Iceland Travel Guide - What To See - Highlands

Iceland Travel Guide | What To See

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar

The breathtaking scenery in Landmannlaugar is a mixture of the colourful Rhyolite mountains, black lava fields, yellow and green moss, and hot springs...

Landmannahellir Cave

Landmannahellir Cave

Landmannahellir Cave is located en route to Landmannalaugar via the Landmannaleið route, also known as Dómadalsleið, south of Mt. Löðmundur and at the...

Lake Frostastaðavatn

Lake Frostastaðavatn

Froststastaðavatn is a blue lake situated behind the Rhyolite Ridge just north of the wardens’ hut at Landmannalaugar. It is located close to the junc...

Hjálparfoss Waterfall

Hjálparfoss Waterfall

Hjálparfoss is a beautiful waterfall formed in the Sandá River in Þjórsárdalur Valley. The waterfall is located not far from the road and is well mark...

Þórsmörk

Þórsmörk

Þórsmörk is an oasis nestled between the glaciated volcanoes Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, is a beautiful lush valley surrounded by glaciers and...

Hveravellir

Hveravellir

The Highland Trails
When driving the highland route, Kjölur og Kjalvegur route as it is also called, Hveravellir is the main site....

Beinahóll (Bone Hill)

Beinahóll (Bone Hill)

Beinahóll, translates as Bone Hill and is a hill found along the highland route, Kjölur, about 11 kilometers to the north of Hveravellir. In order to...

Lakagígar

Lakagígar

Lakagígar Craters, named for Mt. Laki, are located in an eruption fissure that is 25 kilometres long. The long row of craters were formed in an erupt...

Askja

Askja

Askja is an astonishing 50 square kilometre caldera standing as a monument to the awesome power of nature. The surrounding area is also collectively k...

Víti

Víti

Víti or“Hell“ is a crater located near Askja Caldera that was formed in the 1875 eruption near the rim of the caldera. A crater lake was formed that ...

Eldgjá Canyon

Eldgjá Canyon

Eldgjá is a very special canyon, it is a largest volcano canyon in the world and is about 8 km long, 100 to 200 meters deep and 600 meters wide at it´...

Hekla Volcano

Hekla Volcano

Mt. Hekla is probably Iceland´s most famous volcano and also one of the most active ones. Hekla is stratovolcano and is 1491 meters high. The volcano ...

Ófærufoss Waterfall

Ófærufoss Waterfall

Ófærufoss is a very scenic waterfall located in Nyrðri-Ófæra river and falls into Eldgjá eruptive fissure in two cascades.

Eldgjá is a 4...

Herðubreiðarlindir

Herðubreiðarlindir

Herðubreiðarlindir is a highland oasis that lies near the mountain of Herðubreið which is a table mountain, created by repeated volcanic eruptions ...

Ódáðahraun

Ódáðahraun

Ódáðahraun is the greatest lava expanse in Iceland. Palagonite mountains are located in the center of Ódáðahraun, however the rest of the area is quit...

Þórsvatn Lake

Þórsvatn Lake

Þórisvatn is the second largest lake in Iceland. It has now been turned into a reservoir for Sigalda, which is a large hydroelectric power station on ...

Hofsjökull Glacier

Hofsjökull Glacier

Hofsjökull is the third largest glacier in Iceland and covers an area of about 925 square kilometers. Its summit reaches 1765 meters.  You can vi...

Sprengisandur

Sprengisandur

Sprengisandur highland road connects South and North of Iceland and is only open and passable by 4x4 vehicles during the summer. In winters the road i...

Laugafell

Laugafell

Laugafell is a small mountain and by its roots you will find couple of mountain huts as well as a geothermal natural pool with changing and WC facilit...

Langjökull Glacier

Langjökull Glacier

Langjökull Glacier is the second largest glacier in Iceland, after Vatnajökull glacier. The glacier is shrinking quite rapidly and some researchers be...

Fjallabak Route

Fjallabak Route

Fjallabak Nature Reserve is an area north of the Mýrdalsjökull that was protected in 1979 in order to preserve this unique areas so that future genera...

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