Map of Iceland - summer 2023

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Sub-glacial stratovolcano Snæfellsjökull is the entrance to a passage leading to the centre of the Earth, according to Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864).

According to the Icelandic Book of Settlements, Reykjavík was home to Iceland's first permanent settlers: the Viking couple Ingólfur Arnarson and Hallveig Fróðadóttir, who settled in 874 AD.

Two out of three Icelanders reside in the capital area.

96% of those who visit Iceland pass through Keflavík International Airport.

Þingvellir National Park is where Alþingi, the Icelandic parlia- ment, was founded in 930 AD. The park lies in a rift valley that marks the boundary between two tectonic plates.

According to some, Hveravellir boasts “the best natural hot tub” in Iceland.

Half the town on Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago was covered by lava in the famous Eldfell eruption in 1973. The community was rebuilt and now boasts one of the largest fishing harbours in Iceland.

Reykholt was the home of legendary Icelandic historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241). He was the author of the Prose Edda and Heimskringla.


Hekla is Iceland's most famous (and most active) volcano. During the Middle Ages, Europeans referred to Hekla as the “Gateway to Hell.”

The volcanic crater lake Kerið was formed approximately 3,000 years ago.

Landmannalaugar lies at the northern end of the Laugavegur hiking trail and is known for its geothermal hot springs and surrounding landscape.

The Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in 2010, leaving hundreds of thousands of air passengers stranded on both sides of the Atlantic (many a news anchor also struggled to pronounce the volcano's name). Dyrhólaey, the southernmost tip of the Icelandic mainland, is surrounded by distinct black beaches. Dyrhólaey was formerly known by seamen as Cape Portland.

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