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About Western Fjords

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The Western Fjords of Iceland, known as Vestfirðir are new and magical world, with many fjords that are located above the sea. Each fjord is unique with a variety of small fishing villages dotting the shoreline.

Vigur Island

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Vigur is the second largest island in the Gulf of Ísafjörður. There is something special about small islands and Vigur is one just like it.

Súðavík

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Súðavík is a small fishing village on the shores of the Gulf of Álftarfjörður in the western with just 240 residents. Súðavík is located 20 km east of Ísafjörður.

Rauðisandur – Red Sands

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Rauðisandur is one of the most magical and peaceful places to visit on the western fjords. A beach with over 10 kilometers of red sand in the southern part of the western fjords to where they end at Látrabjarg Cliff.

Látrabjarg

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Látrabjarg Cliff in the western fjords is the westerly point in Europe. The cliff's length is 14 km and its highest point is 440 meters, Europe could not ask for a more impressive way to mark the edge of the continent.

Ísafjörður

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Ísafjörður is the main largest city located in the western fjords (Westfjords). The city itself covers an area of ​​2,400 square kilometers and is home to approximately 4,000 residents, but the municipal jurisdiction of Isafjardarbaer also includes the villages Hnifsdalur, Sudureyri, and Thingeyri Flateyri where an additional 2,550 residents live.

Hornstrandir

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Hornstrandir is a reserve located northeast of the western fjords. In principle, the northern tip of this park is the most northerly point in mainland Iceland.

The Snæfellsnes peninsula is located in the west of Iceland and extends east to west, on a long strip of narrow land 90 kilometers long.

Stykkishólmur

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Stykkishólmur, otherwise known as Stykki, is a beautiful fishing town in the northeastern part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The town is home to some 1,240 residents and is the trade and services center of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Snæfellsjökull

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Snæfellsjökull National Park is located at the western end of Snæfellsnes peninsula, making it the most western nature reserve in Europe.

Snæfellsbær

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As part of a national program to reduce municipal expenses, many local councils in Iceland merged several communities, as was done in the city Keflavik who incorporated with a number of communities under the name Riikansbaiir.

A trip to Iceland is a little like going to see the earth being created right under your feet. View of craters with rising steam, thermal pools, glaciers, geysers and lava.

Grundarfjörður

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Grundarfjörður is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains, in the northern part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula and has a population of 900 inhabitants, as of 2015.

Eldborg Crater

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Eldborg crater, shaped in a perfect circle, is located in the eastern Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Most of Iceland is a rough and uninhabited terrain, a desolate desert of mountains, lava, sand and lakes. There are also several glaciers, such as Vatnajökull Glacier, which is the largest in Europe.

Somewhere in the highlands of Iceland, north of the Vatnajökull glacier, is a special place where astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, once trained for moon landing. Iceland has a special place where ordinary people can walk in the paths of giants.

Lónsöræfi is a Nature Reserve in southeast Iceland, located at the eastern end of the Vatnajökull glacier. This area is characterized by diverse geological formations that are the result of the Kollumúlaeldstöðvar volcano's activity, about a million to 5 million years ago.

Kerlingarfjöll is a mountain range in central Iceland, located adjacent to Route 1477 m, near Kjölur Way, a western road and one of two main roads that cross the central mountainous terrain of Iceland.

Kjölur mountain road, marked on the map as F35 is one of two main ways that cross central Iceland from north south. Kjölur is the second longest and Sprengisandur is the longest, further east and more interesting of both.

Sprengisandur is located on the mainland that stretches from Hofsjökull glacier, in the center of the island, and Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, located in the east of the island. This is a fascinating area of ​​hilly wasteland, sand and lava fields.

Kverkfjöll is the name of a mountain ridge in the northern part of the Vatnajökull glacier, 40 km south of Askja. The ridge is composed of several peaks created by one large central volcano.

Laki craters are a wonderful result of the tremendous devastation that occurred in Iceland in the 18th century. A global catastrophe that killed thousands of people, animals, destroyed much property and was felt almost everywhere.

Þórsmörk Reserve or literally translated "Thor's Forest", is named after Thor god of Thunder in Norse mythology and son of Odin, father of the gods. The day of the week Thursday also derives from his name.

