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Hvalnes
Hvalnes

No marker available. North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland, Hornafjörður

Hvalnes (Whale Point) is a rocky headland with a lighthouse, offering a convenient viewpoint over the ocean and surrounding mountains, composed of dark gabbro and pale granophyre, which account for th...



Sel Farm
Sel Farm

No marker available. Skaftafell, Iceland, Öraefum

Throughout the centuries glacial rivers have constantly changed course, often submerging their sandy plains under floodwater from eruptions under the icecaps. Consequently, farms moved from the plain...



Hengill Volcano Area
Hengill Volcano Area

No marker available. Hengill, Iceland, Selfoss

Hengill is still considered to be an active volcano although it last erupted 2,500 years ago. There are many marked walking trails in the Hengill area with access from Hellisheidi power station and...



Nesjavellir Power Plant
Nesjavellir Power Plant

No marker available. Tryggvagata 34, Selfoss, Iceland, Selfoss

Nesjavellir is a natural geothermal area associated with the Hengill volcano.  Hot water from deep in the ground rises to the surface in the form of hot springs, mud pools, and steam vents. Nesjave...



Hellisheidi (Hellisheiði) Power Plant
Hellisheidi (Hellisheiði) Power Plant

No marker available. Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Iceland, Hveragerði

Hellisheidi is a lava-clad plateau separating the capital from the southern lowlands, Iceland’s most important farming area. The heath is covered with many layers of lava, the youngest about 1000 year...



Stokkseyri Coast Birdlife
Stokkseyri Coast Birdlife

No marker available. Stokkseyri, Iceland, Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri and neighboring Eyrarbakki are prime spots for migrant birds in late April and early May. Great flocks of waders arrive exhausted after their flight over the Atlantic. For species like t...



Saeheimar (Sæheimar) Aquarium on Vestmannaeyjar
Saeheimar (Sæheimar) Aquarium on Vestmannaeyjar

No marker available. 12, 900 Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland, Vestmannaeyjabær

The Aquarium Sæheimar has been part of the Westman Island’s culture for 50 years, especially for children. It has also remained largely unchanged since it was set up so don't expect fancy multimed...



Secret Lagoon, Fludir (Flúðir)
Secret Lagoon, Fludir (Flúðir)

No marker available. Hvammsvegur, Flúðir, Iceland, Flúðir

The size of a small lake, the 'Secret Lagoon' is a geothermal bathing pool set among greenhouses just outside the village of Fludir. It is accessible throughout the year. Originally built in 1891,...



Strandarkirkja
Strandarkirkja

No marker available. 427, Iceland, þorlakshofn

Many people visit Strandarkirkja, which stays open throughout the summer and on weekends in spring and autumn. Also, it is often open on weekends in winter. The church custodian receives visitors and...



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Gaukshofdi (Gaukshöfði) Panoramic Viewpoint
Gaukshofdi (Gaukshöfði) Panoramic Viewpoint

No marker available. Þjóðveldisbærinn, Iceland, Þjórsárdalur

From road 32 take a very short detour leading to a hill called Gaukshofdi - the detour is actually the old road, which was bypassed to avoid the hill. It's an easy walk up to the top of the hill where...