The Tectonic Plates sit on the Þingvellir Plain which is the point between North America and Europe where the plates are shifting away from each other.
This movement causes cracks and rifts in the landscape and results in rivers, lakes, and ragged gulleys.
There is a path here that you can trace along the fault lines and watch this freak of nature up close.
Signature points to look out for here include the Öxará River which falls off the side of one of the plates leading to an epic series of waterfalls and the Drekkingarhylur Pool.
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Dynjandi is known for being one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Westfjords part of Iceland and is situated on the Dynjandivogur Bay.
The waterfall gives way to lots of smaller waterways as you ascend to its location before you finally see the main event, the raging waters of Dynjandi.
The area in which the waterfall sits is a protected nature reserve and there is also a camping area here if you want to stay and take in the majesty of the waters for a while longer.
Bear in mind however that the falls literally thunder over the side of a mountain so this is not the quietest area to lay your head.
Much of Iceland is made up of far flung locations and craggy scenery, but Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is all of that and more.
The terrain here is spectacular and you will find dominating sea cliffs, thundering waterfalls, and romantic mountain bluffs.
Anyone who enjoys hiking should not miss the chance to go walking in one of the most remote parts of the country where you will have a good chance of seeing cute Arctic foxes as well as seals and the occasional whale.
If possible you need to come here in the summer season from June to August as outside of this period the weather is changeable and the park may be closed.
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