One of the most beautiful regions in central Iceland is undoubtedly Landmannalaugar Mountain Reserve. The name means "The People's Pools", this is probably the most popular travel destination in central Iceland and is otherwise known as the jewel in the crown.

Vatnsnes

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Vatnsnes is a small peninsula just a four hour drive from Reykjavik and one hour from Akureyri. Vatnsnes peninsula is famous for its large colonies of seals, birds and beautiful landscapes.

Dalvík

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The town Dalvík, meaning "Gulf Valley" is located on the shores of the Aiifiordor fjord, 45 km north of Akureyri. It is a town with 2100 inhabitants, who mainly make their living from fishing, tourism and light industry.

Grímsey Island

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For those of you who live in urban areas, a visit to Grímsey will surely change the way you treat your neighbors!

Husavik

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Husavik is a small fishing town, with 2270 residents, situated on the beautiful eastern shore of the Gulf of Skjálfandi, in northern Iceland.

Jökulsárgljúfur Park

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Jökulsárgljúfur Park is located on the west bank of the icy Jökulsá á Fjöllum River. It spreads out over an area of ​​150 square kilometers, and its protects the canyon formed by the river and the great diversity of animals and plants to be found there.

Akureyri

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Akureyri is located in northeast Iceland, south of the Arctic Circle at a latitude of 66 °. Akureyri is the largest town in Iceland outside of the Reykjavik area.

About North Iceland

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The region of North Island is characterized by fertile valleys and long fjords. As in all of Iceland, many fishing towns are found close to the shores but agriculture is also developed thanks to the lush valleys.

About Reykjavik

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Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, Iceland's largest city and the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. With a population of 122,000 (and more than 211,000 in the Greater Reykjavik area), Reykjavik is the centre of Iceland's governmental, economic, cultural and academic activities.

Hafnarfjörður

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Hafnarfjörður is one Reykjavik's major towns and has many characteristics of an independent city.

Reykjavik Historical Museum

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Árbæjarsafn (Safn means museum in Icelandic) is an open air museum depicting the history of Reykjavik.

Viðey Island

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If you have already been on a day trip to Reykjavik and you are interested in seeing other places close by, Viðey Island is just a short sail away, literally a few minutes from Sundahofn.

From The Airport To Reykjavik

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As in many other countries across the world, the main airport is not actually located in the capital and foreign tourists, landing in Iceland for the first time, do not always realize that they do not land directly in Reykjavik and the airport is actually located in town Keflavik, a 40-minute drive from Reykjavik.

About East Iceland

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East Iceland is one of the places in the world where a person feels small in comparison to the surrounding nature. Everything here looks large-scale, glaciers, mountains and the considerable volcanic activity in the region.

Lake Tjörnin

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Tjörnin in Icelandic means "lake" and the Tjörnin Lake that flows in downtown Reykjavik is definitely worth a visit when visiting the city. A relatively small lake compared to other lakes in Iceland, but one of the most famous due to its location.

Hallgrímskirkja Church

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Hallgrímskirkja Church, is the most prominent structure located in the center of Reykjavik. It is the largest church in Reykjavik and one of the most visited places in Iceland.

Harpa Opera House

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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall, that opened its doors in 2011 quickly became a status symbol of Reykjavik and is considered a place one must visit, an impressive and unusual structure immediately catches the eye.

Perlan

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Perlan mean "Pearl" and Icelanders pronounce the word with a D, 'Perdlan'. Perlan is one of the most famous buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Seyðisfjörður

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The fishing village of Seyðisfjörður is 17 km long, located at the edge of a fjord and considered by many as one of the most picturesque villages in eastern Iceland.

Egilsstaðir

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Egilsstaðir is East Iceland's main city located 698 km from Reykjavik. The city was founded in 1947 on the banks of Lake Logurinn and a major crossroads where Route 1 and the eastern fjords roads meet.

Vopnafjörður

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The town of Vopnafjörður is located 95 km north of Egilsstaðir and at the edge of a fjord with the same name.

Langanes Peninsula

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On the eastern coast of the peninsula lies the ghost town Skálar a remote town seemingly located at the 'end of the world'. It was briefly a flourishing fishing community at the beginning of the 20th century.

