Central Highlands of Iceland

Central Highlands of Iceland

Valerio de Vivo

Valerio de Vivo

Discover the Highlands in Iceland

Have you ever been to the middle of nowhere? Iceland’s interior highlands are where man has never made his home and is still a rare visitor.

Here, nature is still at its rawest, with glaciers, deserts of black sand, barren glacial moraine, steaming hot springs, active and spent volcanoes and strange oases of vegetation.


The nature wonders

Highland favourites include the area around Mt. Askja, where you can bathe in a naturally warm lake called Viti (Hell), and Kverkfjoll, a high-temperature geothermal field on the rim of Vatnajokull, where the heat creates fantastic but ever-changing caves formed in ice.

The geothermal area Landmannalaugar, with its multicoloured mountains, steaming lava fields and countless hiking opportunities is another big highlight here.


How to go here

In general, the Highlands area is most accessible and visited by tourists in the summer. For self-drive fans, it is beautiful to drive around in the highland area, but it can be difficult to visit the biggest nature attractions regarding the surroundings and routes. This is the reason why the most tourist uses local tour operators to explore this area.

Central Nature Wonders in Iceland

Landmannalauger

Landmannalauger

It is quite understandable why Landmannalauger area has the nickname "The Pearl of the Central Highlands".

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Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull captivate everyone when they come here for the first time with it`s many glacial tongues.

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Askja Volcanic Area

Askja Volcanic Area

One of the most dramatic nature sights in Iceland.

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Best Waterfalls in Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall is one of the most impressive highlights nearby Reykjavik.

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Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss waterfall is "fighting" with Gullfoss as Iceland's most famous waterfall.

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Dettifos Waterfall

Dettifos Waterfall

An absolutely top highlight in Northern Iceland. Even the famous Hollywood movie instructors Ridley Scott used the waterfall in one of his movies (Prometheus).

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Take a day trip to the south coast and experience the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss.

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Haifoss Waterfall

Haifoss Waterfall

Haifoss waterfall is said to be the second tallest waterfall in Iceland at 122 metres tall.

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Glymur waterfall

Glymur waterfall

Visit the highest waterfall in Iceland just outside Reykjavik

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Godafoss Waterfalls

Godafoss Waterfalls

Whatever which season you visit North Iceland, you will never regret a visit to the impressive Godafoss waterfalls.

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Landmannalauger

It is quite understandable why Landmannalauger area has the nickname "The Pearl of the Central Highlands".
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Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull captivate everyone when they come here for the first time with it`s many glacial tongues.
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Askja Volcanic Area

One of the most dramatic nature sights in Iceland.
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Haifoss Waterfall

Haifoss waterfall is said to be the second tallest waterfall in Iceland at 122 metres tall.
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