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The town of Hveragerði is different and like no other town in Iceland. Hot springs and hot water coming from the ground is the origin and the premise of the town's existence. For this reason, the livelihood of the residents is also different. It is a town of greenhouses, health spa and flowers. It is a town of warmth.

Hveragerði is a small town in the Sourhern Region in Iceland

In the last decade of the nineteenth century,  Iceland as a small country took on an enormous task in transportation, building a suspension bridge over the river Ölfusá.

Selfoss is a large town and center of the Southern Region in Iceland

Hella is a small village located by the river Ytri-Rangá on the Ring Road in the Southern Region in Iceland, approximately 100 kilometers east of Reykjavík. It is one of a handful of towns or villages in Iceland that are inland and traces its origin to trading and agriculture and has nothing to do with fishing and fish processing.

Hella is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland

The town of Hvolsvöllur has a bit of a unique history compared to all other towns and villages in Iceland.  It is an inland village and the only town in the country that neither stands by sea or a river.

Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland

Throughout the centuries, very few harbours or piers have been built on the South coastline in Iceland. Not only is it difficult because of the sand beaches, but also because of the enormous forces of nature that meet on the shoreline.

Vík is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland

 

Kirkjubærjarklaustur is a tiny village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland

Höfn is a relatively new town in a historical sense.  The towns origin can not be traced back to farms or settlements that developed from trading and fishing centuries back.  It is more like several other towns and villages around the coastline, a product of modern times. The first houses that were built in Höfn where trading post in the late 19th-century.

Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland

The tiny village of Bakkafjörður is probably the smallest, most remote and most isolated village in Iceland.Both regarding activity and geography.  It is more or less a cluster of houses with a small harbour.  The population is less than 80 people, and everyone depends on fishing and fish processing.   As part of the Langanesbyggð municipality after merging with Þórshöfn in 2006, most of the se

Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland

Þórshöfn is a small village in the Northeast region in Iceland, remote and far away from most places. Although Þórshöfn was never a large village, it reached its peak in the seventies, when around 500 people lived in the village. Since then, there has been a decline in the population and today less than 400 people live in the village.

Þórshöfn is a small village in the Northern Region in Iceland

It is hard to imagine when you come to this tiny village on the edge of becoming deserted, that it was once one of the largest export harbors in Iceland.

The church was designed by Iceland's most prominent architect, Guðjón Samúelsson and built in 1927

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