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Nauthusagil

Nauthúsgil (“Bull Shed Ravine”), which lies under the Eyjafjöll volcano, probably derives its name from an original building of a bull shed from the farm Stóru-Mörk. Back then bulls were put out to pasture along with other non-milking stock. An outlying farm called Nauthús was later built, but abandoned in 1770. Nauthúsagil is known for the rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) that grows on its

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Myrdalsjokull

Mýrdalsjökull is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvörðuháls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 m (4,898 ft) in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km2 (230 sq mi). The icecap of the glacier covers an active

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Thorlakshofn

Þorlákshöfn is a town on the southern coast of Iceland in the Municipality of Ölfus. The town is named after Saint Thorlak who was a bishop at Skálholt. Its main importance is as a port as it has the only harbour on Iceland's southern coastline between Grindavík in the west and Höfn in the east. The port serves a direct weekly

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Hveragerdi

The surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. The town is known for its greenhouses, which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs. These springs are the site of occurrence of certain extremophile micro-organisms, that are capable of surviving in extremely hot environments. Close to

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Gluggafoss

Gluggafoss is a waterfall in southern Iceland. The Merkjá falls down a cliff that formed part of the Icelandic coast just after the last ice age.

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Ofaerufoss

Ófærufoss is a waterfall situated in the Eldgjá chasm in central Iceland. Until the early 1990s a natural bridge spanned the falls, but it collapsed from natural causes.

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Frostastadavatn

Frostastaðavatn (Icelandic for lake of the frosty place) is a lake in Iceland. It is situated in the Highlands of Iceland, not far from the famous mountains of Landmannalaugar and the volcano Hekla. Evidence of volcanism shows around this lake; for example, green and blue water is often found around volcanoes.

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Hengill

Hengill volcano is situated in the southwest of Iceland, to the south of Þingvellir. The volcano covers an area of about 100 km². The volcano is still active, evidenced by its numerous hot springs and fumaroles, but the last eruption occurred approximately 2,000 years ago. The volcano is an important source of energy for the south of the country, which is captured at the

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Urridafoss

Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Þjórsá in southwest Iceland. The Fossafélagið Títan company was given permission in 1927 to build a power plant in Urriðafoss in connection with a railway to Reykjavík from the waterfall. It did not happen but now Landsvirkjun is planning to build hydropower stations on the lower part of Þjórsár river, at Urriðafoss and

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Gljufrabui

Gljúfrabúi is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock, but hikers can follow a trail to enter the narrow canyon where the water plummets to a small pool. There is also a winding trail nearby and a wooden staircase to enable sightseers to climb roughly halfway

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