Travel in Iceland

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South Iceland

Eruption in Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano in april 2010
South coast

Eyjafjallajokull volcano

Eyjafjallajokull is located north of Skogar, and to the west of Myrdalsjokull glacier and the massive volcano there; Katla, at the borders of the South Icelandic highlands. Two glacier outlets ( crawling glaciers ) fall from Eyjafjallajökull to the north, down to the plain.The front one (western) Gígjökull or Falljökull and the inner one is called Steinsholtsjökul

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Reynisdrangar at sunset
South coast

Reynisdrangar

The Reynisdrangar sea stacks are home to thousands of nesting seabirds as well as the cliffs near by. The summer air is filled with wings flapping and birds flying out at see to fish for their young ones. Species that can be found here include Puffins, Arctic tern, Fulmars, Seagulls and Guillemots, making it a interesting location for all birdwatchers out there.

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Large waves at black beach
South coast

Reynisfjara black sand beach

At Iceland’s southernmost point, the black sand beach at Reynisfjara is one of the most beautiful beaches in Iceland.  With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves, flying puffins and stunning panoramas, Black Beach is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches

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Aurora borealis over Seljalandsfoss
South coast

Seljalandsfoss

The waterfall Seljalandsfoss on the south coast of Iceland is probably one of Icelands best known waterfalls and only the great Gullfoss waterfall is possibly more frequently visited. This is because the waterfall is one of only few waterfalls in iceland that you can walk behind.

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Skogafoss waterfall
South coast

Skogafoss waterfall

Skógafoss (pronounced [ˈskou.aˌfɔs]) waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland, is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 62 m (203 ft) of the cliffs of the former coastline. It is the last in row of waterfalls that stem from the passage of Fimvörðuháls that erupted in march 2010.

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Vík í mýrdal
South coast

Vik I Myrdal

Bordered by the glacial river Jökulsá to the west and the river Blautakvísl to the east Vik is the only seaside settlement in Iceland left without a harbour due to the nature of the coastline extended and formed by frequent eruption in the subglacial volcano Katla that sits under Mýrdalsjökull, the forth largest glacier in Iceland (700 km2) and marks the north borders of Vík.

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