With a population of just a few hundred thousand people living mostly in the capital of Reykjavik, the Nordic island nation of Iceland is known for its active volcanoes, bubbling geothermal bathes, erupting geyser and spectacular geysers. Located on the way to the Americas, Iceland is also known as a way station for the Vikings on their voyages to discover new lands, and it’s location has positioned the national airlines – Icelandair – as a viable option for making a pitstop on the way to Europe and back for travelers hailing from North America. Here we take you on a spectacular tour of the island to get a flavor of what you could discover during short layover.

Foss á Síðu is a waterfall in southern Iceland. The Fossá River drops down over a basalt cliff and ends 30 meters below before it continues on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Marine mammal bone on display outside the town of Djúpivogur. 
Throughout June and July, Iceland comes alive with the color of blooming lupines.
The lush landscape next to Skógafoss with Icelandic sheep, which are thought to be one of the world’s purest and oldest sheep breeds. They are strong and sturdy animals with beautiful, thick coats.
Storage room in one of the old turf buildings at Glaumbær, giving insight into the settlement of Iceland in the ninth century. 
Goðafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country, falling from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters
The raw and ever-changing landscapes south of Kálfafellsstaður in the Southern Region.
As its name suggests, the Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. They are long-lived and hardy. The breed is still used for traditional sheepherding work in its native country, as well as for leisure, showing, and racing.
Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon bordering Vatnajökull National Park in south-eastern Iceland. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach.
In the early morning of February 12, 1988, the fishing ship Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson III GK 11 was shipwrecked at Hópsnes, just off the cape near Grindavík, Iceland.
The rugged landscape south of Húsavík on the eastern shore of the Skjálfandi Bay, also known as the whale capital of Iceland.
Two old timber houses near Glaumbær. The old turf buildings at Glaumbær are a fine example of building construction on the larger farms in Iceland in times gone by.
Hverir is a geothermal area under the Namafjall mountain which lies in the Krafla volcano fissure zone.
Svínafellsjökull is a glacial tongue of the Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Iceland and in Europe. 
Dettifoss is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in south-eastern Iceland. Dettifoss is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum River, which flows from the Vatnajökull Glacier and collects water from a large area in the Northeastern Region.
Fish farm close to Djúpivogur town in the Eastern Region, forming part of the Berufjörður fjord landscape.
Bubbling mud pool at the Hverir geothermal area. The area also features fumaroles, steam vents and a bare orange-red landscape.

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