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Systrastapi and the Nuns at Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjubæjarklaustur)
Systrastapi and the Nuns at Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjubæjarklaustur)

No marker available. Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

A convent was established at Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1186, one of two in Iceland at the time, which operated until the Reformation in 1554.   Systrastapi is a rocky bluff located just west of Kirkj...



Gjatindur (Gjátindur) Peak
Gjatindur (Gjátindur) Peak

No marker available. Gjatindur, Iceland, Hella

Duration: around 5 hours. Difficulty: fairly challenging 14km hike with about 440m of ascent and descent. Interest: Ofaerufoss waterfall, the Eldgja canyon and a panoramic view from the 943m summit. S...



Skalholt Cathredal, The – Skalholtskirkja
Skalholt Cathredal, The – Skalholtskirkja

No marker available. Skálholti, 801 Selfossi, Iceland, Selfoss

The modern cathedral was consecrated in 1963. It is well known for its works of modern art, as well as for artifacts from previous churches on the site. In the crypt is an exhibition from the National...



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Hekla Center
Hekla Center

No marker available. Leirubakki, 851 Hella, Iceland, Hella

Splendid modern exhibition on Mt. Hekla, one of the world’s most famous volcanoes, reputed in olden times to be the gateway to Hell. The exhibition provides insight into the overwhelming power of the...



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Pompei Of The North – Eldheimar
Pompei Of The North – Eldheimar

No marker available. Gerðisbraut, Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar

The Pompei of the North – Eldheimar, exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change thei...



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Thuridarbud Turf Hut
Thuridarbud Turf Hut

No marker available. , Stokkseyri

Above the shore at Stokkseyri, look for Thuridarbud, a small turf hut built in 1949, in the place where Thuridur Einarsdottir is thought to have resided during the fishing season.  Thuriður (1777-1863...



Skansinn and the Harbour on Heimaey
Skansinn and the Harbour on Heimaey

No marker available. Heimaey, Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar

The fishing fleet jostles for space with the ferry and a small fleet of pleasure boats in Heimaey’s snug harbour. Processing plants line the quayside, where you can jump aboard a speedboat for a thril...



Landmannalaugar geothermal river
Landmannalaugar geothermal river

No marker available. Landmannalaugavegur, Iceland, Hvolsvollur

Arguably one of Iceland's top bathing spots and a very popular destination, Landmannalaugar's warm river is the perfect antidote to sore muscles after a strenuous hike in the area.  As you approach...



Oxarafoss (Öxarárfoss) Waterfall
Oxarafoss (Öxarárfoss) Waterfall

No marker available. Iceland, Selfoss

If you would like to get away from the busy trails at Thingvellir, you should follow the 'secret path'. The walk is about 1km and as the trail is uneven, walking boots are advised. See evidence of tec...



Kristinartindar (Kristínartindar) Peaks
Kristinartindar (Kristínartindar) Peaks

No marker available. Kristínartindar, Iceland, Öraefum

Duration: 6-7 hours (longer if you climb the peak). Difficulty: a steady but long 700m climb and descent. The optional ascent of the peak is more demanding and involves a scramble to 1126m. Interest:...