West Iceland

Glymur Waterfall

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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,

Grindavik

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Grindavik is a small fishing town in the southern part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. It is one of the few towns with a harbor on this coast that is not full of natural ports.

Sandgerði

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Sandgerði is located on the western side of the Reykjanes Peninsula, on Route 45.

Glanni Waterfall

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Glanni is a beautiful waterfall located in western Iceland, near Bifröst University campus, in the heart of the Grábrókarhraun Lava Field.

Garður

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Garður, which means 'plot' or 'garden', is the northernmost town on the Reykjanes Peninsula on Route 45, delimited by Faxaflói Bay.

Langjökull Glacier

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Langjökull Glacier or the 'Long Glacier', as it is sometimes known, is located in the western part of Iceland's mountainous terrain, approximately 18 km from the resort town Husafell, and is Iceland's second largest glacier.

Laugarvatn

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Lake Laugarvatn is located in Southern Iceland, just less than 100km from the capital, Reykjavik.

Kerid

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Kerid Crater Lake still manages to stand out. Having a near blue color and surrounded by red volcanic rocks, it appears different from the others.

Borgarnes

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Borgarnes is a town located in West Iceland. It is a popular tourist attraction town with so many activities in store for the tourists visiting the place.

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.