• Small towns and villages in Iceland
    The charming thing about small towns and villages in Iceland are the old houses. Some of them trace their history back to the 18th century and even farther back. Often the history of old houses is quite fascinating, as well as the history of the village. In recent years many owners of old houses from the 18th and the 19th century, have renovated their houses. Some of the houses have a new role as small museums, guesthouses or hotels. In Eyrarbakki, about an hours drive from Reykjavík, there are...
  • The steepest mountain pass in Iceland - Hellisheiði Eystri
    The steepest mountain road or the mountain pass in Iceland on both sides, up and down, is "Helisheiði eystri". Although this mountain road is not officially part of the Ring Road, it connects the Eastern Region and the Northern Region a bit north of the main Ring Road. The drive is approximately 14 kilometers, and the highest point is about 660 meters. Even though driving the road is a bit intimidating the view from the top is astonishing. For anyone traveling the Ring Road, it is an option to...
  • When hiking in the Highland
    One of the most remarkable experiences when hiking in the Highland, or any remote area in Iceland, is the time when nature takes over. If the weather is fair, you will have excellent visibility over mountains, valleys, rivers, small lakes and other beautiful things. Things that appear on the wide horizon and you start experiencing an incredible feeling of peace and relaxation. If you prepare correctly with proper clothing, shoes, gear, knowledge of the terrain, a good GPS; you can hike in many...
  • Skælingar in Iceland is a fascinating place to see lava
    During an eruption, the lava that floods to the surface can take on many forms. The lava also changes in the years, decades and centuries that follow. In Iceland, lava from various eruptions around the country throughout the geological history is visible almost everywhere. Most of the lava today is covered with moss. This company between lava and moss can form a beautiful combination as we can so easily see in Skælingar. For photographers, it is also interesting to know that there is quite a...
  • Unpredictable is the word that best describes the weather
    If given the task of finding one word that describes the weather in Iceland, it would be: Unpredictable. This conclusion applies to all seasons and all locations. The weather can change quickly from a beautiful day to a cold day quite suddenly. It is also more than possible to drive two to three hundred kilometers on the Ring Road and experience many weather samples. On a summer day, you can experience a sunny day, a windy day, a rainy day or even sometimes unexpectedly, a winter day. So the...
  • Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in other countries
    Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in most other countries, at least in Europe and North America. There are still parts of the main Ring Road that most visitors drive, that do not have asphalt but are still gravel roads. This is also true for the smaller Ring Road like the Westfjords road trip. There are many roads outside the main Ring Road in Iceland that are not expected to see asphalt anytime soon, as the road on the photo on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Also,...
  • A country loaded with fascinating natural sources
    Iceland is a fortunate country loaded with fascinating natural sources. Maybe not oil, diamonds, gold or valuable minerals, but almost endless resources of water. There is cold water, clean water, rivers and lakes. There are also vast underground fresh water streams that float out to the ocean every hour of the day. Iceland also has warm water and boiling water in the ground that we use to heat our homes. Water is everywhere and probably the most valuable resources that we have. A report was...
  • Reykhólar is a tiny village in the West Fjords
    Reykhólar is a tiny village at the entrance to the West Fjords. Although almost hidden and rarely mentioned anywhere today, Reykhólar is an interesting place from a historical viewpoint and has quite a unique place in Iceland’s history. For centuries, the farm Reykhólar was considered one of the most valuable estates in the country. Not only because it was an excellent farmland, but also because it owned hundreds of islands in the large fjord, Breiðafjörður, islands that included many...
  • This photo is taken on top of Sveinstindur
    Sveinstindur is a mountain accessible from the highland road Northern Fjallabak. It is not a particularly noticeable mountain, but a great mountain to climb because of the breathtaking view that waits on the top on a clear day. The peak is a little short of 11 hundred meters and has a marked trail to the top. It is not difficult to climb and only requires the usual, good hiking shoes and fairly good physical shape. This photo is taken on top of Sveinstindur to the east with a view over the...
  • A warm day in Iceland is colder than in other countries
    A pleasant sunny day doesn’t exactly mean the same in Iceland as in most other countries. Most importantly, it only requires a reasonably clear sky and the temperature to reach 10 to 12 degrees Celsius to define a beautiful sunny day. Everything warmer is just fantastic. On such a day Reykjavík shines, and people find their way to the center to enjoy a brunch or a glass of wine at a nice restaurant, preferably dining outside. Also, there are often many exciting events in art and music that one...

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