Articles in Iceland ( 481 )

481 Articles of interest in Iceland

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  • Akureyri Airport

    Akureyri Airport (Icelandic: Akureyrarflugvöllur) (IATA: AEY, ICAO: BIAR) is a single-runway international airport in Akureyri, Iceland located about 3 km south of the town center.

  • Seyðisfjörður

    Seyðisfjörður (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈseiðɪsfjœrðʏr̥]) is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name.

  • Reykjanesbær

    Reykjanesbær is a municipality on the Southern Peninsula in Iceland. It is made up of the towns Keflavík, Njarðvík, the village of Hafnir and, since 2006, Ásbrú. The municipality was created in 1995 when the inhabitants of the three towns voted to m…

  • University of Akureyri

    The University of Akureyri (Icelandic: Háskólinn á Akureyri) was founded on September 5, 1987 in the city of Akureyri in the north-eastern part of Iceland. It has grown since then, especially in the last few years as more facilities have been establ…

  • Stykkishólmur

    Stykkishólmur (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈstɪhcɪsˌhoulmʏr̥]) is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, to the north of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is a center of services and commerce for the area. Most of the people make…

  • Mýrdalsjökull

    Mýrdalsjökull (pronounced [ˈmirtalsˌjœːkʏtl], Icelandic for "(the) mire dale glacier" or "(the) mire valley glacier") is a glacier in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller glacier Eyjafjallajökull. B…

  • Ásbyrgi

    Ásbyrgi canyon lies in the north of Iceland, about 50 minute drive to the east from Húsavík on the Diamond Circle road. The horseshoe-shaped depression is part of the Vatnajökull National Park and measures approximately 3.5 km in length and 1.1 km a…

  • Selfoss (waterfall)

    Selfoss is a waterfall on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. The river drops over a number of waterfalls over about 30 km before flowing into Öxarfjörður, a bay of the Arctic Sea. The river originates as melt water from the glacier…

  • Elliðaey

    Elliðaey is the north-easterly most of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), an archipelago consisting of 15 or 18 islands (and assorted smaller rocks) located south of Iceland. The island is uninhabited, but has a large hunting lodge, constructed i…

  • Dyrhólaey

    The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík.

  • Höfði

    Höfði is a house in northern Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, built in 1909. Höfði is located at Félagstún. Initially, it was built for the French consul Jean-Paul Brillouin in Iceland and was the exclusive residence of poet and businessman E…

  • Skógar

    Skógar (pronounced [ˈ]), literally forests, is a small Icelandic village with a population of roughly 25 located at the south of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra.

  • Öræfajökull

    Öræfajökull is an ice-covered volcano in south-east Iceland, at the southern extremity of the Vatnajökull glacier and overlooking the Ring Road between Höfn and Vík. It is the largest active volcano in the country, and on the summit crater's north-w…

  • Neskaupstaður

    Neskaupstaður is a town located on the fjord Norðfjörður on the eastern side of Iceland. It is part of the municipality of Fjarðabyggð and, as of 2014, it has a population of 1,540. Neskaupstaður is the third largest town in Eastern Region.

  • Þingvallavatn

    Þingvallavatn is a rift valley lake in southwestern Iceland. With a surface of 84 km² it is the largest natural lake in Iceland. Its greatest depth is at 114 m.

  • Hvalfjörður Tunnel

    Hvalfjörður Tunnel (Hvalfjarðargöng in Icelandic) is a road tunnel under the Hvalfjörður fjord in Iceland and a part of Route 1 (Iceland's ring road). It is 5,770 m long and reaches a depth of 165m below sea level. Opened on 11 July 1998, it shorten…

  • Garður

    Sveitarfélagið Garður is a municipality and town located in southwestern Iceland, bordered by the Faxaflói Bay on the Southern Peninsula.

  • Cabinet of Iceland

    The Cabinet of Iceland (Icelandic: Stjórnarráð Íslands) is the collective decision-making body of the government of Iceland, composed of the Prime Minister and the cabinet ministers.

  • Bifröst University

    Bifröst University is located in the valley of Norðurárdalur, approximately 30 kilometers north of Borgarnes, Iceland. Originally a business school, it also offers degrees in law and social sciences, at both bachelor's and master's level, as well as…

  • Suðureyri

    Suðureyri is a small Icelandic fishing village perched on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords.

  • Bolungarvík

    Bolungarvík is a fishing village and municipality in the northwest of Iceland, located at the Westfjords peninsula, approximately 14 kilometres from the town of Ísafjörður and 473 km from the capital city Reykjavík.

  • Tjörnin

    Tjörnin (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈtʰjœ(r)tnɪn], The Pond) is a prominent small lake in central Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. Most visitors to the city pass along its shore, as it is situated in the city centre next to the Reykjavik City Hall …

  • Iceland Academy of the Arts

    Iceland Academy of the Arts (Icelandic: Listaháskóli Íslands) is an Icelandic institution of higher education, located in Reykjavík, which offers the only university-level degrees in the arts in Iceland.

  • Árborg

    Sveitarfélagið Árborg is the biggest municipality in southern Iceland founded in 1998. The biggest town in the municipality is Selfoss.