Category: Attractions

June 21, 2019 Hvitserkur

Hvítserkur is a 15 meter high majestic basalt stack on the eastern side of the Vatnsnes peninsula in the north of Iceland. The base of the rock has two holes in it and it has been likened to a dragon who is drinking because of it. The name of the basalt stack (“White Shirt” in […]

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June 20, 2019 Svinafellsjokull Glacier

Svínafellsjökull Glacier Tongue is an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull in the south-east of the island. The ice breaking apart and forming hundreds of stacks is one of the reasons why you should see Svínafellsjökull with your own eyes. The landscape there is bright and beautiful and if you’re lucky, you might catch the glacier breaking […]

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June 20, 2019 Westman Islands

The Westman Islands, or Vestmannaeyjar in Icelandic, is a group of 15 islands off the south coast of Iceland. Of the 15 islands, Heimaey is the largest and the only one that is inhabited. Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano. That eruption is also infamous in Icelandic history […]

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June 20, 2019 Hofsos Pool

The swimming pool at Hofsós offers some of the most amazing pool views in Iceland. The pool has been built into the hillside above the sea, so the view over to Drangey and Skagafjörður is breathtaking. The pool is a favorite of the locals and travelers alike. The facilities are top notch and this is […]

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June 20, 2019 Kaffi Ku Cafe

Kaffi Kú, or Cafe Cow, is one of the most unique cafe’s in Iceland. The cafe itself is located in the loft are above the cow barn at a local farm. Enjoy a Latte and get to know the cow that made the milk. You can watch the cows through a glass viewing point from […]

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June 20, 2019 Asbyrgi Canyon

Ásbyrgi is a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon, rich in history and natural gems. It’s about 2.2 miles long and 0.7 miles wide, rich in vegetation and the home of a nice campsite. Asbyrgi is actually a part of the Vatnajokull National Park, so you will find nice facilities in the area. At the bottom of the […]

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June 20, 2019 Arctic Henge

Heimskautsgerðið, or the Arctic Henge, lies in the northernmost town on the main Island, Raufarhöfn. Interestingly, the Arctic Henge is not in the arctic circle but is only a few degrees south of the arctic circle. The Arctic Henge has some similarities to the Stone Henge in England in the sense that they are both […]

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June 20, 2019 Seydisfjardarkirkja Church

Seyðisfjarðarkirkja became famous on Instagram mostly due to the rainbow road leading up to the church. But the church itself is not the traditional black color as most churches in Iceland as Seyðisfjarðarkirkja is completely blue. That combination of the blue church and rainbow road makes this one of the most picturesque churches to visit […]

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June 20, 2019 Hengifoss Waterfall

Hengifoss is located in Hengifossá in fljótsdalshreppur. It’s the third highest waterfall in Iceland, standing a whopping 128 meters tall. It’s also known for its beautiful surroundings; being surrounded by Basaltic Strata with thin, red layers of clay between the basaltic layers. The red layers are actually very old clay that has been colored red […]

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June 20, 2019 Hjalpar Waterfall

Hjálparfoss, or “Help Waterfall” is a beautiful waterfall where the Fossá and Þjórsá rivers meet. These two rivers fall from a lava field from the same height and their cascades merge into a pool. The surrounding area is also incredibly picturesque, but the contrast between the vegetation, lava, and water is something to behold. Not […]

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