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Iceland (March 2017)


ICELAND (19/03/17 to 26/03/17):

  • Area: 102,775 km2.
  • Capital: Reykjavik.
  • Population: Estimated 332,000.
  • Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK).

 

STROKKUR:

  • Location: beside the Hvítá River, southwest part of the country and east of Reykjavík.
  • Eruption: once every 6 to 8 minutes, usual height is 15–20 meters and sometimes erupt up to 40 meters high.

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PINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK:

  • Location: Southwestern Iceland, about 40km northeast of Reykjavik.
  • Area: 9,270ha.
  • 2004: Designated as World Heritage Site.

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DJUPALONSSANDUR:

  • Location: Sandy beach and bay on foot of Snæfellsjökull.
  • History: Formerly home to sixty fishing boats and one of the most prolific fishing villages on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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SKOGAFOSS:

  • Location: Sandy beach and bay on foot of Snæfellsjökull.
  • Brief: One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with an impressive curtain of glacier melt coming directly from two mountains. The falls now sit about 5 kilometers back from the sea, millions of gallons of glacial melt-water used to cascade over the cliff directly into the sea.
  • Dimension: 25 metres width and 60 metres height.
  • Filming: The waterfall was a location for the filming of the Marvel Studios film Thor, The Dark World.
  • Distance: 20 kilometers from Seljalandsfoss.
  • 2010: the area suffered badly under the ash from the Eyjafjallajökull’s eruption.

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SELJALANDSFOSS:

  • Location: South Region in Iceland and part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull.
  • Height: Drops 60 meters.
  • Unique: One of the interesting things about this waterfall is that visitors can walk behind the waterfall into a small cave.

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GULLFOSS:

  • Location: In the canyon of the Hvita River in southwest Iceland.
  • Height: 32 meter.

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