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Reykjavík

Reykjavik
Capital of Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital, is renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. It’s home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s dramatic landscape is the volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa.

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AkureyriAkureyri
City in Iceland

Akureyri is a small city in northern Iceland. It is Iceland’s second largest urban area and fourth largest municipality. Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre.

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MývatnMývatn
Lake in Iceland

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks.

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Þingvellir

Þingvellir
National park in Iceland

Þingvellir, anglicised as Thingvellir, is a place in the administrative district of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, near the Reykjanes peninsula and the Hengill volcanic area.

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JökulsárlónJökulsárlón
Lake in Iceland

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Wikipedia
Area: 18 km² – Length: 1.5 km – Primary inflow: Breiðamerkurjökull.

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Vík í MýrdalVík í Mýrdal
Village in Iceland

The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, around 180 km by road southeast of Reykjavík.

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ÍsafjörðurÍsafjörður
Town in Iceland

Ísafjörður is a town in the northwest of Iceland. It is the seat of Ísafjarðarbær municipality.

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KeflavíkKeflavík
Town in Iceland

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. In 2009 its population was of 8,169. In 1995 it merged with Njarðvík and Hafnir to form a municipality called Reykjanesbær.

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SkaftafellSkaftafell
National park in Iceland

Skaftafell is a preservation area in Öræfi, southeast Iceland. It used to be a manor farm and a national park, but has been a part of Vatnajökull National Park since its establishment in 2008.

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Snæfellsjökull

Snæfellsjökull
Stratovolcano in Iceland

Snæfellsjökull is a 700,000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit in western Iceland.

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HellaHella, Iceland
Town in Iceland

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants. Hella is situated 94 kilometres to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.

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Húsavík

Húsavík
Town in Iceland

Húsavík is a town in Norðurþing municipality on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay with 2,237 inhabitants. The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja, built in 1907.

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Höfn

Höfn
Town in Iceland

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. It lies near Hornafjörður fjord. The town, the second largest in the southeastern part of Iceland, offers scenic views of Vatnajökull.

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Stykkishólmur

Stykkishólmur
Town in Iceland

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is a center of services and commerce for the area. Most of the people make their living from fishing and tourism.

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SelfossSelfoss
Town in Iceland

Selfoss is a town in southern Iceland on the banks of the Ölfusá river. It is a part of, and seat, of the municipality of Árborg. The Icelandic Ring Road runs through the town on its way between Hveragerði and Hella.

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Þórmörk

Thórsmörk

Thórsmörk is a mountain ridge in Iceland that was named after the Norse god Thor. It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull.

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Egilsstaðir
Town in Iceland

Egilsstaðir is a town in east Iceland on the banks of the Lagarfljót river. It is part of the municipality of Fljótsdalshérað.

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Vatnajökull

Vatnajökull National Park
National park in Iceland

Vatnajökull National Park is a protected wilderness area in Iceland centered around Vatnajökull glacier. The vast region is defined by its massive glaciers, snowy mountain peaks, active geothermal areas and rivers.

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Heimaey

Heimaey – Vestmannaeyjar
Island in Iceland

Heimaey, literally Home Island, is an Icelandic island. At 13.4 square kilometres, it is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, and the largest and most populated island off the Icelandic coast.

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes
Town in Iceland

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.

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HverfjallHverfjall
Volcano in Iceland

Hverfjall is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn. It erupted in 2500 BP in the southern part of the Krafla fissure swarm. The crater is approximately 1 km in diameter.

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Hveragerði

Hveragerði
Town in Iceland

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland’s main ringroad, Route 1. The river Varmá runs through the town.

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GrindavíkGrindavík
Town in Iceland

Grindavík is a fishing town at the Southern Peninsula at the southwest coast of Iceland. It is one of the few cities with a harbour at this coast. Most of the inhabitants work in the fishing industry.

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SeyðisfjörðurSeyðisfjörður
Town in Iceland

Seyðisfjörður is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name.

