Dyrhólaey and Kirkjufjara beach

Dyrhólaey (called by seamen as Cape Portland or Blow Hole) – a small peninsula, with a large, natural gate in its south part, the Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (from 1927) on top (120 m) and broad views. The southernmost point in mainland Iceland, located near Vík village (Southern Region). Dyrhólaey is a nesting place for cliff birds (among them: puffins).
Dyrhólaey means door hill island in Icelandic – that peninsula used to be an island (volcanic origin).


September 15, 2018


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Reynisfjara beach in the rain


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Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck

Remains of the 1973 US Navy Douglas C-117D aircraft that crashed – due to severe icing – on 27 November 1972 in Sólheimasandur (Southern Region, Iceland). That military transport plane was flying from Hofn Hornafjördur Airport to Naval Air Station Keflavik. All seven crew members survived the crash.

Today, the Sólheimasandur plane wreck is a tourist attraction, featured in many music videos (Justin Bieber – I’ll Show You, Ada Szulc & DJ Adamus – Ocean, Dierks Bentley – Black, New Politics – Tonight You’re Perfect) and movies (Dilwale).


September 15, 2018


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Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull (Mire Dale Glacier / Mire Valley Glacier) – a glacier in Southern Region in Iceland. It covers the Katla volcano, still active, with caldera of 10 km in diameter.


September 15, 2018


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