• A good start for the best season in Iceland
    Iceland is now entering the most interesting time of the year. There is no arguing that the summer months June and July are the best months to visit Iceland and travel in Iceland.  And this year we do not need to make a fuss about the weather. Winter has been mild, and now nature is more responsive. Our landscape is more colorful, the roads are better, and our flora and fauna are blooming sooner.  The Highland roads will open earlier than usual, and access to many of the most beautiful natural...
  • ​The interesting thing about glaciers
    Glaciers are a fascinating part of the Icelandic landscape.  Glaciers and Glacier tongues are often in such proximity to inhabited areas that they are an inseparable part of daily life. Needless to say, they are also part of the overall experience for visitors as many glaciers are visible when driving the Ring Road, taking an exciting road trip in many regions or visiting the many famous natural wonders on the Golden Circle.  Compared to most other countries, this is unique and one of the...
  • In Iceland you are not allowed to camp anywhere - it is not legal.
    If you want to keep your cost to a minimum when traveling in Iceland, you have some choices despite the popular believe that Iceland is expensive.  One thing you need to do though is spending some time preparing and looking carefully into many options for transportation, accommodation, and food.  The more you prepare and the better your organize your vacation, the less expensive it will be. One option is to take advantage of the many campsites around the country to lower your accommodation cost...
  • If you plan a holiday in Iceland it is a good idea to study the weather
    The weather is one of the most unpredictable factors people live with and need to accept in Iceland. This applies both visitors and citizens all year round, independent of seasons.  Although the Meteorological Office in Iceland issues a daily and weekly forecasts the weather often behaves differently. Most people who live in Iceland have a built in factor where they always expect the worst weather but gladly accept anything better than expectations.  This attitude refers to all seasons, and...
  • The Eyjafjallajokull eruption put Iceland on the map for many people
    Seven years ago the eruption at Eyjafjallajokull volcano grabbed the attention of the world.  In recent times few eruptions have caught a similar attention.  It was almost the only thing the news media discussed for days. One of the main reasons was, of course, the concern that the volcanic ash the eruption spewed into the atmosphere would damage aircraft engines.  Consequently, most of the airspace in Europe was closed down for days and all aircraft grounded with consequence for hundreds of...
  • Anders Lönnfeldt Photographer & filmmaker
    Anders Lönnfeldt Photographer & filmmaker sent us this video from his trip to Iceland. Anders and his girlfriend traveled during winter a few weeks ago in a camper, which is unusual at that time of the year.  So in addition to the beautiful landscape, they experienced snowstorms, slippery roads, and a variety of weather.   Interestingly Anders filmed the tour and submitted his interesting video on Vimeo. The video is great and gives a good idea of how Iceland is in winter. Anders short...
  • Two rivers side by side in Jökulsárgljúfur - glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and the smaller spring-fed Brandslækur creek
    Iceland has hundreds of rivers and probably thousands of creeks brooks and streams.  It is a country of water and has more water recourses than most other countries, both cold and hot water. In a report from the University of Iceland a few years ago regarding water as a natural resource, it is concluded that Iceland could hypothetically fulfill all the water demand in a country with a population of 350 million people.  That is like providing the US with all its water demand.  And that is...
  • Early spring in Þórsmörk
    Spring has arrived early in Iceland.  April is not always part of spring but more often part of winter, but the weather can change all that. At least in the minds and heads of Icelanders.  We at Hit Iceland are always touring around the country and took a day trip to Þórsmörk yesterday on Good Friday. To our surprise, we discovered that there is almost no snow in this beloved oasis in the Icelandic Highland.  And if the weather continues to stay warm, Þórsmörk might be blooming in May making...
  • Reykholt in the west region is a crucial historical and cultural place in Iceland
    For many reasons, Reykholt in the west region is a crucial historical and cultural place in Iceland. In medieval times it was the center of power, culture and power struggle among chiefs that fought hard never shy to engage in challenging and deadly battles.  One of the largest persona in all events related to power, accumulation of wealth and leadership was Snorri Sturluson. Snorri Sturluson Snorri was highly intelligent and received the best education available in his time. As a poet, a...
  • Skálholt, the former Episcopal see, and farm, in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Skálholt, the former Episcopal see, and farm, in the Southern Region in Iceland is one of the most important historical places in the country.  For ages, the Iceland was a rural agricultural society with almost no form of a significant urban area.  The Church was a powerful institution both socially and economically in addition to its main spiritual and religious role. Accordingly, Skálholt became a center and played the role of a capital of Iceland for centuries. It was a center of religion,...

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