• A strict line was drawn between the black sand and the vegetation
    In many places deep in the Highland in Iceland, you can find unusual and almost strange sights. Sometimes dark sites, boiling sites, vast view, strange lava formation and much more.  One such place is near Lakagígar where we have vast carpets of lava, a lot of ash, dust, and black sands.  This is also at an altitude where vegetation has difficulties to grow and sustain.  Sometimes while traveling in the Highland you can experience the dark sand continuing all around you form kilometers after...
  • The Highland in Iceland is soon covered with snow
    We have often discussed the highland of Iceland.  It is by any measure a very exciting and fascinating place. Not only is there a vast spectrum of diversity in the landscape but it is also a pleasant and peaceful place to visit.  You can choose many hiking trails and walk through many different kind of mountains, canyons, fissures and valleys while viewing waterfalls, lava, and craters that once delivered glowing lava.  When hiking you can choose an infinitive number of places to put up your...
  • These columnar basalt forms are called Dverghamrar or The Dwarf Cliffs
    This amazing rock formation is said to have formed during Ice Age, when sea level was higher and its waves formed the facade of the rocks. These columnar basalt forms are called Dverghamrar or The Dwarf Cliffs. It is a perfect pitstop when travelling in the southern region of Iceland, situated only 10 km east of the Kirkjubæjarklaustur village. This might be one of the most grand homes of dwarfs and elves in Iceland so naturally the cliffs are treated respectfully, since no one wants to risk...
  • Goðafoss during winter
    Much of the photos from Iceland are naturally stunning pictures of natural wonders during the blooming summer months. Waterfalls surrounded by colorful vegetation, gray and green moss over fields of lava, rhyolite mountains with stunning colors and stunning overview of beautiful fjords and the list can go on. In winter most of the landscape is either covered with snow or quite monotonous and colorless. But that doesn't necessarily make it less interesting.  There are many photo opportunities in...
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
    If you read information about Iceland and places to visit around the countryside, you will soon learn about and discover many places where you can take a bath in a geothermal pool. There are dozens of delightful small pools as well as a few larger ones in the south region, in the Highland and in the Westfjords.  All of them are very popular and most available free of charge since the hot water comes from the ground and flows like a creek, often mixed with cold water to give the right...
  • 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...

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