Archive for the Natural beauty Category

The Litlanesfoss fall

Posted on February 10, 2011 by

In the Eastern part of Iceland, downstream the Hengifoss fall, there’s another jump that deserves a visit: Litlanesfoss. It’s made by the Lagarfljot river, and it winds through a tight gorge, that a great number of basaltic columns make an amazing place; it then ends into a tight funnel where it makes a small lake.

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The Hraunfossar Fall

Posted on August 5, 2010 by

Hraunfossar is located in the Borgarfjörður district (in the West). It’s a fall created by a very peculiar natural phenomenon, similar to the carsic phenomenon in Italy. The water falls from the Langjökull Glacier at a very low temperature, but instead of flowing outside, it filters beneath a porous lavic layer and it absorbs the […]

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The Grábrók crater

Posted on January 13, 2010 by

This crater opened in the Grábrókarhraun, a wide area completely covered by lava. It dates back to 3000 years, approximately. It is the biggest of the three craters that stand along the volcanic split that crosses the lava region. It has been a protected natural area since 1962 . There’s a path, well marked, that […]

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The Húsafellkógur woods

Posted on January 5, 2010 by

Húsafellkógur is a wide forest of berches standing by Húsafell. Its environment is unique, because it is close to the sea, which strongly influences the local climate, and because there are many rivers and torrents in the area. It became a Natural park in 1974. Different kind of sports may be performed in the area […]

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The Hreðavatn lake, Paradísarlaut and the Glanni fall

Posted on December 31, 2009 by

The Hreðavatn lake lays by Bifrost, a small town in the western county of Borgarfjörður. A lot of peat and fossil plants were found in the area of Hreðyavatn. They witness the presence, in the past, of a climate similar to that of Central Europe. In the area there are many walks that wind through […]

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The Barnarfossar Fall

Posted on December 28, 2009 by

Barnarfossar is also called “The Children Fall” (Barnar stands for Child in Icelandic). It stands over the Hraunfossar and it is made by the Hvitá river, that here becomes stronger and impetuous, because its water has to pass through high rocky walls. The fall is composed by a double jump, and it’s named after an […]

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The Hekla volcano

Posted on November 11, 2009 by

The Icelandic volcano are structured as a system composed by cones, craters, cracks. In a few cases, the melted magma lays beneath a very thin layer of earth’s crust, very close to the land surface. One of the most terrible volcano is the Hekla, that the ancients considered as the Door to Hell! It erupts […]

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The Langjökull glacier

Posted on October 6, 2009 by

Langjökull is the second widest Glacier of the Island, it comes right after the Vatnajökull. It stands 18km away from Húsafell. It is possible to do trips till the feet of the Glacier, that stands 800m above sea level. In clear days, the view of the glacier will astonish you!

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The Tröllafossar fall

Posted on September 30, 2009 by

Tröllafossar, is located in the Borgarfjörður district. The Grymsá river creates these group of cascades. The name comes from the shape of a Troll that is clearly visible on the rocky wall by the river. From here it is possible to see a part of the Skessuhorn and it’s easy to catch salmons going up […]

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How to move in the Skaftafell National Park

How to move in the Skaftafell National Park

Posted on June 29, 2009 by

In the Skaftafell National Park there’s no road, besides those that link the farms. Almost all the paths start from the parking lot by the camping and are very well marked. By the trails, there are explanatory panels that give information on the flora and on the ground morphology. Visitors may move freely as long […]

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