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Le Nord de l´Islande

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents (pseudocraters).

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents (pseudocraters).

Svarfaðardalur, North, Iceland

Svarfaðardalur, North, Iceland

Hverfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn, Iceland

Hverfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn, Iceland

Le soleil de minuit est caractéristique de l´été dans le Nord. Vous pouvez jouer au golf, observer les phoques et les baleines, faire de l’équitation, de la randonnée, du rafting, pêcher, nager, observer les oiseaux, faire du camping ou tout simplement profiter des formes disparates qu´offre la nature. La région revêt un tout autre manteau l´hiver. Vous pouvez alors monter à cheval sur les lacs gelés de Mývatn, sous les aurores boréales ou encore skier à Akureyri, la station ne se trouve qu´à quelques minutes du centre-ville. Le Nord de l’Islande est probablement la région la plus diversifiée à tous niveaux. Vous pouvez y découvrir, pour n´en citer que quelques-uns, des sites tels que la zone géothermale de Myvatn, les grands espaces accueillant les oiseaux migrateurs, l’ impressionnant canyon en forme de fer à cheval d´Ásbyrgi, les cascades de Goðafoss et Dettifoss, les volcans et caldeira de l´Askja, ainsi que plusieurs îles comme celles de Drangey et Grímsey. La région regorge de sites historiques qui n´attendant qu´à être découverts. Vous trouvez des musées dans presque toutes les villes de la région, parmi eux le musée du phoque à Hvammstangi, le musée de la baleine à Husavik ou encore la ferme de Glaubær, maisons traditionnelles en tourbe de Skagafjörður. D´autre part, Skagaströnd, qui abrite le musée des Prophéties, est connue pour être la capitale de la musique country islandaise. Dans la vallée de Hjaltadal dans le fjord de Skagafjörður se situe Hólar, qui fut autrefois le siège épiscopal. La ville de Siglufjörður accueille le musée de la musique folk et celui du hareng. Blönduós n´est pas en reste et accueille plusieurs musées dont le musée du saumon, tout comme Akureyri, la plus grande ville du nord qui est la capitale islandaise de la culture.

Laufás in Eyjafjörður is located by the estuary of the river Fnjóská and is a renowned church site and chieftain‘s residence. The site still has a vicerage and many remarkable clerics have served there. The farm is a good example of a wealthy vicarage in earlier times.

Laufás in Eyjafjörður is located by the estuary of the river Fnjóská and is a renowned church site and chieftain‘s residence. The site still has a vicerage and many remarkable clerics have served there. The farm is a good example of a wealthy vicarage in earlier times.

The Goðafoss  is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters

The Goðafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters

The Goðafoss  is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters

The Goðafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters