•  Borgarvirki
    For those interested in history and the Icelandic Sagas, Borgarvirki is a very relevant place to visit. Although originally formed naturally by an ancient volcanic plug of columnar basalt, that base is believed to have been transformed into a defensive fortification dating around the Settlement (879 - 1030 AD). There are some debates about whether that is true or if it was simply used for peaceful purposes but either way it is a great spot to see and perhaps decide for yourself. Borgarvirki was...
  • This news and warning from the Icelandic Met Office is only a reminder of how important it is to follow the weather when traveling in Iceland.
    Yesterday the Icelandic Met Office issued a warning that heavy rain is expected in south and west Iceland in the days ahead.  The temperature in Iceland is also supposed to be warm for this season so in addition to the rain, water is coming from the mountains and melting glaciers. The wind forecast is a south and southeast 13-20 m/s. This is not good news for those traveling in or near the Highland.  As there are many rivers in the Highland and Highland roads one has to cross; the situation...
  • If you only have a day to drive around the countryside in Iceland and are interested in some of the spectacular sites and natural wonders Iceland has to offer, the Reykjanes Peninsula Drive is a great option. Either a self-drive or take the spectacular Hit Iceland Reykjanes tour of geology, history, and culture. This is especially true if you are staying in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, or near the International airport at Reykjanesbær or the small fishing town of Grindavík. The Reykjanes...
  • Between Drekagil and Askja
    Often the journey towards a recommended sight seeing spot is just as interesting as the final destination. That is definitely the case for this photo. On the way from the camping area in Drekagil one can drive for about 15 minutes towards the popular Askja and Víti. In good weather conditions this drive can be quite amazing. On one hand there is a huge field of pitch black sand and rocks and on the other there are hills of layered rock formations ranging from brown to gray and black contrasting...
  • ​Lake Myvatn in Autumn
    Traveling in Iceland in autumn, in the months from October to the beginning of November, is such a joy for two reasons.  On the one hand, you have all the colors of autumn as the leaves on the trees change colors.  This is so magical because all the green trees and the green leaves take on many different colors, mostly yellow, orange and red. For this reason, a large area can change the character for a few weeks and seem quite different to the bright green and light yellow that dominates the...
  • As we are traveling in the north of Iceland and staying in Akureyri, we noticed that the autumn is exceptionally beautiful
    Autumn is a beautiful time to travel in Iceland.  As the leaves start to change color in late September the overall color of landscape with trees and vegetation begins to change. When driving from Reykjavík to the northern part, you drive through a landscape that during summer is more or less green through the landscape of many colors. Red, yellow and orange starts to take over large areas giving the whole landscape scenery a new look.  This is very true if the weather has been calm during the...
  • This is photo is from Arnarfjörður, the second largest fjord of the westfjords.
    Travelling specifically around the westfjords of Iceland is a trip on its own. Preferably one should spend at least a week threading each fjords with their powerful mountains and their small and charming towns. This is photo is from Arnarfjörður, the second largest fjord of the westfjords. Situated between Tálkanafjörður and Dýrafjörður is 30 km long and 10 km at its widest. With this in mind, it makes sense that within Arnarfjörður there are a few smaller fjords one of them is Dynjandavogur...
  • Solfar is not a Viking ship but a dream machine
    Everything about the sculpture Sun Voyager is fascinating.  The Artist Jón Gunnar Árnason was a mechanic who left a successful career as a mechanic in his early career to become an artist.  As an artist, he was a pioneer and a philosopher with a vision. In his life nothing had a higher priority than art. He is considered by many to be one of Iceland's most remarkable sculptor and artists. Jón Gunnar was born in 1931 and passed away in 1989 only 58 years old. The Sun Voyager is part of the The...
  • Katla long overdue volcano is roaring and might erupt at any time
    Katla under the glacier Mýrdalsjökull is an active volcano in the southern part of the Icelandic Highland.  “Active” in a geological sense is measured in tens and hundred of years of an interval between eruptions.  In the past, Katla has had the habit of erupting at least once-twice every century and has erupted twenty times since the Icelandic settlement in the tenth century. It has been a long time since the interval was as long as the current one. That is why Katla is monitored by the...
  • Five “two for one waterfall” in Iceland
    One thing that Iceland doesn't lack is water. Creeks, streams, rivers,  waterfalls, ponds, and lakes are almost everywhere.  Small and large waterfalls, waterfalls embedded in gorges, hidden in caves, waterfalls in breathtaking landscape and raging glacial river waterfalls as well as relaxing spring fed river waterfalls.  Standing in front of a powerful waterfall is a feeling that gives you a good understanding of the power and beauty of mother nature.  But in the proximity of a beautiful...

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