Explorer's Guide to Iceland



Explorer's Guide to Iceland

Compiled by Paul Illsley



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Alphabetical List of Sites to Explore in Iceland
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Akranesviti Lighthouses (Western Region)

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Aldeyjarfoss (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Derek Sutton





Arctic Henge (Northeastern Region)

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Arnarker Lava Tube (Southern Region)

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Ásbyrgi Canyon (Northeastern Region)

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Bjargtangar Lighthouse (Westfjords)

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Bláhylur (Hnausapollur) (Southern Region)

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Photo: Dieter Biskamp





Blue Lagoon (Southern Peninsula)

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Photo: Chris Yiu





Bolafjall mountain (Westfjords)

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Breiðavíkurkirkja Church (Westfjords)

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Brimketill lava rock pool (Southern Peninsula)

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Brimnesviti Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Arian Zwegers





Brúarfoss Waterfall (Southern Region)

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Búðakirkja (The Black Church of Búðir) (Western Region)

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Dalatangaviti Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Dettifoss (Northeastern Region)

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Diamond Ice Beach (Eastern Region)

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Digranesviti Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Sirrý Jó





Dimmuborgir (Northeastern Region)

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Djúpalónssandur Beach (Western Region)

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Photo: Roan Lavery





Djupivogur Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Drangey Island (Northwestern Region)

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Photo: Peter Gebhard





Drangurinn in Drangshlíð (Southern Region)

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Dynjandi Waterfall (Westfjords)

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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse Overlook (Looking West) (Southern Region)

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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse Arch (Southern Region)

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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse Overlook (Looking East) (Southern Region)

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Eiríksstaðir (Viking Longhouse) (Western Region)

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Eldborg Crater (Western Region)

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Eldhraun lava field (Southern Region)

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Photo: Philip Klinger





Elliðaey Island (Southern Region)

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Horseshoe Canyon (Southern Region)

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Fagradalsfjall Volcano (Southern Peninsula)

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Fjaðrárgljúfur (Feather Canyon) (Southern Region)

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Folaldafoss (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Alexander Grebenkov





Foss á Síðu (Southern Region)

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Fossálar Waterfall (Southern Region)

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Garðar BA 64 (Westfjords)

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Garðskagi Lighthouse (Old) (Southern Peninsula)

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Garðskagi Lighthouse (New) (Southern Peninsula)

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Gatastapi (Northeastern Region)

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Gatklettur (Western Region)

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Gerðistangaviti Lighthouse (Southern Peninsula)

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Gerðuberg Cliffs (Western Region)

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Gjáin Valley (Southern Region)

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Gljúfrabúi (Southern Region)

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Glymur Waterfall (Western Region)

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Photo: Peter Blurton





Goðafoss (Northeastern Region)

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Grábrók Crater (Western Region)

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Grafarkirkja (The oldest church in Iceland) (Northwestern Region)

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Grjótagjá (Northeastern Region)

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Grótta Island Lighthouse (Capital Region)

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Photo: Ragna Ólöf Guðmundsdóttir





Grundarfoss (Western Region)

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Gullfoss (Southern Region)

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Gunnuhver Hot Springs (Southern Peninsula)

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Photo: Jón Óskar Hauksson





Hafnarnesviti Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Hafragilsfoss (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Einar Schioth





Háifoss and Granni Waterfall (Southern Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Hallgrímskirkja Church (Capital Region)

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Hálsanefshellir Cave (Southern Region)

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Heimaey Stave Church (Southern Region)

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Hellir Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Bjorn Thorvaldsson





Hellnar Church (Western Region)

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Hengifoss (Eastern Region)

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Hjálparfoss (Southern Region)

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Hjörleifshöfði Cave (Southern Region)

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Hljóðaklettar (Lava Cave) (Northeastern Region)

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Hofskirkja Church (Eastern Region)

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Hólmsbergsviti Lighthouse (Southern Peninsula)

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Hópsnesviti Light Tower (Southern Peninsula)

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Hornbjarg (Westfjords)

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Photo: C. Walker





Hrafnabjargafoss (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Vidar Sigurdsson





Hraunfossar (Western Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse (Northeastern Region)

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Hundafoss (Eastern Region)

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Husavik Arch (Northeastern Region)

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Húsavíkurviti Lighthouse (Northeastern Region)

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Hvalnes Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Hvalsneskirkja (Southern Peninsula)

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Hvanneyjarviti Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Hveravellir (Northwestern Region)

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Hverfjall Crater (Northeastern Region)

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Hverir Geothermal Area (Northeastern Region)

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Hvítserkur (Northwestern Region)

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Snake Road Observation Point (Road 917) (Eastern Region)

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Imagine Peace Tower (Capital Region)

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Photo: @visitreykjavik





Ingjaldshóll (Western Region)

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (Eastern Region)

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Kálfshamarsviti (Northwestern Region)

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Kerid Crater (Southern Region)

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Kerlingarfjöll Geothermal Area (Southern Region)

