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No. 1 Attraction in Reykjavik Perlan is a Must-Visit Landmark and Nature Exploratorium.
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Perlan
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No. 1 Attraction in Reykjavik Perlan is a Must-Visit Landmark and Nature Exploratorium.
STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY GIVES THE FEELING OF FLIGHT. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while our film whisks you away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.
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Flyover Iceland
43 Fiskislóð
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STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY GIVES THE FEELING OF FLIGHT. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while our film whisks you away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland
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Kerið
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Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland
Looking to explore Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland? Gullfoss Iceland is one of the country’s signature waterfalls and it is no surprise to see why! The waterfall is beautiful, unique, and in a good location so if you get a chance to visit, you should take it! Gullfoss brings something to the table that you don’t normally see which is what makes it so special. Before you visit Gullfoss Iceland, there are a few things you should know to have a safe and enjoyable experience.
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Gullfoss
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Looking to explore Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland? Gullfoss Iceland is one of the country’s signature waterfalls and it is no surprise to see why! The waterfall is beautiful, unique, and in a good location so if you get a chance to visit, you should take it! Gullfoss brings something to the table that you don’t normally see which is what makes it so special. Before you visit Gullfoss Iceland, there are a few things you should know to have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Discover why Þingvellir National Park is such a sought after tourist destination and the significance of its history and geology. Why is it the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland? How did it form? Why is it so popular? Read ahead for all you need to know about Þingvellir National Park.
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Þingvellir
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Discover why Þingvellir National Park is such a sought after tourist destination and the significance of its history and geology. Why is it the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland? How did it form? Why is it so popular? Read ahead for all you need to know about Þingvellir National Park.
About the museum Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavi
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Árbæjarsafn / Árbær Open Air Museum
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About the museum Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavi
THE GEOTHERMAL BEACH. A GOLDEN BEACH IN THE NORTH Ever dreamt of sunbathing in the midnight sun, on an island in the North Atlantic? Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach is a paradise for people who love splashing around in the ocean or sunbathing in the golden sand. The beach is equipped with changing facilities and showers, steam-baths and hot tubs. Hot water is pumped into the man-made lagoon and the outcome is a refreshing swimming area averaging between 15°-19°C in summer.
Nauthólsvík
THE GEOTHERMAL BEACH. A GOLDEN BEACH IN THE NORTH Ever dreamt of sunbathing in the midnight sun, on an island in the North Atlantic? Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach is a paradise for people who love splashing around in the ocean or sunbathing in the golden sand. The beach is equipped with changing facilities and showers, steam-baths and hot tubs. Hot water is pumped into the man-made lagoon and the outcome is a refreshing swimming area averaging between 15°-19°C in summer.
The research of sinter shows that Geysir has been active for approximately 10,000 years. The oldest accounts of hot springs at Haukadalur date back to 1294, when earthquakes in the area caused significant changes in local neighbouring landscape creating several new hot spring
Geysir Hot Springs
The research of sinter shows that Geysir has been active for approximately 10,000 years. The oldest accounts of hot springs at Haukadalur date back to 1294, when earthquakes in the area caused significant changes in local neighbouring landscape creating several new hot spring
The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow which is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall.
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Skógafoss
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The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow which is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall.
Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall that can be fully encircled, situated on the South Coast of Iceland with a drop of 60 metres (200 feet). Many of the vacation packages on offer promise plenty of time at Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall that can be fully encircled, situated on the South Coast of Iceland with a drop of 60 metres (200 feet). Many of the vacation packages on offer promise plenty of time at Seljalandsfoss
Discover the waters of the Blue Lagoon. Journey through a spa of the volcanic earth. Harmonize with nature.
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Bláa Lónið
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Discover the waters of the Blue Lagoon. Journey through a spa of the volcanic earth. Harmonize with nature.
The first settlers arrived in Iceland around AD 870, when the edge of the tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier was about 20 km (12 mi) further north of its present location. During the Little Ice Age between 1600 and 1900, with lower temperatures prevailing in these latitudes, the glacier had grown by up to about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the coast at Jokulsá River, by about 1890
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Jökulsárlón
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The first settlers arrived in Iceland around AD 870, when the edge of the tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier was about 20 km (12 mi) further north of its present location. During the Little Ice Age between 1600 and 1900, with lower temperatures prevailing in these latitudes, the glacier had grown by up to about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the coast at Jokulsá River, by about 1890
Short and easy trails lead to waterfall Svartifoss and glacier Skaftafellsjökull, but for those who want to reach further out, the Morsárdalur valley and Kristínartindar mountain peaks are perfect in terms of distance and labour. Skaftafell is also the perfect base camp for those who seek to climb Iceland‘s highest mountain peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur.
Skaftafell
Short and easy trails lead to waterfall Svartifoss and glacier Skaftafellsjökull, but for those who want to reach further out, the Morsárdalur valley and Kristínartindar mountain peaks are perfect in terms of distance and labour. Skaftafell is also the perfect base camp for those who seek to climb Iceland‘s highest mountain peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur.
Dettifoss er aflmesti foss Íslands. Hann er 45 m hár og rúmlega 100 m breiður foss í Jökulsá á Fjöllum. Hann er hluti af Vatnajökulsþjóðgarði og er skilgreindur sem Náttúruvætti af Umhverfisstofnun. Nálægt honum eru tveir miklir fossar, Hafragilsfoss neðan hans, en Selfoss ofar í ánni. Dettifoss er hluti af sýslumörkum Norður- og Suður-Þingeyjarsýslna.
