Articles in Iceland ( 481 )

481 Articles of interest in Iceland

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  • Barnafossar

    Barnafoss is also known as Bjarnafoss, which was its previous name. Barnafoss is near Hraunfossar which burst out of Hallmundarhraun which is a great lava plain. Barnafoss is a waterfall in Western Iceland, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Reykjaví…

  • Kverkfjöll

    The mountain range Kverkfjöll (1,764 m) is situated on the north-eastern border of the glacier Vatnajökull in Iceland. With their glacier Kverkjökull, they are to be found between the Vatnajökull and the Dyngjufjöll (s. Askja). The mountains are sti…

  • Faxi

    The Faxi (or Vatnsleysufoss) waterfall is located on the Golden Circle, a popular tourist trail east of Reykjavik.

  • Eyrarbakki

    Eyrarbakki is a fishing village on the south coast of Iceland with a population of about 570 people, not including inhabitants of the prison located there.

  • Borgarfjörður

    Borgarfjörður (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpɔrkar̥ˌfjœrðʏr̥]) is a fjord in the west of Iceland near the town of Borgarnes. Although the waters of Borgarfjörður appear calm, the fjord has significant undercurrents and shallows.

  • Austurvöllur

    Austurvöllur is a public square in Reykjavík, Iceland. The square is a popular gathering place for the citizens of Reykjavík, and especially so during good weather due to the prevalence of cafés on Vallarstræti and Pósthússtræti.

  • Þjófafoss

    Þjófafoss (Thjofafoss) is located on the river Þjórsá on the east side of the Merkurhraun lava fields in the south of Iceland, at the southwest tip of the hill Búrfell. A viewing point for the waterfall can be accessed by a gravel track that leads a…

  • Viðey

    Viðey (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈvɪːðei]; sometimes anglicised as Videy) is the largest island of the Kollafjörður Bay in Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík.

  • Rauðhólar

    The Rauðhólar ("red hills") are remnants of a cluster of pseudocraters in Elliðaárhraun lava fields on the south-eastern outskirts of Reykjavík, Iceland.

  • Hjálparfoss

    Hjálparfoss (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈçaul̥parˌfɔsː]) is one of several waterfalls in the south of Iceland situated in the lava fields north of the stratovolcano Hekla near the point where the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá join. Hjálparfoss is located a…

  • Grímsey Airport

    Grímsey Airport (Icelandic: Grímseyjarflugvöllur) (IATA: GRY, ICAO: BIGR) is an airport serving Grímsey, a small island 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Iceland.

  • Gjáin

    Like the Háifoss, the small valley Gjáin with its small waterfalls, ponds, and volcanic structures is situated in the south of Iceland.

  • Egilshöll

    Egilshöll is a multi-purpose sports facility in Reykjavík, Iceland. It features three football pitches, an ice rink, an arena, shooting range and tennis courts.

  • Búðir

    Búðir (also named Búdir) is a small hamlet in Búðahraun lava fields in Staðarsveit, which is in the western region of Iceland, on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula where Hraunhafnará falls to the sea, the original old name of Búðir h…

  • Borgartún

    Borgartún is a street in Reykjavík, Iceland, that in years leading up to the country's economic crisis became the centre of the city's financial district.

  • Þórisvatn

    Þórisvatn, is the largest lake of Iceland, situated at the south end of Sprengisandur highland road within the highlands of Iceland.

  • Ísafjarðarbær

    Ísafjarðarbær is a municipality of Iceland in the Westfjords region, created in 1996 from Flateyrarhreppur, Ísafjarðarkaupstaður, Mosvallahreppur, Mýrahreppur, Suðureyrarhreppur and Þingeyrarhreppur.

  • Ráðhús Reykjavíkur

    Ráðhús Reykjavíkur' (English: Reykjavík's City Hall) is situated by the Tjörnin in Reykjavík. It houses the offices of the mayor of Reykjavík, a café and a large 3D map of Iceland.

  • Orkuveita Reykjavíkur

    Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (English: Reykjavík Energy) is an Icelandic utility company that provides electricity, geothermal water for heating, and cold water for consumption and fire fighting. It also operates a data-utility network and waste-treatment …

  • Jólnir

    Jólnir was formerly a volcanic island south of Iceland. It was a former vent of Surtsey, along with Syrtlingur and Surtla. It emerged from the ocean as a result of active plate tectonics between December, 1965 and July, 1966. Oceanic erosion cyclica…

  • Landspítali

    The National University Hospital of Iceland (Icelandic: Landspítali). The hospital offers diverse clinical services in outpatient clinics, day patient units, inpatient wards, clinical laboratories and other divisions. The hospital’s support division…

  • Hellnar

    Hellnar is an ancient fishing village, a cluster of old houses and buildings situated close to Arnarstapi on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland.