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MOUNT VESTRAHORN

Mount Vestrahorn is an incredible mountain close to the town of Hofn on the southeastern part of Iceland 

Mount Vestrahorn is an incredible mountain close to the town of Höfn on the southeastern coast of Iceland, a 5 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavík. Facing this towering work of nature is an extreme feeling as Mount Vestrahorn is a magical sight. Vestrahorn towers above the shore at 454 meters and holds much geological interest as it is composed mostly of unstratified plutonic rock. As one of the must see gems of Iceland, visiting Mount Vestrahorn will certainly be one of the highlights of your trip!
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SKOGAFOSS

Skogafoss is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland and is in the top 5 largest in the country. 

Skógafoss is a mighty waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland along the cliffs of the former coastline. This waterfall is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. You can get up close and personal with Skógafoss and feel its power asthe water plumets down in front of you. Skógafoss is a site you must experience when travelling on the south coast of Iceland. At 150 km from Reykjavík, Skógafoss is just a 2-hour drive from the capital and it can easily be spotted from the ring road.

*Keep in mind that you will get wet when you get close to the waterfall. Dress accordingly and take precautions with children to ensure their safety.l certainly be one of the highlights of your trip!

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SELJALANDSFOSS

One of the best known waterfalls in Iceland, located on the south-coast of Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is a magical waterfall on the south coast of Iceland, approximately 125 km from Reykjavík. Formed by the Seljalandsá river, Seljalandsfoss is 60 meters high and there is a foot path behind the falls at the bottom of the cliff. Walking behind the waterfall gives you a unique perspective and is an unforgetable experience. Whether you are looking to photograph Seljalandsfoss or just visit and soak in the scenery, you will surely walk away from this popluar tourist spot with a smile on your face and sparkle in your eyes.

*You will get wet walking behind Seljalandsfoss so be prepared for this and dress accordingly if you plan on following the footpath under the cliff. Keep in mind that the path is slippery from the water and that during the winter the path will be icy and possibly impassable. If you have children with you, take precautions and ensure that the
y understand the rocks will be slick.

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MOUNT KIRKJUFELL

Kirkjufell, is probably the most photographed mountain in Iceland 

Kirkjufell moutain is 463 meters high and located close to the town of Grundarfjörður on the north coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. From Reykjavík, it is a 176 km drive to Kirkjufell. As the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell is popular spot for locals and tourists alike. This beautiful moutain is surrounded by beaches and walking trails. For the more adventurous visitors who are looking for a challenging climb, you can hike to the top of Kirkjufell where you will encounter bird and fish fossils.

*It is recommeded that you have a guide if you are going to hike to the top of Kirkjufell.

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ARNARSTAPI

Arnarstapi is a fishing hamlet at the foot of the low Mount Stapafell on the southern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula

Arnarstapi is a small fishing village on the southern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. At approximately 190 km from Reykjavík, the village takes a good two hours or more to reach from the capital city. Located between Hellnar village and Breiðavík farms, Arnarstapi is mostly known for the iconic white house standing proud behind the foot of Stapafell mountain.

In the past Arnarstapi was an important trading post and boasted a much larger population than today. There is an old path that follows the coastline, leading to the old lending places of fisherman. It is recommended to walk the shores here to view the lava formations and watch the large colony of artic terns and other birdlife that thrives in the area. There are guided tours in Arnarstapi and the guides will tell you ghost stories along with information about the area.

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REYNISFJARA AND REYNISDRANGAR

The beautiful black beach and the stark cliffs located on the shore

Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vík í Mýrdal on Iceland's South Coast, is widely regarded as the most impressive shore in Iceland. It is a beautiful black-sand beach under Reynisfjall mountain‘s amazing basalt columns. Located 180 km from Reykjavík, Reynisfjara is a popular spot to visit.

Reynisdrangar cliffs are located on the shore. These cliffs are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain. Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

During low tide you can walk to the cliffs and the cave. During high tide the cave is inaccessable as the ocean rises up and takes over.

*While the infamous black-sand beach of Reynisfjara is an amazing place to visit and spend time exploring, the area can be very dangerous. The waves are unpredicatable and going into the water is not recommended. This beach is home to sneaker waves that can sweep you out to sea quickly and make rescue difficult to impossible. People who have ignored the warning signs have died on this beach and it is imperative that you read the posted signs and stay well back from the water. If you have children with you, make sure they understand the dangers and keep them by your side while you are visiting the beach.

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JÖKULSÁRSLÓN

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland is on of the must visit tourist destination in Iceland 

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is located on the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. This glacial lake is situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and the lake developed after the glacier began receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Located approximately 370 km from Reykjvík, the four and a half hour drive is worth the visit as Jökulsárlón is a stunning place teeming with seals, bird life, and vast open views. As this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, there are usually large crowds during mid-day. If you wish to avoid the crowds, visit early in the morning or late in the evening. The sunsets at Jökulsárlón are absolutely amazing and the lagoon under the midnight sun is breathtaking.

Just a short drive from the town of Höfn, there are many accommodations in the area so you can plan an overnight stay in the area and get the most of your drive to the lagoon. For those interested, there are guided tours out into the lagoon on both amphibian boats and zodiac rafts. These tours are driven by experieneced staff who know the precautions that must be taken around the large glaciers and are able to give you the experience of a lifetime while keeping you safe. If the conditions are safe, the zodiac tours will take you up to the edge of the Breðamerkurjökull glacier wall.

*Do not try to walk out onto the ice at Jökulsárlón. Firstly, it is not allowed and secondly, it is extremely dangerous. Glacier ice tends to flip unexpectedly and you will find yourself in a life-threatening situation.

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ÞINGVELLIR

Thingvellir has strong roots in the minds of the Icelandic nation as in the history of the country itself. 

Thingvellir is a national park in southwestern Iceland and is a very popular site among tourists. About 40 km northeast of Reykjavík, Thingvellir is located in the Bláskógabyggð municipality. The national park is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance.

The rift valley where Thingvellir is located marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the bounary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The largest natural lake in Iceland, Þingvallavatn, lies just to the south.

In 930, the Alþingi (Althing), was established. This is the national parliament of Iceland and the Alþingi held sessions at Thingvellir until 1798. The national park was founded in 1930 and its founding marks the one-thousandth anniversary of the Alþingi. In 2004, Thingvellir National Park became a World Heritage Site.

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DYRHÓLAEY

small peninsula with stunning view over the  south coast of Iceland.

Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island. The view from Dyrhólaey is interesting: To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible - depending on weather conditions. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the hill-island with the door-hole). In the summertime, many puffins nest on the cliff faces of Dyrhólaey.

The light station at Dyrhólaey was established in 1910.The first lighthouse was a skeletal steel tower prefabricated in Sweden.The present lighthouse was built in 1927 and consists of a square concrete tower, painted white with red trim.

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