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Akureyri Panoramic Viewpoint
Akureyri Panoramic Viewpoint

No marker available. Þjóðvegur, Iceland, Akureyri

Above the east shore of Eyjafjordur, opposite Akureyri, drivers taking road 1 can stop at a lay-by to enjoy a panoramic view of the town across the fjord. From here you can appreciate how green the...



Trollaskagi (Tröllaskagi) peninsula
Trollaskagi (Tröllaskagi) peninsula

No marker available. Þjóðvegur, Iceland, Akureyri

Trollaskagi (Troll Peninsula) sits between Skagafjordur and Eyjafjordur, its snow-capped mountains rising to 1538m above sea level. Dissected by deep valleys, the peninsula was scoured by glaciers dur...



Hofði (Höfdi) nature reserve
Hofði (Höfdi) nature reserve

No marker available. 848, Iceland, Mývatn

This small nature reserve was originally a private garden. Visitors are welcome to walk through its woodland, a mix of native and introduced tree species. Paths lead to several viewpoints over the lak...



Hallormsstadaskogur Forest (Hallormsstaðarskógur)
Hallormsstadaskogur Forest (Hallormsstaðarskógur)

No marker available. Upphéraðsvegur, Iceland, Egilsstadir

Either side of Upphéraðsvegur, road 931, along the east shore of Lake Lagarfljót, you'll find Hallormsstaðarskógur, Iceland´s biggest woodland area. The forest extends for 550 ha and includes both...



Storurd (Stórurð) giant boulders
Storurd (Stórurð) giant boulders

No marker available. 94, Iceland, Borgafjordur eystri

En route to Borgarfjorour Eystri, fit walkers have the option of a spectacular hike to Storurð (meaning ‘the giant boulders’), a truly unforgettable sight. The shorter trail starts from the pass Vatns...



Vatnajokull viewpoint
Vatnajokull viewpoint

No marker available. Almannaskarð, Iceland, Hornafjörður

North of the tunnel you can take the old road to the viewpoint of Almannaskarð - from here many of Vatnajökull’s outlet glaciers are visible.



Fjallsarlon (Fjallsarlon) glacier lagoon
Fjallsarlon (Fjallsarlon) glacier lagoon

No marker available. Fjallsarlon Rd, Iceland, Hornafjörður

Fjallsarlon is a glacial lagoon, smaller and less visited than its better-known neighbor, Jokulsarlon, and all the more spectacular for the deeply-crevassed glacier behind it. Drive down the gravel tr...



Skeiðara (Skeidara) bridge
Skeiðara (Skeidara) bridge

No marker available. Þjóðvegur, Iceland, Öræfi

On road 1, there is an 880m long bridge, Iceland’s longest, over the river Skeidara. In 1974 Iceland’s road 1, was completed when this large and powerful glacial river was bridged, a river prone to tr...



Flosagja (Flosagjá) river
Flosagja (Flosagjá) river

No marker available. Vallarvegur, Iceland, Selfoss

There is a sign by the road for Flosagja. From the car park, you can walk to the bridge over a rift filled with astonishingly clear water. You can spot countless coins at the bottom of the deep water....



Lake Thingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn)
Lake Thingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn)

No marker available. Þingvallavegur, Iceland, Selfoss

Lake Thingvallavatn is Iceland’s largest natural lake with a surface area of 84km2. A big screen at the Hakid Visitor Centre shows footage of life in the lake; four different varieties of Arctic char...