Mt. Eyjafjöll


Beautiful natural surroundings, summer accom-modation facilities and one of the finest folk museums in Iceland, with an outstanding collection of old farm implements and household articles in a new exhibition building and turf-built houses. Skógafoss waterfall, 60 m high, is one of the most impressive in the country and the final in a series of 20 on Skógaá river from its source at Fimmvörðuháls on the mountains overlooking the area. According to legend, the first settler at Skógar, Þrasi, hid a chest of treasure in a cave beneath it.

Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

A capped volcanic cone (1666 m) with a crater 3-4 km wide, produced by numerous eruptions from the middle of the Ice Age to the Holocene. The glacier covers an area of 100 km2. During the last eruption, in 1821-23, the ice melted and caused a glacial burst which flooded the entire lowland between Eyjafjöll and Fljótshlíð.

Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfurárfoss

Seljalandsfoss is a narrow but high waterfall, plunging over the mountainside of West Eyjafjöll. A path lies at the bottom of the cliff where it cascades down, offering a safe and easy opportunity to walk behind the waterfall and out the other side. Just north of it the river Gljúfurá (Hamragarðsá) cascades over the mountainside in another waterfall.

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