Natural Attractions

Natural Attractions

Iceland is a Nordic Island located just under the Arctic Circle in the North Atlantic ocean between Norway and Greenland. It is 103,000 km2 (40.000 square miles in size and geologically a rather young land or about 20 million years old created by volcano activity at the mid Atlantic ridge. The mid Atlantic ridge runs right through Iceland from Southwest to Northeast making Iceland highly geologically active with many volcanoes. There are about 30 active volcanoes today.

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North Iceland

Ásbyrgi

Located in North East Iceland, Ásbyrgi is a hoseshoe-shaped canyon, part of the Vatnajökull National Park and the northern entrance to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. It is

East Iceland

Askja og Víti

Askja og víti  is a sunken crater and it is in the centre of an active volcano system. Lake Askja in the caldera of Askja is

Bláhylur is a crater formed after an explosive eruption that took place over 1100 years ago.
South Iceland

Bláhylur Crater Central Highlands

Bláhylur is a Crater in Southern Highlands close to the better known Landmannalaugar. It is a crater formed after an explosive eruption that took place over

South Iceland

Brúin

Brúin Footbrige Brúin (The Bridge) is located on the Reykjanes peninsula. It is a man-made footbridge over a 15m fissure, spanning a gaping rift between the

Dwarfcliffs. Hexagonal basalt columns. According to local folklore, dwarves lived in the cliffs of this natural monument.
South Iceland

Dverghamrar

Dverghamrar, or Dwarf Cliffs, are located in South East Iceland about 10 km east of the village Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Hexagonal basalt columns form a small horseshoe-shaped canyon

South Iceland

Dyrhóley

Dyrhólaey  peninsula is a 120 metre high promontory not far from Reynisfjara beach and the village of Vik . It is located in South Iceland and

West Iceland

Eldborg

Eldborg Crater Located in Mýrar, West Iceland, close to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Eldborg is a crater, rising about 100 m above sea level, and 60 m

South Iceland

Fjallsárlón

Fjallsárlón Lagoon Located in South Iceland, Fjallsárlón is a glacial lake with floating icebergs. Fjallsjökull glacier which is part of the Vatnajökull ice cap reaches down

South Iceland

Garðskagaviti

Garðskagi and Garðskagaviti Garðskagaviti  is located at the North West tip of the Reykjanes peninsula, close to the village Garður not far from Keflavík international airport.

Gerðuberg is a cliff of basalt columns (hexagonal rock structures) about 500 m long.
West Iceland

Gerðuberg

Gerðuberg basalt columns is located in West Iceland on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Gerðuberg is a cliff of basalt columns (hexagonal rock structures) about 500 m long.

South Iceland

Gígjökull

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

North Iceland

Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá Canyon Located in North East Iceland, by Lake Mývatn. A small cave with a geothermal hot spring. It used to be a popular bathing place

West Iceland

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. Today

North Iceland

Hljóðaklettar

Hljóðaklettar means rocks that echo  due to accoustic effects. It is located in North East Iceland. It is in Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon which is part of Vatnajökull

Hvítserkur sea stack is a basalt sea stack about 15 m high and close to the coast. It has two holes at its base, which give it the appearance of an animal drinking. Some say it resembles a dragon, an elephant or a rhino.
North Iceland

Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur Sea Stack Located in North West Iceland on the Vatnsnes Peninsula. The distance from Reykjavik by road is 229 km (142 mi), approxymately 3 hours

South Iceland

Jökulsárlón Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Lagoon Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lagoon located in South East Iceland which covers approximately 18 square kilometres. It is filled with icebergs and formed

North Iceland

Ketubjörg

Ketubjörg Sea Cliffs Located in North West Iceland on the Skagi peninsula, north of the town of Sauðarkrókur. Ketubjörg are sea cliffs which are the remains

West Iceland

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell Mountain Located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, close to the village of Grundarfjörður. It is a 463m mountain, believed by some to be the most beautiful

Kolugljúfur is a gorge in the Víðidalur river in North West Iceland. It’s about 1 km long and up to 25 meters deep. According to legend the canyon is named after a female troll called Kola who lived near this bridge.
North Iceland

Kolugljúfur – Kolu Gorge

Kolugljúfur is a gorge in the Víðidalur river in North West Iceland. It’s about 1 km long and up to 25 meters deep. Several waterfalls can

West Iceland

Látrabjarg Cliffs

Látrarbjarg Cliffs Látrabjarg is located in the southern Western Fjords. It is the most westerly point of Iceland and also one of the most westerly points

East Iceland

Ljósastapi (The Elephant)

Ljósastapi (The Elephant) Located at the north eastern side of Vopnafjörður fjord is Skjólfjörur beach. It  has a rocky shore with unique colourful stones. Note there

Lóndrangar are a pair of volcanic, basalt sea stacks, 75m and 61 m high. Lóndrangar are home to many seabirds such as puffins.
West Iceland

Lóndrangar Sea Stacks

Lóndrangar Sea Stacks Snæfellsnes Penisula GPS: 64.733233, -23.783337 The Lóndrangar sea stacks are located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, and are within the Snæfellsnes

West Iceland

Rauðfeldsgjá

Rauðfelldsgjá Gorge Located on the south side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Rauðfelldsgjá is a deep, narrow gorge on the eastern side of Botnsfjall mountain. A small

West Iceland

Rauðisandur

Rauðisandur Beach Located in the Western Fjords. Rauðisandur is a 10 km long beach with red sand which runs from the Látrabjarg cliffs in the West,

South Iceland

Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara Beach Located in South Iceland, Reynisfjara is a world famous, black sand beach, close to the village of Vík í Mýrdal. It is considered by

South Iceland

Skaftafell

Skaftafell is located in South East Iceland beneath the Vatnajökull icecap and a part of Vatnajökull National Park. It is a mountainous region, with powerful glacial

South Iceland

Stakkholtsgjá

Stakkholtsgjá  is  located close to the entrance of Þórsmörk . It is about 100metres high and a 2 km long canyon with a waterfall at the

North Iceland

Stóragjá

Stóragjá rift Located in North East Iceland, by Lake Mývatn not far away from the better known canyon Grjótagjá. Stóragjá is a little-known rift located in

East Iceland

Vestrahorn

Vestrahorn Mountain Vestrahorn is a mountain located in South East Iceland. It is 454 m high with spiky peaks. Vesturhorn is best viewed from the Stokksnes

South Iceland

Þórsmörk

Located in the southern Icelandic highlands, Þórsmörk is a valley named after the Norse god Thor. It is situated between the glaciers Tindafjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. The