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Interactive Map of Iceland Launched

A website with an interactive 3D map of Iceland has been launched. It includes both “must-see” and lesser known destinations in the country and combines information on phenomena like the northern lights with illustrations inspired by myths and legends, such as sea monsters which were often depicted in ancient maps of Iceland.

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The interactive 3D map.

“During the design process we looked at some old maps and I was so fond of the decorative style, showing sea monsters and erupting volcanoes that I tried to convey some of the illustrative style of the old maps in this new map but from a touristic perspective,” explained the map’s designer Rober van Spanje, adding, “Hopefully fun and informative can go hand-in-hand.”

As to why he found the map necessary, van Spanje said, “There are many maps out there, but none of them showing Iceland as a whole with a quick overview of the country’s main points of interest.”

These include Gullfoss waterfall and Eyjafjallajökull glacier/volcano. Among lesser known attractions that people can find on the map are the Hraunfossar waterfalls in west Iceland and three partially hidden caves on Reykjanes peninsula in the southwest.

The project is an initiative of Gray Line Iceland which is one of the leading tour operators in the country, organizing shuttle service to Keflavík International Airport as well as day tours and vacation packages to most of the points located on the map.

Click here to check out the new map.

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