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Dettifoss
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Dettifoss er aflmesti foss Íslands. Hann er 45 m hár og rúmlega 100 m breiður foss í Jökulsá á Fjöllum. Hann er hluti af Vatnajökulsþjóðgarði og er skilgreindur sem Náttúruvætti af Umhverfisstofnun. Nálægt honum eru tveir miklir fossar, Hafragilsfoss neðan hans, en Selfoss ofar í ánni. Dettifoss er hluti af sýslumörkum Norður- og Suður-Þingeyjarsýslna.
Dyrhólaey is about 174 km from Reykjavík city or about 2 1/2 hour drive, not so far away from the beautiful little village Vík (the southern most village in Iceland). Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula or promontory but is a former island. The whole area is really interesting and I recommend you spend some time there. I personally could stay there for hours. Simply love this place.
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Dyrhólaey
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Dyrhólaey is about 174 km from Reykjavík city or about 2 1/2 hour drive, not so far away from the beautiful little village Vík (the southern most village in Iceland). Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula or promontory but is a former island. The whole area is really interesting and I recommend you spend some time there. I personally could stay there for hours. Simply love this place.
Situated in the centre of Reykjavík, it is one of the city's best-known landmarks and is visible throughout the city. State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson's design of the church was commissioned in 1937. He is said to have designed it to resemble the trap rocks, mountains and glaciers of Iceland's landscape
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Hallgrimskirkja
101 Hallgrímstorg
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Situated in the centre of Reykjavík, it is one of the city's best-known landmarks and is visible throughout the city. State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson's design of the church was commissioned in 1937. He is said to have designed it to resemble the trap rocks, mountains and glaciers of Iceland's landscape
This 90- km long peninsula comprises a world of diversity. Friendly towns and villages, spectacular mountains, a multitude of bird species nesting on treacherous cliffs, beaches of sand and pebbles popular among horsemen and rock skimmers, remnants and relics scattered here and there of times and ways of life long past. Saga sites and hiking trails. The Snaefellsjokull National Park is at the westernmost part of the peninsula, including the mystical glacier Snaefellsjokull, as well as other unique sites such as Djupalonssandur, Thufubjarg and more.
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Snæfellsnes
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This 90- km long peninsula comprises a world of diversity. Friendly towns and villages, spectacular mountains, a multitude of bird species nesting on treacherous cliffs, beaches of sand and pebbles popular among horsemen and rock skimmers, remnants and relics scattered here and there of times and ways of life long past. Saga sites and hiking trails. The Snaefellsjokull National Park is at the westernmost part of the peninsula, including the mystical glacier Snaefellsjokull, as well as other unique sites such as Djupalonssandur, Thufubjarg and more.
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
Harpa is an award-winning concert hall and conference centre located in the heart of Reykjavík. Harpa is open to the public every day and inside you can find a coffee shop, restaurant, travel agency, gift shops and more. Numerous events are at the venue as Harpa is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Opera and Reykjavik Big Band.“
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Harpa
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Harpa is an award-winning concert hall and conference centre located in the heart of Reykjavík. Harpa is open to the public every day and inside you can find a coffee shop, restaurant, travel agency, gift shops and more. Numerous events are at the venue as Harpa is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Opera and Reykjavik Big Band.“
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country. Phallology is an ancient science which, until recent years, has received very little attention in Iceland, except as a borderline field of study in other academic disciplines such as history, art, psychology, literature and other artistic fields like music and ballet. Now, thanks to The Icelandic Phallological Museum, it is finally possible for individuals to undertake serious study into the field of phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.
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Hið íslenzka reðasafn
116 Laugavegur
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The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country. Phallology is an ancient science which, until recent years, has received very little attention in Iceland, except as a borderline field of study in other academic disciplines such as history, art, psychology, literature and other artistic fields like music and ballet. Now, thanks to The Icelandic Phallological Museum, it is finally possible for individuals to undertake serious study into the field of phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.
Sólfar / Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. It symbolizes the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.
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Sun Voyager
14 Rekagrandi
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Sólfar / Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. It symbolizes the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.
Just below ground in downtown Reykjavík, this open excavation uncovers the city's Viking Age history. Discovered during building work, then carefully excavated, these remnants of the past are the earliest evidence of human settlement in the city. Family friendly, including a children's activity area, this multimedia exhibition uses creative technology to immerse you in the Viking Age.
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Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition
16 Aðalstræti
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Just below ground in downtown Reykjavík, this open excavation uncovers the city's Viking Age history. Discovered during building work, then carefully excavated, these remnants of the past are the earliest evidence of human settlement in the city. Family friendly, including a children's activity area, this multimedia exhibition uses creative technology to immerse you in the Viking Age.
There is a beautiful valley, Reykjadalur valley, in the vicinity of Hveragerði town, only some 45 km away from Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city, where I live. The name of the valley, Reykjadalur, means Steam Valley and you will understand why when the valley opens up after the hike. The valley is filled with hot springs and mud pools, and there is even a hot river in which one can bathe!
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Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River
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There is a beautiful valley, Reykjadalur valley, in the vicinity of Hveragerði town, only some 45 km away from Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city, where I live. The name of the valley, Reykjadalur, means Steam Valley and you will understand why when the valley opens up after the hike. The valley is filled with hot springs and mud pools, and there is even a hot river in which one can bathe!