Glymur Waterfall, Iceland's second largest waterfall is hidden away in the eastern deepest point of Hvalfjörurur (The Whale Fjord). It reaches a staggering height of 198 and was for many years considered the highest waterfall in Iceland,
Diving in Iceland exists and is even considered a must among many divers, worldwide. Since 2005, Dive Magazine has selected Silfra ( meaning 'The Silver Lady' in Icelandic) located at PINGVALLAVATN Lake in the renowned Þingvellir Park as one of the best dive sites in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.