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Eystrahorn is a splendid mountain located at the extreme south-east tip of Iceland. It is also called Austurhorn or Hvalnesfjall because it is located in direct proximity to the orange lighthouse of Hvalnes, which marks the border between the east and south of the islan
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Eystrahorn and Hvalnes Beach
Thanks to its high latitude, from late June to end of July, Iceland and particularly in the north of the island enjoy full 24-hour daylight. The midnight sun is observed almost all summer in Iceland, but on June 21, the summer solstice, comes the longest day of the year
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The Midnight Sun in Iceland
[Updated 05/30/2024] On Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:17PM local time exactly, a massive volcanic eruption occured near Grindavík after several weeks of geological tension. Iceland is currently experiencing its fourth eruptive event on the Reykjanes peninsula since 2
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The Eruption near Grindavík
Mount Valahnúkur is a 458-meter tall promontory hidden in the fantastic Thórsmörk Valley in southern Iceland. Valahnúkur is impressive in itself, but people come here for the legendary hiking trail winding up its flanks. The 360° panoramic view at its summit is amo
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The Valahnúkur Hiking Trail
Sigöldugljúfur Canyon, known as the Canyon of the Valley of Tears, is a remote natural wonder lost in the highlands near the Landmannalaugar region. The magnificent Sigöldugljúfur canyon remains a bit of a secret, despite its beauty, and is not marked anywhere along
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Sigöldugljúfur Canyon
Skálanes Nature Reserve, located at the eastern tip of Seyðisfjorður fjord in eastern Iceland, is an entirely secluded private nature sanctuary. Renowned for its striking flora and impressive birdlife, an increasing number of nature enthusiasts make their way here to
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Skálanes Nature Reserve
Kirkjufell is a legendary mountain located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Particularly photogenic, this mountain is simply the most photographed site in Iceland. Many travel agencies use photos of Kirkjufell to illustrate the beauty of Iceland's landscapes. The Snaefel
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Kirkjufell Travel Guide
Hot water rivers, geothermally heated pools, healing minerals... Icelanders are big fans of swimming and particularly in natural spring water with its many health benefits. The country has countless public swimming pools filled with healing natural waters, most of which
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The guide to hot springs in Iceland
The Mælifell mountain north of the huge Mýrdalsjökull is one of the most photogenic in Iceland. This place is completely surreal, a mountain shaped like a pyramid with flanks carpeted in green moss that contrast in spectacular fashion with the black desert of Mælife
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Maelifell: the Mælifellssandur volcano
The Krauma hot baths are located in the Borgarfjörður region near Reykholt in western Iceland. This spa resort's waters come directly from the nearby Deildartunguhver hot spring. With its flow rate of 180 liters per second, Deildartunguhver is the most powerful hot sp
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The Krauma Thermal Baths
Arriving near Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland, you really can't miss the Hverfjall volcano in the distance. You can't deny the crater is impressive. It's big, first of all, but there is also the jet black of its flanks, which contrasts sharply with the lush vegetation a
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The Hverfjall Crater
The village of Hellissandur is located at the western tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Despite a small population of 387, the village is culturally significant in the region, and famous for its very photogenic Ingjaldshólskirkja church, which is a delight for visitor
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Hellissandur and Ingjaldshólskirkja
There are officially only two seasons in Iceland: winter and summer, but the period between March and April is still considered the Icelandic spring. As early as March, the snow starts to melt and the days stretch longer than the nights but despite this, it is still qui
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Iceland in Spring
Located along Road number 1, about 1,180 km east of Reykjavik, the village of Vík í Myrdal (Vik) is known for the surrounding Myrdalsjökull glacier, the famous Katla volcano, and the black sand beaches of the south coast. Vík í Myrdal, which literally means “Swam
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The Vík í Myrdal area
Kolugljúfur is a gorgeous canyon located in the north of Iceland, known throughout the country for its Kolufossar Falls which flow into the bottom of the gorge. Often neglected by tourists who generally head towards the town of Akureyri without stopping here on the way
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The Kolugljúfur Canyon