• 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...
  • Jokulsarlon glacier iceberg lagoon
    View our VIDEO of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most popular and most fascinating attraction in Iceland. The lagoon is sometimes full of icebergs and puts on a captivating show as the icebergs strive for the coast. A lagoon where natural forces play a constant and everlasting game. The Atlantic ocean vs. the river full of icebergs from the glacier tongue and the glacier lagoon. A place where natural forces are moving. Prepare your trip to Iceland for better enjoyment and plan your...
  • French dudes in Iceland
    In many warmer places and countries, it is quite popular to take a nice swim in a lake. This, however, is rare in Iceland. One main reason is the temperature of the lake and another the climate in Iceland. Also, most of the lakes are quite shallow. But that does not prevent some of our visitors from trying. Try to find a lake to bath in or swim in, but more often than not, the result is rather embarrassing. These two french dudes tried to find a way to swim in one of the many lakes in...
  • One of the fascinating museums in Iceland is The Herring Era Museum or Síldarminjasafnið in Siglufjörður in the Northern Region.
    One of the fascinating museums in Iceland is The Herring Era Museum or Síldarminjasafnið in Siglufjörður in the Northern Region.  The museum is also the largest maritime museum in Iceland.  The herring era spans more than five decades of the 220th century, and herring and the catching and processing of herring were the driving force behind the buildup in Siglufjörður.  It was the central herring town and in the thirties and the forties one of the most populated towns in Iceland. Today it is...
  • When in the Eastern Region you should not miss the fabulous and unique museum at Stöðvarfjörður.
    Although the landscape, natural wonders, geology, and geography are among the main attractions in Iceland, adventure tours, museums and other interesting things to do also play a role.  In all of the regions in Iceland, you will find interesting tours related to hiking or adventure connected to interesting local things like an island, an old volcano, an ice cave, and a seal colony. Or like you can find at Stöðvarfjörður fjord and village in the East Region, a stunning stone and mineral museum...

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