Gullbringusÿsla Travel Guide

  • The Blue Lagoon.
    The Blue Lagoon.
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  • The altar.
    The altar.
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  • Sandgerði
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Grindavík

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Hafnir

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Keflavík

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Bessastaðir

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Hafnarfjörður

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Grindavík

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  • Tyrkjaránið - The Turkish abduction.

    Grindavík Things to Do

    In 1627 the Algerians, which Icelanders believed to be Turks back then, attacked Iceland, including Grindavík, and took away with them slaves from here, 12 Icelanders and 3 Danes. These people were sold into slavery in Salé in Morocco.This attack has always been called Tyrkjaránið or The Turkish abduction- even though it is now known that they were...

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  • Northern Light Inn

    Grindavík Hotels

    This is the obvious hotel to stay a last night before taking off. Thank you agapotravel for your...

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  • The Memorial for fishermen.

    Grindavík Things to Do

    As in every hamlet in Iceland there is a memorial for fishermen in Grindavik. It is called Vonin or The Hope, and shows a woman with two kids waiting and hoping for her husband to return back from sea. It is heartbreaking seeing this, as so many women lost their husbands at sea and so many children lost their father at sea. And many sons drowned...

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Hafnir

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  • See the light house Reykjanesviti

    Hafnir Things to Do

    On the coast, stop and see the Reykjanesviti lighthouse. Enjoy the views of the sea. On a clear day, you can see all the way to a small island about 10 miles off the coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula, Eldey Island. This island is about 1 square mile, and rises out of the sea to a height of 250 feet. Its sheer cliffs are home to large numbers of...

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  • Check out the Miðlína bridge

    Hafnir Things to Do

    The Bridge Between The Two Continents is located on the black sand beach of Sandvík, near Hafnir. This is a place where two of the earth’s tectonic plates split. As the tectonic plates of North America and Europe are drifting apart, this increases Iceland's area by a few millimeters each year.

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Keflavík

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  • WARNING FOR SIXT CAR RENTAL

    Keflavík Things to Do

    We booked a car at internet and when we came to the renatl office at Keflavik airport in Iceland i specific asked about the 300 euro deposit. They told us that the deposit should be refunded the first bank day after returned the car.We didn´t received any money and after a week i contacted the Keflavik office. They told me that they "as a gest of...

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  • Hotel Keilir

    Keflavík Hotels

    Hafnargata 37, (The main street in Keflavik), Keflavik, 230, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Keflavik International Airport

    Keflavík Shopping

    Although I stopped-over in Keflavik in June, the weather was rather chilly. I wasn't prepared for this type of climate as it's quite warm in June where I live. So my Icelandic pen-pal Gudbjörg, who visited me at Keflavik International Airport, and I decided to pay a visit to the International Iceland Sweater Store at Keflavik International...

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Bessastaðir

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  • The Presidential residence at...

    Bessastaðir Things to Do

    I had added this tip on the Presidential residence on my Reykjavík page as it belongs to the category of official buildings. It is located in Álftanes town (population ca 2.000) at Bessastaðir, but then I saw that VT has a special location called Bessastaðir.The church at Bessastaðir is right in front of the Presidential residence. The church is...

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  • Bessastaðir church.

    Bessastaðir Things to Do

    The church at Bessastaðir is right in front of the Presidential residence in Álftanes area. The church is open for visitors. A church was first built there in the year 1000, but the current church dates back to 1796.The church at Bessastaðir has 8 beautiful stained windowpanes, see my picture is of the stained windowpane of Reverend Hallgrímur...

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Hafnarfjörður

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    Ride an Icelandic Horse at Ishestar

    by DaShast Written Oct 20, 2007

    Ishestar is an enormous riding school and stable in Hafnarfjordur that offers riding lessons and all sorts of day and overnight tours on their lovely Icelandic horses. The Icelandic horse breed has remained pure to its Viking roots since the 9th Century and this horse is pleasant, steady, and a joy to ride. The Icelandic horse is different from other horses because it has 5 natural gaits: the fetgangur (walk), the brokk (traditional trot), the tölt (really smooth running walk), the skeið (pace), and the stökk (gallop). Ishestar has a restaurant inside the main building and has TONS of horses suitable for all riding abilities. I've ridden horses all my life and this was a real treat to experience the tölt on an Icelandic horse (in its native land!) for the first time.

    Riding through the lava plains at Ishestar Icelandic horses awaiting their riders at Ishestar
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