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NATURE 2016-12-02T23:43:00+00:00

NATURAL WONDERS OF WEST ICELAND

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The Cave

The Cave specialises in cave exploration tours in the biggest cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir. Just shy of 1600 meters, the cave features amazing colours and lava formations.

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Baula

Baula is a volcanic mountain, shaped as a pyramid. It measures 934 metres in height and is a 3 million-year-old intrusion consisting of liparite stone.

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Breiðafjörður

Breiðafjörður is a fjord and nature reserve located between the Westfjords and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It feature countless island, which are estimated to be around 3000.

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Húsafell

Húsafell is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Iceland because of it’s a unique natural gem in a magnificent landscape with endless recreational opportunities.

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Hallmundarhraun Lava Field

Hallmundarhraun lava field was formed in a giant eruption around the 10th century. It is part of the Borgarfjörður district but lies on the fringes of the Highlands and West Iceland.

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Flatey

Flatey is characterised by the beautifully kept old houses in cheerful colours along a dusty path. The tiny village reminds of a movie set but only two families live there all year round.

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Klofningur

Klofningur Mountain is located at the tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula and is 496 metres high. The area is relatively untouched by tourists but is popular among cyclists and hikers.

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Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug is mentioned in the famous Icelandic Sagas and set in beautiful surroundings. It is free of charge to bathe in the pool and open to the public open all year round.

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Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell is Grundarfjörður’s most known and beautiful mountain, it’s stunningly symmetric and free standing. It must be one of the most photographed landmarks in Iceland.

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Vatnshellir

One of the interesting features of Snæfellsjökull National Park is Vatnshellir cave which opened to the public in 2011. The cave is a great example of a typical Icelandic lava cave.

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Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi was an important trading post in the past ages and had once vibrant and a much bigger community than it does now, but today few families live in the village year round.

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Snæfellsjökull National Park

The Snæfellsjökull National Park is the first national park established in Iceland, formed in June 2001 with the aim of protecting the unique nature and important historical relics.

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Ölkelda Mineral Spring

At the farm Ölkelda, near Staðarstaður, mid-way on the south side Snæfellsnes, there is a mineral spring with carbonated water believed to have healing powers.

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Gerðuberg Basalt Columns

Gerðuberg is an impressive wall of massive and beautiful basalt columns, forming geometric patterns in the cliffs, located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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Eldborg Crater

Eldborg crater is a beautifully-formed crater rising 60m above the surrounding lava. It is one of the most symmetric craters in Iceland, 200 m in diameter and 50 m deep.

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Glanni Waterfall

Glanni waterfall in the Norðurá River is small and scenic and is said to be the dwelling places of elves and trolls and is hidden away from the main road.

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Grábrók

Grábrók is a crater formed by a fissure eruption around 3000 years ago. This area is beautiful and scenic, as the black lava is mostly covered in green moss and shrubs, mostly birch.

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Víðgelmir Cave

Víðgelmir is the largest cave in Iceland and one of the largest caves in the world, 1585 metres long and the largest part of the cave passage in 15,8 metres high and 16,5 metres wide.

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Hraunfossar and Barnafoss

These beautiful waterfalls are two of the best-known natural features in Iceland. They are gentle cascades of bright water emerging from under the moss-covered lava.

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Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver is Europe’s most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 litres per second of 100°C hot water and could fill a 25-metre swimming pool in less than an hour.

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Tröllafossar

Tröllafossar Waterfalls are located approximately 20 kilometres east of Borgarnes Town in West Iceland, are small cascading waterfall in Grimsá River.

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Krosslaug

Krosslaug is a natural pool, located in Lundareykjadalur valley. The pool is small but the heat of the water is around 42°C and is perfect for bathing all year round.

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Hafnarfjall

The mountain Hafnarfjall near Borgarnes are ruins of a large, extinguished central volcano and is around 4 millions years old. It’s 844 metres high with eroded sides.

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Akrafjall

Mt. Akrafjall is a prominent landmark from the capital area to the north across the bay. The mountain offers an excellent panoramic views from Reykjanes to Snæfellsjokull Glacier.

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Langisandur

Langisandur Beach is a popular beach, located on the coastline of Akranes town. It is local’s favourite outdoor areas along with being considered one of Iceland’s best beaches.

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Glymur

Glymur is Iceland’s tallest waterfall at 198 metres tall. It is located in Botnsdalur Valley in West Iceland, but the waterfall is in Botnsá river that runs out of Lake Hvalvatn.

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