• 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...
  • 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...

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