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Visit North Iceland is responsible for marketing and promotion of North Iceland which is a friendly and tranquil area with a population of 36 thousand, including Akureyri, the largest town outside Reykjavík, and a number of historic coastal towns. Most visited attractions are Vatnajökull National Park, where you find Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall and lake Mývatn geothermal region with hot springs, volcanic areas, craters, geothermal nature baths and amazing lava formations. We have magical winters with Iceland‘s most popular ski area, energising off-piste skiing and 13 Yule Lads (Santas) on top of unique locations for Northern Lights observation.


  • Geopark Villa rising in Innri-Njarðvík

    Geopark Villa rising in Innri-Njarðvík

    Andrea Maack is an artist and perfume designer who was fascinated by Reykjanes when she moved back home in 2015 after a long stay in Italy. Colorful geothermal areas mixed with dark and cold nature are an inspiration in her brand Andrea Maak, but also in the design of her dream house Geopark Villa. She says it is remarkable itself that Reykjanes is recognized as a Geopark and that it is just allowed to build houses so close to unique geosites. "My foreign friends see how amazing this is, but Icelanders are gradually seeing it too".
  • Fagradalshraun it is

    Fagradalshraun it is

    Lilja Alfreðsdóttir Minister of education and culture, confirmed on 2. July a decision by the local council of Grindavík that the lava that now flows by the sites of Fagradalsfjall will be named Fagradalshraun. The direct translation is "beautiful-va…
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    Mt. Fagradalsfjall seen from space

    Many of us have seen the magnificent erupting Mt. Fagradalsfjall from ground level through a screen or even in person, but now you can see the volcano from space with the so-called Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that can track flowing lava. See the development of the volcano from April. 1 - May. 6 in only 14 seconds.
  • Has hiked 46 times to the eruption in Geldingadalir

    Has hiked 46 times to the eruption in Geldingadalir

    The tour guide and photographer Adam Kaczuba has hiked to the volcano in Geldingadalir 46 times since the eruption started on March 19th. Before he moved to Iceland in 2006 he knew little as nothing about the country. “Having an erupting volcano almost in the backyard is beyond what I could ever imagine", says Adam.

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