Attractions

Top Choice Mountain in The Sandar

Lómagnúpur

Adding more eye candy to an impressive road trip, a precipitous 767m-tall palisade of cliffs known as Lómagnúpur towers over the landscapes, begging to be photographed. It's full of legends, and looks particularly g…
Landmark in The Sandar

Skeiðarársandur

Skeiðarársandur, the largest sandur in the world, covers a 1300-sq-km area and was formed by the mighty Skeiðarárjökull. Since the Settlement Era, Skeiðarársandur has swallowed a considerable amount of farmland and …
Farm in The Sandar

Núpsstaður

Lómagnúpur towers over the impossibly photogenic old turf-roofed farm at Núpsstaður. The farm buildings date back to the early-19th century, and the idyllic chapel is one of the last turf churches in Iceland. It was…
Forest in The Sandar

Núpsstaðarskógar

Inland from Lómagnúpur peak is Núpsstaðarskógar, a beautiful low-growing woodland area on the slopes of the mountain Eystrafjall. Due to the perils of crossing the Núpsá river, this area is best explored on a tour. …
Landmark in The Sandar

Meðallandssandur

This outwash plain spreads across the Meðalland district south of Eldhraun and east of the river Kúðafljót (ie south of Kirkjubæjarklaustur). The sandy desert is so flat and featureless that a number of ships have r…