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Probably one of Iceland's most famous outlet glaciers. Svíanfellsjökull was a very popular destination for travelers to go glacier hiking or ice climbing. Also, there used to be some movies shot on the glacier. Some that you might know, Batman begins, Interstellar and Game of Thrones. Svínafellsjökull has recently though been closed for all traffic on to the ice due to landslide hazard. Recently they have discovered a big crack in the mountain Svínafell next to the glacier which they are afraid it will lead to a massive landslide covering big parts of the glacier if it will happen. It's still possible to visit the side of the glacier for a great view over the glacier though. I recommend givi…

Falljökull is a beautiful outlet glacier coming from Öræfajökull. The glacier is now very popular for glacier hiking since it‘s one of few easily accessed glacier to visit in the area after Svínafellsjökull was closed.…

It is about 76 meters high sea cliff and about 1200 meters long. The first settler was told to have come to land there. He lived there for one winter before moving to Reykjavík and settling down there. In the summer you can go on a tractor tour to see puffins on the cliff, very nice thing to do.…

Is a very small town located on the road n°1 between Hella and Vik, there are around 800 peoples living there. Close to the road, you can find a gas station and a small grocery store and at the entrance of the town there’s a new exhibition center about Icelandic volcanos called Lava Center, a must see if you’re interested into volcanic activity in Iceland. Lava Center Very interesting museum about Iceland's volcanic activity. The museum is interactive forcing you to try and feel all throughout the exhibition, I can definitely recommend this.…

Ölvisholt brewery was founded in 2007 by two farmers. You can go visit them and try their beer on draft, they also sell beer to many bars and restaurants all over Iceland. Check out their website.…

You must have heard about Eyjafjallajökull. If not it‘s the volcano that erupted in 2010  causing flight disruption in big parts of Europe for about a week. Eyjafjallajökull is an icecap, meaning it‘s a glacier on top of the mountain, covering about 100 square kilometers. The glacier is covering the volcano. Eyjafjallajökull is a stratovolcano about 1651 meters high. Eyjafjallajökull has few outlet glaciers such as Gígjökull and Steinholtsjökull. These glaciers flow down to the valley of Þórsmörk. The first person to walk up to Eyjafjallajökull was Sveinn Pálsson and he walked there in 1793. Nowadays it‘s a popular hiking. The hiking is very strenuous and takes about 10-12 hours in glacier e…

Jón Ríki brewery is a family run brewery and a restaurant where you get local food and draft beer. Check out their website.…

Skaftafell was a place for regional assembly back in the days. The farms there were moved up to the hillside due to all the water from Skeiðará. Since 1967 Skaftafell has been a national park and later becoming part of the Vatnajökull national park or since 2008. The area around Skaftafell is amazing for all sorts of outdoor activity, the most popular hiking trail there leads you up to Svartifoss (black waterfall). Svartifoss is known for its black column basalt surrounding the waterfall itself. It's a very beautiful hike and takes you about 30-40 minutes one way on a very good and well-marked path. Always good to get information about longer hikes and condition at the visitor center in Skaf…

Road  F985 will take you up to Jöklasel, this road is only accessible for bigger 4x4 cars. This road will take you up to the Vatnajökull ice cap. There you can go for a jeep tour and snowmobiling with a few different companies, only available in summer. It's a pretty steep road in some part and around the end, you'll drive along Skálafellsjökull glacier a pretty big outlet glacier of Vatnajökull ice cap. If you have seen the movie "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller, you'll be stoked to notice that this location is where they shot a part in the movie.…

In front of Heinabergsjökull you can find another beautiful glacier lagoon, this places is a little bit of the main road and not as popular as the other lagoon you have visited. It is possible to do a kayaking tour on the lagoon among the icebergs. Recommend visiting this place to enjoy the nature in complete wilderness.…

Probably one of the very few places in this area where you can find hot water and natural hot tubs. These hot tubes were made by the farmer in the area. They clean the tub every night and they are open from 9 am – 11 pm. Great place to relax after a long day of exploring. There is no one there normally to charge you. It cost 500kr to get in and you should pay in a small box on the side of the tubs. Everyone should pay so the farmer can keep it going and can maintain the place if needed. If you drive further into the valley you will visit another beautiful glacier tongue called Hoffelsjökul. Note that sometimes there is a small river making it hard for the smaller vehicle to get there.…

The biggest lake in this part of the country. In the early days, children were taught how to swim there. It's a very interesting location for photographers where they can find inspiration for all different kind of pictures.…

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