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Ketubjörg cliffs (coastal waterfall) (Northwestern Region)

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Kirkjufell (Western Region)

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Klifbrekkufossar Waterfall (Eastern Region)

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Knarrarósviti Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Kolbeinstangi Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Kolugljufur Canyon (Northwestern Region)

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Kópaskersviti Lighthouse (Northeastern Region)

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Krafla Crater (Northeastern Region)

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Kvernufoss (Southern Region)

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Landmannalaugar (Southern Region)

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Langisjór (Southern Region)

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Photo: Jord Hammond





Látrabjarg (Puffin colony) (Westfjords)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Leiðarendi Lava Tube (Capital Region)

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Leirhnjúkur (Northeastern Region)

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Loftsalahellir Cave (Southern Region)

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Lóndrangar (Western Region)

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Malarrif Lighthouse (Western Region)

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Maríuhellar Cave (Capital Region)

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Mulagljufur Canyon (Eastern Region)

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Nauthusagil Canyon (Waterfall) (Southern Region)

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Núpsstaður (Southern Region)

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Ófærufoss (Southern Region)

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Photo: Sveinn Michaelson





Öndverðarnesviti Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Öxarárfoss (Southern Region)

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þorlákshafnarviti Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Þúfa Mound (Capital Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Raudanes Point (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Rauðfoss (Southern Region)

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Rauðhólar (Northeastern Region)

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Rauðhólar (Capital Region)

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Raudinupur Cape (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Natuurlijkestilte





Rauðisandur Beach (Westfjords)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Rauðufossafjöll Spring (Southern Region)

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Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel (Southern Region)

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Photo: Michel Detay





Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge (Western Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Rauðibotn Crater (Southern Region)

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Photo: @simona_br_photography





Remundargil Canyons (Þakgil) (Southern Region)

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Photo: Ralf Günther





Reykjadalur Geothermal Area (Southern Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Reykjafoss (Northwestern Region)

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Photo: Jón Óskar Hauksson





Reykjanesvíti Lighthouse (Southern Peninsula)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (Southern Region)

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Rjúkandafoss (Eastern Region)

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Sæbolskirkja (Westfjords)

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Saurbæjarkirkja (Westfjords)

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Saxhóll Crater (Western Region)

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Selárdalskirkja Samúels (Westfjords)

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Selfoss (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Seljalandsfoss (Southern Region)

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Seljavallalaug Hot Spring (Southern Region)

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Selvogsviti Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Seyðisfjarðarkirkja (Eastern Region)

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Siglufjörður Light Beacon (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Stephane Bernard





Sigöldugljufur (Southern Region)

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Photo: Kamil Ghais





Silfra Tectonic Fissure (Thingvellir National Park) (Southern Region)

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Skarðsviti Lighthouse (Northwestern Region)

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Skeiðará Bridge Monument (Eastern Region)

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Skógafoss Waterfall (Southern Region)

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Skútafoss (Eastern Region)

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Skútustaðagígar (Northeastern Region)

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Photo: Steve Ang





Sólheimasandur Plane Crash (Southern Region)

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Photo: Paul Illsley





Stakkholtsgjá Canyon (Southern Region)

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Photo: Anders Selland





Stapavik (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Skarphéðinn Þráinsson





Staupasteinn Rock (Capital Region)

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Steinahellir Cave (Southern Region)

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Stokksnes Viewpoint (Eastern Region)

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Stóra-Sandvík (Southern Peninsula)

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Stórurð Boulders (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Ann Peters





Strandakirkja Church (Southern Region)

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Straumnes Lighthouse (Northwestern Region)

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Photo: Rolf HannÃn





Strokkur (Southern Region)

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Strutsfoss (Eastern Region)

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Photo: Gottfried Gierlinger





Stuðlagil Canyon (Eastern Region)

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Sun Voyager Statue (Capital Region)

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Svartifoss Waterfall (Eastern Region)

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Svínafellsjökull Glacier (Eastern Region)

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Svöðufoss (Western Region)

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Svörtuloft Lighthouse (Western Region)

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Systrafoss (Southern Region)

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þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng (Southern Region)

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3) Plane Crash (Northeastern Region)

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Thorsmork (Thor’s Valley) (Southern Region)

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Photo: Dean Warwick





Thorufoss (þórufoss) Waterfall (Capital Region)

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Þrídrangar Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Photo: Árni Sæberg





Tröllaskagi Lighthouse (Northeastern Region)

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Urðaviti Lighthouse (Southern Region)

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Valagil Waterfall (Western Region)

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Photo: Mike Fennell





Vattarnesviti Lighthouse (Eastern Region)

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Vestrahorn (Eastern Region)

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Víðimýrarkirkja Church (Northwestern Region)

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Vik i Myrdal Church (Southern Region)

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Viking village (abandoned film set) (Eastern Region)

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Ytri Tunga Beach (2022) (Western Region)

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Compiled by Paul Illsley