Cities and Towns
in Iceland

Akranes

West of Iceland

- one of the most attractive town in Iceland -   The pretty town of Akranes offers a beach, a beautiful forest and a fascinating museum, as well as being home to the nation´s bes...

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Akureyri

North of Iceland

- Capital of the north -   Akureyri was first mentioned in 1562, when a sentence was passed on a woman who had bedded a man without being in possession of a marriage certificate. Th...

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Alftanes

The Capital of Iceland

- General facts and history -  The district of Bessastadahreppur, which is almost exactly 600 hectares in size, had on December 1, 2002, a population of about 1780, living in somewhat ov...

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Arnarstapi

West of Iceland

Arnarstapi is a fishing hamlet at the foot of the low Mt. Stapafell on the southern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. According to the Bardar-Saga, this mythological person, half a man and hal...

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Bakkafjordur

East of Iceland

Bakkafjordur Iceland Bakkafjordur is a wide inlet in east Iceland. On its eastern shore is the village Hofn (Harbour), which is more commonly associated with the inlet and called simply Ba...

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Bildudalur

Westfjords of Iceland

Bildudalur - Spectacular valleys -   Bildudalur, on the bay Arnarfiord, is a thriving fishing port and a commercial centre. Shrimp is caught in large quantities in the bay and ...

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Biskupstungur

South of Iceland

Biskupstungur is one of the most-visited districts in Iceland. Wide, open spaces with panoramic views, unspoilt nature, green and peaceful places to relax and dramatic landscapes are found all ...

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Blonduos

North of Iceland

Blonduos - By the river Blanda -   The town of Blönduós is the largest urban area at Húnaflói. The oldest shop in Blönduós was named Möll...

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Bolungarvik

Westfjords of Iceland

Bolungarvik - The northernmost settlement on the Westfjords -   A busy little fishing village, Bíldudalur a former community now part of Vesturbyggð, is built on the ...

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Borgarfjordur east

East of Iceland

Borgarfjordur east Iceland Borgarfjörður eystri (the fjord named Borgarfjörður in East Iceland) lies about 70 km by road from Egilsstaðir. The village is named Bakkager...

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Borgarnes

West of Iceland

Borgarnes - An attractive town - Borgarnes is an attractive town with a population of about 2000, located 70 kilometres west of Reykjavík on National Highway No. 1 (the “rin...

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Breiddalsvik

East of Iceland

Breiddalsvik Iceland The village is placed by a small bay, Breiðdalsvík, and has around 220 residents. The main industries are fishing and commerce. Many islands, full of sea birds a...

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Budardalur

West of Iceland

Budardalur Budardalur is a small village at the head of Hvammsfiord Bay. The village is the commercial centre for the county and boasts of one of the most advanced dairies in Iceland. The dai...

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Dalvik

North of Iceland

Dalvik - Skiing, swimming -   Nature The mountains of Tröllaskagi (“Trolls’ Headland” – between Eyjafjörður and Skagafj...

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Djupivogur

East of Iceland

Djúpivogur, a town with history of trading since 1589 and a long history of fishing, lies in a region of incomparable natural beauty. Langa-Búð, the oldest house in Dj&...

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Drangsnes

Westfjords of Iceland

Drangsnes - Unspoiled nature -   Drangsnes is a hamlet at the head of the Steingrimsfjordur Bay.  It started developing after 1920. A tall rocky outcrop on the shore i...

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Egilsstadir

East of Iceland

Egilsstadir Iceland Fljótsdalshérað - a prime choice The municipality of Fljótsdalshérað was created on 1 November 2004, through the amalgamation of the former m...

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Eskifjordur

East of Iceland

Eskifjordur Iceland Looking back, Eskifjörður has the second oldest tradition as a trading post in East Iceland (after Djúpivogur), having received its certification at the same ...

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Eyjafjordur

North of Iceland

The town of Akureyri, with its population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants, is the administrative, transportation and commercial centre of North Iceland. The town is snugly sheltered by the mounta...

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Eyrarbakki

South of Iceland

Beautiful old style town In the past Eyrarbakki was an important trading post and there were many fishing outfits located along the coastline, but the constant beating of the bra...

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Faskrudsfjordur

East of Iceland

Faskrudsfjordur Iceland The village is by the fjord Fáskrúðsfjörður and has about 630 residents. The main industry is fishing. Fáskrúðsfjörð...

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Fellabaer

East of Iceland

Fellabaer Iceland Fellabaer is a village, on the west bank of the river Lagarfljot. Fellabaer has been growing around the Ekkjufell farm over the past few decades. In the past years a ferry c...

