Fun things to do in Iceland

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    Kerið - the waterfilled crater.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 15, 2014

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    Kerið is a volcanic crater lake in Grímsnes in S-Iceland and you can walk right down to it. It is a caldera, which is the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption. Kerið is 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep and has the most striking red colour. The lake is 7-10 meters and can take on the striking colour of aquamarine due to minerals in the soil.

    Take care walking there as there is always danger of slipping there, which I have done more than once. You can walk around the crater, that makes for a lovely walk.

    It is a popular picnic area amongst Icelanders and has got some trout in it.

    Until July 2008 it was on the Golden Circle tour but now the land-owner has forbidden tourist-buses to stop there so it is only accessible by private cars. Now (2013) that has changed and the buses are allowed to stop here again. But the land-owners are charging 2 euros or 3 USD admittance fee. Children 12 years and younger don´t have to pay that fee. The land-owners stopped charging this fee in 2014.

    I am so against having to pay for visiting my own country, but it has to be done. This land is privately owned and is getting down-trodden by too many visitors. The admittance fee will be used for maintenance of this area.

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    Geysir - Strokkur.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 14, 2014

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    This natural phenomenon is only to be seen in Iceland, nowhere else in Europe, so it is well worth a visit. Geysir is claimed to be the biggest in the world, and has given its name to all other hot-springs which are called geysers. Although this geothermal area is named after Geysir then the "geysir" which erupts most frequently (like every 7 minutes), is called Strokkur. Geysir itself stopped erupting in 1915, but it must have been a sight to see as it went about 60 metres into the air, but Strokkur is much smaller. Icelanders tried reviving it by throwing soap into Geysir and forced an eruption and from time to time it erupted. Then on 17th of June 2000 (our National day) we had a big earthquake and Geysir started erupting again, but much less frequently than Strokkur.

    Take care that this is a high temperature geothermal area and stay within the boundaries and don't touch the water as it is HOT. And never go within the boundaries of Geysir itself as it used to erupt about 3-5 times per day about 10 metres in the air. Before it erupted thuds could be heard. I have seen people walking straight up to Geysir and looking into it!! This is extremely dangerous and in December 2008 a British couple was in grave danger and had to run away from Geysir as it was erupting. The original Geysir has now stopped erupting again.

    And refrain from throwing money or junk into Strokkur or the hot-springs, which is happening more and more frequently. And if you don't want to be drenched stay up-wind. I myself have arrived there at the very moment of the eruption and as it can get really windy then I got Strokkur in my face.

    Just note that the roads to Gullfoss and Geysir are not cleared of snow on Tuesdays and Saturdays during winter time.

    Have a look at my Geysir travel-page for winter pictures of Geysir and a lot more tips and travelogues with more pictures here Geysir

    From March 2014 there will be an entrance fee to this area ISK 600. On April 14th 2014 the Icelandic state put a junction on the landowner asking for a fee to visit the Geysir area.

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    Þvottahellir cave in Botnsdalur in Hvalfjörður bay

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 14, 2014

    There is a natural gem on the hiking route towards Glymur waterfall, which is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. It is a peculiar cave, called Þvottahellir or Washing Cave.

    To get to the waterfall one has to walk through the cave and down from it into the canyon, through which Botnsá river runs.

    It is called Washing Cave as it was used to dry the washing on rainy days. There are two openings to the cave on one side making it very peculiar. And there are very good photo opportunities here :)

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    Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 14, 2014

    The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant is the second largest geothermal power plant in Iceland. The plant output is 120 MWe and 300 MWt/1800 litres per second. The largest geothermal power plant is Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Power Plant in the vicinity.

    Both these Geothermal Power Plants provide electricity, geothermal water for heating, and cold water for drinking.

    The power plant was taken into use in 1990 - back then I visited it and had a look around. We didn´t take any photos back then. But while Dee "Balhannah" came for a visit to Iceland in May 2013 we drove to Þingvellir National Park via Nesjavallavegur road no 435, which is a road less taken, to show her this geothermal area.

    Alongside Nesjavallagur road there are big hot water pipes from Nesjavallavirkjun leading to Reykjavík. This area, called Hengilssvæðið area, is amongst the largest high temperature areas in Iceland.

