder why it isn't simply called Boob Valley. Especially as the lake the valley derives its name from, Vatnsdalsvatn (Lake Valley Lake) is small and rather insignificant. Vatnsdalur is quite and interesting valley. It has one of the...
  • The Vatnsnes Peninsula is a bit underestimated by the Icelanders, claiming it doesn't hold any natural wonders. Indeed, if you are only looking for geological wonders, you might not find many on Vatnsnes. But, it most certainly has natural wonders of a different kind as it is home to a variety of wild arctic animals. On the Vatnsnes Peninsula, you will find the largest and most accessible seal sanctuary in Iceland, and observe the common seal at a very close range. It is a joy as the seals are...

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