REYKJAVIK - Hallgrimskirkja Church. Hallgrimskirkja is a Lutheran (Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavik, Iceland and named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrimur Petursson (1614 to 1674). Situated in the centre of Reykjavik, it is one of the city's best-known landmarks and is visible throughout the city. It is said to have been designed to resemble the trap rocks, mountains and glaciers of Iceland's landscape.
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REYKJAVIK - the Unknown Bureaucrat. Only Iceland has a sculpture honoring and lightly satirizing the thankless, anonymous job of the bureaucrat. The 1994 sculpture by Magnus Tomasson depicts a man in a suit holding a briefcase, with his head and shoulders subsumed in a slab of unsculpted stone.
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REYNISDRANGAR - Black beach. Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vak i Myrdal, southern Iceland which is framed by a black sand beach which legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.
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JOKULSARLON - Glacier Lagoon. Jokulsarlon is a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajokull National Park in southeastern Iceland. Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breioamerkurjokull Glacier. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach. In winter, the fish-filled lagoon hosts hundreds of seals.
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SIGLUFJOROUR TO BLONDOUS - Blonduoskirkja church. Blonduos Church is the parish church for Blonduos and the neighboring region. The church building was drawn and designed by Dr. Maggi Jonsson. Dr. Maggi Jonsson took the inspiration for the look and form of the church from the surrounding mountains and landscape.
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SIGLUFJOROUR TO BLONDOUS - Turfed houses, Glaumbaer Museum. The oldest parts of the turf house date back to the mid 18th century. In 1947 Glaumbaer was declared as a conserved site and is now owned by the National Museum of Iceland. It has been run as a museum by the Skagafjorour Heritage Museum since 1952.
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GULLFOSS - Waterfalls. Gullfoss or the Golden Falls is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvita river in southwest Iceland and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvita river rushes southward, and about a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 metres or 36 feet, and 21 metres or 69 feet) into a crevice 32 metres (105 ft) deep.
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BLONDOUS TO LAUGARBAKKI - Hvitserkur rock, Hvammstangi. Hvitserkur is a sea stack shaped somewhat like an elephant or dinosaur, though local lore says it is a troll with a staff. 15 meters above the surface of the beach located on the east side of Vatnsnes peninsula, Hvitserkur (The White Caftan) resembles a large animal or a fossilized creature from another dimension.
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GRUNDARFJOROUR - Kirkjufellsfoss waterfalls. Kirkjufellsfoss (Church Mountain Falls) waterfall is situated in Kirkjufellsa river and located near the proud mount Kirkjufell by Grundarfjordur town at the northern side of Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland.
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SNAEFELLNESS PENINSULA - Baroar Saga Snaefellsass, Arnarstapi. Baroar Saga Snaefellsass, the protector of the Snaefellsness Peninsula. He is believed to be half-troll half-man Bárður Snæfellsás, who was one of the settlers of Snæfellsnes, but he disappeared into Snæfellsjökull ice cap after a family tragedy and has since been the Protector of Snæfellsnes overlooking Mount Stapafell.
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REYKJAVIK - the famous Blue Lagoon thermal pools. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavak on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland in a location favourable for Geothermal power, and is supplied by water used in the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station. Situated approximately 20 km (12 mi) from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km (24 mi) from the capital city of Reykjavík, roughly a 21-minute drive from the airport and a 50-minute drive from Reykjavic.
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