Destinations

Vatnajökull National Park

national park in Iceland

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Southwest Iceland

Southwest Iceland is the region of Iceland where the majority of the country's population lives, in and around the capital.

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Snæfellsjökull National Park

(SNY-fetls-yer-CUDDLE) - Located on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, this park is home to the ice-covered volcanic crater that was the setting for Jules Verne's book Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Reykjavík

capital and largest city in Iceland

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Egilsstaðir

town in Iceland

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Upcountry Árnessýsla

Upcountry Árnessýsla, or Uppsveitir Árnessýslu in Icelandic, is a rural area in South Iceland, home to many of the country's most famous attractions.

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Landmannalaugar

mountain

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Mývatn

lake

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Blue Lagoon

lake in Iceland

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Hafnarfjörður

town in Iceland

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Akureyri

town in Iceland

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Þingvellir National Park

(pronounced "THING-vet-lihr") - National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 30 to 50 kilometres (19 to 31 mi) east of Reykjavík. Interesting for a number of reasons: it is the original site of the longest running parliament in the world (the name literally means 'parliamentary fields'), and it's where the North-American and European continental shelf plates are being torn apart.

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Húsavík

town in Iceland

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Höfn

town in Iceland

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Sights

Hveragerði

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Vatnajökull

largest and most voluminous Icelandic glacier

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Christ the King Cathedral (Reykjavík)

The Catholic cathedral of Iceland.

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Jökulsárlón

glacial lake

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Thórsmörk

mountain

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Dettifoss

Europe's largest waterfall

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Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

national park

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Alþingishúsið

On the southern edge of Austurvöllur is a small building of hewn stone, but don't let its size fool you. This is the building of the Icelandic parliament, known as Alþingi. The institution has in fact long since outgrown the building which was built in 1881 for a nation of a little over 60,000. Today the upper floors of most houses on the north and west sides of the park also house parliamentary offices. The Alþingi building today houses only the debating chamber of the unicameral institution and the party meeting rooms. When Alþingi is in session it is possible to go up to the viewing platforms and follow the debates, otherwise it is necessary to be part of a group to see the building from the inside.

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Tjörnin

lake in Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland

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Lónsöræfi

protected area

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Strokkur

geyser

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Hengifoss

is the second highest waterfall in Iceland. It is 128 meters high.

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Ásbyrgi

A very unusual, and very large, cliff formation 60km east of Húsavík, said to be the hoofmark of Odin's horse. Within Vatnajökull National Park.

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Heiðmörk

protected area

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Skógar

city

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Lóndrangar

human settlement in Iceland

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Reykjavík Museum of Photography

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Silfra

water-filled rift in Iceland between the North American an Eurasion tectonic plates

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Austurvöllur

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Aviation Museum of Iceland

Aviation museum right next to the airport.

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Iceland

Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland) is an island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean. Iceland is one of the Nordic countries, and therefore culturally part of Europe. The name Iceland is a misnomer: while glaciers cover 10% of the land, climate is mild, and volcanic activity keeps the country warm. Settled during the Viking Age, Iceland has the world's oldest surviving parliament, the Alþingi. It is known as the Land of Fire and Ice.

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