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The roaming heards of wild reindeer are iconic for the Vatnajokull Region. During summertime they are mainly up in the mountains but can sometimes be seen near the Ring Road. ...

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park offers its visitors a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the forceful interplay of volcanoes and glaciers. The park covers 13% of Iceland with its 13.600 ...

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Stokksnes and Vestrahorn

One of the first settlement farms in Iceland was Horn, built by Hrollaugur Earl of Møre in Norway. The municipality Hornafjörður and several nature site are named after the settlement farm. Horn ...

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Skaftafell

Skaftafell is definitely a must-see for all visitors of the Vatnajokull Region. Skaftafell is known as one of Iceland´s most beautiful places with its magnificent contrasts of white glaciers, black ...

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Osland at Hofn

South of the town Höfn is Ósland, a conservation area popular for hiking and bird observation. Ósland was once an island but is now connected to the mainland. There is ...

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Lonsoraefi and Stafafellsfjoll

In Lón county, the most eastern area of the Vatnajokull Region, lie the Stafafellsfjöll mountains, also called Lónsöræfi.  They dominate the skyline east of Vatnajökull glacier and have long comprised ...

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Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón is one of Icelands most visited places and for a good reason. The large glacier lagoon is a unique place with icebergs constantly breaking off from the glacier and ...

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Ingolfshofdi Nature Reserve

Ingólfshöfði cape is an isolated island between the black sands of the south coast of Iceland and the North Atlantic Ocean. This historic cape is named after Iceland's first settler, Ingólfur ...

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Hvannadalshnjukur and Oraefajokull ...

Vatnajökull glacier boasts the highest elevation in Iceland, Hvannadalshnúkur at 2,115 m or 6,870 feet. Hvannadalshnjúkur is the peak of Öræfajökull glacier which extends south from the Vatnajökull icecap. ...

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Hoffell area

Hoffell area offers many possibilities for enjoying nature. The area gets its name from Hoffell glacier and the beautiful Hoffell glacier lagoon is well worth a visit. You can drive or ...

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Heinaberg area

The Heinaberg area consists of Heinabergsjökull glacier. Heinabergslón glacier lagoon and the surrounding land. The Heinaberg area is a part of the Vatnajokull National Park. Heinabergslón glacier lagoon is often filled ...

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Haukafell

Haukafell is the local forestry and a popular outdoor area of the local people of the Vatnajokull Region with many hiking trails. Haukafell is East of Fláajökull glacier and was ...

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Flaajokull area

Fláajökull glacier is one of many glacier tongues flowing south from Vatnajokull glacier. There are several walking trails and rich birdlife area around Fláajökull glacier. The area offers good conditions to ...

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Black sands

The glacier grinds down its bedrock, which is generally made of dark-grey basalt. Much of this material is carried by glacial rivers to the sea where the waves, currents and ...

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