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A place you have to visit. It‘s about 10 minutes of the main road, you take a turn to your right just after driving up a long steep hill on the main road. There you will find amazingly beautiful column basalt rock formation right next to the mighty Atlantic ocean. Please be careful around the ocean, it is extremely powerful and if you get caught by the wawes you can get stuck in the current and that‘s only going to end one way. There is a reason why we are not sunbathing there, not only the cold temperature. If you travel with children keep them away from the sea.…

It is a 25 meters long outdoor pool. The swimming pool is protected and is one of the oldest pools in Iceland. The pool was first made with stones in the year 1923 and then made from concrete the year after. In the year 1927, they started teaching swimming in the pool for kids as a mandatory thing to learn in school. The pool is not the cleanest and is only cleaned once a year in the summer. The pool is popular bathing area and very beautiful place to visit, even though you don't want to go in. It‘s amazing contrast seeing a pool in the middle of nowhere. After the eruption of 2010 the pool had to be digged out due to ash, a lot of people volunteered to help.…

Has been an important place in the history, there were a school and a town serving the countryside. Even though there is not much left there these days, it still has some great places to explore. In Skógar the have a big museum tracking the history of transportation and building in Iceland. There you can find traditional turf houses. The most recent exhibition there is about the rescue teams of Iceland and there you can track the 80 year history of the teams.…

Doubtfully the most stunning waterfall in Iceland. It‘s one of the most powerful waterfalls you will visit. It‘s about 60 meters high and 25 meters wide. When enjoying the waterfall I recommend hiking the stairs next to the waterfall and if you have the time, it‘s very nice to hike a bit higher then the waterfall itself, next to the river and you will find few more waterfalls. Note that this should only be done when the weather is suitable for a little hike. And don‘t forget yourself going way to high unless you plan to hike the walking path over Fimmvörðuháls which is a long and difficult hike and requires some experience of navigation and very good equipment. In Icelandic, we say that Fimm…

So again we are just moving a few hundred meters to another hidden treasure right next to one of the most popular waterfalls. So when you have enjoyed the Skógafoss you should drive back the same road except instead of turning to the right and going back on road number one turn to the left and drive to the museum in Skógar which should then be on your right hand sight.  From there you should walk or drive past the museum towards the mountains you will see a field that you should cross and a canyon not so far away, go to the canyon and you will find this amazing waterfall, which very few people know about. You are able to walk behind this waterfall just like Seljalandsfoss. Enjoy your time th…

In 1973 a United States navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach at Sólheimasandur. Everyone in the plane survived the crash, later it turned out that the pilot had simply switched over to the wrong fuel tank, causing it to crash. To get to the plane you have to walk quite a distance. Some people might think it‘s worth it while others don‘t so you have to decide for your self. You should take great caution if traveling there if the weather is not great I do not recommend going there. In the winter time, you can easily get lost on the black sand beach when covered in snow, if there is no track. Also if the weather is bad, too much wind can cause sandstorm there and it‘s no…

The hill is about 277 meters high. In the Sturlung Age, the rocky eminence of Pétursey served as a fortress. A force of 200 men is said to have defended themselves from attack here.…

It is the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. Mýrdalsjökull is 590 km2. Underneath the glacier, you can find Katla, Icelanders most frightening volcano. Upon the glacier, you can do some snowmobiling tours.…

Is one of the biggest volcanoes we have in Iceland. The volcano is about 30 kilometers in diameter and the highest point is about 1400 meters. The history has shown that Katla erupts every 40-80 year apart. 16 eruption have been documented in the volcano since the settlers came. The last eruption was in 1918 meaning it's way overdue. The last few years we have had few warnings every year that something is going on and we have experienced some glacial outburst. Katla hasn't erupted yet though, so we are still waiting.…

This mighty cliff is often where you can find the worst wind gusts coming along the mountainside. The mountain is highest around 767 meters. This place is really popular for photographing, make sure to stay in a safe spot though because the traffic on the road can be quite heavy around there, especially in the summer months. You should never stop on the road just find a nice side stop for stopping and getting the shot.…

After Lómagnúpur you will be driving through the long black sand desert. Good to mention here that offroad driving in Iceland is highly forbidden. If people drive off-road they can expect to face a fine, so don‘t drive off the road under no circumstances even though you see old tracks. The sand there are the signs of big glacial outburst which came from Grímsvötn. Grímsvötn is the most active volcano in Iceland erupting every 3-5 years apart. In 1996 we had a massive eruption and glacial outburst from Grímsvötn causing some of the bigger bridges in this area to get washed away. When you are driving you will notice at some point some pieces of the metal bridge on the side of the road which ar…

Vík has been one of most growing towns on the south coast in the last few years. Being in the center of the south coast meaning it‘s a good place for a break on your drive around the south. Vík is the only sea village that doesn‘t have a harbor, so their main income is from travelers. Vík has been known for being quite a rainy place, so don‘t be surprised if it‘s raining in or around Vík. In Vík you will find all the service you need, recently they opened a big shopping center where you can find, a bakery, grocery shop, souvenir shop, outdoor shop, and restaurants. There is a lot to take a look at in Vík, walking around Vík is amazing, their most famous stop is Reynisdrangar, the cliffs you …
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