Top 10 places in the Icelandic Highland

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Nina Thorkelsdottir

Top 10 places in the Icelandic Highland

The Central Highlands in Iceland is one of the few areas that are relatively untouched by humans. In this Wonderguide, I'll tell you about ten destinations in the Icelandic Highlands that I highly recommend visiting during your trip to the country.

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10 Destinations in the Highlands ­čĆö

Image - Hveravellir
Place
Hveravellir
Nina:Hveravellir is a geothermal area near the Kjalvegur Road, well known for its thermal pools.
Image - Landmannalaugar
Place
Landmannalaugar
Nina:Landmannalaugar is known for its colourful scenery and geothermal activity. It's also the starting point for the Laugavegur trek, the most famous multi-day hike in Iceland.
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Image - Aldeyjarfoss
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Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall: the Hidden Treasure in North Iceland
Nina:Aldeyjarfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. A bit remote, but worth the trip if you're exploring the Highlands.
Image - Kerlingarfj├Âll
Place
Kerlingarfj├Âll
Nina:Kerlingarfj├Âll is a rhyolite caldera complex in the Highlands. Since itÔÇÖs a geologic hotspot, the area is surrounded by active volcanoes and natural geothermal pools. There are plenty of nice hiking trails in the area.
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Image - Askja
Place
Askja
Nina:Askja is a series of calderas, remotely situated in the Highland area north of Vatnaj├Âkull Glacier. The area is gorgeous, but very remote and therefore not easily accessible.
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Image - Hekla
Place
Hekla
Nina:Iceland's most active volcano.
Image - Sig├Âlduglj├║fur
Place
Sig├Âlduglj├║fur
Nina:A gorgeous canyon characterised by a number of small waterfalls.
Image - Thorsmork, a hidden gem in the Icelandic Highlands
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Thorsmork Valley: A Gem in the Highlands of Iceland
Nina:Thorsmork is a mountain ridge in the southern part of the Highlands of Iceland. The name literally translates to ÔÇťThorÔÇÖs WoodsÔÇŁ, referring to the Norse god Thor. The Thorsmork area is an extremely beautiful destination combining characteristics of the Icelandic Highlands, black sands and lush woodlands.
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Image - Laki
Place
Laki
Nina:Laki last erupted in the 18th century. It caused huge damage to livestock and crops all over Europe, which resulted in famine and air pollution that lasted for a long time. The area is remote but stunning.
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Image - ├×j├│rs├írdalur
Place
├×j├│rs├írdalur
Nina:There are numerous things to do and see in Thjorsardalur. Hjalparfoss waterfall and Haifoss waterfall are both gorgeous, there are good hiking trails in the area and interesting historic sites.
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  1. Hveravellir
  2. Landmannalaugar
  3. Kerlingarfj├Âll
  4. Askja
  5. Hekla
  6. Sig├Âlduglj├║fur
  7. Laki
  8. ├×j├│rs├írdalur

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