Entries from 'Nordics'

Mývatn

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland. The name of the lake (English: the lake of midges) comes from the huge numbers of midges to be found there in the summer.

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Reynisfjara

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall. Dyrhólaey is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible –…

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Vatnajokull

Vatnajokull (officially with a diaeresis: Vatnajökull) is pronounced as vat’najö’küdll. It literally means Glacier of Lakes. Vatnajökull is also known as the Vatna Glacier. Vatnajokull is the largest ice cap in Iceland. It is also one of the largest in area in Europe. The ice cap has around 30 outlet glaciers flowing from the ice…

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Thingvellir

Þingvellir lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Parliament or Alþingi (“Althing” in English) was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. The nearby Öxarárfoss is a waterfall that flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá.

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Laufskálavarda

In Iceland, cairns were often used as markers along the numerous single-file roads or paths that crisscrossed the island; many of these ancient cairns are still standing, although the paths have disappeared.

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Reykjavik

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude, at 64°08′ N, makes it the world’s northernmost capital.

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Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. The geothermal area Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields. Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed.

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Jukkasjärvi

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Kiruna

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Helsinki

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Stockholm

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Sundsvall

Sundsvall was chartered in 1621, and a first urban plan for Sundsvall was probably created by Olof Bure in 1642, less likely in 1623. It has a port by the Gulf of Bothnia, and is located 395 km north of Stockholm. The city has burned down and been rebuilt four times. The first time, in…

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Folgefonna

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Flåmsbana

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Hemsedal

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