Friday, July 19, 2019

Wonders of Europe

Most interesting wonders in Europe.

Þingvellir (Thingvellir)

A unique monument of history. In 930 AD there was established parliament of Iceland which acted here until 1789. The site still contains remains...

Ruins of a house in Hafnir

Remnants of the earliest settlement in Iceland – a cabin which was abandoned in the time between 770 and 880 AD. Location, GPS coordinates: 63.9345 N...

Akureyri Botanical Gardens

One of northernmost botanical gardens in the world, established in 1912. Botanical garden aims to select plants suitable for Iceland. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.6753 N 18.0936...

Glaumbær Turf Houses

TOne of the best representatives of traditional Icelandic turf houses – a group of carefully restored turf houses in Skagafjordur Folk Museum. The site...

Bessastaðir

Historical manor house, built in the site of royal stronghold. Since 1944 – residence of the President of Iceland. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.1060 N 21.9955 W Categories: Palaces,...

Hóladómkirkja

The largest traditional stone church in Iceland, built in 1763. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.7333 N 19.1139 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Norðurland vestra, in Skagafjörður district,...

Hallgrímskirkja

The best known monument of architecture in Reykjavík – an impressive, 74.5 m tall church, designed in Art Deco style. Constructed in 1945 –...

Lagarfljót

This large lake, according to legends, has a monster – Lagarfljotsormurinn (Lagarfljot Worm) – living in it. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.2084 N 14.5641 W Categories: Places with cryptozoological...

Látrabjarg

Largest bird cliff in Europe, 14 km long and up to 441 m high. Hosts millions of birds including 230,000 razorbills (Alca torda) -...

Midges of Mývatn

In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising...