Articles in Iceland ( 481 )

481 Articles of interest in Iceland

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  • Hellissandur

    Hellissandur is a village and part of the Snæfellsbær municipality at the northwestern tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland.

  • Hegningarhúsið

    Hegningarhúsið (English: The Pentalty House) is the oldest prison in Iceland, founded in 1874, and located at Skólavörðustíg 9, 101 Reykjavík.

  • Gjögur Airport

    Gjögur Airport (IATA: GJR, ICAO: BIGJ) is an airport serving the small population of the Árneshreppur district in the Westfjords of north-west Iceland, on the coast of Húnaflói bay.

  • Fagrifoss

    Fagrifoss is waterfall situated in Southeast Iceland near the Lakagígar region. It is located along the 4x4 road F206 approximately 24 km (15 mi) from Kirkjubæjarklaustur and 40 km (25 mi) from Laki.

  • Drangajökull

    Drangajökull is the northernmost glacier of Iceland. It is situated southwest of the peninsula Hornstrandir in the Westfjords region. The glacier covers an area of 160–200 km2 (62–77 sq mi), at an altitude of up to 925 m (3,035 ft).

  • Breiðholt

    Breiðholt (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpreiːðˌhɔl̥t]) is a southeastern district of Reykjavík, Iceland. It includes three neighbourhoods: Neðra-Breiðholt (Bakkar, Mjódd and Stekkir), Efra-Breiðholt (Hólar, Berg and Fell) and Seljahverfi (Sel).

  • Borgarbyggð

    Borgarbyggð (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpɔrkarˌpɪkːθ]) is a municipality of various amalgamated populated rural areas in the West or Western Region region of Iceland.

  • Bjargtangar

    Bjargtangar is the westernmost point of Iceland and is considered the westernmost point of Europe outside the mid-Atlantic archipelago of Azores (which are often classified as remote islands).

  • 2000 Iceland earthquakes

    The 2000 Iceland earthquakes struck southern Iceland on June 17 and 21. There were no fatalities but one person was injured and there was considerable damage to infrastructure.

  • Þingeyjarsveit

    Þingeyjarsveit is a municipality located in Iceland. The Vaglaskógur birch wood, one of Iceland's largest woods, is located in the municipality.

  • Ölfusá

    The Ölfusá is a river in Iceland. It is formed when the rivers Hvítá and Sog combine, just north of the town of Selfoss, and flows for 25 km into the Atlantic ocean. It is Iceland's largest river with an average flow of 423 m³/s. Its discharge area …

  • Álafoss

    Álafoss (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈaːulaˌfɔsː]; eel falls) is a waterfall in the river Varmá in Mosfellsbær, Iceland. A wool factory of the same name has been at a site by the waterfall since 1896, when a local farmer imported machinery to process …

  • Torfajökull

    Torfajökull (Icelandic for "Torfi's glacier") is a rhyolitic stratovolcano and complex of subglacial volcanoes, located north of Mýrdalsjökull and south of Þórisvatn Lake, Iceland.

  • Tindfjallajökull

    Tindfjallajökull is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland. It has erupted rocks of basaltic to rhyolitic composition, and a 5-km-wide caldera was formed during the eruption of the 54,000 year old Thórsmörk Ignimbrite. It is capped by a glacier of …

  • Smáralind

    Smáralind (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈsmaːuralɪnt]) is located in the middle of the Capital Region, Iceland. It is one of the biggest shopping malls in Iceland, with over seventy shops, restaurants and services. It contains everything from a cinema …

  • Rangárþing eystra

    Rangárþing eystra is a municipality located in southern Iceland in the Southern Region, between Eystri Rangá in the west and Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi in the east.

  • Nordic House (Iceland)

    The Nordic House in Reykjavík is a cultural institution opened in 1968 and operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its goal is to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. To this end the Nordic Hou…

  • Kópavogsvöllur

    Kópavogsvöllur is a multi-use stadium in Kópavogur, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Breiðablik and of HK. It is also used for track and field events.

  • Kópasker

    Kópasker is a small village with approximately 120 inhabitants in the municipality of Norðurþing, situated on the eastern shore of Öxarfjörður in northeast Iceland.

  • Hvalvatn

    The lake Hvalvatn is situated some kilometers to the east of Hvalfjörður in the western portion of Iceland. It lies to the east of the volcano Hvalfell.

  • Heimaey stave church

    Heimaey stave church is a close replica of Haltdalen stave church situated in the Skansinn area of the harbour of Vestmannaeyjabær on Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.

  • Grafarvogur

    Grafarvogur (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkraːvarˌvɔːɣʏr̥]) is among the largest residential districts of Reykjavík, Iceland.