Helgafell ("holy mountain") is a small mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland. The mountain is 73 metres (240 ft) high, and a temple in honor of Þór was built there by the first settler of the area, Þórólfr Mostrarskegg.
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Hafragilsfoss is a waterfall in Iceland.
Gullbringusýsla was a county of Iceland, located in the Southern Peninsula region. Its cities were Hafnarfjörður, Reykjanesbær, Garður, Sandgerði, Vogar and Grindavík.
The Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík (Icelandic: The Free Church in Reykjavik) congregation was established in Reykjavík in the autumn of 1899. It had an initial membership of 600 which soon rose. The foundation of the Free Church did not spring from any doct…
Flúðir is a small village located in the Hrunamannahreppur municipality in the Southern Region, Iceland.
Bíldudalur Airport (IATA: BIU, ICAO: BIBD) is an airport serving Bíldudalur, a village in the Vesturbyggð municipality in the Westfjords of Iceland.
Bláskógabyggð is a municipality located in western Iceland. Its major settlements are Laugarás and Laugarvatn.
Þórshöfn is a small fishing village in northeast Iceland, located on the northern coast of the Langanes peninsula on the Þistilfjörður bay.
Öskjuvatn is a lake in the Highlands of Iceland. Its surface area is about 11 km².
Árneshreppur is an Icelandic municipality, located in the Westfjords peninsula of northwestern Iceland.
The Vikin Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík. The museum is located by the old harbour and was established in 2005. There are seven exhibitions at the museum displaying Icelandic maritime history from the early…
Sandgerðisbær is an Icelandic municipality located in southwestern Iceland on the Southern Peninsula. The land area of Sandgerðisbær is covers the entire western coast of Miðnes (Rosmhvalanes) north from Garðskagi to Ósabotnar in the south. Inland t…
The village of Reykjahlíð has approximately 300 inhabitants and is situated on the shores of Lake Mývatn in the north of Iceland.
The National Gallery of Iceland is located in Reykjavík, and contains a collection of Icelandic art.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And inde…
Húsavík Airport or Husavik Airport (IATA: HZK, ICAO: BIHU) is an airport serving Húsavík, Iceland.
Hvítá (engl. white river) is a river whose source is in the glacier lake Hvítárvatn at Langjökull glacier in the highlands of Iceland at (64°37′N19°50′W).
Hlíðarfjall (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈl̥iːðar̥ˌfjatl̥]) is a mountain located west of the Icelandic town Akureyri in Eyjafjörður. It is the site of one of two major ski resorts in Iceland.
Geirfuglasker ("Great Auk rock") was a small islet near Reykjanes, Iceland. It was volcanic rock with steep sides except for two landing places. The rough surf around the island usually made it inaccessible to humans, and one of the last refuge for …
Dalasýsla was a county in Iceland, located in the Western Region region of the country.
Verzlunarskóli Íslands (English: The Commercial College of Iceland) is an Icelandic gymnasium. It was founded in 1905 and is the oldest private school in Iceland. The school is located in Reykjavík and has more than 1200 students.
Borgarfjörður Eystri is a fjord in east Iceland.
Akureyrarkirkja or The Church of Akureyri is a prominent Lutheran church in Akureyri, northern Iceland.
The 2008 Iceland earthquake was a doublet earthquake that struck on May 29, 2008 at 15:46 UTC in southwestern Iceland. The recorded magnitudes of the two main quakes were 5.9 Mw and 5.8 Mw, respectively, giving a composite magnitude of 6.1Mw. There …
Þórshöfn Airport (Icelandic: Þórshafnarflugvöllur) (IATA: THO, ICAO: BITN) is an airport located in Þórshöfn, a village in northeast Iceland.
Öxarárfoss is a waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá.
Snæfell is the name of three volcanoes in Iceland:
Papey (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpʰaːpˌeːi]) is an island near the east coast of Iceland in the municipality Djúpavogshreppur and is about 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi) in extent, the highest point on the island being about 58 meters above sea l…
Oddi at Rangárvellir was a center of learning in South Iceland during the Middle Ages.
The National Theatre of Iceland (Icelandic: Þjóðleikhúsið, pronounced [ˈθjou̯ːðlɛi̯kˌhuːsɪð]) in Reykjavík, is the national theatre of Iceland.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Icelandic: Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið) is an Icelandic cabinet-level ministry founded 16 December 1942. The ministry is divided into three departments and four offices.
Hamrahlid College (Icelandic: Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð) or MH is a public gymnasium (Icelandic: menntaskóli), located in Hlíðahverfi, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Lundey, literally "Puffin Island" in Icelandic, is a small, uninhabited island off the western coast of Reykjavík, Iceland. It is about 400 meters long and 150 meters wide. Its highest point lies about 14 meters above sea level. The island serves as…
Kaplakriki is a multi-purpose stadium in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar. The stadium holds over 6,000 spectators and has offers 3050 seats.
Hásteinsvöllur is a multi-use stadium in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches.
Hlíðarendi is a multi-purpose stadium in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Valur.