Northern region of Iceland

The villages and farming communities in northern Iceland, along with its majestic mountains, coastal islands, and newly formed geology, all contribute to making it a unique world. In the western part of the region, volcanic activity is no longer active, and the landscape has been slowly shaped into flat hills by rivers since the Ice Age. Iceland's best fishing rivers flow between the mountains. On either side of Aeyafjordur, ancient and tall mountain ranges stand, and beautiful valleys stretch between the rolling mountains, creating a mesmerizing view. In the north, the erosive action of the sea has created peculiar cliff cliffs, making it a great destination for hiking enthusiasts. The midnight sun is particularly spectacular in these northern latitude regions: around the summer solstice, the sun descends to the horizon and rises again, painting the land in golden and fiery colors, creating an unforgettable beauty. Moving eastward, other forces are still at play: fresh lava, cracks, and gullies indicate recent volcanic activity. The geothermal area is the site of the most recent eruption in the vicinity of Krafla over 20 years ago, demonstrating that the unstable factors in the Earth's crust are still active.

Ásbyrgi Canyon

Ásbyrgi is one of the natural wonders, a densely forested horseshoe-shaped canyon located in Öxarfjörður. Ásbyrgi is part of the Vatnajökull National Park Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. The national park covers 120 square kilometers, from Route 85 south through Ásbyrgi to Dettifoss waterfall. The visitor center, shops, golf course, and campsite near Ásbyrgi provide abundant information. There are several hiking trails near Ásbyrgi Hotel. Ásbyrgi Canyon is one of the attractions of the Diamond Circle.

Araldi Waterfall

The Aldeyjarfoss waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Skjalfandafljot River. It is composed of a series of long natural basalt columns and is located at the highest point of the Bardardalur valley, on the Sprengisandur highland route. You can easily drive to it.

Kálfshamarsvík

Kálfshamarsvík is a small bay in the north of Skagi, with beautiful columnar rock cliffs formed about two million years ago. In the early 20th century, fishing boats shuttled in the waters, and Kálfshamarsvík became a small community of about 100 residents. However, around 1940, the village was abandoned.

Námafjall (Krafla)

At the foot of the Krafla volcano is a spectacular hot spring area called Hverir, known for its variety of hot springs. The area also includes some hot vents, mud pools, and mud pits, all of which are constantly boiling with their abundant energy. Geographically, the Námaskarð hot spring area is conveniently located, and it is also the location of the Krafla volcano system and other interesting geological sites such as the Búrfellshraun lava field and the Mývatnsöræfi desert. Námaskarð is notorious for its spectacular sulfur mud springs, steam vents, and mud pits. Although it is difficult to find any pure spring water in Iceland, the colorful mineral composition here is truly amazing. Námaskarð also has a very unique feature in that it is not suitable for the growth of any plants, due to the large amount of smoke and volatile gases that make the soil barren and increase acidity, making it unsuitable for sustaining the growth of any plants and animals. It is important to note that the smoke here may be harmful to the human body.

Kolufossar Falls waterfall

If you drive along Víðidalur, you will come to Kolugil farm located on the banks of the Víðidalsá river. From below the farm, the water flows smoothly downstream, pouring into the rugged and steep ravine known as Kolugljúfur. Along the journey, you will pass many waterfalls, here these waterfalls are called Kolufossar waterfalls, in honor of the legendary giantess Kola. If you stand on the observation deck and watch the calm river water jumping and rolling over so many impressive waterfalls, it will be a breathtaking sight - this amazing sight will infect anyone.