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Where is ReykjavikReykjavík and the Capital Area
Recharge and Relax in Iceland’s Capital - Reykjavík is a young and daring city that is characterised by strong contrasts. ...More

West IcelandEasily reachable from Reykjavík via a 4 mile tunnel under Hvalfjörður fjord, West iceland is a showcase of lava formations, geothermal activity and history.  Woodlands are relatively common, and there are fine lakes and rivers for fishing, as well as grand scenery with chasms and waterfalls, overlooked by glaciers on the rim of the highlands...More

The Westfjords
West FjordsWest Iceland and the Westfjords are two completely distinct regions, historically and geologically, with characters all of their own and abounding in contrasts too.  Almost all visitors to the Westfjords go to West Iceland first and either heading by road for the looping fjord coast or the Strandir shore, or skirting the southern Westfjords after arriving by road or ferry.  Whichever route is taken, it presents a stunning cross-section of scenery and culture...More

North IcelandNorth Icealand offers a huge spectrum of scenery to explore, from the soft and gentle to the awesomely spectacular.  Most of the communities are at sheltered coastal sites and really come into their own in summer, when the midnight sun is at its most glorious, but it´s also a great place for winter sports.  You can go there for action or to escape from it all, to see wildlife, history or nature that defies the imagination...More

East and Southeast IcelandEast Iceland is a particularly diverse region, accounting for a large chunk of Iceland´s total area. It divides between the successive towering mountains and shores of the East Fjords, and the rolling inland plains of Hérað, which merge into the rugged highlands and glaciers of the interior.  In the southeast, coastal scenery predominates, with the awesome presence of Vatnajökull, Europe´s largest glacier, everywhere in the background...More

South and Southwest IcelandSouthwest and South Iceland put you straight in touch with the twin delights of nature and culture, right on the capital´s doorstep.  In less than an hour you´re in the heart of completely different worlds - though you could spend weeks exploring them to the full.  The whole region is easy for travelling on a wide range of organized tours as well as by ordinary car...More

The Highlands
The HighlandsBetween north, south, east and west Iceland lies the "fifth dimension," the great interior of the Central Highlands where man has never made his home and is still a rare visitor. Here, nature is still at its rawest and most archetypal, with glaciers deserts of black sand, barren glacial moraine, steaming hot springs, active and spent volcanoes and strange oases of vegetation, thriving against all the sub-Arctic odds...More

Places of Interest


Reykjavik: The Capital of Cool. Throbbing with life by day and by night, all year round, Reykjavik is just as much a part of the Icelandic experience as the midnight sun or the magical landscapes forged by ice and fire. Reykjavik, with its neighboring communities, has a population of around 180,000 and offers an interesting mix of cosmopolitan culture and local village roots.

Thingvellir (“parliament plains”),the Alþing general assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. Major events in the history of Iceland have taken place at Thingvellir.

Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) is a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. Only the largest, Heimaey, is inhabited.

Keflavik International Airport lies on the Reykjanes peninsula, 31 miles southwest of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik (about a 40-minute drive).

Geysir is the oldest known geyser and one of the world’s most impressive examples of the phenomenon. Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 60 metres in the air. However, eruptions may be infrequent, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time.

Hekla is Iceland’s most active volcano; over 20 outbreaks having occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Icelanders called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell."

Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull.

Akureyri is a town located in the northern part of Iceland; it is the second largest urban area after Reykjavík.

Latrabjarg is a 14 km long, sheer cliff with an east-west direction on the northern coastline of Iceland’s second largest bay, Breidafjordur.

Snaefellsjökull is a stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. The mountain is one of the most famous sites of Iceland, primarily due to the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), written by the French author Jules Verne.

The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa where guests relax in warm geothermal seawater.

Isafjordur is a town in the north west of Iceland. With a population of about 4,000 Isafjordur is the largest town in the peninsula of Vestfirdir, and the seat of the Isafjardarbaer municipality.

Djúpivogur is a typical small Icelandic fishing village on the east coast of Iceland with around 400 inhabitants.

Egilsstadir is the largest town of east Iceland and its main service, transportation and administration center.

Vatnajokull is the largest glacier in Iceland. It is located in the south-east of the island, covering more than 8% of the country.

Vik Vík í Mýrdal in full) is the southernmost village in Iceland. Nearby is a beautiful black beach with the Reynisdrangar, black basalt columns sculpted by the sea.

Húsavík is a small town in the north of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay. Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in the north due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay.

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents (pseudocraters).

Grímsey is a small island 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Iceland, situated directly on the Arctic Circle. It is the northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory.

Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishery town in the southeastern part of the country. Trips are offered to the nearby Vatnajökull glacier. A cultural highlight of the town is the annual Humarhátíð (lobster festival) held in early July.

REYKJAVIK Iceland’s cosmopolitan little capital is home to some of Europe’s best nightlife.

REYKJANES AND THE BLUE LAGOON Walk in ancient lava flows and bathe in the chalky waters of the Blue Lagoon.

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Take Iceland’s signature tour around a majestic waterfall, the geyser after which all the others were named, and the site of Iceland’s first parliament.

SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA Sagas are hidden in the landscape of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and, according to Jules Verne, so is the gateway to the center of the Earth.

THE WEST FJORDS: Jagged cliffs meet rugged mountains in this sparsely populated corner of the country.

AKUREYRI If you think it’s cold here, think again. Iceland’s northern capital is the place where Reykjavikers head for some sun.

LAKE MYVATN AND THE NORTH Lake Myvatn is surrounded by a landscape so otherworldly that Apollo astronauts came here to learn how to moonwalk.

THE EAST: Narrow fjords and Iceland’s largest forest can be found here.

THE SOUTH: Glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches. The south is a pot pourri of different landscapes.

WESTMAN ISLANDS The world’s youngest archipelago is an ecological wonderland.

THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS: Go in a group to visit the most isolated region of Iceland.



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