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Myvatn (Mývatn) Bird Watching
Myvatn (Mývatn) Bird Watching

No marker available. Skútustaðir, Iceland, Skútustaðir

Lake Myvatn and its surrounds are a birding hot spot with around 60 species including 13 species of duck of which tufted duck, scaup and wigeon are most numerous.  Most of the birds seen at the lak...



Namafjall (Námafjall)- Boiling Mud Pools
Namafjall (Námafjall)- Boiling Mud Pools

No marker available. Namaskardh, Iceland, Mývatn

Hverarond is a geothermal area at the foot of the ochre and beige colored mountain, Namafjall. One of Iceland's most colorful and accessible geothermal areas, it is located 3km from the village of Rey...



Reykjahlid (Reykjahlíð) Village
Reykjahlid (Reykjahlíð) Village

No marker available. Skútustaðahreppur, Iceland, Mývatn

The largest village at Lake Myvatn, Reykjahlid takes its name from a prosperous farm situated by the lake. Though at an altitude of 264m above sea level, Myvatn has a favorable climate and farming has...



Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum at Mývatn
Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum at Mývatn

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Probably Iceland’s best known stuffed bird collection can be found at Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum at Lake Mývatn. Even if you're not a fan of stuffed birds, the museum has other interesting exhibits,...



Raudanes (Rauðanes) Peninsula
Raudanes (Rauðanes) Peninsula

No marker available. Iceland, Raufarhöfn

One of Iceland's largely undiscovered natural wonders, Raudanes peninsula is a striking but remote stretch of coast, west of the village of Þorshofn.   Look for a dirt track leading north from road...



Kopasker (Kópasker) Village
Kopasker (Kópasker) Village

No marker available. Kópasker, Iceland, Kópasker

Kopasker, on the shores of Oxarfjordur, is one of many tiny villages in Iceland that once thrived on fishing. However, when the fish moved their feeding grounds elsewhere, it had a devastating effect...



Asbyrgi (Ásbyrgi) Canyon
Asbyrgi (Ásbyrgi) Canyon

No marker available. Ásbyrgi, Iceland, Kópasker

Asbyrgi is a horseshoe-shaped canyon about 3.5 km long and more than 1 km wide with 100m high sheer walls. The place is something of an enigma and it's not hard to see why because it is both hugely at...



Dettifoss Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall

No marker available. Dettifoss, Iceland, Húsavík

Majestic Dettifoss, on the river Jokulsa á Fjollum, is best accessed from the south on the new tarmac road 862 that runs along the west bank of the river. North of Dettifoss the road is gravel but gen...



Hljodaklettar (Hljóðaklettar) Cliffs
Hljodaklettar (Hljóðaklettar) Cliffs

No marker available. Hljóðaklettar, Iceland, Kópasker

The Jokulsa canyon is considered one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Iceland. In the northern section of the canyon are Hljodaklettar ‘Echo Cliffs’, a series of bizarre columnar volcanic plugs o...



Holmatungur (Hólmatungur) Canyon
Holmatungur (Hólmatungur) Canyon

No marker available. Kópasker, Iceland, Kópasker

Broader and less rugged, the central part of Jokulsa Canyon has lush birch thickets carpeted with orchids, wood cranesbill, and bilberries. From Holmatungur car park, take a circular walk past stre...