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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...



Berufjordur (Berufjörður)
Berufjordur (Berufjörður)

No marker available. Djúpivogur, Iceland, Djúpivogur

A jagged row of ancient volcanic plugs dominates Berufjordur’s skyline. On the northern shore of the fjord, look for Blabjorg the blue-green sea cliffs. The protected cliffs are visible from road 1 bu...



Bruarhlod  (Brúarhlöð) Canyon
Bruarhlod (Brúarhlöð) Canyon

No marker available. Iceland, Selfoss

Bruarhlod is accessed from road 30, which links Geysir and Gullfoss with Fludir via a bridge over the Hvita river. As you cross the river you'll notice how it narrows to a tight gorge. On the east ban...



Kirkjugolfid (Kirkjugólfið)- Nature’s Tiles
Kirkjugolfid (Kirkjugólfið)- Nature’s Tiles

No marker available. Geirland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Just outside Kirkjubaejarklaustur on the road that heads north from the roundabout by the service station, you find Kirkjugolfid (the Church Floor) - a protected natural monument. The parking place is...



Snaefell Mountain (Snæfell)
Snaefell Mountain (Snæfell)

No marker available. Snæfell, Iceland, Fljótdalshérað

At 1833m above sea level, Snaefell is Iceland's highest peak outside of the Vatnajokull icecap. A central volcano, Snaefell was formed during the Ice Age but has been dormant now for thousands of year...



Gerduberg (Gerðuberg) Basalt Columns
Gerduberg (Gerðuberg) Basalt Columns

No marker available. Borgarfjörður, Iceland, Borgarfjörður

This large wall of basalt columns just off road 54 is so impressive and uniform it looks like it has been hewn from the cliff by a sculptor. Gerduberg is located 3km north of road 54, opposite the jun...



Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park
Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park

No marker available. Thingvellir National Park, Iceland, Selfoss

Thingvellir is Iceland’s first national park, established in 1930, and part of UNESCO’S World Heritage List since 2004. If there is one place that epitomises the spirit of Iceland, it is Thingvellir....



Vatnshellir Caves
Vatnshellir Caves

No marker available. Road 574, 356 Snæfellsbær, Iceland, Snæfellsbær

As lava is porous, rainwater seeps easily through its layers and does not run on the surface. This makes it difficult to find drinking water in areas covered with lava. Vatnshellir ‘Water Caves’ are l...



Thordarhellir (Þórðar hellir) Cave
Thordarhellir (Þórðar hellir) Cave

No marker available. Iceland, Árneshreppur

On the east side of Reykjaneshyrna is an interesting cave called Þordarhellir. The story goes that a man called Þordur hid there. He fell in love with a girl from the Little-Avik farm and she came to...



Tjornes (Tjörnes) - Puffins and Fossils
Tjornes (Tjörnes) - Puffins and Fossils

No marker available. Tjörnes, Iceland, Húsavík

North of Husavik the road traces the Tjornes Peninsula with its varied and beautiful coastal landscapes: sheltered bays, offshore islands, high cliffs and beaches littered with driftwood brought over...