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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...



Hjalparfoss (Hjálparfoss) Waterfall
Hjalparfoss (Hjálparfoss) Waterfall

No marker available. Iceland, Selfoss

Close to the bridge over the river Fossa you can take a short detour on road 3361 to Hjalparfoss, a pretty waterfall surrounded by basalt columns. This is a lovely symmetrical waterfall and the sto...



Hot Spring baked Bread
Hot Spring baked Bread

No marker available. Hverabraut 1, Laugarbraut, 840 Laugarvatn, Iceland, Laugarvatn

There is a small concrete structure with a chimney close to the geothermal area in Hveragerdi. Look for steam coming from the chimney as this is where hverabraud (hot spring bread) is baked over a hot...



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...



Hveragerdi (Hveragerði) - The Geothermal Town
Hveragerdi (Hveragerði) - The Geothermal Town

No marker available. Hveragerði, Iceland, Hveragerði

Hveragerdi, population 2,318, began to develop in the early 20th century as Icelanders looked at ways of utilizing geothermal water and steam. Early projects included drying hay, washing wool, and pas...



Thorlakshofn (Þorlákshöfn) Village
Thorlakshofn (Þorlákshöfn) Village

No marker available. Þorlákshöfn, Iceland, Þorlákshöfn

Þorlakshofn is a typical fishing village, which used to be the terminus for the ferry to the Westman Islands before the new Landeyjarhofn harbor was built, much closer to the islands.  An excellent...



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...



Stokkseyri Village - A Lobster Restaurant and Folklore Museums
Stokkseyri Village - A Lobster Restaurant and Folklore Museums

No marker available. Stokkseyri, Iceland, Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri is a coastal village known for its restaurant Fjorubordid that serves delicious Icelandic lobster. Enjoy it in a soup or better still, served in a cauldron cooked in herb butter with lemon...



Urridafoss (Urriðafoss) Waterfall
Urridafoss (Urriðafoss) Waterfall

No marker available. Urriðafossvegur, Iceland, Hella

Whilst traveling on route 1 you'll cross the mighty glacial river Þjorsa, where you may like to take a 2km detour south to Urridafoss or the 'brown trout waterfall'. Once there was an ambitious pla...