• Most roads are relatively easy to drive although caution is required and slow driving recommended
    If you are trying to figure out how to plan an exciting vacation, Iceland should be on your list. It has many interesting places to visit. But although there are many reasons you should visit Iceland, the country that many think of as exotic, you should plan before you take a decision.  And you should seriously consider one or two of the many road trips you can drive to enjoy the various natural wonders. You should include charming towns and villages as well as interesting places in the...
  • Basalt column places that you will enjoy
    Iceland is truly a geological wonderland.  For geologists, the island is a significant source for research offering more variety of places to study than most places on the planet.  Some of the geological wonders are also one of our most popular attractions, like basalt column stacks and all kinds of basalt column formations. Although this beautiful structure, originating in basalt lava, is found in many places in the world, Iceland is probably the best place to find many beautiful basalt...
  • Hallgrímskirkja church
    Skólavörðurholt in the Reykjavík City Center district is a hill that for decades and even centuries was the highest point in the town of Reykjavík. That was before the districts of Árbær, Breiðholt and Grafarvogur developed on land with higher elevation, and before Reykjavík became a city.  As early as the second decade of the twentieth-century ideas began to surface suggesting to build a church on the Skólavörðuholt hill. In the third decade elaborated proposals started to see daylight as the...
  • Katla, on the other hand, can possibly burst with devastating and dangerous consequences.
    Iceland is an island of many volcanos, and according to one of our most prominent geologists, at least four major volcanos are due. Three of them, Hekla, Bárðabunga and Grímsvötn are quite large but unlikely to cause danger or harm to anyone, but Katla, on the other hand, can possibly burst with devastating and dangerous consequences.  One indication geologists look at when trying to predict an eruption is the number of earthquakes in the volcano's sleeping crater or earthquakes near the...
  • The Sculpture and Shore Walk is a popular walking path in Reykjavík
    The Sculpture and Shore Walk is a popular walking path in Reykjavík. If you need to find something to do while in the city this walk is a splendid way to spend a couple of hours enjoying the scenery, looking sculptures and take a refreshing walk by the ocean. It is a fascinating walk at any time, both during the day and also in the evening any time of the year. The walk is not too long, and there are many stops along the way.  And most of the time the view over the fjord Kollafjörður with its...
  • The Shore Piece Sculpture by Sigurður Guðmundsson
    As the name implies, there are some interesting sculptures along the Sculpture and Shore walk in Reykjavík. Although sculptures are often quite visible placed on a foundation for display others are not so obvious. By the shoreline at Sæbraut street, the city of Reykjavík built a breakwater to protect the shoreline against the mighty waves and forces of the ocean.  It is two and a half kilometer long wall starting in the City Center all the way to Laugarnes. By the breakwater is a popular...
  • The sculpture was given to Iceland in 1991 to celebrate, at that time, the 50 years of good diplomatic relationship between Iceland and the USA.
    The walking path along the Reykjavík coastline by Sæbraut Street has in recent years become a popular walking route in our city. It is a convenient two-kilometer walk from downtown Reykjavík past the conference hall Harpa, Sólfar the Sun Voyager sculpture, the Partnership sculpture and eventually leading you to Höfði House. A good idea if you visit Reykjavík and are looking for things to do. Just before reaching the Höfði house there is a beautiful sculpture given to Reykjavík and Iceland by...
  • One such place is Krossneslaug swimming pool in the fjord Norðurfjörður at Strandir in the Westfjords.
    Sometimes when we are working on an article about a particular place or a particular region we come across a place that we absolutely loved.  When working on the text and processing the photos we are reminded of the joy and pleasure while visiting.  One such place is Krossneslaug swimming pool in the fjord Norðurfjörður at Strandir in the Westfjords.  It is a place so unique and so different that we are determined to travel there again next summer.  It seems that Strandir has a special...
  • Some of the most popular attractions in Iceland are sometimes described as overcrowded.
    Some of the most popular attractions in Iceland are sometimes described as overcrowded. This is true during the high season in summer and often during the peak hours on a busy day in other seasons. However, this applies to four or five places in Iceland, like Gullfoss, Geysir, Almannagjá, Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall and not to minimum 200 to 300 other places and natural wonders you can visit and admire, without much traffic or worries that the place might be overcrowded....
  • Beautiful horses are almost part of the landscape
    Although most visitors drive around Iceland going from one natural wonder to another, they are usually driving through quite a scenic landscape most of the time. Even when driving from one beautiful waterfall to another visitors are often driving on the road with an extensive view over a vast area of black sand or a picturesque countryside.  In the background, you usually have mountains, a glacier or even a glacier tongue forcing its way to the ocean. You never drive for a long time through a...

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