Northern Region

  • The Icelandic Farm Animals
    Evelyn Ýr, Eydís and Sigrún are three farmers located in Skagafjörður (North Iceland) that started a program together called The Icelandic Farm Animals. The idea behind it is to provide something different than the mainstream touristic attractions by giving visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Icelandic farmlife. “We know that we can achieve much more than separately, by sharing our knowledge and vision of things. We also believe this project can bring more attention to the area, through...
  • The Icelandic Highlands never cease to fascinate both locals and their visitors
    You will either love it or hate it. Most love it. Whichever it is, the Icelandic Highlands never cease to fascinate both locals and their visitors. The island is only habitable along the coastlines as the Highlands cover most of the country. And, it is a dangerous place. The Highlands is where the forces of nature are at their most extreme. You get volcanic activity, raging glacial rivers, glacial runs, killer weather. It is a volcanic desert of grey, black or brown earth, lava and volcanic...
  • Growing up on the banks of Lake Mývatn was wonderful
    Lake Mývatn and its surroundings are the most admired area in Iceland. At least by the Icelanders. This beautiful oasis is riddled with contrasts, cradled between volcanic hills at the threshold to the highlands. It is black and white, and full of colour. While being a fertile farming area, it also has the most beautiful lava formations you'll ever find. Being in the north of the country, it can be harsh and menacing. Still it has the most tranquil atmosphere and possesses the most delicate...
  • On the set in the highly acclaimed movie Hrútar
    Three years ago, Jenný Lára graduated as an actress and director from the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Every year quite a number of young Icelanders complete their education in dramatic arts abroad, most often in London. Some choose to stay, some to return home. Jenny Lára chose to return to Iceland immediately after graduating. Back home to an extremely competitive market. Back home, to reap the rewards of her education and harness her creative spirit. But, what was it like...