• City of Reykjavík and Capital city neighbours turn of city lights for better view of Aurora Borealis
    Tonight an unusually strong appearance of the northern lights are forecasted by the Icelandic Met Office in Iceland. Strength is estimated to be around 6 on a scale of 0 to 9. Usually the highest strength during winter, the whole northern lights season in Iceland, is around 5.  Most of the time the strength is around 3 to 4 which gives quite a satisfactory and often spectacular Northern Lights but requires a dark area. A strength of 6 and a clear sky makes it easier to see the Aurora Borealis...
  • The northern lights or Aurora borealis are back in business
    The entrance into our lives this winter is spectacular.  The show that this wonder of the world put on tonight was nothing less than magnificent and lasted for hours.  This was the view from my balcony on the sixth floor in the downtown area in Reykjavík around 11 pm. I could not resist taking my tripod and camera out to the balcony for a few shots. How convenient is that, just stepping out to your balcony to photograph the Aurora borealis having a great night. The light floated and danced in...
  • A classic picture of a residential street in late autumn.
    Although often regarded as a suburb of Reykjavík, Hafnafjörður does indeed behave more like a small town. Its small centre has a variety of cafés, small shops, restaurants and bars. Hafnafjörður is a perfect place to stay at for a night or two to experience a calm, local and residential are in Iceland without being in the busy center of Reykjavík. Taking a walk around you will find the old harbor, beautiful and well taken-care-off houses, swimming pools and a very interesting cultural house...
  • Another perfect pitstop when driving on ring-road 1 is Kolugljúfur.
    Another perfect pitstop when driving on ring-road 1 is Kolugljúfur. This powerful canyon is located deep in the valley Víðidalur in east Iceland. Falling down in to the beginning of the canyon is a wide waterfall called Kolufoss. From there on the water continues with a huge force down the canyon, creating muddy foam that adds to the scenery. Both the canyon and the waterfall are said to be named after the giant Kola. She lived close by and would choose this spot to hang out reaching all the...
  • The many reasons why you should drive the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on you trip to Iceland
    If you are looking for an exciting drive or a tour in Iceland where you can comfortably drive and see the magnificent landscape and beautiful natural wonders, astonishing small villages and places with entertaining stories, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula Drive is an excellent option.  Especially, if you have your own car, a camper or a rental a car. It is quite possible to take the Snæfellsnes Peninsula drive in a day, but you have to ask yourself;  "am I really in a hurry when traveling?" We cannot...
  • Hrísey Island
    This is the view that awaits you when approaching the small island Hrísey in the ferry called Sævar. The island has been called the Pearl of Eyjafjörður which is located on the north coast of Iceland; only a 35 minutes drive from Akureyri. With a small population of about 170 people, Hrísey has many cute and colorful houses. The island is 7.67 square kilometers, and the residential are takes up a small portion of that, while the rest is fruitful vegetation along with a large range of bird...
  • When you have reached the waterfall you can walk/climb to see the pool in which the water falls down.
    What is special about Ófærufoss is the amount of viewpoints you can see it from, giving you a new perspective of this impressive waterfall each time. At first, when driving towards Ófærufoss you will see it from above, along with a curve of basalt rock formation leading to the waterfall. After driving down to the canyon you can take an hour long hike towards the waterfall. When you have reached it you can walk/climb to see the pool in which the water falls down. That is where this photo is from...
  • Hvítserkur or white shirt as it is translated to English is 15 m high basalt rock situated near the eastern shore of Vatnsnes.
    Hvítserkur or white shirt as it is translated to English is 15 m high basalt rock situated near the eastern shore of Vatnsnes. It is home to many sea bird species and most likely its name derives from the white guano deposited on the rock. Before arriving to Hvítserkur there is a nice café to grab a coffee, from there you can either walk the rest in 30 minutes or drive up towards the view point. We definitely recommend a stop by Hvítserkur if driving in the north of Iceland. It is even more...
  • A mistake many visitors make when traveling in the Icelandic Highland is to hire a small car and to drive it into a river and put themselves in danger when they get stuck in the middle of the stream.
    It's already September, and that means that the Highland roads in Iceland are more or less closing down.  Most of the cabins and service on the Highland is also closing, and any service has been terminated. It is the beginning of winter and soon the whole area will be covered with snow. But there is always another year and in the weeks ahead you have a great opportunity to plan for next year in the Icelandic Highland which opens again in July 2017.  If you are interested in the Icelandic...
  • While driving Sprengisandur we came across this formation on our way down to Eyjafjörður.
    These days Hit Iceland is exploring the Highland. We are driving to places in the Highland for photos and content and like anyone else, admiration of the wonderland that the Icelandic highland is. There are so many places one can visit in the Highland.  We visited Kjölur and Askja and Herðubreiðalindir last week and the week before, and the new lava Holuhraun.  This week we have been driving Sprengisandur, one of two main roads over the Highland. The other one is Kjalvegur or Kjölur. The...

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