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Flateyri

Westfjords of Iceland

Flateyri - Surrounded by majestic mountains -   Flateyri on the bay Onundarfiord has been a trading post since 1792. For 12 years in the nineteenth century the village was hom...

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Fludir

South of Iceland

Fludir is a rapidly growing community in the center of Hrunamannahreppur district. The area is considered to be very fertile and beautiful. Litla-Laxa (Little Salmon River), a clear spring rive...

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Gardabaer

The Capital of Iceland

The site of Garðabær has been inhabited since Iceland was first settled in the 9th century. Landnáma, the Book of Settlement, tells about two farms in the site of Garðabær, V&...

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Gardur

Reykjanes of Iceland

- A nice place to visit - You may not know it, but as soon as you touch down at Keflavik Airport your Reykjanes experience has already begun. Without the need to travel any further, you will fi...

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Grenivik

North of Iceland

Grenivik - Enjoy the beauty of nature -   Grenivik is a typical fishing village on the east side of Eyjafjordur, about 45 km north of Akureyri, is an old settlement place. It i...

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Grimsey

North of Iceland

Grimsey - The Island pearl in the north -   Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland. It has an area of 5,3 km² and is situated 41 km north of the m...

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Grindavik

Reykjanes of Iceland

The village of Grindavík is one of Iceland's special surprises for tourists. While best known for its world famous Blue Lagoon, Grindavík also offers visitors a variety of opportunit...

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Grundarfjordur

West of Iceland

Grundarfjordur - Where gentle breezes blow -   Grundarfjörður is a growing community on the fjord Breiðafjörður near the midpoint of the northern coa...

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Hafnarfjordur

The Capital of Iceland

The town in the lava Hafnarfjörður Information Centre  Tourist Information, Strandgata 6 Tel. 585-5555 e-mail: info@hafnarfjordur.is Open Mon to Fri 8:00-17:00...

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Hafnir

Reykjanes of Iceland

Iceland's pearl Hafnir's picturesque harbour offers an exceptional opportunity to witness at first hand the awesome power of the surging North Atlantic ocean. As it breaks over the outer ...

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Hella

South of Iceland

This town started developing before the middle of the 20th century, when most of the rivers in the southwestern lowlands had been bridged. It is situated on the banks of one of the best salmon river...

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Hellissandur

West of Iceland

Hellissandur The villages are far out north on the peninsula Snæfellsnes. The residents are altogether around 600. Formerly a fishing station was based in Hellissandur but today fishi...

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Hellnum

West of Iceland

Hellnar is an ancient fishing village, a cluster of old houses and buildings situated close to Arnarstapi on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland. Although Hellnar villa...

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Hofn in Hornafjordur

East of Iceland

Hofn I Hornafirdi Iceland Scenic viewpoint of Almannaskarð Between Lón and the town Höfn, the road lies over the mountain pass, Almannaskarð. There one enjoys a panoramic ...

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Hofsos

North of Iceland

Hofsos - Full of history -   Hofsós is one of the oldest trading centers in Iceland. In the old village surrounding the harbour many of the houses have been reno...

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Holmavik

Westfjords of Iceland

Holmavik - Fishing, cruises and whale watching -   Holmavik, a village on the western shores of the Steingrimsfiord bay, has been the commercial centre for its county for more ...

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Hrisey

North of Iceland

Hrisey - The pearl of Eyjafjordur -   Hrisey lies in the outward reaches of Eyjafjordur and is the second largest island in Iceland, coming after Heimaey. It also comes second ...

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Husafell

West of Iceland

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Husavik

North of Iceland

Husavik - Perfect center for tourism -   The Husavikurbaer municipality of 2.500 inhabitants, consits of Husavik  town on the peninsula Tjornes and further south the agr...

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Hvammstangi

North of Iceland

Hvammstangi - Feel the sea -   Hvammstangi is the most densely populated area in the west Húnaþing County. It is a service centre for the surrounding neighb...

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Hvanneyri

West of Iceland

For centuries Hvanneyri has been a chuch centre and a small comunity of 250 inhabitants formed around agricultural organizations. The main one is the Agricultural Universtity, which traces its roots b...

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Hveragerdi

South of Iceland

  The present horticultural and greenhouse town Hveragerdi started developing in 1902, when a carding factory was built by the waterfall Reykjafoss. At that time it was a part of Olfus Co...

