Articles in Iceland ( 481 )

481 Articles of interest in Iceland

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  • Flatey, Skjálfandi

    Flatey is an island in Skjálfandi bay located about 8.7 kilometers from Húsavík, in northern Iceland. Its name in Icelandic means "flat island"; its highest point is only about 22 meters above mean sea level, hence its name. It is 2.5 kilometers lon…

  • Esjufjöll

    The subglacial Esjufjöll volcano at the SE part of the Vatnajökull icecap, north of Öraefajökull volcano, consists of the Snaehetta central volcano and a large caldera. Most of the volcano, including the 40 km2 caldera, is covered by the icecap, but…

  • Elliðaár

    The river Elliðaár is situated in the Reykjavík area in the south-west of Iceland. Two small rivers have their source in the volcanic mountain range of Bláfjöll and stream down to the lake Elliðavatn in the eastern suburban border of the city, its o…

  • Eiðar longwave transmitter

    The Eiðar longwave transmitter is a facility of the Icelandic Broadcasting Company used for longwave broadcasting on 207 kHz with a power of 100 kW. The Eiðar longwave transmitter situated at Eiðar near Egilsstaðir uses as antenna an omnidirectional…

  • Eiríksjökull

    Eiríksjökull (Icelandic for "Eirík's glacier") is a glacier north-west of Langjökull in Iceland, with an area of 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi) reaching a height of 1,675 m (5,495 ft), making it the largest table mountain in Iceland. Rising over 1,000 m (3,300 …

  • Center for Icelandic Art

    The CIA.IS - Center for Icelandic Art (Icelandic: Kynningarmiðstöð íslenskrar myndlistar) is the platform for Icelandic visual art activities. CIA.IS promotes Icelandic art by connecting the local visual art community with the international art netw…

  • Brennisteinsfjöll

    Brennisteinsfjöll ("Brimstone mountain") is a minor ridge with crater rows and small shield volcanoes in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, about 20 km or 10 miles south of the capital Reykjavík. There was a lava flow south from Brennisteinsfjöll t…

  • Borgarvirki

    Borgarvirki lies between Vesturhóp and Víðidalur in the north of Iceland, and at 177m above sea level it dominates the surrounding region. Made out of basalt strata, it has been used as a fortress for centuries. Borgarvirki is a natural phenomenon, …

  • Blöndulón

    At 57 km², Blöndulón is one of Iceland's largest lakes. It was created in 1984-1991 as a reservoir for the Blönduvirkjun power plant, and has a depth of 39 m. It is situated near the Kjölur highland road in the Highlands of Iceland.

  • Almannaskarðsgöng

    Almannaskarðsgöng is a tunnel along Route 1, located near Höfn (Hornafjörður) in Eastern Region in eastern Iceland. The tunnel measures exactly 1312 metres in length (although the sign rounds it off to 1300) and was opened on June 24, 2005. The tunn…

  • Akureyri Art Museum

    The Akureyri Art Museum (Icelandic: Listasafnið á Akureyri) was founded in 1993. It is the only art museum in Iceland located outside of the Capital Region. The museum is located in the center of Akureyri, the second-largest city in Iceland.

  • Þórisjökull

    Þórisjökull or Thórisjökull (Icelandic for "Thóris's glacier") is a small glacier and volcano in western-central Iceland, to the southwest of Langjökull glacier. It has an elevation of 1,350 metres (4,430 ft).

  • Öxará

    Öxará (Icelandic: axe river) is a river in Iceland in Þingvellir National Park, a tributary of Lake Þingvallavatn.

  • Vatnsfell Power Station

    Vatnsfell is an Icelandic hydroelectric power station situated in the Highlands of Iceland, at the south end of lake Þórisvatn, just before the Sprengisandur highland road.

  • Vatnafjöll

    Vatnafjöll is a 40 km (25 mi) long, 9 km (6 mi) wide basaltic fissure vent system that is located southeast of Hekla, Iceland. It is part of the same system as Hekla. More than two dozen eruptions have occurred at Vatnafjöll during the Holocene Epoc…

  • Súlur

    Súlur is a mountain located to the south west of the town Akureyri in Iceland rising some 1213 meters. It is popular for hiking tours.

  • Skorradalsvatn

    Skorradalsvatn is a lake in the west of Iceland. It is situated in a narrow valley between the Hvalfjörður and the valley Reykholtsdalur (see Reykholt).

  • SS Crown Arun

    Crown Arun was a 2,372 GRT cargo ship which was built by Actien-Gesellschaft „Neptun“ Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock as Hannah Böge. She was captured at sea on 3 September 1939 and declared a war prize.

  • Prestahnúkur

    The volcano Prestahnúkur is in the west of the Highlands of Iceland to the west of Langjökull glacier, or to be more specific, to the west of Geitlandsjökull glacier, a part of the Langjökull.

  • Langanes

    Langanes is a peninsula in northeast Iceland. The name literally means "long peak". It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) long from southwest to northeast, ending in a thin strip of land called Fontur. It is bounded by Þistilfjörður to the northwest and Bakka…