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NATURE 2016-12-14T13:11:32+00:00

NATURAL WONDERS OF NORTH ICELAND

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Skjálfandafljót

Skjálfandafljót River is situated in the north of Iceland, it falls into a number of highly impressive canyons and has a number of notable waterfalls.

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Hrafnabjargafoss

Hrafnabjargafoss waterfall is one of the hidden secrets of Þingeyjarsveit County and is found a few kilometres further south of Goðafoss in the same river.

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Vatnsdalshólar

Vatnsdalshólar are a cluster of hills and hillocks, scattered over a five square kilometre area. It is believed that the hills were formed as a result of a catastrophic landslide from Mt. Víðisfjall.

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Hólar in Hjaltadalur

Hólar in Hjaltadalur valley is one of Iceland's best-known historical sites. Hólar was the northern bishopric from 1106 as well as the educational capital of the north.

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Drangey

Drangey is a small rocky island in the middle of Skagafjörður. The island is the remnant of a 700.000-year-old volcano and mostly made of volcanic tuff, forming a massive rock fortress.

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Kálfshamarsvík

Kálfhamarsvík is a small cove, situated at the north-west shore of Skagi peninsula. The main attraction is the unusual and exquisite formation of basalt columns around the bay.

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Borgarvirki

Borgarvirki is situated between Vesturhóp and Víðidalur in the north of Iceland. It is a volcanic plug that rises 177 m above sea level, dominating the surrounding landscape.

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Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes is a mountainous peninsula in the north. It is home to diverse wildlife, and it features one of the largest and most accessible seal colonies in Iceland.

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Kolugljúfur

In Víðidalur valley, the river Víðidalsá flows past the farm Kolugil. Just below the farm, the river makes its way soothingly down into the deep, rugged gorge called Kolugljúfur.

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Stóri – Karl

Stóri Karl is a rock column rising from the sea, it is Iceland’s second largest gannet colony. The rock column is located below Skorvík cliffs in Langanes.

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Hveravellir

Hveravellir is one of the most popular oasis in the highlands. It is a unique nature reserve situated on the Kjölur route, deep in the west highlands.

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Askja

Askja is a caldera and central volcano in the Dyngjufjöll mountains. The caldera is a carved in bedrock located above a massive magma chamber, and is technically still ‘in the making’.

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Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur is a 15-metre high monolith located just off the shore on the eastern side of Vatnsnes peninsula, 15 km from the Ring Road no. 1.

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Spákonufell

Spákonufellshöfði headland west of Skagaströnd is a popular destination among those interested in enjoying nature, birdlife, walking and other outdoor recreations.

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Herðubreið

Mt. Herðubreið is a 1682 metre high table mountain, located in Ódáðahraun. It is the national mountain of Iceland and often called the “Queen of Icelandic mountains”.

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Top Mountaineering

Top Mountaineering specialises in guided tours and hikes on the mountains surrounding the beautiful town of Siglufjörður. They offer tours that suit all experience levels.

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Hiking

There are endless hiking routes in North Iceland. Whether you are interested in a short hike or a longer and more challenging one - you will without doubt find a hike that suits your needs.

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Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular shows and can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundings from September to mid-April on clear nights.

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Krafla Volcano and Leirhnjúkar

Krafla is a 818m-high mountain, but the name is now used for the entire area as well as a geothermal power station and the series of eruptions that created Iceland’s greatest lava field.

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Lake Mývatn

The jagged shores of lake Mývatn are the frames of a sparkling sketch of water and, together with it, set up one of the most iconic landscapes of North Iceland and even of all Iceland.

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Gjástykki

The remote area of Gjástykki, 5 km north of Krafla, is a rugged and harshly beautiful rift zone that truly shows the power of nature in its most primordial feature.

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Höfði by Mývatn

Höfði is a beautiful peninsula in the Mývatn area. Walk to the top of Höfði and have a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Mývatn and the surrounding areas.

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Ásbyrgi

Ásbyrgi is a gigantic and abnormally shaped and well-forested canyon in Oxarfjord. It has an excellent and popular campsite and many beautiful walking routes.

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Gásir

Gásir is located 11 km north of Akureyri and is a unique historical place. In no other place in Iceland is it possible to find so many antiquities from a trading post from the Middle Ages.

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Laugafellslaug

The Laugafell geothermal pool is located on the northwestern slopes of Laugafell Mountain. The area is an oasis in the barren land between Hofsjökull Glacier and Vatnajökull Glacier.

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Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá is a small water-filled cave that used to be a very popular bathing spot. The water is slightly to hot to bathe in nowadays, but still a must-stop when in North Iceland.

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Dettifoss Waterfall

The power of nature can be seen in all it’s glory at Dettifoss. With 193 cubic meters thundering from the height of 44 meters every single second, it is the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

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Selfoss Waterfall

While only around 11 meters tall, Selfoss is extraordinarily broad, certainly impressive and should not be missed by any travelers as you can simply walk to Selfoss from Dettifoss.

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Aldeyjarfoss

Though only twenty meters tall and a little off the beaten track, Aldeyjarfoss waterfall has symmetrical features and geologically interesting surrounds.

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Goðafoss Waterfall

Goðafoss rips straight through the Bárðardalur lava field along highway nr.1. Although smaller and less powerful than some of Iceland’s other chutes, it’s definitely one of the most beautiful.