Hofsós is one of the oldest trading ports in northern Iceland dating back to the 16th century.
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481 Articles of interest in Iceland
Helgafellssveit is a municipality in Iceland.
Grímsnes- og Grafningshreppur is a municipality in the south-western part of Iceland, in the Southern Region. It was formed in 1998 by the merger of Grímsneshreppur and Grafningshreppur. The main settlement is Sólheimar with 80 inhabitants (2006).
Grímsnes is a fissure or crater row volcano located in southwestern Iceland, a relatively small volcanic system located SE of Thingvallavatn lake east of an en echelon group of volcanic fields extending across the Reykjanes Peninsula. The elevation …
Kjalarnes (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈcʰaːlarˌnɛːs]) is the least populous district in the municipality of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, with a population of around 600 inhabitants.
Fylkisvöllur is a multi-use stadium in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches.
Eyja- og Miklaholtshreppur is a municipality in Iceland.
Djúpavík is a small village in the North-West of Iceland.
Búrfell (Þjórsárdal) is a 669-meter table volcano located in Iceland.
Bláhnjúkur is a volcano in the south of Iceland.
Bakkafjörður is a small fishing village in North-East Iceland, located in a fjord with the same name.
Arnarfjörður is a large fjord in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It is thirty kilometres long and five to ten kilometres wide.
Víkin is the home ground of Icelandic football team Víkingur Reykjavik.
Vesturbyggð is a municipality located in the Westfjords in Iceland.
Vatnsnes is a peninsula jutting into Húnaflói in northern Iceland. It is surrounded by waters of Miðfjörður on the west and Húnafjörður on the east. It is home to one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland, among others at Hindisvík and Ósar. Seals…
Strandabyggð is a municipality located in northwestern Iceland.
Skorradalshreppur is a municipality in Iceland.
Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur is a small municipality in south-central Iceland.
Selfoss Airport (ICAO: BISF) is an airport serving Selfoss, a town in the Árborg municipality in southern Iceland, on the banks of Ölfusá river.
Empire Conveyor was a 5,911 GRT shelter deck cargo ship that was built in 1917 as Farnworth by Richardson, Duck and Company, Thornaby-on-Tees, England. After a sale in 1924 she was renamed Illinois. In 1926, she was sold to France, and in 1934 to Gr…
Rangárþing ytra is a municipality located in southern Iceland. Its major industries include tourism and agriculture. Rangárþing ytra was created 9 June 2002, when three municipalities, Rangárvallahreppur, Holta- og Landsveit and Djúpárhreppur were m…
Rangárvallasýsla was a county of Iceland, located in the Southern Region of the country and the South Constituency. The county extended from the highlands, between the ice caps of Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull, to the south coast. Municipalities within…
Patreksfjörður Airport or Patreksfjordur Airport (IATA: PFJ, ICAO: BIPA) is an airport serving Patreksfjörður, Iceland.
Mýrdalshreppur is a municipality located in southern Iceland.
The Ministry of Welfare (Icelandic: Velferðarráðuneytið) is an Icelandic cabinet-level ministry founded 1 January 2011. It is the result of the merger of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Security, founded 17 April 1939 as the Ministry of So…
Menntaskólinn Hraðbraut, or, simply, Hraðbraut (Icelandic: motorway, express road, speedway or dual carriageway), is an Icelandic secondary school founded in 1996 and began operating in 2003. The school awards a student degree after two years of stu…
Ljósufjöll is a fissure vent system and central volcano on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. The system has a length of about 90 km reaching from the lavafields Berserkjahraun on the northside of Snæfellsnes to the village Bifröst and the nearby…
Langisjór is a lake in the Highlands of Iceland.
Iceland University of Education was a normal university in Iceland. It merged with University of Iceland in July 2008 and is now called the School of Education. Enrolment was around 2300 students with more than half of them being distance learning s…
Hvítárvatn (also known as Hvítárlón) is a lake in the Highlands of Iceland and the source of glacial river Hvítá. It is located 45 km northeast of Gullfoss.
Hornafjörður (64.295113°N 15.228306°W) is a small fjord in southeastern Iceland.
Hlemmur (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈl̥ɛmːʏr̥]) is one of the two main bus stations/terminals for Strætó bs in the capital city Reykjavík in Iceland, the other main station/terminal is Lækjartorg. All the red 'trunk' routes operate from Hlemmur, whil…
Hellisey is an island in the Vestmann Islands, south of Iceland. It is 6 km southwest of Heimaey and 13 km northeast of Surtsey.
Frostastaðavatn (Icelandic for lake of the frosty place) is a lake in Iceland.
Flóahreppur is a municipality located in southern Iceland.
Fljótavík is a wide bay in the far north-west of Hornstrandir, in the Westfjords region in Iceland.