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Pedro Gula
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The most beautiful places in Iceland
Updated: 12.12.2018
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Iceland is a landscape that is a miniature example of all possible stages of development of the planet Earth. Here you will find beautiful mountains, active volcanoes, geothermal areas, geysers, interesting rock formations, canyons, wild rivers, countless waterfalls and also picturesque towns and settlements.

1.
Jökulsárlón lagoon

Ice beauty

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| Altitude: 130 m / 427 ft

Jökulsárlón is the largest lagoon of its kind in Iceland. It was created by the melting of the… continue reading

2.
Dettifoss waterfall

Europe's mightiest waterfall

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| Altitude: 325 m / 1 066 ft

Waterfall Dettifoss (100 m wide, 44 m high) in river Jökulsá is most massive European waterfall. Only a few… continue reading

3.
Godafoss Waterfall

God's waterfall

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| Altitude: 120 m / 394 ft

Near the small settlement of Fossholl, the icy blue river Skálfandárfljöt, rising from the south of… continue reading

4.
Gullfoss Waterfall

The golden waterfall

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| Altitude: 199 m / 653 ft

Gullfoss is located on the Hvita River. It falls in a double cataract into a two-kilometer long canyon set… continue reading

5.
Brennisteinsalda

The most colorful peak of the Rainbow Mountains

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| Altitude: 881 m / 2 890 ft

Brennisteinsalda, „Burning Mountain“, is not high, its peak is located only at an altitude of 881 m above sea… continue reading

6.
Lake Frostastadavatn

Lake near the Rainbow Mountains

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| Altitude: 572 m / 1 877 ft

The beautiful Lake Frostastaðavatn lies on the edge of the Námshraun lava field, near the rift interface in… continue reading

7.
Skogafoss waterfall

Iceland Waterfall curtain

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| Altitude: 100 m / 328 ft

Skogafoss belongs to most photographed Icelandic waterfall, where water falls from former offshore cliffs.… continue reading

8.
Glymur Waterfall

The highest Icelandic waterfall

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| Altitude: 340 m / 1 115 ft

Glymur is the highest Icelandic waterfall. Its water falls from a height of almost 200 meters from the swampy… continue reading

9.
Fjadrárgljúfur Gorge

The most famous Icelandic gorge

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| Altitude: 140 m / 459 ft

Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge with difficult pronounceable name, located in the south of Iceland near the… continue reading

10.
Raudhólar Volcano

Red volcano

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| Altitude: 209 m / 686 ft

Rauðhólar volcano (209 m above sea level) is located in the northeastern part of Iceland, in the… continue reading

11.
Herdubreið

Queen of the Icelandic mountains.

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| Altitude: 1 682 m / 5 518 ft

Herðubreið with a height of 1682 m above sea level is the most significant Icelandic volcano. It is located… continue reading

12.
Kirkjufell

The most photographed mountain of Iceland

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| Altitude: 463 m / 1 519 ft

Between the towns of Grundarfjörður and Ólafsvík, on the Snæefell Peninsula, lies the 463-meter high… continue reading

13.
Kristínartindar

Scenic peak in Skaftafell National Park.

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| Altitude: 1 126 m / 3 694 ft

Kristínartindar (1126 m above sea level) is a mountain rising between the slides of the glaciers Vatnajökull,… continue reading

14.
Dynjandi waterfall

Roaring waterfall

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| Altitude: 155 m / 509 ft

Not far from Arnafjörður is the most impressive waterfall of the West Fjords. Dynjandi falls from a 100-meter… continue reading

15.
Gatklettur Rock Gate

Basalt gate at Arnarstapi

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| Altitude: 22 m / 72 ft

Anyone who parks a car in Arnarstapi by a huge stone troll has no idea what a fantastic rocky shore awaits… continue reading

16.
Icelandic Western Fjords

The rugged and deserted northwest of Iceland

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

The peninsula of the northwestern Iceland is wild, rugged and full of beautiful nature. Dozens of fjords… continue reading

17.
Selfoss Waterfall

Lesser known brother of Dettifoss waterfall

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| Altitude: 327 m / 1 073 ft

Close to the famous Dettifoss Waterfall, a mile uphill downstream, there is another interesting waterfall –… continue reading

18.
Kerid Crater

Colored Crater

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| Altitude: 79 m / 259 ft

Kerið was probably formed three thousand years ago during a sudden explosion of underground gas, leaving a… continue reading

19.
Icelandic Eastern Fjords

The easternmost part of Iceland

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| Altitude: 28 m / 92 ft

The eastern fjords, the easternmost part of Iceland, are far from being the most visited. Nevertheless, they… continue reading

20.
Seljalandfoss waterfall

Waterfall sold land

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| Altitude: 36 m / 118 ft

At the western edge of Eyjafjöll, road 249 deviates north from the motorway and continues on to Ϸórsmörk. A… continue reading

21.
Cliffs of Látrabjark

The westernmost tip of Europe

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| Altitude: 28 m / 92 ft

Látrabjark, the bird cliffs with the Bjargtangar lighthouse, are the westernmost point of Europe (excluding… continue reading

22.
Mountain Skeidárarsandur

Icelandic Mordor

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| Altitude: 83 m / 272 ft

The Skeiðarársandur plateau, an area plagued by frequent sandstorms, lies below the Skeiðarárjökull glacier.… continue reading

23.
Lake Myvatn

"Mosquito" lake.

