Thursday, July 11, 2019

Types of wonders

Description of wonders of the world

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...

Hellnahellir

Enormous artificial cave, made in medieval times. This 50 m long cave is covered with engravings. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.0074 N 20.1546 W Categories: Rock cut architecture and...

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...

Jökulsárlón

Glacier lagoon between Vatnajökull glacier and ocean. Lake is adorned with numerous floating icebergs. Here have been spotted even seals. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.0495 N 16.2000...