The north of Iceland truly is a land of contrasts. Its long valleys and peninsulas are interspersed with mountains, lava fields and smooth hills carved out by rivers. The deep and numerous indentations in the coast of the North are at times lush with vegetation, at others barren. As one nears the Arctic Circle in the northern latitudes, the midnight sun is invariably awe-inspiring.
"CLOSE BY IN THE NORTHERN REACHES OF THE VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK IS THE IMPRESSIVE ÁSBYRGI CANYON, AS WELL AS THE DETTIFOSS WATERFALL—THE MOST POWERFUL IN EUROPE."