Category Archives: Iceland

As you come down the Öxnadalsheiði pass in north Iceland and into Öxnadalur valley, you are met with the atmospheric sight of Hraundrangi. The serrated ridge crowned by this pinnacle (1075 m) rises from the valley floor almost like a vertical wall. One of Iceland‘s great men, Jónas Hallgrímsson, was born here. (There is a […]

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The settlement of Húsavík in north Iceland lies within a stone’s throw of the Arctic Circle, and is blessed with a magnificent setting. Among the town’s delights and idiosyncrasies is a striking church. From: Iceland – Bradt Travel Guide by Andrew Evans The Húsavík church was built in 1907 and looks nothing like any other […]

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Dettifoss, located within Jökulsárgljúfur National Park in north Iceland, is said to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 44 metres high, 100 metres wide, and a volume discharge that averages over 200 cubic metres/s, it is a tremendous sight. There are far more beautiful waterfalls elsewhere in Iceland but none as earth-shaking. On […]

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