    We stopped at a view platform above Nesjavellir Power Plant where a lot of steam from the power plant rises like out of the earth. The view from here of Lake Þingvallavatn is amazing.

    The drive to Nesjavellir is ca 30 minutes. It can also be reached by driving on road 1 towards Þingvellir and turning right on road 360 which leads to the Power Plant. We took that road back to Þingvellir.

    The Hellisheiði Power Plant Visitor Centre is open every day from 09:00-18:00.

    The steam coming from the power plant can be seen from the other side of Lake Þingvallavatn. On more than one occasion we have almost crashed a car with tourists, which had stopped in the middle of the road. People were either taking photos, or what I suspect, thinking they had taken the wrong turn and this might be the Geysir area.

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    Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the Hellisheiði Power Plant.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 14, 2014

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    The Hellisheiði Power Plant is the largest geothermal power plant in Iceland and the largest geothermal power plant in the world. Production capacity of the Hellisheiði Power Plant is 303 MW electricity and 133 MW thermal energy.

    The Power Plant provides geothermal water for heating and cold water for consumption, plus electricity to 67% of the Icelandic population. It is so close to Reykjavík that if the wind is blowing from the east then I can smell the sulphur coming through my window.

    There is a lot of steam coming from the Power Station, which is visible from ring-road 1. It makes for beautiful photos, white steam rising from this vast lava field. If you want to visit the Hellisheiði Power Plant turn left from ring-road 1 onto road 378 before driving up on to Hellisheiði heath.

    This area, Hengillinn, is a highly geothermal area covering 112 sq.km, which makes it one of the most powerful geothermal areas in the whole of Iceland.

    Ca 11 km away from Hellisheiði Power Plant is another Power Plant, the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant.

    Hengillinn is an active volcanic ridge right between the 2 tectonic plates, connected with 3 volcanic systems.

    There is Geothermal Energy Exhibition at the Hellisheiði Power Plant´s Visitor Centre. It is very informative and it is advisable to get a guided tour from the staff at the Energy Exhibition. There one can learn all about the harnessing of geothermal energy at the Hellisheiði Power Plant. And get to know all about this highly geothermal area and experience earthquakes in earthquake simulators.

    In 2011 waste water was pumped down into the earth at Hellisheiðarvirkjun Power Plant, creating earthquakes in the neighbouring area. The earthquakes could be felt in Hveragerði town, up to 3,5 per Richter. This is the area in Iceland, which gets most affected by the big earthquakes in Iceland, so people were not happy about these man-made earthquakes. Earthquakes can still be felt here in 2014.

    The Geothermal Energy Exhibition is included in the popular Golden Circle tours by the bus-companies Iceland Excursions and Reykjavík Excursions.

    On the ground floor is a lovely café, called Café Energy :)

    Opening hours: 09:00-17:00.

    Entrance fee: ISK 900.

    Highly recommended.

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    Iceland – Lovely Planet for Travelers

    by travelcarma Written Apr 14, 2014

    Iceland is a Lovely planet in this world, there is many things to do in Iceland either you are planning in summer or winter tour, Iceland is a awesome travel land.

    Most people get their first Relax of Iceland at Reykjavík, stylish bars, restaurants and shops and the awesome nightlife is every bit as wild as it’s cracked up to be: during the light summer nights, the city barely sleeps.

    1. The Golden Circle

    In this Route, you will able to plan 3 places to spend some happier moments,

    Þingvellir national park: Honestly, it’s just a huge, awesome piece of land without anything mind blowing or spectacular in plain sight, but what’s really cool about it is the history and the geology.
    Gullfoss waterfall: Iceland’s most famous waterfall, while you are out here you must go look at Gullfoss

    Geysir : Geyser comes from! A geothermal area with different sizes of holes filled with bubbling mud and water and of course the famous Strokkur.

    Also don’t forget to see the northern lights and blue lagoon,

    2) Watch the stunning Northern Lights: Travelers often come to Iceland in the darkest winter time simply to try to watch the Northern Lights.
    You will be able to see Northern Lights from September to April, the Northern Lights become more visible here. These dancing lights are one of the greatest natural wonders in the world.

