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Budir (Búðir) Church, Beach and Lava
Budir (Búðir) Church, Beach and Lava

No marker available. Iceland, Búðir

Even on a blustery day, Budir is one of those memorable places that rarely fails to impress. You'll find a tiny church overlooking a glorious golden beach, framed by basalt rocks and dunes; a brooding...



Walks around Akureyri
Walks around Akureyri

No marker available. Kjarnaskógur, Kjarnavegur, Akureyri, Iceland, Akureyri

There are several options for short walks in and around Akureyri. Walking trails follow the banks of Glera, the town´s river. Near the airport, you can stroll through a small nature reserve, whe...



Krafla Volcano
Krafla Volcano

No marker available. Krafla, Iceland, kopasker

The Krafla central volcano has been responsible for the volcanic activity in the area around Myvatn, from numerous fissure eruptions. There have been two bouts of activity since the settlement of t...



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...



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...



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...



Hellnar and Arnastapi coastal walk
Hellnar and Arnastapi coastal walk

No marker available. Arnarstapi, Iceland, Snæfellsbær

An easy and very scenic coastal path runs between Hellnar and Arnarstapi (4km). This used to be the main route between the two villages and over the centuries a path has formed in the lava field. Now...



Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Hike
Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Hike

No marker available. Hengifoss Track, Iceland, Egilsstaðir

Duration: 2 hours. Difficulty: a gentle, steady climb of about 300m returning by the same route. Interest: two unusual and contrasting waterfalls. Start/End: park in the car park near the southern end...



Skalanes (Skálanes) Walk
Skalanes (Skálanes) Walk

No marker available. Skalanes, Iceland, Seyðisfjörður

Duration: 2-3 hours. Difficulty: easy level walks on a dirt track. Interest: coastal and mountain views, birds and nature Start/End: Skalanes is 19km east of Seydisfjordur and can be reached on road 9...



Hrauntun (Hrauntún) Hike
Hrauntun (Hrauntún) Hike

No marker available. Thingvellir National Park, Iceland, Selfoss

Duration: allow 45 minutes each way. Difficulty: easy, level walk through lava. Start/end: Thingvellir National Park Information Centre by the intersection of roads 36 and 52. Interest: birds, flowers...