Capital of the North
Dettifoss falls – 'the most powerful' in Europe. If the Barðabunga volcano erupts and melts through the 700-900m of glacial ice above it, this river will flood severely and the landscape could permanently change. As of September 2014, the road on the West side is closed in case this happens.
Dettifoss, the 'most powerful' falls in Europe. This river, Jökulsá á Fjöllum, could see massive flooding if the Barðabunga volcano erupts and melts through the 700-900m of glacial ice above it.
A geothermal powerplant near Krafla in the North East
Víti crater, Krafla
Last active in 1984, the area nearby has been developed for geothermal power production, with magma found just 2.1km below the surface. This panorama can be printed up to 80cm wide at photo quality, or larger as a poster.
Krafla crater, lava fields and geothermal Rhyolite hills
Boiling mud pot at Hverir geothermal area, Námafjall hill beyond
Sulfaroles at Hverir near Mývatn
Grotágja cave. A popular swimming hole in the 1970s, the water temperature has increased over time, making swimming impossible. Currently at around 45C, it's too hot, but has been cooling again in recent years, so maybe soon...
Lake Mývatn and Vindbelgarfjall mountain
Hikers explore Hverfjall's crater rim, with views over Mývatn lake
Natural features in Dimmuborgir lava field
Farm scene near Akureyri
Free Range Horses
Litlihnjukur peak rises 1166m above farmland near Dalvík. This area is one of the prime ski regions in Winter, catering for downhill, cross-country and even heli-skiing.
Below one of the more popular Winter ski areas. Make sure to stop at Kaffihús Bakkabræðra and check out the only thing on the menu – Cod soup! www.facebook.com/BakkabraedurKaffi
Entry to the 7km tunnel near Ólafsfjörður in the North of the country