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Variety in landscape
Iceland has besides Europe’s largest glacier, also great waterfalls and fantastic fjords. You can also experience hot springs, lava landscapes and steaming fields. Iceland’s variety in landscapes is never ending.
West Iceland is easily reachable via a 7 kilometer tunnel under the Hvalfjörður fjord. Here you will find an incredible landscape of lava formations, geothermal activity and history alongside fine lakes and rivers for fishing, woods and a grand scenery with waterfalls overlooked by the highland glaciers.
The Westfjords is Iceland’s least populated area. Here you will find seabirds on rugged cliffs, Arctic foxes, and small fishing villages overlooked by sheer mountains. Hornstrandir nature reserve on the region´s northern edge is both breathtakingly raw and astonishingly rich in vegetation and one of the must sees of Iceland.
In South Iceland you will find rugged and moss-grown lava fields and hot springs, with geothermal activities very much in focus, whereas the northern parts of the island is perfect for winter activities and perhaps a glimpse of the northern light.
The Highlands holds nature which still is at its rawest form. With glaciers, deserts of black sand, barren glacial moraine, steaming hot springs, active and spent volcanoes and strange oases of vegetation.