• Barnafoss or Children’s Fall is an unusual waterfall, in the river Hvítá in Borgarfjörður
    Barnafoss or Children’s Fall is an unusual waterfall, in the river Hvítá in Borgarfjörður, western Iceland. As you can see on the photo it is a beautiful spot to visit in the autumn, when the orange turned moss contrasts with the clear blue of the water. Like with many places in Iceland, a folklore is placed by this waterfall. In this case, as the name might hint at, it’s a sad story, involving death of two children. There used to be a natural formed stone bridge over the waterfall, but as the...
  • There are villages with a fascinating history like Fáskrúðsfjörður and Bíldudalur
    Understandably most of our visitors in Iceland come here to see the natural wonders, waterfalls, hot springs, glacier lagoons, and other fascinating attractions. This requires a lot of traveling around the country, either in your own vehicle, a rent a car, with a tour operator or on a bus. One of the interesting things many visitors forget when organizing a trip to Iceland is to take the time to visit some of the highly attractive towns and villages around the coastline. Most of the towns and...
  • Have you ever thought about the bright arctic nights and the sun shining at midnight?
    Have you ever thought about the bright arctic nights and the sun shining at midnight? Is it even true that the sun is up and shining at midnight somewhere on the planet?  Can you imagine walking around in your city, town or the countryside near your home late at night, or even around and after midnight, and the night is bright, and the sun is shining?  Our photo was taken a few minutes after midnight near the arctic circle on June 20th this year.  To be more exact it is taken north of the...
  •  Hiking gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself while walking through a magnificent landscape and come in proximity with some spectacular natural wonders
    Hiking is the most exciting way to travel in Iceland. During the summer months of June through August, the Icelandic Highland is a paradise for hikers.  With the right preparation, good knowledge of the terrain and the proper gear you can find a spectacular hiking trail that is both secure and a good challenge.  There are many hiking trails all over Iceland with hidden gems and natural wonders that you are not able to visit in a vehicle. Gems that are only accessible on your two legs. Places in...
  • Here we have an overview of Hlíðar.
    Another photograph from our capital city, Reykjavík. Here we have an overview of Hlíðar, one of the cities’ most popular residential neighbourhoods. It is positioned very central, in walking distance to the centre, but still far enough from it to be albe to avoid the busy centre if wanted. With good schools and many playgrounds this neighbourhood is quite family orientated. Plus the fact that it is so close to Laugardalslaug, Reykjavík biggest public swimming pool. In the back we see the...
  • Nornabaugar directly translated to English as Witch's Rings.
    It is easy, when covering Iceland in pictures and writing, as we do here at Hit Iceland to get lost in the subject of overwhelming waterfalls, majestic mountains and other natural wonders. But what is also important to mention are the details that bind all these things together. Whether it be tiny rock formations or the vegetation, like in this photograph. These circles are called Nornabaugar directly translated to English as Witch's Rings. They are formed by a mushroom trying to grow in...
  • You are surrounded by beauty and stillness at the same time overpowered by the magnitude of the landscape.
    To be on your own placed in a large landscape with no sound other than the waves on the beach and the songs of birds looking for food in the sand or beneath the surface of the sea is an experience of a lifetime. A sanctuary from all the noises you recognize so well from constantly living in a large city with its traffic, disturbances, threats, intimidation and unclean air.   You are surrounded by beauty and stillness at the same time overpowered by the magnitude of the landscape. Walking in...
  • There are seemingly endless different ways of looking at Kerlingarfjöll.
    There are seemingly endless different ways of looking at Kerlingarfjöll and during a drive through the highland of Iceland it feels as if Kerlingarfjöll is looking at you, specially when driving by the road Kjölur. It is great to see the way this rugged cluster of mountains with their varied shapes and sizes stand as if they are protectors of their land. Which brings us to their name, Kerlingarfjöll which directly translates Old Woman's Mountains. to This photograph is taken from a far, but as...
  • Driving in winter in Iceland is often very difficult and can be dangerous
    Sometimes we get questions through our Facebook or Google+ or even direct through e-mail, and people ask about various things like driving in winter in Iceland, driving on gravel roads in Iceland, when to travel in the highlands, how to cross rivers and much more.  A few days ago we got a question regarding a trip on the Ring Road in the winter.  Is the Ring Road drive enjoyable in winter? In our Ring Road driving plan and Road Trip, we recommend taking the trip between May and end of...
  • This summer we met a young man from France, cycling over the Highland. We met him at Versalir in the middle of the road Sprengisandur or Sprengisandsleið.
    When discussing driving plans or road trips or planning any driving tour in Iceland, there is a striking difference between Icelanders and visitors.  For decades, even centuries, Icelanders have referred to places in the landscape by name. Everything has a name. This is also true when we talk about roads.  Every road in Iceland has a name and Icelanders use that name when talking about their summer tour and when planning a driving tour.  Although many visitors are familiar with the term Ring...

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