Articles in Iceland ( 481 )

481 Articles of interest in Iceland

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  • Greenland Sea

    The Greenland Sea is a body of water that borders Greenland to the west, the Svalbard archipelago to the east, Fram Strait and the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to the south. The Greenland Sea is often defined as part …

  • Strokkur

    Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík.

  • Katla volcano

    Katla (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkʰahtla]) is a large volcano in southern Iceland. It is very active; twenty eruptions have been documented between 930 and 1918, at intervals of 13–95 years.

  • Landmannalaugar

    Landmannalaugar (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈlan̥tmanːaˌløiɣar̥]) is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the highland of Iceland.

  • Perlan

    Perlan (English: The Pearl) is a landmark building in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. It is 25.7 metres (84.3 ft) high. It was originally designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson. Perlan is situated on the hill Öskjuhlíð where there had been hot water st…

  • Mývatn

    Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. The lake was cre…

  • Westfjords

    The Westfjords or West Fjords (Icelandic: Vestfirðir, ISO 3166-2:IS: IS-4) is the name of a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland and an administrative district. It lies on the Denmark Strait, facing the east coast of Greenland. It is connected to…

  • Snæfellsnes

    The Snæfellsnes (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈstn̥aiːfɛlsˌnɛːs]) is a peninsula situated to the west of Borgarfjörður, in western Iceland.

  • Grímsvötn

    Grímsvötn (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkrimsvœʰtn̥]; vötn = "waters", singular: vatn) is a volcano in South-East Iceland. It is in the highlands of Iceland at the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. The caldera is at (64°25′N17°20′W), at a…

  • Grímsey

    Grímsey is a small Icelandic island, 40 kilometres (25 mi) off the north coast of the main island of Iceland and straddling the Arctic Circle (the Circle shifts northward by about 14.5 metres per year). In January 2011 Grímsey had 86 inhabitants.

  • Imagine Peace Tower

    The Imagine Peace Tower (Icelandic: Friðarsúlan, meaning "the peace column") is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of light, projected …

  • Capital Region (Iceland)

    Greater Reykjavík (Icelandic: Höfuðborgarsvæðið (meaning "The Capital Region")) is a name used collectively for Reykjavík and six municipalities around it. The area is by far the largest urban area in Iceland. Each municipality has its independent e…

  • Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant

    Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant (Icelandic Kárahnjúkavirkjun) is a hydroelectric power plant in eastern Iceland designed to produce 4,600 gigawatt-hours (17,000 TJ) annually for Alcoa's Fjardaál aluminum smelter 75 kilometres (47 mi) to the east in Rey…

  • Dimmuborgir

    Dimmuborgir (dimmu "dark", borgir "cities" or "forts", "castles"); pronounced [tɪmʏpɔrcɪr]) is a large area of unusually shaped lava fields east of Mývatn in Iceland. The Dimmuborgir area is composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, re…

  • Litla-Hraun

    Litla-Hraun is the largest prison in Iceland. Located just outside Eyrarbakki, it consists of nine buildings inside a high-security fence.

  • Kerið

    Kerið (occasionally Anglicized as Kerith or Kerid) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland, on the popular tourist route known as the Golden Circle. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland's We…

  • Krafla

    Krafla is a caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Its highest peak reaches up to 818 m and it is 2 km in depth.

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur

    The village Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Icelandic for "church farm cloister", pronounced [ˈcʰɪrcjʏˌpaɪjarˌkʰlœɪstʏr]; often referred to locally as just Klaustur) is a village in the south of Iceland on the hringvegur (road no. 1 or Ring Road) between Vík í…

  • List of glaciers of Iceland

    The glaciers and ice caps of Iceland cover 11.1% of the land area of the country (about 11,400 km² out of the total area of 103,125 km²) and have a considerable impact on its landscape and meteorology. An ice cap is a mass of glacial ice that covers…

  • Svartifoss

    Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name. Other well-known columnar jointing f…

  • Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

    Bæjarins beztu pylsur (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpaːijarɪns ˈpɛstʏ ˈpʰɪlsʏr̥], The best hot dogs in town), often shortened to "Bæjarins beztu," is a small chain of popular hot dog stands located in Reykjavík, Iceland. The flagship stand has been in…

  • The Sun Voyager

    Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 - 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.

  • Goðafoss

    The Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. Th…

  • Borgarnes

    Borgarnes (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpɔrkarˌnɛs]) is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.

  • Reykjavík University

    Reykjavík University (Icelandic: Háskólinn í Reykjavík), also known as RU, is the largest private university in Iceland with more than 3,500 students and over 500 employees (professors come from over 26 countries).