Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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...

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...

Lake balls of Mývatn

OOne of the few places in the world (others are in Japan and Ukraine) where form whole colonies of marimo – more than 10...