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Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Reykjanes Peninsula and Volcanic Landscapes
"Make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport in time for your morning or afternoon flight and then listen to a quick safety briefing before following your pilot into your helicopter. Take a seat either next to your pilot or in the row of four seats to the rear and then take to the skies over Reykjavik.As the hustle and bustle of the city slips from your view the moon-like landscape of Reykjanes peninsula takes center stage. Jutting out into the sea off Iceland’s southwest coast the dramatic stretch of headland is known for its vast lava fields speckled with geological formations and craters as well as its volcanic black-sand beaches. Gaze down at the geothermal field of Seltún
From EUR497.00
 
Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes
"Make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport in time for your morning or afternoon flight and then listen to a quick safety briefing before following your pilot into your helicopter. Take a seat next to your pilot or in the row of seats to the rear and then fly up into the skies over Reykjavik.Gaze down at the sights of Reykjavik and watch them slip from your view as you head toward the hotbeds of geothermal activity that lie just east of the city. Spouting hot springs — known as geysers — and learn all about geothermal landscape of Iceland from your pilot. When intense heat from the Earth’s inner core is transferred to the surface by tectonic plate movement geothermal activity or energy is created. The fiery rock and water that typifies subterranean Iceland allows the country to produce an abundance of geothermal activity creating enough energy to supply most Icelandic homes.Besides learning about the power plants and geothermal steam look out for some famous Icelandic landmarks. Soar over the geothermal fields of Seltún with its mud pits and hissing solfataras (volcanic vents).After 50 minutes in the air
From EUR355.00
 
Private South Shore Tour from Reykjavik
"On this tour of Iceland’s South Shore we travel from Reykjavik to the town of Vik.We stop at Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. We drive past Eyjafjallajokull volcano (remember 2010?). We visit the stunning black sand beaches and basalt co where we can see puffins. We also walk up to a glacier! We might add some stops and skip others on this tour depending on weather and the general mood in the car We stop along the way for lunch and snacks (not included).""""Join us on an excursion to the South of Iceland! A little bit of everything on this tour: Waterfalls glaciers black sand beaches
From EUR900.00

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The hot tubs in Drangsnes at Strandir

In Drangsnes on the east-coast of the Westfjords there are 3 hot tubs by the ocean just as you enter this very small village. They are the main attraction of the village, well they and the pillar of...
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Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft in Hólmavík.

Hólmavík is a lovely town in NW-Iceland with ca 385 inhabitants. I particularly like their colour theme in the center of the town.There is a very popular museum in Hólmavík which is worth visiting...
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Hrafnseyri - Jón Sigurðsson museum.

At Hrafnseyri is the Jón Sigurðsson museum. Jón Sigurðsson was born at Hrafnseyri on the 17th of June 1811 and died on December 7th 1879. We celebrate our National Day on the 17th of June in honour of...
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Reykjafjarðarlaug - natural hot pool.

There is a natural hot pool in Reykjafjörður fjord, called Reykjafjarðarlaug. There are actually 2-3 pools here. One of them is molten and is a swimming pool really, built in 1975 by volunteers. The...
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The view-dial at Reykhólar

There is a view-dial at Hellishólar at Reykhólar, where we stayed for the first night during our travels in the West-fjords.The view-dial is located on a basalt column with a railing around it - quite...
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Krosslaug hot pool

Krosslaug hot pool is a lovely pool in Barðaströnd in the southern part of the Westfjords. A swimming pool was built around this hot pool in 1948-1949 by the Youth Organization in Barðaströnd...
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Hagakirkja church in Barðaströnd.

There is a lovely little country church, Hagakirkja church, in Barðaströnd. You will find such churches in many places in Iceland. Many of them are closed though as travellers have been robbing them...
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A bas-relief of Rev. Matthías Jochumsson.

There is a bas-relief (lágmynd) of our beloved our beloved Rev. Matthías Jochumsson (1835-1920), who was a reverend, a poet and a writer and the author of the Icelandic National anthem.Rev. Matthías...
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Dynjandisheiði heath and Karlinn stone man.

There are several heaths on the West Fjords, which make it difficult driving there in winter time and sometimes the heaths are impassable as can be seen on this video from the news of snow-clearing in...
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Flateyri - village in the Westfjords.

Leaving the tunnel from Ísafjörður you will see on your right hand side the village of Flateyri in Önundarfjörður fjord. It is a small village with ca 200 inhabitants. There has only been a village...
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Flugminja- og minjasafn Egils Ólafssonar á Hnjóti

There is a museum at Hnjótar by Örlygshöfn. Part of it is inside and depicts the history of fishing, farming and daily life in this area of the southern part of the West Fjords. It is called...
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Hólmavík town - the Sorcery town.

Hólmavík is a town in the West Fjords with ca 390 inhabitants. This area is the east coast of the West Fjords. Hólmavík is the biggest built up area in Strandir and belongs to Strandabyggð.In this...
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Hrafnseyrarkirkja church.

There is a lovely little church at Hrafnseyri. In olden times there was a Catholic church here dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Apostle Peter. It is most likely that there has been a church here...
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Bolungarvík - village in the Westfjords.

Leaving Ísafjörður and going onwards in the west directions will take you first to the small village of Hnífsdalur and then to Bolungarvík village. Here there are rocky mountains and they just opened...
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