Suður-Þingeyjarsÿsla Things to Do

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    The plaque on the monument
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Suður-Þingeyjarsÿsla Things to Do

  • Askja caldera and Víti explosion crater

    We parked the car by the parking lot and hiked to Askja caldera. The hike to Lake Askja and Víti explosion crater is an easy one, about 30 minutes long. When we visited there was still a field of snow on the path.There was heavy rain and wind and the temperatures were low even though it was early August.When I finally laid my eyes on Víti explosion...

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  • Skeggjastaðakirkja, the oldest church in...

    Skeggjastaðakirkja church is a beautiful church, one of the most beautiful I have seen here, there was something so special about it. It is a timber church built in 1845, making it the oldest church in the East-Iceland.This church was first mentioned in ca 1200 in a church register of Paul bishop Jónsson.Skeggjastaðakirkja church is located by a...

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  • Gljúfrasmiður falls in Jökulsá á Fjöllum...

    Gljúfrasmiður falls is a small waterfall in the glacial river "Jökulsá á Fjöllum". Jökulsá á Fjöllum is the second longest river in Iceland (206 km). Jökulsá á Fjöllum means the Glacial River in the Mountains. It is a roaring grey glacial river coming straight from Vatnajökull glacier.Further north the glacial river creates the most powerful...

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  • The monument by Lake Askja.

    There is a monument by Lake Askja, raised in memory of the German scientists Walter von Knebel and Max Rudloff, who visited Askja in 1907 to study the area. During their explorations of this area they went in a small boat on Lake Askja to explore the lake and disappeared. It was like the earth had swallowed them up. Ina von Grumbkow, the fiancée of...

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  • Drekagil canyon

    There is an amazing canyon "Drekagil" - Dragon Canyon by Dyngjufjöll mountains, where we stopped to have lunch in one of the huts there. Due to the heavy rain the rivers had flooded and we couldn´t hike into the canyon, as was planned. But there are two dragons in the canyon, from which the canyon draws its name. The dragons are two protruding...

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  • Vikrahraun - tephra lava

    After driving through very grey landscape it all of a sudden changed and turned yellow. We had now entered the part of the highlands called "Vikrahraun" or the Tephra lava from a lava flow back in 1961. The landscape was covered in yellow tephra. And black lava was sticking up from all the tephra, quite scenic.We got out of the car to touch the...

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  • Fjalla-Eyvindur´s hut at...

    "Eyvindarkofi" or the Shelter of Fjalla-Eyvindur at Herðubreiðarlindir oasis in the barren highlands of Iceland, is the remaining shelter of one of our best known outlaws, Fjalla-Eyvindur (Eyvindur of the Mountains) who lived here in 1774-1775. Fjalla-Eyvindur was an outlaw for 20 years and lived in the wilderness with his wife, Halla. I have...

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  • Herðubreiðarlindir oasis in the...

    There is an oasis in the highlands of Iceland called, Herðubreiðarlindir oasis. They got its name from the Queen of Icelandic mountains, Herðubreið. Unfortunately it was rainy and foggy when I visited Herðubreiðarlindir, so we didn´t get to see this beautiful mountain. I was astounded by the green and lush vegetation and the beauty of this place in...

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  • Hrossaborg crater

    In North-East Iceland there is a 10.000 year old crater in the shape of an amphitheatre, called Hrossaborg. Hrossaborg means "Horse Castle" as it was used as a natural shelter for horses by the farmers in Mývatn. The crater is quite extraordinary and the sandstones at the rim of the crater take on all kinds of shapes. There are big pieces of...

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Suður-Þingeyjarsÿsla Hotels

  • Hotel Reykjahlid

    Beautiful hotel situate in the middle of the Reykjahlid, this hotel has got only 9 rooms with...

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  • Fosshotel Husavik

    Ketilsbraut 22, Husavík, 640, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Sel

    We've spent 2 nights here as part of our around-Iceland trip. As there is so much to see and do in...

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  • Hotel Reynihlid

    We stayed in Reynihilo after doing a lot of research on the net as nothing else was available. In...

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  • Gigur

    Details later. It is a member of Kea hotel chain. Deco was on the dark side. The green color of...

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  • Fosshotel Laugar

    My reservation in Fosshotel Laugar originally said I would be staying for 3 weeks while I moved...

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