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Gígjökull Glacier

Located in South Iceland, Gigjökull is one of two glaciers that descend from the main Eyjafjallajokull Ice cap. Eyjafjallajökull is the fifth largest glacier in Iceland and one of the most active volcano systems of Iceland. In the year 2010 an eruption in Eyjafjallajökull caused major flight disruption in Europe. The name itself became a well known tongue twister as most news anchormen around the globe had difficulty pronouncing it. Gígjökull flows northward toward Þórsmörk and the water from Gígjökull runs into the Markárfljót river. The lagoon at the base of Gígjökull disappeared after the eruption in the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap in 2010. Gígjökull is only a short detour on the way into Þórsmörk.

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Villages

Hellissandur

Hellissandur and Rif are two villages about 2 km apart (GPS 64°54’56.42″N 23°52’33.97″W),located on the western area of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The population of Hellisandi

Waterfalls

Gjárfoss og Gjáin

Gjárfoss and Gjáin Located in upper part of  Þjórsárdalur Valley in South Iceland at the edge of the Icelandic highlands. Gjáin is a small canyon

Natural attractions

Hellnar

Hellnar is located at the end of the Snaefellsnes peninsula and was for centuries one of the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.