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Hvalfjordur (Hvalfjörður) ‘Whale Fjord’
Hvalfjordur (Hvalfjörður) ‘Whale Fjord’

No marker available. Foraging - Hvalfjörður, Iceland, Akranes

Hvalfjordur’s name means ‘Whale Fjord’, probably from a large number of whales once found here. Sadly, today the head of this beautiful fjord is the location for Iceland's main whaling station.   F...



Eldborg Crater
Eldborg Crater

No marker available. Iceland, Snæfellsbær

Eldborg is a beautifully formed volcanic crater that can be seen from road 54, rising 60m above the surrounding land. Known as a lava spatter ring, the symmetrical crater is believed to have formed 50...



Vatnaleid (Vatnaleið) Mountain Pass
Vatnaleid (Vatnaleið) Mountain Pass

No marker available. Vatnaleið, Iceland, Borgarnes

Road 56, the Vatnaleid mountain pass, is the most direct route between the south and north coasts of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. As you cross the mountain route look out for birds especially by the...



Grabrok (Grábrók) Crater and Glanni Waterfall
Grabrok (Grábrók) Crater and Glanni Waterfall

No marker available. Grábrók, Iceland, Borgarfjörður

Grabrok is a shapely crater that produced the moss-clad lava in its surrounds from an eruption two to three thousand years ago. It stands by road 1, just north of Bifrost. From the car park, wooden st...



Hraunfossar and Barnafossar
Hraunfossar and Barnafossar

No marker available. Hraunfossar, Iceland, Reykholt

Possibly Iceland’s most unusual and enchanting waterfall, Hraunfossar ‘Lava Falls’ emerges from under a lava flow, cascading into the turquoise river Hvita. It is all the more spectacular for the lumi...



Arnarstapi Coastal Wonders and Wildlife
Arnarstapi Coastal Wonders and Wildlife

No marker available. Arnarstapi, Iceland, Arnarstapi

Sited at the foot of the prominent peak Stapafell, Arnarstapi is a tiny fishing hamlet with a breathtaking coastline. Formed of successive lava flows from Snaefellsjokull eruptions, its basalt cliffs...



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...



Magical Snaefellsjokull (Snæfellsjökull)
Magical Snaefellsjokull (Snæfellsjökull)

No marker available. Snæfellsjökull, Iceland, Snæfellsbær

Snaefellsjokull, the glacier at the tip of the peninsula, covers the summit of a 1446m stratovolcano. The volcano has formed from numerous eruptions during the last 800,000 years, with a 200m deep ice...



Raudfeldsgja (Rauðfeldsgjá) Ravine
Raudfeldsgja (Rauðfeldsgjá) Ravine

No marker available. Rauðfeldsgjá, Iceland, Snæfellsbær

Around 12km west of Budir, a narrow chasm Raudfeldsgja, cuts deep into the flank of Botnsfjall mountain. It is possible to walk into the ravine but beware as elves are said to live here! The ravine is...



Hestfjordur and Seydisfjordur (Hestfjörður and Seyðisfjörður)
Hestfjordur and Seydisfjordur (Hestfjörður and Seyðisfjörður)

No marker available. Litlibær, Iceland, Ísafjörður

Hestfjordur is a narrow fjord with very steep sides, which gets its name from the horse-shaped mountain Hestur (Hestur means horse). There is so little lowland here that farming would be incredibly di...