    3) Glacial Trek: During the winter months, the glaciers get a bit sturdier, and groups of tourists are led across them.

    so go take advantage of the new exchange rate, and visit a much cheaper Iceland. The locals are friendly, the nature is Stunning, the exchange rate is the best in years, the midnight sun hasn’t arrived yet, and the weather isn’t too cold.

    4) Reykjavík nightlife: alcohol is extremely expensive in downtown Reykjavík so go to the liqour store before hand and buy what you require a little cheaper or shop duty free. Second of all, nobody with any sense of self respect is seen down town before midnight. The party doesn’t really kick off until around 1.30 AM

    5) Whale Watching: when: May to September

    Several companies operate whale-watching tours at different locations in Iceland, Go with your camera and Enjoy 2-3 Hours.

    6) The Blue Lagoon
    The Blue Lagoon is Iceland Country’s most beautiful geothermal spa, Milky blue water surrounded by black lava and modern architecture make it worth checking out. Enjoy the relaxing warm water.
    Also don’t forget to Watching puffins at Vestmannaeyjar.

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    • Luxury Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Eiríksstaðir in Haukadalur - Saga age farm.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 12, 2014

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    It is so lovely visiting Eiríksstaðir - It is pure Viking :) A replica of the old Saga age longhouse where Eiríkur Rauði "Eirik the Red" and his wife Þjóðhildur lived and their son Leifur heppni "Leif the Lucky" was born here. Eiríkur had been chased out of Norway for manslaughter and was later also chased out of Eiríksstaðir for killings and evildoings - it seems like he was somewhat a bit of a thug! He tried living in Öxney island but the same happened there. He then sailed to Greenland, where he stayed for 3 years, and gave it its name to get people to move there - "Greenland" - quite a contradiction. Twenty five ships left the icy Iceland for this lovely Greenland in year 985.

    We Icelanders have always thought of this as a very dirty trick on Eirik the Red's behalf. Eirík's son, Leif the Lucky sailed to North-America and was the first European to land there - thus it is said that Leif the Lucky "discovered" America and not Columbus in 1492. He returned to Greenland and became a missionary there and his mother built the first church in Greenland.

    The Saga age long-house was opened in year 2000 ca 100 m from the ruins of the old long-house. At the same time the replica of a Viking ship Íslendingur "The Icelander" (see my tip on the Viking ship under my Keflavík page) set off for America in the trails of Leif the Lucky a 1000 years earlier. The long-house is built with a remake of old Viking tools and is said to be the best built long-house in all of Europe :)

    It is such a lovely long-house and inside there is a fire burning like in the Viking homes. And the staff is dressed in Viking costumes, a "knock off" ;) of the Viking fashion from the 10th century. Inside the longhouse you will be told Viking tales. When I arrived there was a group of tourists sitting inside by the fire listening to old tales so I could only listen from out in the corridor. But it was lovely and well worth it. And the replica of the long-house is so cute somehow :)

    You can also walk up to the the ruins of the more than 1000 years' old lodge. The ruins are preserved. There is a statue of Leif the Lucky close to the ruins.

    You buy the tickets at a ticket-office by the parking lot. There is also a souvenir shop there. By the parking lot there is information on Eiríksstaðir and a WC.

    Opening hours: June 1st - September 1st from 09:00-18:00.

    By the road you will see a sign saying that this is the birthplace of Leifur heppni "Leif the Lucky".

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    Grettisból at Laugarbakki.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 11, 2014

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    Laugarbakki in Miðfjörður is a geothermal area and supplies warm water to Hvammstangi village as well. In the village of Laugarbakki ca 60 people live.

    Grettisból at Laugarbakki is named after the Viking Grettir "sterki" Ásmundsson or "Grettir the Strong Ásmundsson" and you can read about him in Grettissaga. I read this very interesting Saga in college. Grettir was the most famous/infamous outlaw of the Sagas. He was born on the farm Bjarg, which is only 7 km south of Laugarbakki. It is written in Grettissaga that the strong horse fights took place at Laugarbakki. Close to Sauðárkrókur town there is a replica of Gretti's hot-tub called Grettislaug.

