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Canyon of Glymur waterfall.
Glymur, with a cascade of 196 m, is the highest waterfall of Iceland.
The canyon is eerily beautiful, suitable for suicides.
Geyser Strokkur, regularly mislabelled as depicting Geysir.The english word geyser derives from Geysir. The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa, the verb from Old Norse.
Geyser Strokkur erupting about every 4-8 minutes 15 - 20 m high, sometimes up to 40 m high. There are around thirty much smaller geysers and hot pools in the area.
Gullfoss (The Golden waterfall) is Iceland´s most famous waterfall, and one of the natural wonders of the world. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres.
There was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity. Sigridur Tomasdóttir was determined to preserve the waterfall´s condition and even threatened to throw herself into the waterfall. She did not... so unfortunately there is no picture of tits in a wet T-shirt.
Kerlingarfjöll, a mountain range near the Kjölur highland road.
Psychedelic experience, especially after a bottle of vodka.
erlingarfjöll is the centre of system of volcanoes, with one of the most powerful hot spring areas in Iceland. Most subterranean heat is in Heradalir, with steam and clay geysers and their emission is mixed with sulphur. Breathe deeply.
The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
This is one of the most impressive waterfalls of the country - Godafoss. More impressive then waterfall itself are hordes of tourists. Terrible experience - I do not like people.
According to the Saga of Christianity the formerly pagan chieftain Thorgeir threw the wooden images of the pagan gods into the waterfall after Christianity had been accepted in the Parliamentary Plains in the year 1000. The name of the waterfall, The Waterfall of the Gods, is derived from this event.
Arctic wind at sea can be chilly, even on the warmest days. Well... even warmest days near Arctic circle are like barbecue in a freezer.
Sailing with tourists during whale watching. In the background the shores of Husavik, sometimes called The Whale Spotting Capital of The World.
Whale meat is delicious. At least better than the rotten shark, Icelandic delicacy.
Whales are big and fat as the average American. Well - whales look better and do not talk crap.
Humpback, the most common whale in the bay.
Jökulsá á Fjöllum is the second longest river of Iceland (206 km). Jökulsá á Fjöllum streams over the waterfalls Selfoss, Dettifoss, and Hafragilsfoss and through the canyon at Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, which was formed by the explosion of a volcano situated directly beneath the river.
Jökulsárgljúfur National Park became a part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park. The proximity of paved roads has caused a lot of tourists, camping and trekking routes through the canyon.
Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, and is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
Flow of about 500 cubic meters per second at high flow, with dimensions of 44m tall and 100m wide. Pure power.
There are a few caves with warm to hot water near famous lake Mývatn. Some are suitable for swimming, some are used by masochists to cook their own testicles.
Hverarönd in Northeast Iceland, a large geothermal area. Boiling pools of blue-green mud, steam vents, and a horrible stench.
Very useful if we want to get rid of people such mother in-law or children.
Krafla is a caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region.Krafla includes one of the two best-known Víti craters of Iceland. The Icelandic word "víti" means "hell".
There is not even one completely tarmac road in Iceland - this included Ring road. Wading is common in the interior.
Passable without any problem even with common 4x4. Well, if there is no heavy rain.
Canyon of Jökulsá á Fjöllum on the way to Askja.
According to Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in AD 874 when the chieftain Ingólfur Arnarson became the first permanent Norse settler on the island. Others had visited the island earlier and stayed over winter. Over the following centuries, Norsemen settled Iceland, bringing with them thralls (slaves) of Gaelic origin.
Askja (left) and Víti (right) are among the best known natural phenomenons in Iceland.
Lake Askja is one of the deepest lake in Iceland with a depth of more than 200 m. It was formed in 1875 when a powerful eruption occurred in the south of the caldera.
Víti is a smaller explosion crater on the north east shore of Öskjuvatn, approximately 150 metres diameter. It contains a geothermal lake of mineral-rich, sulphurous, opaque blue water, which is maintained at a comfortable temperature for swimming.
In fact, the caldera contains several volcanoes, including Víti, a maar (explosive volcanic crater) formed at the end of the eruption in 1875. Water has accumulated in the crater. Its temperature is variable, depending on how much meltwater is discharged into it in springtime - it is around 30°C on average.
Hoffellsfjöll outlet glacier cuts through a central volcano. The Geitafellsblörg cliffs, east of Hoffellsfjöll, are formed by an intrusion consisting of gabbro. The Gabbro has been used as cladding for an Islandic central bank in Reykjavík.
Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn.
The lagoon now stands few hundreds meters away from the ocean's edge. It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.
Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland.
The base of this waterfall is noteworthy for its sharp rocks. New hexagonal column sections break off faster than the falling water wears down the edges.
Other well-known columnar jointing formations are seen at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, and on the island of Staffa in Scotland.
Skessudrangar, Landdrangar and Langhamrar, which according to the local folklore are not rocks at all but trolls turned to stone at sunrise.
View from the cliffs above the Vík i Mýrdal.
Dyrhólaey, literally translated as “island with a hole”, is famous for the large ‘hole’ created in its cliff face by centuries of wind and sea erosion. Dyrhólay was declared a nature reserve in 1978.
The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres and a drop of 60 m.
Very easy to access and near camping so it wasn't surprising that there were always people here. Hordes of tourists and thousands of cameras
Seljalandsfoss is a pretty famous waterfall dropping about 60m. While there are many waterfalls in Iceland that are this tall, I think its claim to fame is that you can go behind it.
Rjúpnabrekkur, near Hveragerði. Above the hills, the trail crosses the creek and heads up the slopes overlooking a geothermal area with bubbling-hot clay pots and large, hot spring pools.
Icelandic language includes more than 100 names for various colors and color patterns of the Icelandic horse.
The Icelandic horse is small, weighing between 330 and 380 kilograms and standing an average of 132 to 142 cm high.
The Icelandic horses have a spirited temperament and a large personality.
...known for its explosive acceleration and speed. Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return.