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EyjafjallajökullEyjafjallajökull
Volcano in Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull, English Eyjafjalla Glacier, is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of Mýrdalsjökull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres.

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KirkjubæjarklausturKirkjubæjarklaustur
Village in Iceland

The village Kirkjubæjarklaustur is a village in the south of Iceland on the hringvegur between Vík í Mýrdal and Höfn. It is part of the municipality of Skaftárhreppur and has about 120 inhabitants.

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GrímseyGrímsey
Island in Iceland

Grímsey is a small Icelandic island, 40 kilometres off the north coast of the main island of Iceland and straddling the Arctic Circle. In January 2011 Grímsey had 86 inhabitants.

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Hafnarfjörður PanoramaHafnarfjörður
Town in Iceland

Hafnarfjörður is a port town and municipality located on the southwest coast of Iceland, about 10 km south of Reykjavík. It is the third-most populous city in Iceland, after Reykjavík and Kópavogur.

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MosfellsbærMosfellsbær
Town in Iceland
Mosfellsbær is a town in south-west Iceland, some 12 kilometres east of the country’s capital, Reykjavík. The town of Mosfellsbær is only a 15-minute drive from midtown Reykjavík.

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HvammstangiHvammstangi
Village in Iceland

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður. It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.

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DjúpivogurDjúpivogur

Djúpivogur is a small town and municipality located on a peninsula in eastern Iceland, near the island of Papey and on the fjord Berufjörður.

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HvolsvöllurHvolsvöllur
Town in Iceland

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík. It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.

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SiglufjörðurSiglufjörður
Town in Iceland

Siglufjörður is a small fishing town in a narrow fjord with the same name on the northern coast of Iceland. The popular Icelandic mystery television series Trapped created by Baltasar Kormákur and produced by RVK Studios was filmed in the town.

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FlúðirFlúðir

Flúðir is a small village located in the Hrunamannahreppur municipality in the Southern Region, Iceland. It is not far from Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall. It has a population of 394. Swedish actress Noomi Rapace resided here in her childhood.

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ReykholtReykholt, Western Iceland
Village in Iceland

Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. It is part of Borgarfjörður, Western Region.

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BlöndósBlönduós
Town in Iceland

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland.

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ÓlafsvíkÓlafsvík
Town in Iceland

Ólafsvík is a small town in Iceland on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

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AkranesAkranes
Town in Iceland

Akranes is a port town and municipality on the west coast of Iceland, around 20 km north of the capital Reykjavík. The area where Akranes is located was settled in the 9th century, but did not receive a municipal charter until 1942.

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SauðarkrókurSauðárkrókur
Town in Iceland

Sauðárkrókur is a town in Skagafjörður in northern Iceland and a part of the municipality of Skagafjörður. Sauðárkrókur is the largest town in Northwest Iceland and the second-largest town on the north coast of Iceland, with a population of 2,572.

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HólmavíkHólmavík
Town in Iceland

Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður. It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. Hólmavík is part of the Strandabyggð municipality and has 375 inhabitants.

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ÁsbyrgiÁsbyrgi

Ásbyrgi canyon lies in the north of Iceland, about 50 minute drive to the east from Húsavík on the Diamond Circle road.

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FlateyFlatey, Breiðafjörður
Island in Iceland

Flatey is the largest island of the western islands, a cluster of about forty large and small islands and islets located in Breiðafjörður on the northwestern part of Iceland.

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BolungarvíkBolungarvík
Village in Iceland

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.

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EskifjörðurEskifjörður
Town in Iceland

Eskifjörður, or also Eskifjördur, is a town and port in eastern Iceland with a large fishing industry. It has a population of 1,043 and constitutes one of the most populated villages part of the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.

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HornstrandirHornstrandirWebsiteDirections
Nature Preserve

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.

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Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri is a small town in Southern Iceland, with a population of around 445.

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HofsósHofsós

Hofsós is one of the oldest trading ports in northern Iceland dating back to the 16th century. Hofsós, with a population of about 200 individuals, is located 37 km east from Sauðárkrókur.