Höfn

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Höfn í Hornafirði, means "port" and pronounced "Aff" is a beautiful fishing town located in the southeastern part of Iceland.

Austfirðir - Eastern Fjords

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The Eastern fjords region Austfirðir starts out at Kollumúli just north of Héraðsflói and reaches up to Eyrarhorn east of Lónssveit. Here may be found 15 fjords, mountainous terrain with a few plateaus that generally lay in the valleys.

About South Iceland

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South Iceland offers a great variety of day trips from the capital Reykjavik. Maybe the most famous of them is called the "Golden Circle" with a visit to a geyser, Gullfoss and Þingvellir, but it is only one of many.

Skaftafell Park

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Skaftafell National Park is an oasis located between a sandy desert and Vatnajökul glacier. The Park was instituted in 1967, consists of approximately 500 square kilometers and is home to some of Iceland's most beautiful attractions, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and flora and fauna unique to the area.

Vestmannaeyjar, also known as Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) is a small group of islands located near the southern coast of Iceland.

Vatnajökull Glacier

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There are several places in Iceland where a person feels small compared to the nature surrounding him. One of the most prominent, if not the most prominent, is in the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe and most impressive in Iceland.

Selfoss

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Selfoss is the largest town in southern Iceland and is the entire region's service and trade center, with a population is 6500 people. Selfoss is located on the banks of the River ölfusá an hour's drive from Reykjavik.

Kirkjubæjarklaustur

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A village with a completely unpronounceable name, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, meaning Monastery Church Farm. This small village had just 160 residents and is the only village located between the towns Hofn and Vik that offers services to tourists such as a hostel, supermarket, bank and a gas station.

Jökulsárlón is a picturesque glacier lagoon, situated on the southern part of Vatnajökull glacier on Highway 1 (the ring road), 370 kilometers east of Reykjavik. The Lagoon is one of Iceland's natural wonders.

Hveragerði

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Hveragerði is a beautiful and picturesque town of 2300 residents, located 45 kilometers east of Reykjavik on Route 1.

Hekla

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Hekla, an active volcano in southern Iceland, reaches a height of 1491 m and is classed as Iceland's most active volcano with more than twenty eruptions recorded since 874.

Geysers Park

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Today the park's attraction is the Strokkur, which in Icelandic means "child". Strokor is located just a few meters from the largest geyser and erupts at regular intervals of five minutes or so.

Dyrhólaey Cliff

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Dyrhólaey Cliff rises to an altitude of 120 meters, not far from the town of Vík and is the southernmost point in Iceland.

About West Iceland

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Close to the capital, but still far enough away from the crowded hustle and bustle; West Iceland is a world where culture, nature and history complement each other and combine to create a unique and opulent experience.

Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reykjanes is a volcanic peninsula located at the southwest tip of Iceland, not far from the capital city, Reykjavik. Its considerable subterranean volcanic activity, vast lava fields and minority of plants, characterize the peninsula.

Reykholt

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The historic town Reykholt is located on route 523, west of Borgarnes. Reykholt was home to Iceland's most important historical figure, famous sagas author Snorri Sturluson, who was murdered in the 13th century by a rival politician.

Akranes

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Akranes is a town in west Iceland, 50 km north of Reykjavik and can be reached via the underground tunnel that runs under the whale-fjord, Hvalfjördur. Akranes is the ninth largest town in Iceland with a population of 6,600 people.

Whale Fjord

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Hvalfjörður, more commonly known as the whale-fjord, is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscape and unique history. Located just a short drive from Reykjavík you can visit this spectacular view of nature and walk to the Glymur waterfall, which is the highest waterfall in Iceland.

Reykjavik Bar Tour

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On the tour, our local guides will take you to some of the best bars and clubs in Reykjavik, and show you the secrets of the Icelandic night life. At each one of the first three bars that we visit you will get a FREE large Icelandic beer.

The Landmannalaugar Þórsmörk trek is well known in the world and the most popular by hikers in Iceland. These 55 scenic kilometers well deserve the reputation: colorful rhyolite mountains, glaciers, geothermal springs, steam columns, black sands desert, rivers and large lakes.

