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Borgarnes

 
Borgarnes Borgarnes is first mentioned in Egils Saga, but there it is called Digranes. That is where the coffin of Kveldlfur, the father of Skallagrmur, drifted ashor. Skallagrmur set up his household at Borg, near the place where the coffin came ashor. Among Skallagrms shipmates was a man named Grani. He got land on Digranes and called his farm Granastair and is said to be the first settler in Borgarnes. No mention is of a settlement in Borgarnes from the days of Grani until the 19th century, when a few houses were built there in connection with trading. The history of Borgarnes is tied up with the countryside. During the Danish trading monopoly people in Borgarfjrur had to trade either with Reykjavk or Snfellsnes. When the ...
 

Selfoss

 
Selfoss The biggest town in South Iceland, about 4.900 inhabitants. Situated at the lfus river. About 60 km away from Reykjavik, between Hveragerdi and Hella. Selfoss is also the name of a waterfall in the north of Iceland. Selfoss is one of the hidden diamonds of iceland. Only 45 minute drive to the capital of Iceland. A small town with a big heart. Sometimes saidt that all routes lead to Selfoss because it is situated near many of greatest places to see in Iceland, including Gullfoss, Geysir, Reykjavik, ingvellir,Skogar, Sklholt and many other great places. Many small, interesting towns are situated near Selfoss, such as Hveragerdi, Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri, Thorlakshofn, Hella, Reykjavik, Skogar and other great ...
 

Vik

 
Vik Vik is a lovely little town, placed in between high hills that give it a very secluded and cosy feeling. The town gas station is a sure stop for all travellers that continue eastwards through the Myrdalssandur, a big plain of sand and grid left by numorous glacial floods. The black beach of Vk is one of the loveliest ones that are easily reacheble, with a panoramic view of the special rock formation just off the coast. Colonies of artic terns and puffins can be seen at the west end (right side as facing the ocean) of the beach. In the neighbourhood of this little town is also the road leading to Dyrholaey, a stone arch on the shore that is big enough to fit boats. ...
 

Akureyri

 
Akureyri Akureyri is the largest town outside of the capital area in Iceland with a population of 15,000. It is located on Eyjafjordur Fjord. It's mostly an industrial town with shipping and dairy industries, and home of Akureyri University. Akureyri also is the site of the second oldest gymnasium (high school/college) in Iceland. Sights include the folklore museum and the botanical gardens. A trip to nearby Lake Myvatn should also be on your list. Referred to by Icelanders as the Capital of the North, Akureyri has a surprisingly active cultural life for such a small town. A number of art galleries operate year round, and a professional theater company operates during the winter. There is plenty of nightlife, with places...
 

 

 

 

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