    There is a Viking garden at Grettisból and from the road you will see a big Viking sword (see my photo). There is an annual festival at Grettisból in August called "Grettistak" where the local people have a strong man and a strong woman competitions and only the locals can attend - and all the well-known strong men of Iceland are excluded from this competition to make this fair :) Iceland has many many times held the record of "The Strongest man in the world" and there are many strong-men competitions held here in Iceland - but this one is for more "average" people. This is all in the spirit of Grettir the Strong.

    For the kids there is a Viking camp at Grettisból during the festival, where the kids get to know "everything" about the Vikings, get to taste their food, try on their clothes, play their games and try their weapons and listen to their stories. So this festival is all in all good fun.

    Entrance is free and everyone is allowed to watch - but only the locals can participate. At the end of the festival The Strongest man and The Strongest woman are crowned.

    There is a country market called "Spes sveitamarkaður" at Grettisból selling food and condiments from this area, I have bought a very good condiment from them. You will also find Viking "stuff" for sale, and woolen stuff. It is a lovely market well worth a visit and only a couple of km from ring-road 1. The market is open only from Thursdays to Sundays from August 17th - September 1st or at least that was the case in 2010. Thursdays it is open from: 13-18. Fridays from: 13-20 and Saturdays-Sundays from: 11-18.

    A couple of km further is Hotel Edda.

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    The peculiar rock by Drangshlíð.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 1, 2014

    There is a peculiar tuff pillar of rock in one place under the Eyjafjalla mountains at Drangshlíð. It must have fallen in one piece from the mountain above during an earthquake. It stands alone in the farmer´s field at Drangshlíð. We always stop by it when travelling in this area.

    According to folklore then Grettir sterki (the strong) Ásmundarson tested his strength on this rock by pushing it from Hrútafell mountain, leaving the gap in the mountain. That is not very likely, but a fun story anyway ;)

    There are small rocks in the cave and there are some structures in front of the caves, which have been erected through the centuries, so it looks like somebody lives in the rock.

    One can stop to take photos, but it is not advisable to cross the field of the farmer to get to the cliff. The farmer rents out accommodation in 3 buildings in this lovely, magical area.

    Films have been made here, and there is a scene in the well known "Hrafninn flýgur" film by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, which was filmed here.

    The rock is on the Natural Heritage Register.

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    Skógar Museum - the open-air museum.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 1, 2014

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    Visiting The open-air museum at Skógar gives you good insight into the living conditions of Icelanders on the south-coast at different eras. I took a lot of pictures inside the houses, which are in mint condition, like the people were still living there, even their family pictures were hanging on the walls. I decided not to add the pictures of the inside as I just feel they are so personal, so I leave the experience to you for when you come to Iceland and visit the museum.

    The first building you see as you enter the out-door museum is the Turf farm (torfbær), which was the traditional form of houses in early days in Iceland. It is a collection of farms from the area around Skógar. This cruciform cow-shed is from 1880, store house from 1830, baðstofa (living/sleeping accommodation) from 1895, kitchen from 1880, pantry from 1850, sitting room from 1896 and bedroom from 1838.

    Next is The childrens' school from Litli-Hvammur in Mýrdal, which was built in 1901. On the inside it looks just like the kids went out to recess.

    Next is The Magistrate's House. Holt was the home of the magistrate and the first wooden house in West-Skaftafellssýsla, built in 1878 and made out of drift-wood and has stone foundations. It is only 40 fm2 but in it lived a family of 18 people (can you imagine) in 9 beds. It was inhabited until 1974, then rebuilt at Skógar Musem.

    Next is a farm-house from Skál in Síða built in 1919-1920 and rebuilt in Skógar Museum in 1989. The sitting-room is above the cow-shed thus people living there got the warmth from the cows. This was very common. The store house is from 1870. This house was inhabited until 1970.

    Skógar Church is new on the outside but the interior is old from a church built in 1879, and all the artifacts are from different churches from the 17th-19th century, most of these churches do not exist anymore, f.ex. one of the church-bells was saved from a church during the volcanic eruption of Mt. Katla in 1660. The presence of the Holy Spirit is really strong in the church, so it was a really special experience to be inside.

    The museum is open June-August from 9-18:30, May and September 10 to 17 and October to April 11-16.