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Hvolsvollur

South of Iceland

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland at about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík. It is situated in the swamps Landeyjar. The hringvegur (road no.1) traverses the town which ...

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Isafjordur

Westfjords of Iceland

Isafjordur - The capital of the Westfjords -   A whole New World. The landscape is majestic, with fjord after fjord, towering above shore and sea, and the diversity. Each and e...

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

South of Iceland

Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Síða was known in olden times as "Kirkjubær" (Church Farm) and was an important farming estate. Kirkjubæjarklaustur has developed into ...

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Kopasker

North of Iceland

Kopasker - Great sandy beaches -   This village is situated on the eastern side of the big Oxarfiord Bay. Its existence is based on services rendered to the agricultu...

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Kopavogur

The Capital of Iceland

Kópavogur is Iceland‘s second largest municipality with a population of around 31 thousand. The town‘s name is derived from a piece of land called Kópavogur, owned by the State Trea...

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Laugaland

North of Iceland

Laugaland v Laugaland actually comprises two farms, Outer and Southern Laugaland, in Eyjafjordur County.  An elementary school has been operated there since 1950 and nowadays a ...

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Laugar

North of Iceland

Laugar is a school centre in Valley Reykjadalur, founded in 1924. A domestic science school started in 1928. Nowadays the school activities concentrate on a business college education.  D...

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Laugarvatn

South of Iceland

A hamlet started developing on Lake Laugarvatn in the twenties, when the first of many schools was built there. The abundant thermal activity also triggered further growth with the construction of h...

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Mjoifjordur

East of Iceland

Mjoifjordur Iceland Mjoifjordur fjord is 18 km long and 2 km wide. Previously, there were quite a lot of people there, mostly stationed around herring and whale fishing. A very beaut...

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Mosfellsbaer

The Capital of Iceland

Part of your journey   "The green town" , offers its approximately 6200 inhabitants the possibility to enjoy city life without having to forego the advantage of...

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Myvatn

North of Iceland

Myvatn - Nature at its finest - Lake Myvatn is an area in Iceland, renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation possibilities - offering magnificent landscape together w...

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Neskaupstadur

East of Iceland

Neskaupstadur Iceland Besides the museum, considerable scientific and cultural endeavour appears in this town, including a testing facility for the fishing industry, an institution for studying...

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Nordurfjordur

Westfjords of Iceland

Norðurfjörður is a part of Árneshreppur the least populous municipality in Iceland, with only 53 inhabitants. It stretches over a wide area, though, covering some 780 km2. The popu...

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Olafsfjordur

North of Iceland

Olafsfjordur Fjallabyggd municipality came into being as an administrative unit when Ólafsfjördur community and Siglufjördur municipality were united in 2006. The populati...

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Olafsvik

West of Iceland

Olafsvik - Fishing Town -   The community Olafsvik developed centuries ago on a sinonymous cove. It offers a good natural harbour and rich fishing grounds nearby. The harbour was...

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Olfus

South of Iceland

Ölfus is a municipality located in Iceland. The major town is called Þorlákshöfn.

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Patreksfjordur

Westfjords of Iceland

Patreksfjordur - A fishing village -     Patreksfjordur is one of the communities of Vesturbyggd, where the main trades are fishing and fish processing. The town is a...

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Raufarhofn

North of Iceland

Raufarhofn - The northernmost village in Iceland -   This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836 and fishing, fish processing and commerce are the main bases o...

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Reydarfjordur

East of Iceland

Reydarfjordur Iceland Huge quantities of loose gravel, eroded from the mountains to the north and carried here by the glacial rivers of that time, over ten millenia ago, were distributed by sea...

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Reykholar / Reykholahreppur

Westfjords of Iceland

Reykholar   The ancient estate Reykholar, was the domicile of a few of the most renowned people of the country.  The property offered many advantages, such as the Eider colo...

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Reykholt

West of Iceland

Reykholt - Culture -   Reykholt is one of the most important historical places in Iceland and a cultural centre for centuries. Here was the home of Snorri Sturluson, the chi...

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Reykjanesbaer

Reykjanes of Iceland

- Your first stop in Iceland - This busy town owes it development mainly to its fishing and other industries and also to the growth of Keflavik International Airport. Keflavík is first...

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Reykjavik

The Capital of Iceland

The capital of Iceland   It´s been called Europe´s hottest capital. Slick advertising campaigns have championed the city´s famed nightlife. But there is more to Reykjavik...

