• Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue is a accessible place to view the magnificent ice
    A glacier tongue is a fascinating phenomenon in the Icelandic landscape. Glacier tongues can be seen in a number of places when you drive the Ring Road in the southern region.   A glacier tongue is really an enormous part of a glacier falling from the top or the ice cap down a long slope, sometimes hundreds of meters high.  Due to the mass of ice involved, the speed of the ice is very slow as it moves down the slope. At some point part of the lower part of the glacier tongue starts to break and...
  • Best time to photograph Seljalandsfoss
    Few places that are popular tourist attractions in Iceland are photographed more than Seljalandsfoss waterfall. There are many reasons as anyone can see by doing a image search on Google. To begin with it is without doubt a beautiful waterfall and an astonishing creation of nature. It is located by the Ring Road in Iceland and is easily accessible for anyone who has a car. If you are travelling the south region or the full Ring Road you can't miss it. It is also almost by the foot of the famous...
  • Sundlaugin Laugaskarði is perhaps the best swimming pool in Iceland.
    Less than an hour away from Reykjavík is a small town called Hveragerði. The name derives from the quantity of hot springs and hot water surrounding the town. Many locals make the mistake of driving right through the town, given its close position to the capital, missing out on the wonders and warmth of Hveragerði. One specific gem is the town’s public swimming pool, called Sundlaugin Laugaskarði. Until 1966 it was the only 50 meter swimming pool in Iceland and therefor the main training pool...
  • During the winter it can be quite challenging to drive on the Icelandic roads.
    During the winter it can be quite challenging to drive on the Icelandic roads. This applies particularly to the Westfjords,  the Eastern and North-Eastern part of the country.  There are two main factors that make it difficult to drive in winter; the roads are often packed with snow and therefore very slippery, and the weather and winter storms can be harsh which often makes the view on the road quite difficult. For people that have always lived in conditions where winter never comes and those...
  • Iceland celebrated new year's eve the traditional way, with one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks show on the planet.
    Iceland celebrated new year's eve the traditional way, with one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks show on the planet. This is what Icelanders do every year. Everyone at every home in the country shoots some firework into the air or at least lights a torch. This is a long tradition in addition to the many bonfires around most towns and villages.  Almost every household in the country spends a considerable amount to purchase fireworks from the local rescue squad.  This is the primary...
  • Ten irresistible natural wonders that encourage you to visit Iceland
    There are very few places on the planet where you can see, experience and visit as many natural wonders as in Iceland.  If you look at the ten natural wonders presented in this article is amazing that you can experience all of them on a small peaceful island up north in the Atlantic Ocean.  In some other places on planet earth, you might find similar places and same natural wonders, but the distance between them makes it impossible to visit unless you spend weeks or even months traveling. In...
  • The summer is the best time to visit Iceland
    When is the best time to visit Iceland and take a tour to see the many natural wonders and the amazing landscape Iceland offers? Is there any noticeable difference between the seasons?  The short answer is yes; there is a considerable difference between seasons and if you are organizing a visit or a trip to Iceland you should think about when to visit?. Each season has its character, and in some of the seasons, it is simply impossible to visit some of the natural wonders. Iceland is an island...
  • Þórsmörk is not only beautiful but also packed with things to see and experience
    As one of Iceland's most remarkable place to visit and a natural wonder, Þórsmörk is not only beautiful but also packed with things to see and experience plus hiking trails.  A place where you can find peace and quiet and your own little sanctuary by a small creek or under a hunted cliff.  It is an ideal place to take a bus from Reykjavík the capital equipped with hiking shoes, a tent, and supplies for a few days stay. Or rent a 4x4 vehicle that can cross rivers and drive on the dirt road...
  • This is though probably the first time the landscape describes the dimension between life and death.
    In the amazing Netflix series The OA there is a scene where the main character Prairie Johnson (Britt Marling) experiences her second near-death experience and is taken to a dreamlike exotic location.  Where on the planet would you find the landscape and location that could convey a place, interpreting the dimension between life and death?  The scene is most definitely in Iceland. It is in a landscape with moss that covers lava and has a typical walking path to a tiny cabin. A cabin that was...
  • Overall most of the animals in Iceland are a significant addition to the landscape.
    When driving in Iceland on vacation between natural wonders like waterfalls, basalt column cliffs, hot spring geothermal pools and glacier lagoons, you will most likely notice animals in the countryside. Especially if you are driving past farms and farmlands.  You will see a lot of sheep and cows, not to mention all the birds, small birds and large birds like geese and Whooper swans. Friendly wonderful animals, and in Iceland you don't have to worry about dangerous wild animals since they are...

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