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Beautiful waterfall right next to road number one, definitely worth the stop. Just remember to go off the road to stop, there is a parking in front of the waterfall to stop. The traffic there can be very dangerous and it's difficult when people are stopping in the middle of the road.…

Old gas station still sells gas on self-service. The shop is now owned by one of the farmers in the area, serving local food for lunch, do recommend if you are there at lunch time, they also sell some local products in there.…

The name of the column basalt formation in Icelandic is Dverghamrar translating to „Dwarf cliffs“. The draw their names from the belief of supernatural beings living in and around these cliffs. It‘s a nice place to stop and stretch on your drive. Very nice and short walk to see the cliff formation.…

Vestrahorn The mountain itself is around 454 meters high. It‘s one of few mountains in Iceland made from gabbro in Iceland, we often refer to this type of rock with the name of this place. There used to be an inspection base for the US military until 2000. Now the area is mainly known for photography and it‘s amazing scenery. There is also an old movie set owned by 26 Films in Los Angeles. The movie was supposed to be produced in 2010 but no movie has been filmed there yet. Therefore you can go there and take a look, it's supposed to be a small Viking village and it‘s interesting to see. They say the movie will be made at some point but most locals are starting to doubt that…

Höfn is a small fisherman town, there are about 1700 people and around 2100 in the whole county. Local Icelander has it‘s base here in Höfn. Höfn is known for its amazing views. From the town itself, you can see many of Vatnajökull‘s outlet glaciers. The scenery between the sea and the mountains is magical there. Höfn is known for being the lobster or langoustine town of Iceland and you can find a big variety of restaurants serving all kinds of lobsters plate, such as a lobster sandwich, pizza, soup, pasta or just lobster plate. Definitely recommend trying the lobster if you stay around Höfn. In the town, you will find all the main service you might need.…

Stjórnarfoss is definitely one of these hidden things not many people visit. It's just a few minutes of the ring road and totally worth the visit. It's an interesting not so big waterfall, but very pleasant to watch, it feels calm.…

Kirkjugólfið means the church floor, it is a natural column basalt floor just outside the town of Klaustur, it's not very big, but interesting sight if you like geological sights.…

Systrafoss means sisters waterfall. Beautiful waterfall coming down the hillside. You can both look at it from the bottom or hike up the hill to have a view from above. Be careful if you go up the hill, it can be slippery.  …

40km away from Reykjavik in the East following road n°1, there’s a small town called Hveragerði. It's pretty famous for its hot springs coming from the close by volcano Hengill and uses this resources for powering up all the greenhouses of the town. The town is known for that. There are about 2400 peoples living here and it's an interesting place to come have a coffee in one of the greenhouses or enjoying some of Hveragerðis many nice restaurants. You can find Restaurants which cook with the geothermal heat. Most popular is having a walk in the hot spring valley Reykjadalur, find the point about Reykjadalur and all the information you need on the map. Fun fact: There’s no graveyard here, sin…

So your tour is starting here in Reykjavík. Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland with about 123.300 people living there. 2/3 of Iceland's population lives in the Capital region or about 216,940, the Capital region is seven towns together with Reykjavík.  Ingólfur Arnarson from Norway is believed to be the first settler in Reykjavík around AD 870. He used a Norse method to decide where to live. He cast his high seat pillar (öndvegissúlur) into the ocean as soon as he could see the coastline, then he settled where the pillars came to shore. But it is believed he must have found a good place near a hot spring to live, so that he could keep warm in the winter time, so maybe not exactly whe…

Just after you drive out of Reykjavík you will find a very nice volcanic area. This area was protected in 1948. The total area is about 2500 hectare. This area is a wonderful outdoor area, the land is very grown and a lot of trees and plants have been planted here in the past years. Perfect for a little walk or simply enjoying the nature while staying in the Reykjavík area.…

Is a big farm in the south, in the year 2011 the farmers decided to open an exhibition about the eruption in 2010. On the other side of the road you can have great view of Eyjafjallajökull if the weather allows it.…
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