ICELAND

Iceland was settled by the Vikings in the 9th century AD.

The geographical features - volcanoes, glaciers, rivers and waterfalls make Iceland a very fascinating place to visit.


Godafoss (Waterfall of the gods), so named after the law-speaker of the Icelandic Alping threw the carvings of his Norse gods over the falls after declaring that Iceland would be a Christian country around 1000AD.



Dimmuborgir lava fields


Sunset at Berunes


Skogafoss


Jokulsa a Follum

 



Above & below
Aerial views of the Icelandic ice fields

 

All pictures on this page were taken in July 1993.


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This page was created on 09 June 1997 and last updated on 22 November 2003. 2003 Robert D Blair.

 

 

 


Vestmanneyjar on the island of Heimay
The darker area is the lava field added following the volcanic eruption in the early 1970's.


Heimay, Westman Islands


Dettifoss - the "mightiest waterfall in Europe"


Gullfoss (white falls)

 


View towards Godaland




Stokkur
The word geysir which describes these phenomenon comes from Iceland. The original geysir was named Geysir and is next to Stokkur (but is out of this picture).


The Icelandic ice fields

 

Go to the following for more information and pictures on Iceland.

Iceland Embassy, Washington DC
Landscapes of Iceland
this site has connections to many sites with magnificent photos of Iceland
or read the travel guide published by Lonely Planet.