    The entrance fee to The Open-air Museum is ISK 1.500, you have to go inside the main-building to the other museum and pay (I forgot).

    And not to forget, kudos to Þórður Tómasson (1921) who has had the responsibility for the museum since it opened 1949 and started colleting the houses and artifacts and is still working there. I remember him from when I first visited when I was 6 in 1971 :)

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    Skógafoss waterfall.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 1, 2014

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    Skógafoss is 30 kilometres away from Seljalandsfoss, just off the ring-road 1. It is breath-takingly beautiful and has always been amongst my most favourite waterfalls. It is 60 m high and 25 meters wide and you can walk right up to and standing so close to a powerful waterfall is overwhelming. There are staircases leading you up to a view-point on the hill, i.e. if one is up to it as there are 527 steps up to the view-point!

    Skógafoss is only one of the waterfalls in Skógaá river, there are 19 other smaller waterfalls in that river, but the source of the river is by Fimmvörðuháls.

    There is a story to the waterfall, it is said that the first Viking settler at Skógar, Þrasi Þórólfsson, hid a chest filled with gold-coins in a cave behind the waterfall. It is said that you can see the gold glistening on sunny days behind the waterfall. Many men have tried finding the chest, and one man is said to have found it. He tied a rope around the chest-ring and pulled and the ring came out and was used for the church door for Skógar :) You can see the ring at Skógar museum.

    There is a camp-site next to Skógafoss with a good toilet-facility and showers. A fantastic place to camp. There is also Hotel Skógar and Skógar museum (see my next tip).

    In 2010 Eyjafjallajökull glacier started erupting and blew millions of tons of ash into the atmosphere. Skógafoss went grey and everything was covered in ash. It doesn't show at all now and it looks as beautiful as ever.

    When you start seeing the waterfall from the ring-road it looks like a painting - so beautiful :)

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    Laugarvatn village and the hot springs.

    by Regina1965 Updated Mar 31, 2014

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    Laugarvatn village is a a small village upcountry in South-Iceland with ca 150 inhabitants. It is on the ever so popular Golden Circle route.

    Laugarvatn is the centre of Physical Training in Iceland. The village was created around the schools here, Menntaskólinn að Laugarvatni - The Laugarvatn College and the Menntavísindasvið Háskóla Íslands - the part of the University of Iceland where Physical Training is taught. Physical Training has been taught by Laugarvatn for 80 years. The boarding schools double as hotels in the summer time. At Laugarvatn is located one of the hotels in the Hotel Edda chain.

    Laugarvatn is a pure geothermal area. There are hot springs even in the lake and on the waterside. What we Icelanders do when visiting Laugarvatn is to go down to the lake in one area to see the "bubbles". My photos are from that area "the bubble area". Right on the waterside is a hot spring, which is bubbling in some parts. One must take care when walking here as to not to step into a hot spring. The earth is hot here and I can feel the heat through my shoes when walking here. If you see a spot here with a rock on top then hot spring rye bread is being cooked in a hot spring here.

    When we were younger we always visited a small steam-bath, which was located right on top of a hot-spring. It was built in 1929 and there was no entrance fee. That steam-bath has been torn now and a fancy geothermal bath has been erected Laugarvatn Fontana so we Icelanders don´t visit it as often as before. The same applies for the Blue Lagoon, it has become too expensive for us Icelanders to visit it. But it is a great experience sitting in a steam-bath right above a hot-spring listening to it "bellow" - it is a very natural thing to do.

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    Víkurkirkja church.

    by Regina1965 Updated Mar 30, 2014

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    Vík í Mýrdal or Vík in Mýrdalur valley is a lovely little village in South-Iceland with ca 290 inhabitants. The village mountain is Mt. Reynisfjall and above Vík is Mýrdalsjökull glacier and volcano.

    Víkurkirkja church in Vík was built in 1932-1934 and the vicarage was moved here from Reyniskirkja church (see my tip). It is kind of a landmark in Vík although the lava pillars, Reynisdrangar, are the most noteworthy landmark. But the church stands on a hill and towers above the village of Vík.

