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...
Yesterday Iceland elected a new president. After the final deadline to announce a candidacy, with the requirement to have a list of at least 1,500 supporters, on May 21st, nine candidates competed. Three to four candidates were considered to have a break for the job, and five that most Icelanders thought would not have a chance, which became apparent in the elections. The three top candidates that most Icelanders would have been happy to see as a president were Guðni Th. Johannesson, Halla...
Today we officially open our new web page, hiticeland.com. It is a new approach conveying information about Iceland, Icelanders, our visitors, the capital Reykjavík, towns and villages, interesting places in our countryside, the Icelandic Sagas and folklore. We will also continue to write about all kinds of interesting things in our Notes and distribute them on social media. We hope you will enjoy our new web page and share this and our new web page with your friends.
Mosfellsbær is a community in Iceland located east of Reykjavík. When visitors drive from Reykjavík towards the West region or Thingvellir, they drive through Mosfellsbær. Like many of the towns around the Capital Reykjavík, it is tightly connected to the city. Almost like a suburb. Unlike many suburbs, Mosfellsbær has a lot to offer visitors and Icelanders alike. It is a culturally rich community. It was the home to Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s only Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1955...
Tours and things to do in Reykjavík Iceland
Find an interesting tour in Reykjavík. A tour in Reykjavík or a day-tour to nearby natural wonders, a scenic drive or an adventure tour if you are ready for action.
Pursuing the Northern Lights around Reykjavík in a small group
Iceland is a perfect place to see the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis. If conditions are right, the Northern Lights can be seen in all regions. Reykjavík and nearby countryside is an excellent place to search for and see the Northern Lights. Come with us as we search for the best place to experience this unique phenomenon.
Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara
Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.
With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour. The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places. Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature. We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.
Iceland is one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights. This tour will take you to see this spectacular phenomenon near Reykjavík. We bring you away from the city lights to a place where the likelihood of a spotting Aurora Borealis increases even further. The destination varies, of course, depending on cloud cover, clear skies, aurora strength and likelihood of a sighting. Visitors should be aware that although the tour endeavors to show the northern lights to as many of our guests as possible, seeing them is not guaranteed. In winter weather always plays a large part in Iceland.
Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting? This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders. And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn.
Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland. It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides. It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the Regions in Iceland that offers an impressive scenic drive, many exciting attractions and natural wonders. At the end is the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the landscape and dominating the view with its mystical power. A power sensed by many locals and visitors alike and inspired literary giants like Jules Verne and our Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxnes.
3 persons minimum
Explore one of the most exciting places in the Icelandic highland in a super jeep day tour from Reykjavík. Experience the magnificent colors of rhyolite mountains, visit a beautiful waterfall, meet Hekla the active volcano and take a dip in the most famous geothermal pool in Iceland.
This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water. This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.