Although the distance can be easily covered in two or three days, why hurry? Take the full four days trek and enjoy the views.

Ammassalik is an island on the east coast of Greenland. Visiting Ammassalik starts with a 2 hours flight from Reykjavik Airport to Kulusuk.

Ilulissat, Greenland

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Ironically, Greenland is a frozen Island mostly covered with glaciers, got the name Green–Land. Iceland – an island which is mostly green year-round (thanks to the Gulf Stream) got the frosty name Ice-land.

If you already had a day tour in Reykjavik and you into escaping the city for a bit and enjoying some nature, culture and art. You better visit Videy Island (Viðey in Icelandic).

This unique and ambitious tour for the first time in the world is presented these days through the glacier Langjökull in central highlands of Iceland. Glacier Langjökull or "the long iceberg" is the second largest glacier in Iceland and its area is 950 square kilometers. The deepest point of the glacier reaches a depth of 580 meters.

This amazing tour takes us into the crater of a volcano during the journey into the depth of the Earth. Iceland is the only place in the world where such a trip into the crater of a volcano is possible.

Lava caves are located in volcanic active areas. The lava cave described in this article is one of the many that exist in Iceland. This cave is Gjábakkahellir and it is located in one of the most active volcanic areas, in Thingvellir National Park, exactly on the boundary between the continents.

Horse Riding

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During the visit in Iceland you cannot miss Icelandic horses. They are everywhere, along the sides of the roads and in many farms scattered all over the island. The story of the Icelandic horse begins when the Vikings first arrived in Iceland with their horses and since then, for more than a thousand years, no other horses were brought to Iceland.

The Blue Lagoon

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The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: "Bláa lónið") - the world's most famous geothermal spa and one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Blue Lagoon was selected one of the 10 top spas in the world.

Iceland Museums

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Few travelers come to Iceland because of its museums. Iceland is a country with relatively poor urban and personal accomplishments history and accordingly, museums of Iceland are not competing with museums in other countries in Europe, which boast with a rich history of hundreds or even thousands of years.

There is a variety of volunteer programs in Iceland. Several local Icelandic organizations and some from other countries too, offer the volunteer trips to Iceland. The volunteer programs are available for different durations from a week to several months. Volunteering in Iceland can be a wonderful experience for students or people who like to contribute to society, and this is a great way to visit Iceland relatively cheaply and meet people from all over the world.

Iceland's waterfalls are famous throughout the world thanks to their diversity and breathtaking beauty. In Iceland, there are hundreds of waterfalls that are coming out of the mountains or flowing from the high peaks where the snow never melts.

Geothermal swimming pools for Icelanders are like a sauna for Finns. This is not just a leisure activity, it is one of the pillars of the local culture. In Iceland, there are about 200 swimming pools, probably more than in any other country per head of population.

Aurora Borealis

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Northern Lights of Iceland is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Van Allen radiation belt (a layer of energetic charged particles that surround the Earth) is "overloaded" with particles that flow down the magnetic field of the Earth and crash into the luminesce materials in the atmosphere - in the area of the ionosphere, causing them to release energy.

Whale-watching cruise is one of the attractions not to be missed when visiting Iceland. It's an experience you'll never forget and it will leave you deeply moved by the creatures these gentle and giant.

Golden Circle

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Golden Circle is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. The route goes east from the capital Reykjavik, completes a loop and returns to Reykjavik. Time needed to cover the route is one day.

Although summer is the ideal time to travel in Iceland, many people ask if it is also recommended visiting Iceland in winter. Are the popular tourist attraction sites open? What about the hotels? Transportation? Is Iceland ready for tourists in the winter? Here are some ideas in brief about the winter trip to Iceland. The winter visit to Iceland is like visiting another Iceland - the dominant green landscape turns white and it is a good time to take out the snowmobiles and the skis.

Iceland Family Tours

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For the last few years, Iceland became more and more popular destination for family trips. Being one of the safest countries in the world and also known as one of the cleanest, Iceland is famous for its citizen's high priority environmental concern. The economic crisis that occurred in 2008 crushed the economy of the island, turning it from one of the world's most expensive countries, to a country, which it is possible to visit without spending a fortune.

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