• 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...
  •  If you are thinking about a holiday with the kids, Iceland should be on your list and for many reasons.
    If you are thinking about a holiday with the kids, Iceland should be on your list and for many reasons.  The most obvious reason is the same as for other tourists and visitors, the diversity in the landscape and choices of things to see.  Most curious kids like to see a real volcano and an old crater that once spewed glowing magma fro the ground and delivered fire, lava, and dark smoke in all directions. It is part of the children's adventures mind to be interested in seeing a location that...
  • One of the advantages driving the Westfjords in Iceland are the geothermal pools
    The Westfjords in Iceland are famous for the spectacular scenic drive in and out fjords and up and down mountain roads with many natural wonders included. It is often considered one of the most interesting road trips in Iceland.  One of the advantages driving the Westfjords in Iceland are the geothermal pools that pop up here and there by the road almost unexpectedly.  The pools are a perfect place to stop and dip into the warm water. Some of them are natural pools out in nature where you can...
  • Yet another stunning waterfall in Iceland, Aldeyjarfoss.
    Yet another stunning waterfall in Iceland. Aldeyjarfoss is situated in the north of Iceland, north of the highland road Sprengisandur (Road F26). Therefor the waterfall is almost on the boarder of the highlands. It is an overwhelming sight to see the powerful river, Skjálfandafljót drop 20 meters down next to the majestic basalt columns in Aldeyjarfoss. Besides the basalt columns the lava field it is a part of contains a broad variety of rock formation. Although bit of a hassle to get to since...
  • The biggest cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir.
    For all those cave curious travellers, Iceland having quite a collection of diverse caves, might be the perfect place to go. Here is a photograph of the entrance to the biggest one of those caves, Víðgelmir. Situated in the Hallmundarhraun lava field (West Iceland), Víðgelmir is a 1585 meter long lava tube. An expedition to the cave is interesting both for historical input as well as geographical. Traces of human habitation, most likely from the Viking Age have been found in Víðgelmir. Another...
  • In many corners in every part of Iceland, there is a place connected to folklore.
    In many corners in every part of Iceland, there is a place connected to folklore.  Even in places that are very popular tourist attractions. Stories of trolls, elves, ghosts, mysterious creatures, demons, and zombies.  Stories of communication between humans and all kinds of beings, creatures and entities from another dimension or another world. Creatures from the inland and monster related entities that live in the ocean or peaceful lakes and beings that live in cliffs, a small hill or a rock...
  • Iceland has approximately 70 towns and villages around the island. This is our top 10 list.
    Iceland has approximately 70 towns and villages around the island. Some are tiny hamlets or just a cluster of houses and barely fit into the definition of a village. Most of the towns do not have a long history, as Iceland was an agricultural society for centuries. The first indication of towns traces their beginning to a trading post or a fishing post. Of the 70 towns and villages, only a few can trace their history farther back than the 18th century. Although small, most of them were at some...
  • Vestmannaeyjar is a cluster of islands south of Iceland.
    An island off an island. Vestmannaeyjar is a cluster of islands south of Iceland. The largest one of them, Heimaey is a residential area, a small town with a population of 4,135 people.   In 1973 the Eldfell Volcano erupted in Vestmannaeyjar forcing the whole population to evacuate to mainland Iceland for at least a month. Afterwards came a period of building up the town again, since about fifth of the town was destroyed by the lava flow. The island is known for its versatile birdlife. For...

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