Tag Archives: RingRoad

North-West Iceland

Along Ring Road in Northwestern Region (Norðurland; biggest town: Sauðárkrókur) and in Western Region (Vesturland; biggest town: Akranes, capital: Borgarnes) in the north-west part of Iceland.

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Northern Iceland

Magic place: Glymur Waterfall


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Vatnsdalshólar: Water-valley-hillocks

Vatnsdalshólar (Water-valley-hillocks) – cone-like hillocks in Húnavatnssýsla district of Iceland (Northwestern Region – Norðurland vestra), easy to see from the Ring Road. Most of them are on the south side of the road, on the north side there is Þrístapar / Thristapar (Triple Hillocks) with a few hillocks,. It is the place of the last execution in Iceland (12th January 1830).

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North-West Iceland

Northern Iceland

Blönduós


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Goðafoss

Goðafoss – a waterfall of the river Skjálfandafljót, 12 high, 30 m wide, located on the crossroad of Ring Road and Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. Nerby, downstream there is a smaller waterfall Geitafoss.

The name of the waterfall might mean waterfall of the goð (pagan idols) or waterfall of the goði (chieftain). According to legend, lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði (Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi Thorkelsson), after his return in 999/1000 from Alþingi (Althing, national parliament of Iceland located in Þingvellir/Thingvellir), where he had announced Christianity as the official religion of Iceland, threw his Norse gods idols into the waterfall.


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Northern Iceland

Along Ring Road in Northeastern Region (Norðurland; biggest town: Akureyri) and Northwestern Region (Norðurland; biggest town: Sauðárkrókur) in the north of Iceland.

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Snowy Iceland

Akureyri – the Capital of North Iceland


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