Central Iceland (The Highland)

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.

Askja Volcano

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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

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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

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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 Way

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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 Way

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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

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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.

Landmannalaugar

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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.

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