• Kýlingar lake at Fjallabak in Iceland
    If you live in a city that is crowded with people and loaded with stressful moments from buses, cars, honking horns, whining sirens, people shouting, the highland of Iceland is a place to visit and experience. It is a place on the other side of the emotional scale of stress and anxiety. It is a place of relaxation, a place of quiet moments, a home of only a few birds that make beautiful sounds, and a place of stillness. A place that is free of predators and dangerous animals. If you want to...
  • This is Háifoss, the second-highest waterfall in Iceland, presenting its winter coat. In the winter, the waterfall is also a sculptor changing its appearance dramatically. Building icicles and extraordinary ice forms around its home for decoration only. Tomorrow I will show you a photo of the Háifoss waterfall from below in summer. A totally different viewpoint. A totally different waterfall. A totally different experience. So even one Natural Wonder, one waterfall, can convey a different...
  • Monument dedicated to honoring those on the B-24 when it crashed
    On May 2rd 1943 a B-24 Liberator bomber in the US Air Force, Hot Stuff, crashed into the mountain Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland.  It was one of many aircraft accidents in Iceland during WWII but an exceptionally tragic one.  All members of the plane were killed in the crash except one. The story of Hot Stuff is a remarkable one as the crew had completed 31 successful missions during the war and was the first to complete 25 missions.  As a reward, Hot Stuff was chosen to...
  • Kermóaafoss, the largest and most exciting waterfall in Elliðaárdalur
    There are probably few cities in the world that have a river running through its districts.  Let alone a river where people can go fishing and catch a salmon.  But in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland you will find a river running through a beautiful valley Elliðarárdalur. The river has its origin in the two square kilometer lake Elliðavatn.  The lake is quite shallow as most of it is only 1 meter in depth. The valley is a great place to take two to three hours to hike. Hiking the valley to...
  • Illugastaðir, a scene of a crime in the early nineteenth century. Photo by: ©MICHAEL LEVY - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
    Photo of Illugastaðir by ©MICHAEL LEVY - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER Illugastaðir farm on the west shore of Vatnsnes Peninsula in the North Region in Iceland is probably best known among tourists for its seal colony.  It is an inseparable part of the Vatnsnes Peninsula scenic drive and a place you don't want to miss. At the farm, you can spend time in the seal watching hut and enjoy the excellent facilities provided to experience the daily life of seals and birds in their natural environment. ...
  • Katrin Jakobsdóttir starts her first day as prime minister on the 99th anniversary of sovereignty
    Icelanders often pride themselves on the fact that the fight for independence was won with one weapon, the pen.  During the battle, no shot was fired and no blood was shed. Instead, our heroes wrote tons of articles, delivered multiple proposals, presented arguments, and participated in disputes for many decades. In steps and milestones like a constitution, sovereignty, and home rule the fight was won and independence achieved in 1944. Achievements that are still admired and celebrated by...
  • To find a rent a car or car for hire in Iceland is not as simple as finding a car for hire in most other countries.
    Renting a car and driving around the country in Iceland is by far the best way to travel. By hiring a car, you can organize a road trip that fits your budget and schedule. You can choose how much time to spend at a particular stop, a natural wonder, a charming small town or a museum. You also have the flexibility to enjoy the landscape, a scenic drive and a cozy picnic. And like Icelanders have done for decades, you can respond to the unpredictable weather and adjust your travel plan.  And keep...
  • Travellers are advised to check road conditions at the Icelandic Road Authority
    The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning to travelers for Friday, November 24th and Saturday the 25th or possibly until Sunday the 26th. This means that most of the roads leading from Reykjavík and the capital city area are more or less closed or very difficult to drive. Anyone planning to travel is encouraged to check road conditions at Safetravel.  The storm warning applies particularly to the south coast, particularly the south-east coast,  and the northern part of Iceland.  In other...
  • What is the reward of getting to the top?
    Iceland has many natural wonders and many places you can visit and enjoy.  Although some of our natural wonders like Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring have gained popularity among visitors, there are still many peaceful and exciting places that people rarely visit. Places that are not as accessible and require more effort to visit. Places that you can only visit during summer due to road conditions or because they are in the Highland.  To visit Iceland and enjoy the peaceful and...
  • Öræfajökull glacier on right side seen from Lómagnúpur mountain on the South Shore in Iceland
    Increased indications of volcanic activity in Öræfajökull outlet glacier in Vatnajökull on the south shore has moved the alert state to a higher level.  According to the Icelandic Med Office increased earthquakes, changes in volcanic related chemicals in glacial rivers floating from the glacier, and a new ice-cauldron taking shape on the top of the glacier are all unusual developments.  Not the least when all occur simultaneously. Icelandic Civil Protection Authorities have issued a state of...

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