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| Altitude: 277 m / 909 ft

The area around the lake, located about an hour from the town of Akureyri, is rich in thermal springs and… continue reading

24.
Heimskautsgerðið (Artic Henge)

Icelandic modern Stonehenge

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| Altitude: 31 m / 102 ft

Heimskautsgerðið (Artic Henge) is a stone building near Raufarhöfn, the northernmost settlement in Iceland.… continue reading

25.
Pass Fimmvördusháls

View of Eyjafjalla volcano

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| Altitude: 1 043 m / 3 422 ft

The over 20 km long route from Skógar through the Fimmvörðuháls pass, between the Eyjafjallajökull and… continue reading

26.
Hraunfossar Waterfall

Lava waterfall

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| Altitude: 82 m / 269 ft

Hraunfossar and its smaller neighbor Barnafoss are two waterfalls belonging to the most famous natural… continue reading

27.
Cliffs of Dyrhólaey

The southernmost part of Iceland

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| Altitude: 10 m / 33 ft

The series of jagged cliffs lining the strip of black sand is an amazing place for sea observation and is… continue reading

28.
Svartifoss Waterfall

Black Waterfall

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| Altitude: 237 m / 778 ft

Svartifoss, the Black Waterfall, is located in the Skaftafell National Park. It is one of the most… continue reading

29.
Skaftafellsjökull Glacier

Glacier below the highest mountain in Iceland

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| Altitude: 502 m / 1 647 ft

Skaftafellsjökull is a 10 km long and almost 2.5 km wide glacier slide in the southeast of Iceland. It is… continue reading

30.
Gunnuhver thermal baths

Interesting geothermal field

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| Altitude: 20 m / 66 ft

In the southwestern part of the Reykjanes peninsula lies the geothermal area Gunnuhver, with a number of mud… continue reading

31.
Svínafellsjökull Glacier

The most active glacier slide

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| Altitude: 309 m / 1 014 ft

Svínafellsjökull is the most active glacier slide of the Vatnajökull glacier. It is easily accessible by a… continue reading

32.
Strokkur

Geysir's little brother

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| Altitude: 128 m / 420 ft

Srokkur Geyser (Máselnice) spouts a 30m high stream every few minutes. Just before the explosion, the surface… continue reading

33.
Vatnajökull Glacier

The largest Icelandic glacier

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| Altitude: 1 594 m / 5 230 ft

Vatnajokull is a glacier located in the southeast of Iceland. It is the largest glacier of the country and… continue reading

34.
Krafla

Active volcano over Lake Mývaln

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| Altitude: 600 m / 1 969 ft

An active central volcano with an altitude of 818 meters with numerous craters dominates the whole area. The… continue reading

35.
Grábók Vulcan

Neighbor of Grábrókarfell

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| Altitude: 173 m / 568 ft

Right next to the small town of Bifröst you will find two small volcanoes Grábók and Grábrókarfell. It's… continue reading

36.
Rjúkandifoss waterfall

Waterfall just off the road

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| Altitude: 372 m / 1 220 ft

In the northeast of Iceland, just off the main ring road number 1, you will find the picturesque Rjúkandifoss… continue reading

37.
Fjallsárlón Lagoon

Lagoon in the shade of the more famous Jökulsárlón

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| Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

At the southern end of the giant Vatnajökull glacier, there is the Fjallsárlón lagoon. Thanks to the fact… continue reading

38.
Námafjall

Pastel volcanic landscape

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| Altitude: 360 m / 1 181 ft

Námafjall is a very interesting volcanic area. Pastel volcanic ridge is surrounded by bubbling fumarolas and… continue reading

39.
Lón Valley

Wide valley of a glacial river

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| Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

The Lón Valley is the valley of the glacial river Jökulsá á Lóni, whose 30 km wide estuary is framed by… continue reading

40.
Lake Singvallavatn

The largest lake in Iceland

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| Altitude: 103 m / 338 ft

Nine thousand years ago, when rolling lava blocked the outflow of springs, a 14 km long lake was created, the… continue reading

41.
Dragon stones in Höfði

Interesting rock formations

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| Altitude: 277 m / 909 ft

Höfði, a small grove on the southern shore of Lake Mývan, is one of the most beautiful parts of the whole… continue reading

42.
Skápadalur beach

Shipyard

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Skápadalur is one of the many beaches along the Patreksfjörður Fjord, which is the southernmost of the… continue reading

43.
Reykjavik

The capital of Iceland

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| Altitude: 39 m / 128 ft

Reykjavík, with its 64 ° 08 'north latitude, is the most northerly situated capital of the world. The town is… continue reading

44.
Homestead Thjódveldisbaerinn

Viking settlement

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| Altitude: 158 m / 518 ft

Not far from the Hekla volcano, in the valley of Thjórsárdalur, lies the small homestead Torfhof… continue reading

45.
Lóndrangar Rocks

Rock pillars

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| Altitude: 18 m / 59 ft

The Lóndrangar rock pillars, located on the Snæfellnes peninsula in western Iceland, rise from the sea just… continue reading

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