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Hofn (Höfn) - The Lobster Town
Hofn (Höfn) - The Lobster Town

Höfn, Iceland, Höfn

Its spectacular setting makes Hofn popular with visitors – half a dozen glacier tongues frame the view and on a calm summer evening, the stroll along the seashore redefines the word scenic. With 2,...



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Stokksnes Peninsula Detour

Stokksnes, Iceland, Hornafjörður

Stokksnes is accessed by turning off road 1, close to the entrance to the Almannaskardsgong tunnel. The Atlantic waves crash hard onto the rocky peninsula sending up columns of spray. However, this do...



Hvalnes
Hvalnes

North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland, Hornafjörður

Hvalnes (Whale Point) is a rocky headland with a lighthouse, offering a convenient viewpoint over the ocean and surrounding mountains, composed of dark gabbro and pale granophyre, which account for th...



Sel Farm
Sel Farm

Skaftafell, Iceland, Öraefum

Throughout the centuries glacial rivers have constantly changed course, often submerging their sandy plains under floodwater from eruptions under the icecaps. Consequently, farms moved from the plain...



Svartifoss – the Black Waterfall
Svartifoss – the Black Waterfall

8, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

The short walk to Svartifoss starts at the Visitor Centre.  Cross the campground following the base of the hill until you reach the start of the trail.  It will take about 30-40 minutes climbing stead...



Vatnajokull (Vatnajökull) Icecap
Vatnajokull (Vatnajökull) Icecap

Vatnajokull, Iceland, Hornafjörður

Vatnajokull is the biggest icecap in Iceland and Europe. It is over 8000 km2 with a thickness averaging 500-800m. At the end of the last Ice Age, it is believed that Iceland was almost ice-free. The i...



Selfoss Town
Selfoss Town

Selfoss, Iceland, Selfoss

The largest town in South Iceland and a service center for the surrounding farming community, Selfoss is home to Iceland’s biggest dairy, which produces cheese and the famous ‘skyr’. Selfoss is sit...



Bruarhlod  (Brúarhlöð) Canyon
Bruarhlod (Brúarhlöð) Canyon

Iceland, Selfoss

Bruarhlod is accessed from road 30, which links Geysir and Gullfoss with Fludir via a bridge over the Hvita river. As you cross the river you'll notice how it narrows to a tight gorge. On the east ban...



Faxi Waterfall
Faxi Waterfall

Faxi, Iceland, Selfoss

Just off road 35 is a short detour to the small waterfall Faxi. Faxi means 'horse's mane' and you can see by the shape how it got its name. You can walk down past the cafe to the waterfall, where y...



Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Falls, Iceland, Selfoss

Iceland is well known for its spectacular waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. It is impossible to say which is the most beautiful though many will argue it should be Gullfoss. It is best to visit e...