Gígjökull ( Glacier )
In Iceland, Gígjökull flows north from the ice cap on top of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in the south of Iceland.
Gígjökull measures approximately 7.5 kilometres long and flows from the summit crater at 1600 metres elevation down to 200 metres at the terminus.
At the base of the glacier was a large lake which was completely filled with mud and rocks by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010.
A large volume of the glacier melted in the final stages of the eruption, changing the landscape.
It is now possible to drive to the face of the glacier in a suitable off-road vehicle. Ave Travel can take you to visit Gígjökull and experience the awesome power of nature.
Seljalandsfoss is situated between Selfoss and Skógafoss travelling towards Thórsmörk.
The waterfall of the river Seljalandsa is 60 metres (200ft) in height, and it is possible to walk around behind it.
One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland is Goðafoss (meaning, waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði). It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
Gullfoss meaning „Golden Falls“ is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step „staircase“ and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime.
Bardarbunga September 2014
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
The High Lands
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