Oddi Destination Guide
Explore Oddi in Iceland.
Oddi in the region of South is a town in Iceland - some 52 mi (or 84 km) South-East of Reykjavík, the country's capital city.
Current time in Oddi is now 04:09 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Reykjavik" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Vetleifsholtshverfi, Selfoss, Reykjavík or Akurey. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Oddi, Hella and Bjoluhverfi. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Formation flight with helicopters in Ice...
Formation flight near Hella Iceland
It took place at the airport in Hella (Iceland) during annual flying picnic. A small camera mounted on the stunt kite
Time-laps made with Nikon D3 at Hotel Ra...
1081frames of the Northen Lights showing the Aurora strom at Hotel Ranga, south Iceland. These are 1081 frames. Nikon D3, ISO 1600 f/2.8 6sec. For more of my work go to www.steinifjall.com
(1 2) Iceland road trip 2008 Seljalandsf...
A waterfall with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind it
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Interesting facts about this location
Oddi at Rangárvellir was a center of learning in South Iceland during the Middle Ages. For centuries it was the central home of the powerful family, Oddaverjar. The two best known leaders in Oddi were Sæmundur Sigfússon the Learned (1056-1133) and his grandson Jón Loftsson (1124-1197). The famous historian Snorri Sturluson (1178-1241) was brought up and educated in Oddi by Jón Loftsson. It has been suggested that the name of the Edda is derived from Oddi.
Located at 63.77, -20.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Ytri-Rangá is a river in Iceland popular for salmon fishing. It is over 55 kilometres long, rising north of Hekla, passing to the west of Hella before, 10 kilometres further south, joining with the river Þverá to become the Hólsá.
Located at 63.77, -20.39 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Hellnahellir is the largest man-made or artificial cave in Iceland. It is located in Landsveit, South Iceland. The cave is almost 50m long and the walls are covered with engravings. Its age is unknown but it is most probably from 12th or 13th century.
Rangárþing ytra is a municipality located in southern Iceland. As of 2011, the total population was 1,523 (28th most populous in country), and the total area was 3,188 km² (11th largest in area). Its major industries include tourism and agriculture. Rangárþing ytra was created on June 9, 2002, when three municipalities, Rangárvallahreppur, Holta- og Landsveit, and Djúpárhreppur were merged. The largest settlement is Hella.
Hella is a small town in the southern part of Iceland at the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants. Hella is situated 94 kilometres to the east of Reykjavík on the hringvegur (Road no.1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.
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