• Breaking amount of snow in Reykjavík
    As expected and following the forecast by the Icelandic Med Office winter came with force. Last weekend the snow in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, was a record-breaking amount.  The snow was 51 centimeters and completely shut the city down for a few hours. A shutdown like this is a situation that occurs every once in awhile during winter. It actually requires a calm wind and a lot of snow in a short time. All the of the streets and main connecting roads in Reykjavík were packed with snow. ...
  • The charming and beautiful fishing villages in the Eastern Region
    When you are traveling the Ring Road in the Eastern Region Iceland, you should take some time to visit some, if not all of the beautiful and charming fishing villages on the shore.  Each and every village has their distinct history and uniqueness and are a good place to stop and take a rest.  All have good, but different camping sites and accommodations and many have interesting museums and exciting adventures.  Seyðisfjörður is one of our favorite towns in Iceland. A town that you don't want...
  • Winter has finally arrived in Iceland
    Although it is February, Reykjavík has not seen much of a winter as we have barely seen snow or had a cold day.  Cold in the Icelandic sense.  This is very unusual as winter normally arrives with snow and regular snowstorms in December the latest.   The winter has actually been exceptionally mild and even most or January, and a large portion of February looked like a typical spring day in Iceland.  But today the Icelandic Med Office issued a warning for Friday the 24th, tomorrow. The storm...
  • Basalt column places that you will enjoy
    One of the natural wonder we encourage people to visit when in Iceland is the basalt column.  These can be seen in many places although Stuðlagil is our favorite.  We are of the opinion that this is the most beautiful basalt column place on the plane.  Stuðlagil canyon in Iceland is a newly discovered natural wonder and is most likely becoming a popular destination. The story behind the canyon and how the basalt column was revealed is quite fascinating. Also, to the story of the Jökuldalur...
  • Catholic Church in Iceland
    Although Iceland has many churches all over the country almost all of them are churches of the Icelandic official religion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church. There are other churches and other religions, and one of them is the Catholic church in the Vesturbær district in Reykjavík. There are also other Catholic chapels around the country.  The Catholic church/cathedral stands on the former farmland Landakotstún, an old farm purchased by the Catholic Church more than a century ago. This is the...
  • Camping and hiking in Iceland
    Camping and hiking in Iceland are among the great options for people planning a vacation, a trip, a drive along the coastline or a road trip to Iceland. During summer Iceland is actually a fantastic place to take a family trip, go camping and visit some of the natural wonders like waterfalls, hot springs, basalt column wonderlands, breathtaking canyons, and iceberg lagoons to name a few. It is a great adventure and a very secure way to travel.  For most visitors, not to mention kids on a family...
  • Fog in Reykjavík
    Although the weather in Iceland is quite unpredictable and always changing, The Icelandic Med Office has been able for a long time to predict with accuracy that a fog will not appear in Reykjavík. That is because fog is very unusual in Reykjavík, and in the past, has more or less only been seen only in November.  And when Reykjavík had a fog it was only for a very short time, a few hours maybe.  But in recent days, in February of all months, we have seen fog for a few days. Sometimes a very...
  • definitely look at the Westfjord
    Visiting towns and villages in one of the exciting things you can do in Iceland if you choose to take a road trip and travel outside the popular southwest region.  Most of the towns around the country have excellent services like accommodation, a camping site, a gas station, a convenience store, a restaurant or a café, a swimming pool and some form of recreational activity, local museums, and tours.  In each region, you will find small harbors and old houses, many that have been renovated in...
  •  Our visitors are now building the attractions and defining things to do.
    By the seashore near the city center in Reykjavík, there is a path called Sculpture & Shore Walk. It runs from Harpa Conference Center eastward to the famous Höfði house.  This walking path is one of the busiest walking trails in Reykjavík with three magnificent sculptures along the way. Yesterday I noticed an interesting project or trend.  At the beginning of the walk, near Harpa Conference Center, there is a small area by the shore filled with pebbles and small stones. This place is part...
  • Atlavík
    It is rare to find a region, area or place in Iceland covered with trees, and a forest is impossible to find anywhere on the island. Tere are only two to three areas in the whole country that even resemble anything that could be defined as a forest.  This is completely different from large areas in Europe and in the US and many other countries where you drive for hours and only see trees on both sides of the road. The two places where you find a fairly large area of trees is Hollormstaðarkógur...

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