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Gljufursarfoss Waterfall (Gljúfursárfoss)
Gljufursarfoss Waterfall (Gljúfursárfoss)

No marker available. Gljúfursá, Gljúfur, Iceland, Vopnafjörður

Few visitors succeed in pronouncing the name of this waterfall but if you want to try, gli-woofer-sour-foss should do the job!  To get there from Vopnafjordur, drive south on road 85 and then turn...



Borgarfjordur (Borgarfjörður) Eystri hikes
Borgarfjordur (Borgarfjörður) Eystri hikes

No marker available. Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Borgarfjörður Eystri

A local area hiking map is essential if you plan to hike any of the following routes – you can purchase one at the information centre in Borgarfjorður Eystri. Make sure you have suitable clothing and...



Kolbeinstangi Peninsula
Kolbeinstangi Peninsula

No marker available. Kolbeinstangi, Iceland, Vopnafjörður

Kolbeinstangi is the finger-like peninsula on which the town of Vopnafjordur stands. You can walk (or drive) beyond the town along a gravel road to the tip of the peninsula, where cliffs jut into t...



Hallormsstadaskogur Forest (Hallormsstaðarskógur)
Hallormsstadaskogur Forest (Hallormsstaðarskógur)

No marker available. Upphéraðsvegur, Iceland, Egilsstadir

Either side of Upphéraðsvegur, road 931, along the east shore of Lake Lagarfljót, you'll find Hallormsstaðarskógur, Iceland´s biggest woodland area. The forest extends for 550 ha and includes both...



Storurd (Stórurð) giant boulders
Storurd (Stórurð) giant boulders

No marker available. 94, Iceland, Borgafjordur eystri

En route to Borgarfjorour Eystri, fit walkers have the option of a spectacular hike to Storurð (meaning ‘the giant boulders’), a truly unforgettable sight. The shorter trail starts from the pass Vatns...



Hvannagil
Hvannagil

No marker available. Innra Hvannagil, Iceland, Breiðdalsvík

Hvannagil is a colorful rhyolite canyon with some spectacular rock formations.  It can be reached by taking the dirt road following the north bank of the River Jokulsa a Loni.  The dirt road begins ju...



Lake Lagarfljot (Lagarfljót)
Lake Lagarfljot (Lagarfljót)

No marker available. Mjóafjarðarvegur, Iceland, Egilsstaðir

Lagarfljot has the interesting distinction of being both a lake and a river. With a surface of 53 sq km and 25km in length, this is Iceland's third largest lake. Its milky water carries a suspensio...



Bjolfur Mountain drive (Bjólfur)  and avalanche barriers
Bjolfur Mountain drive (Bjólfur) and avalanche barriers

No marker available. Mjóafjarðarvegur, Iceland, Seyðisfjörður

Mt. Bjolfur is an impressive 1085m peak overlooking Seydisfjorður. The steep sides of the mountain are an avalanche hazard and barriers have been constructed on the mountain flank to prevent avalanche...



Skjolfjorur Beach (Skjólfjörur)
Skjolfjorur Beach (Skjólfjörur)

No marker available. Hlíðarvegur, Iceland, Vopnafjörður

Meaning 'sheltered beach', Skjolfjorur is easily accessed on foot from road 917. As you stroll along the beach, marvel at the variety of colored pebbles, but please don't take them with you as this is...



Burstarfell Museum
Burstarfell Museum

No marker available. Bustarfell Hofsárdalur, 690 Vopnafjörður, Iceland, Vopnafjörður

Bustarfell is one of the best remaining turf farmsteads in Iceland.  Sited in the Hofsa Valley just off road 85, Burstafell is 19km south of the fishing village Vopnafjordur.  The same family has l...