Sunset in the Southern Region

Sunset in Southern Region in Iceland.



See also:

Suðurland: Southern Region | Suðurland: Southern Region – part 2 | Suðurland: Southern Region – part 3


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Heimaey island

Heimaey (Home Island) – an island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, in Southern Region of Iceland. The largest (13,4 km2) and most populated (4500 inhabitants) island off the Iceland coast, famous for its Atlantic puffin colonies (8 million puffins stay here every summer). The island’s volcano – Eldfell (Hill of Fire) – started an eruption in 1973, destroying 400 houses in the town.



See also:

Suðurland: Southern Region – part 2 | Sunset in Southern Region


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Suðurland: Southern Region – part 2

Along the road 261 and the Ring Road in Southern Region in Iceland.



See also:

Suðurland: Southern Region

Suðurland: Southern Region – part 3

Sunset in the Southern Region


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Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvörðuháls (Five Cairns Pass) – the area between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull in Southern Region in Iceland. A 22-km-long hiking route from Skógar (and Skógafoss) to Thórsmörk (Þórsmörk) goes through that area. The route is accessible in summer and it takes 1-2 days to completed. The hiking can be continued at Laugavegur trail to Landmannalaugar. There are two huts in Fimmvörðuháls: Útivist (Icelandic hiking association) hut and Baldvinsskáli hut.



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Skógafoss


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Skógafoss

Skógafoss (Forests Waterfall) – a waterfall on the Skógá (Forests) river in Southern Region in Iceland. One of the largest in the country (60 m high, 25 m wide). Situated on the former sea cliff. Legend has it, the treasure of Vikings is hidden in a cave behind the waterfall.

A 22-km-long hiking route from Skógar (and Skógafoss) to Thórsmörk (Þórsmörk) goes through Fimmvörðuháls, the area between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

Skógafoss is featured in music videos (Sólstafir Fjara, Justin Bieber I’ll Show You), TV shows (Game of Thrones – season 8; Vikings) and movies (Thor: The Dark World; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; Dilwale).



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Fimmvörðuháls

Dyrhólaey and Kirkjufjara beach


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