Saturday, July 13, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

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...

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...

Hallormsstaðarskógur

The largest forest in Iceland, planted for more than 100 years. More than 50 species of trees are planted here. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.1002 N 14.7230...

Víðgelmir

World's largest (by volume) lava tube cave. 1,585 meters long cave, with a volume of 148 000 m³. Contains ice formations, evidence of habitation,...

Surtshellir

Longest known lava cave in Iceland, 1 970 m long. Ghost stories. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.7815 N 20.7237 W Categories: Caves, Ghost sites Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Vesturland,...

Kirkjugólf

Very decorative natural pavement formed by the upper ends of basalt columns. Location, GPS coordinates: 63.7953 N 18.046 W Categories: Rock formations Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Suðurland, to...

Hvítserkur

Amazing, 15 m tall cliff in the sea. This narrow cliff has two natural arches carved by the sea wave action. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.6062 N...