was settled by the Vikings in the 9th century AD.
geographical features - volcanoes, glaciers, rivers and waterfalls make
Iceland a very fascinating place to visit.
(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
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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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
Gullfoss (white falls)
View towards Godaland
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
The Icelandic ice fields
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