Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

32,000 km Of Wetland Trenches!

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Hangikjöt (smoked lamb), kindur (sheep) and skyr (like thick yogurt)—these are some Icelandic words that pop up when you hear…

Kálfstindar: Take Your Pick

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Elevation: 824 m Ascent time: 2.5-3.5 hrs Length: 4 km Map: 37 Elevation difference: 600 m The mountain A tuya…

Slumbering Volcanoes In Iceland

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“No one can predict where, or with what force, an eruption might commence.” Currently, some of the 30 volcanic systems…

Keilir: The Cone

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Elevation: 378 m Ascent time: 1.5-2.5 hrs Length: 3.5 km Map: 27 Elevation difference: 280 m One of the first…

Hestskarðshnjúkur: Unique Fjord Scenery

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Elevation: 855 m Ascent time: 1.5-2.5 hrs Length: 2-2.5 km Map: 61 Elevation difference: 735 m The mountain The pretty…

Hafnarfjall: Fun climb at the highway

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Elevation: 844m Ascent time:. 2.5-3 hrs Length: 6-7km Map: 26 Elevation difference: 800m The mountain A cluster of peaks rises…

Harnessing Volcanoes in Iceland

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Over and over again, news reports highlight the possibility of an undersea cable, connecting Icelandic power plants to the UK…

Hekla: The Medieval Gate To Hell

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Elevation: 1491 m Ascent time: 3.5-5.0 hrs Length: 7-8 km Map: 57 Elevation gain: 1040 m Iceland’s best-known volcano Hekla…

The Cold Creeps In

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When it finally set in last November, Iceland was seemingly headed for another severe winter in comparison to the years…

Don’t Take Hiking Lightly

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Always prepare, think… and enjoyHiking is a popular recreational sport in Iceland. People by the thousands are on the move…

Hiking In Kerlingarfjöll

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The fine group of peaks known as Kerlingarfjöll were named after a high rock pillar that is said to be…

For The Hikers: Four Fine Summits

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From the hundreds of mountain hikes and climbs (both equipped and un-equipped) Iceland has to offer, I have chosen to…

Where Are The Glowing Rocks?

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As you would expect, many visitors to Iceland are more than eager to view the country’s famous volcanoes. They may,…

Exploring The Reykjanes Peninsula

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You may have noticed while looking at a map of Iceland that the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the Keflavik International Airport…