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Sandgerdi

Reykjanes of Iceland

Sandgerdi - Only 10 minutes from the airport -   Sandgerdi is a friendly fishing town on the western side of Reykjanes peninsula. Few minutes from the Keflavík Inte...

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Saudarkrokur

North of Iceland

Saudarkrokur - Culture, drama and music -   Saudarkrokur is the largest urban area in Skagafjordur with a population of around 2700 people. There you can find a primary...

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Saurbaer

West of Iceland

Saurbaer - Camping and hiking - Saurbær is a community at the North – East end of Breiðafjörður. The landscape is beautiful the district lies in semicircle of moun...

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Selfoss

South of Iceland

        Selfoss is a part of the Municipality of Árborg. It is the largest town in South Iceland and the main service centre of trade and industry.  The Tourist...

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Seltjarnarnes

The Capital of Iceland

  Seltjarnarnes is one of the oldest municipalities in Iceland and originally covered the majority of Reykjavik. Today the landscape of Seltjarnarnes is surrounded by the ocean on the ...

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Seydisfjordur

East of Iceland

Seydisfjordur Iceland The long, calm, deep fjord of Seyðisfjörður twists and turns 17 kilometres from its mouth to the head of the fjord, where the town of the same name shelters...

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Siglufjordur

North of Iceland

Siglufjordur      Siglufjordur is the northernmost town in Iceland, located at the foot of towering mountains on the shore of a small fjord bearing the same name. Fishing ...

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Skaftafell

South of Iceland

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Stadarsveit

West of Iceland

Staðarsveit, a flat, grassy and marshy lowland district from the Hof­staðaháls ridge west to the mountain Axlarhyrna. A string of farms between the mountains and the shore. Many la...

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Stodvarfjordur

East of Iceland

Stodvarfjordur Iceland A small village by the fjord Stöðvarfjörður (population 257), largely formed in the early 20th century. Near the village there are a lot of very ...

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Stokkseyri

South of Iceland

Friendly village Stokkseyri is a small town on the south coast of Iceland, the site of diverse bird-and plant life surrounding an unusual lake-district and on the beach, whic...

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Stykkisholmur

West of Iceland

Stykkisholmur - Worth a visit -   For centuries, Stykkishómur has been a centre of trade, service and transport for the Breiðafjörður area. The village is sti...

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Sudavik

Westfjords of Iceland

Sudavik - A place of Sagas -   Sudavik is said to be a caricature in miniature of the Western Fiords and as such is popular among visitors from all over. In January 1995 a trag...

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Sudureyri

Westfjords of Iceland

Sudureyri - A beautiful place to visit -   Sudureyri is a small and friendly village on the south shore of the small Sugandafiord. It is surrounded by spectacular mountains an...

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Talknafjordur

Westfjords of Iceland

Talknafjordur - In the cover of Tungufell -   Bay Patreksfjordur branches into two smaller fjords, Patreksfjordur and Talknafjordur. A fishing village by the same name rests on...

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Thingeyri

Westfjords of Iceland

Thingeyri - Enjoy the mountain view -   Thingeyri is the oldest trading post of the Westfiords. Thriving fishing and fish processing are the main sources of employment, but ser...

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Thorlakshofn

South of Iceland

Young town with a long history Þorlákshöfn is the main town in the district with a population of about 1400, and the centre of local government administration. The town derives its n...

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Thorshofn

North of Iceland

Thorshofn - Rare plantlife -   This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836. It has a good, natural harbour and the inhabitants base their livelihoo...

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Thorsmörk

South of Iceland

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Varmahlid

North of Iceland

Varmahlid     Varmahlíð is a small centre of services for the rural community, is located by Ring Road No. 1, helping it to serve a great number of tour...

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Vestmannaeyjar

South of Iceland

  The Westman Islands are a group of 15-18 islands, depending on how they are classed, and about 30 skerries sand rock pillars, located off the mainland’s south coast. The islands wer...

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Vik i Myrdal

South of Iceland

Vik in Myrdalur (Vík í Mýrdal) is the southernmost village in Iceland, with population of about 350.  Although it is the only coastal village in Iceland with no harbour. There ...

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Vogar

Reykjanes of Iceland

Vogar - A growing town -   Vogar is a quiet little fishing village. We recommend a walk along the seaside on a sunny day. Vogar offers a variety of service such as a grocer...

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Vopnafjordur

East of Iceland

Vopnafjordur Iceland Vopnafjörður is a wide fjord, extending from Digranes to Kollumúli. On the south side of the fjord is a mountain range, with Krossavíkurfjöll most ...

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