    The oldest artefacts in Víkurkirkja are artefacts from Höfðabrekkukirkja church, but that church got blown away in a storm in 1920 (like so many other churches here in Iceland). There is a silver chalice and patina dating back from 1759 and a silver wafer-box dating back to 1732.

    The church is open to visitors and the view from the hill where the church stands is breathtaking.

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    Reykholt, Borgarfjörður and Snorri Sturluson

    by Regina1965 Updated Mar 26, 2014

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    Reykholt is one of the most historical places in Iceland. It was the home of Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) from 1206-1241. Snorri is one of the best known Icelandic writer, historian and poem. He was also a chieftain and one of the richest men in Iceland during Sturlungaöld "The Age of the Sturlungs".

    Snorri was Iceland's greatest Saga writer and the author of Heimskringla, the history of the Norwegian kings, Snorra-Edda, with a lot of information about Nordic mythology and poetry, and he is also believed to be the writer of Egils-saga, the saga of Egill Skallagrímsson.

    Reykholt was and is a great cultural center and visitors mainly visit Reykholt for it's history. There is Snorrastofa, with medieval studies and research into the history of Borgarfjörður, and an information centre for travellers on the history of Reykholt.

    There is a statue of Snorri Sturluson in Reykholt, by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. In 1947 Olav V. the Crown prince of Norway back then, brought this statue as a gift from the Norwegian nation.

    The buildings at Reykholt are the old church, Reykholtskirkja hin eldri (1886) the old district school (1931), Fosshótel, the new church and Snorrastofa.

    Archaeological work is being done on Snorri's old farm-stead in Reykholt.

    See my next tip on Snorralaug "Snorri's bath", the extraordinary hot-tub which is among the oldest man-made structures to be preserved in Iceland.

    Snorri Sturluson was my ancestor, here is how we were related:

    Snorri Sturluson 1179 - 23. september 1241 and his wife Oddný 1180

    Þórdís Snorradóttir 1205
    Einar Þorvaldsson 1227 - 1286
    Ónefnd Einarsdóttir 1250
    Eiríkur Sveinbjarnarson 1277 - 1342
    Einar Eiríksson 1320 - 1382
    Björn "Jórsalafari" Einarsson 1350 - 1415
    Kristín Björnsdóttir 1374 - 1468
    Sólveig Þorleifsdóttir 1415 - 1479
    Jón Sigmundsson 1455 - 1520
    Helga Jónsdóttir 1511 - 1600
    Jón Kráksson 1533 - 1622
    Sturli Jónsson 1590
    Jón Sturluson 1625 - 1700
    Einar Jónsson 1676 - 1745
    Guðríður Einarsdóttir 1726 - 1772
    Oddur Guðmundsson 1770 - 1841
    Svanborg Oddsdóttir 1814 - 1877
    Helga Ásmundsdóttir 1841 - 1910
    Ásmundur Sigurðsson 1868 - 1919
    My grandfather 1903 - 1977
    My father 1942 - 2008
    Regína 1965

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    Glanni waterfall in Borgarfjörður.

    by Regina1965 Updated Mar 26, 2014

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    In the beautiful Borgarfjörður there is a waterall called Glanni. It is very close to Bifröst campus, which used to be a hotel when I was younger. This area is so beautiful and diverse. Ring-road 1 takes you through a lava area with strange lava formations. Coming from Borgarnes driving north you take a right turn opposite Bifröst campus and can leave your car on a parking lot of the golf-club there and walk towards the waterfall. The walk takes ca 5-10 minutes.

    It is a nice little waterfall and well worth a visit and a good stop in Borgarfjörður also to see the ca 3600 old lava formations there called Grábrókarhraun, which come from a very unpretentous volcanic crater close by called Grábrók.

    The river by the waterfall is called Norðurá river and has got both salmon and trout in it. This river has been called "Drottningin" or The Queen of Rivers as it is filled with fish and one of the best salmon/trout rivers in Iceland second to the Rangár rivers (see my tip on Hella). The beauty-spot by the waterfall has been fenched off as the river is very deep close to the waterfall.

    If you walk further 5 minutes you will reach a place called Paradísarlaut which is an ideal place for a picnic.

    My last photo of Glanni is taken in winter time, when there was snow on the paths and freezing cold.

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