Snæfellsjokull is a part of the Snæfellsjokull National Park which was established on June 28, 2001. The top of Snæfellsjokull glacier is at 1446m above sea level.
People have been told that the wreck is of a Douglas DC3, and so it states in most all popular blogs that can be found about the airplane. Some tell that it in deed is a Douglas DC3 Special, specially built for the US navy as a cargo plane. But the truth is different. The worlds most famous DC3 wreck that is sitting on top of its grave in a post-apocalyptic surrounding of vast sand dunes brought down to Sólheimasandur by glacial flooding is in fact a converted Douglas C-117.
Solheimajokull glacier is an approximately 11km long and 200m - 300m thick and 46 sqkm outlet glacier, which advances from Myrdalsjokull glacier. Sólheimajökull retreated by 973 meters (0.6 miles) from 2000-2015. In the years 2017 - 2018 the glacier retreated 100m. If the climate continues to warm, there is a possibility that the glaciers will have virtually disappeared in 100 to 200 years. "It is among the highest losses on the Earth," says pioneering glaciologist Helgi Bjornsson
Þjórsá is Iceland's longest river, 230 km, and the second most voluminous river. Urriðafoss on the other hand is the most voluminous waterfall even tough the water volume has been diminished by up to 50% because of the 5 dam built in the river.
Due to the breathtaking view from the headland and rich birdlife Dyrhólaey is a very popular destination on the south coast of Iceland. From the cape you have view on a good day out to Westman Island and even Surtsey in the south and over towards Eyjafjallajökull in the west and Mýrdalsjökull in the North. On the east side you have Reynisfjara black sand beach, Mt. Reynisfjall and Reynisdrangar.
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.
Skogafoss waterfall situated on the Skoga 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 Fimvorduhals that erupted in march 2010.
Hraunfossar (lava falls) is the name of a 1 km row of beautiful little waterfalls that flow from underneath Hallmundarhraun lava and into the river Hvítá at a point called Gráhraun or Gray lava.
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
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