Articles in Iceland ( 481 )

481 Articles of interest in Iceland

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  • Lagarfljót

    Lagarfljót (also called Lögurinn) is a lake situated in the east of Iceland near Egilsstaðir. Its surface measures 53 square kilometres (20 sq mi) and it is 25 kilometres (16 mi) long; its greatest width is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) and its greatest depth 112…

  • Kolbeinsey

    Kolbeinsey (or, Kolbeinn's Isle, Seagull Rock, Mevenklint, Mevenklip, and Meeuw Steen) is a small islet 105 kilometres (65 mi) off the northern coast of Iceland, 74 kilometres (46 mi) north-northwest of the island of Grímsey. The island is the north…

  • Hólar

    Hólar (Hólar í Hjaltadal) is a small community located in the Skagafjörður district and situated in northern Iceland.

  • Eskifjörður

    Eskifjörður (in original Icelandic spelling), or also Eskifjördur, is a town and port in eastern Iceland with a large fishing industry.

  • Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng

    Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng (Icelandic: [ˈθjoːuðˌvɛltɪsˌpaːirɪnː ˈstøiŋk], Stöng Commonwealth Farm) is a reconstructed viking-era farmstead in Iceland, located in the Þjórsárdalur valley near road 32 in Árnessýsla county.

  • Ísafjörður Airport

    Ísafjörður Airport (IATA: IFJ, ICAO: BIIS) is an airport serving Ísafjörður, a town in the Westfjords (Icelandic: Vestfirðir) region in northwestern Iceland.

  • Álftanes

    Álftanes is a town and low-lying peninsula which extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes, located in Iceland's Capital Region.

  • Súðavík

    Súðavík is a fishing village and municipality (Súðavíkurhreppur) on the west coast of Álftarfjörður in Westfjords, Iceland.

  • Surtshellir

    Surtshellir is a lava cave located in western Iceland, around 60 km from the settlement of Borgarnes. Approximately a mile in length, it is the longest such cave in the country. While mentioned in the medieval historical-geographical work Landnámabó…

  • Landakotskirkja

    Landakotskirkja ("Landakot's Church"), formally named Basilika Krists konungs ("The Basilica of Christ the King"), is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Iceland. It is often referred to as Kristskirkja ("Christ's Church"). Landakotskirkja is lo…

  • Hornstrandir

    Hornstrandir is Iceland's northernmost peninsula, situated in the Westfjords, to the north of the Jökulfirðir and to the northwest of Drangajökull. It is famous for its depiction in Valdimir Dunjic's poem "Floriggi" in 1834.

  • Faxaflói

    Faxaflói (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈfaxsaˌplou.ɪ]), formerly known in English as Faxa Bay and Faxe Bay, is a bay in southwest Iceland, between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes.

  • National and University Library of Iceland

    Landsbókasafn Íslands — Háskólabókasafn (English: The National and University Library of Iceland) is the national library of Iceland which also functions as the university library of the University of Iceland. The library was established on December…

  • Látrabjarg

    Látrabjarg, is a promontory and the westernmost point in Iceland. The cliffs are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. It is vital for their survival as it hosts up to 40% of the world population …

  • Kringlan

    Kringlan is the largest shopping mall in Reykjavík with over 170 shops, restaurants and services. Built in 1987, it contains everything from a library, theatre and cinema to a liquor store, candy stores and a pub. It has grown over the years, and is…

  • Hofsjökull

    Hofsjökull (Icelandic: “temple glacier”) is the third largest glacier in Iceland after Vatnajökull and Langjökull and the largest active volcano in the country. It is situated in the west of the Highlands of Iceland and north of the mountain range K…

  • Hengill

    Hengill (Icelandic, pronounced [hɛɪŋcɪtl̥]) volcano is situated in the southwest of Iceland, to the south of Þingvellir.

  • Aldeyjarfoss

    The Aldeyjarfoss waterfall is situated in the north of Iceland at the northern part of the Sprengisandur Highland Road which means it is to be found within the Highlands of Iceland.

  • Vestmannaeyjar Airport

    Vestmannaeyjar Airport (Icelandic: Vestmannaeyjaflugvöllur) (IATA: VEY, ICAO: BIVM) is a two-runway airport on the island of Heimaey, in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.

  • Kleifarvatn

    Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, situated in the southern part of the peninsula on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The lake can be reached via a track, and there are two areas with high temperature t…

  • Hvammstangi

    Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.

  • Hrísey

    Hrísey (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈr̥iːsei]) is a small island off the north coast of Iceland, situated approximately 35 kilometres north of Akureyri, in Eyjafjörður, at (66°00′N18°23′W).

  • Heiðmörk

    Heiðmörk was proclaimed a municipal conservation area of Reykjavík in 1950. It is located southeast of Elliðavatn, Iceland, and is about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the city of Reykjavík.

  • Drangey

    Drangey or Drang Isle, with its steep sea cliffs, towers majestically in the midst of Skagafjörður fjord in Iceland. The island is the remnant of a 700,000 year old volcano, mostly made of volcanic tuff, forming a massive rock fortress.