• 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...
  • The best and most interesting walking tour in Reykjavík
    One of the best ways to enjoy a city is to take a walking tour.  It is by far the most enjoyable way to experience the atmosphere, the architecture, the city landscape and all the exciting things a city can offer.  Reykjavík is no exception despite the fact that it is much smaller than most cities. So what is the most interesting walking tour you can take in Reykjavík?  The answer is quite simple; it is the Sculpture and Shore Walk from the City Center and Harpa to Höfði house. From the famous...
  • Öræfajökull glcier/volcano
    In recent months earthquake activity has increased in Öræfajökull the southernmost outlet glacier in Vatnajökull icecap. Just like the increased activity in Bárðarbunga outlet glacier on the northern part of Vatnajökull this development is quite intimidating.  Both outlet glaciers are also huge volcanos, and both have a humongous amount of ice on top. In addition to increased earthquake activity, scientists at the Icelandic MET office monitoring Vatnajökull icecap and both outlet glaciers, have...
  • How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave?
    How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave? To enter an ice cave placed under and at the end of a glacier tongue is a unique experience.  The caves are natural wonder created by mother nature during summer and accessible during winter.  In the spring when temperature rises and glaciers are exposed to the sun, ice melts and water filled with mud and rocks finds its way under the glacier crawling to the edge of the glacier tongue.  In the process, the rivers under...
  • When you enter the exhibition, you start in a corridor that tells the story of a century of eruptions in Iceland.
    Are you looking for a place to shake your brain and legs? Are you interested in Iceland and the many active natural forces like earthquakes, eruption and moving glaciers? The new Lava Center is a place you should seriously consider. A unique and highly interesting exhibition center with interactive exhibits located only a few kilometers from the notorious Eyjafjallajökuill glacier/volcano, and other active volcanos. Here you will find visual explanations of how movements in tectonic plates...
  • Scientists are constantly monitoring Bárðarbunga and nearby places
    Most dangerous eruptions in Iceland occur under ice, under a thick ice cap.  The reason is the massive flood that forces its way to the shore as the magma melts the thick ice on the volcano's top. The primary indicator to predict an eruption is earthquakes and the size and frequency of earthquakes.  The Icelandic Med Office monitors earthquakes around the country, especially around volcanos.  Bárðarbunga outlet glacier in Vatnajökull ice cap is probably one of two most dangerous combination of...
  • Our Nikon D750 camera in our three year Iceland journey
      As photographers, we have many reasons to phrase Nikon and specifically the D750 camera.   We purchased our first digital reflex camera back in 2003 when the D100 was launched. At that time a revolution in the digital camera market.  Later we bought the D200 and about three years ago the Nikon D750. Our purpose at that time was to travel around Iceland and photograph everything of interest.  Mostly landscape like waterfalls, basalt columns, hot springs, mountains, glaciers and also towns and...
  • The Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis appear, on a regular basis, in Iceland from the middle of September through to the end of March.
    What are the best months or the best time of year to see the Northern Lights in Iceland? The Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis appear, on a regular basis, in Iceland from the middle of September through to the end of March. Any time outside these months, the Northern Lights do not appear, as the nights are short and daylight dominates the sky. During these moths, the Aurora Borealis appear almost everywhere in the country if the strength, or the Aurora level, is right and the skies are...
  • A wrong rent a car in the Highland often costs a huge amount of money if it breaks down, even though you might want to try to fix the damages on the spot.
    It is a serious business to drive in the highland in Iceland.  Most of the roads in the Highland are challenging dirt roads that are harsh and demanding to drive, both for the driver and the car.  Often you need to cross over rivers and creeks that can easily be too deep and complicated for a small car to cross.  If it starts to rain the volume increases in a short period and a small stream can turn into a river.  Many dirt roads are bumpy and require a slow speed, especially if your vehicle is...

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