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Varmahlíð is a small village near Skagafjörður. It has around 140 people live on the eastern slope of the hill for which the town is named (varmur=warm, hlíð=slope). Varmahlíð is on the ring road Route 1. Varmahlíð is in the middle of a flourishing agricultural area, where the Icelandic horse has been treasured for centuries. One of the main industries is horse-rearing.…

Hallormsstaðaskógur is considered to be the largest forest in Iceland, around 740 hectares. The location of this pin is in Atlavík which is the best-known place of the forest and has a really nice campsite. From this place, you can go down to the beach of the lake and if the weather is good you can swim in the lake. From this place, you can also choose various short or long hikes to explore the forest. Definitely a good place to stop for a picnic, next to the road that lies along the forest they even got an ice cream shop.…

Deildartunguhver is Europe's most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water. Most of the water used for central heating in the towns of Borgarnes and Akranes is taken from Deildartunguhver. The hot water pipeline to Akranes is 64 km long, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78 - 80 degrees when it reaches Akranes. If you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of the spring, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring!…

Hengifoss is among the highest waterfalls in Iceland around 128,5 meters. Hiking up to the waterfall is a very nice and scenic route, on the way you'll cross a small waterfall called Litlanesfoss which has beautiful column basalt around it some of the highest in Iceland. Hengifoss is surrounded by basaltic strata with thin, red layers of clay between the basaltic layers. Fossilized trunks of coniferous trees, sensitive to cold, and lignite, which depict warmer climates during the latter part of Tertiary.  Hengifoss is the most popular hiking site in East Iceland with a path leading from the parking lot to the falls, it takes around 40-60 minutes to walk to the waterfall. From the parking of …

Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites, there you can find a cultural center and a church. Reykholt is famous for being the home of Iceland's best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241. An ancient geothermally-heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It is one of the few things preserved whole from Iceland´s medieval period. Snorrastofa is a cultural center, which offers historical exhibitions and guided tours and lectures.…

Hólar is one of the most famous historical sites in Iceland and was, for many centuries, an Episcopal See. It was also the capital of North Iceland for over 700 years. There has been a church on the site from the 11thcentury, and the present Hólar Cathedral was consecrated in 1763. It is the oldest stone-built church in Iceland. Hólaskóli School, founded in 1882, was an agricultural school, but there is evidence that some form of school has been present at Hólar right from the time of the first bi…

Skriðuklaustur is an ancient manor estate in Fljótsdalur. From 1493 - 1552 a monastery operated there, in the years 2002 - 2012 an extensive archaeological excavation took place in the cloister ruins which are now open to visitors. The writer Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889 - 1975) bought Skriðklaustur in 1939 and built a large house there designed by the German architect Fritz Höger. The writer moved to Reykjavík in 1948 and donated Skriðuklaustur to the Icelandic nation. In 2000 the Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson resumed operation there as a center of culture and history. In the summertime, the place comes alive with various exhibitions, cultural happenings and guided tours for visitors around the…

Krauma geothermal bath. The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature the hot water is mixed with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok, the smallest glacier in Iceland. Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music.…

Snæfellsstofa visitor center is the center for the east territory of Vatnajökull National park. Snæfellsstofa visitor center opened in June 2010 and is the first BREEAM certified building in Iceland. The center also has an interesting exhibition about the circle and forming of nature and in the visitor center, you can get information about the area, wildlife, and nature. …

Hvammstangi has around 582 inhabitants, known as the capital of the seals. The history as a trading center dates back over more than 100 years. If you would like to see how people in days gone by conducted their daily trading in the general stores, the Trade Museum will tell you all you need to know. The town is blessed with a good harbor from which seal watching and sea angling trips are organized The Icelandic Seal Center provides information on seals and the Vatnsnes area, besides serving as a general tourist information bureau.…

The farm of Sænautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheiði. It's only possible to visit this place in the summertime, then you can have hot chocolate and refreshments in traditional style are offered with it. Best to have a vehicle that can handle gravel roads to get there. It's a really fun place to visit you will experience Icelander's way of living back in the days. The farm was inhabited from 1843-1943. In the years 1875-1880, however, it was left abandoned as a result of the lavish ashfall emanating from volcano Askja during a 1875 eruption.   Rumour has it that the farm served as a model for "Independent People", the most popular novel of Iceland's only Nobel Prize winner, H…

Hraunfossar or Lava Falls which are beautiful and unusual natural phenomena. Clear, cold spring water seeps through the lava and runs as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River. Hraunfossar has been protected since 1987. There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Lava Falls and Hvita River. A coffee shop at the waterfalls is open during the summer months.…

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