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.


September 14, 2018


See also:

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).


September 14, 2018


See also:

FimmvörðuhálsDyrhólaey and Kirkjufjara beach


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Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrafoss

Seljalandsfoss (Selling Land Waterfall) – a waterfall on Seljalands river (that comes from volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull), in Southern Region in Iceland, along the Ring Road. Its drop is 60 m high and you can walk behind it. Nearby, there is Gljúfrafoss / Gljúfrabúi (One Who Lives in the Canyon) waterfall with a cliff rock.

Seljalandsfoss is featured in music videos (Justin Bieber – I’ll Show You), TV shows (The Amazing Race 6) and movies (The Juniper Tree, On Top Down Under, Dilwale).


September 14, 2018


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