Northern Region

  • Basalt column places that you will enjoy
    One of the natural wonder we encourage people to visit when in Iceland is the basalt column.  These can be seen in many places although Stuðlagil is our favorite.  We are of the opinion that this is the most beautiful basalt column place on the plane.  Stuðlagil canyon in Iceland is a newly discovered natural wonder and is most likely becoming a popular destination. The story behind the canyon and how the basalt column was revealed is quite fascinating. Also, to the story of the Jökuldalur...
  • Yet another stunning waterfall in Iceland, Aldeyjarfoss.
    Yet another stunning waterfall in Iceland. Aldeyjarfoss is situated in the north of Iceland, north of the highland road Sprengisandur (Road F26). Therefor the waterfall is almost on the boarder of the highlands. It is an overwhelming sight to see the powerful river, Skjálfandafljót drop 20 meters down next to the majestic basalt columns in Aldeyjarfoss. Besides the basalt columns the lava field it is a part of contains a broad variety of rock formation. Although bit of a hassle to get to since...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  •  Borgarvirki
    For those interested in history and the Icelandic Sagas, Borgarvirki is a very relevant place to visit. Although originally formed naturally by an ancient volcanic plug of columnar basalt, that base is believed to have been transformed into a defensive fortification dating around the Settlement (879 - 1030 AD). There are some debates about whether that is true or if it was simply used for peaceful purposes but either way it is a great spot to see and perhaps decide for yourself. Borgarvirki was...
  • ​Lake Myvatn in Autumn
    Traveling in Iceland in autumn, in the months from October to the beginning of November, is such a joy for two reasons.  On the one hand, you have all the colors of autumn as the leaves on the trees change colors.  This is so magical because all the green trees and the green leaves take on many different colors, mostly yellow, orange and red. For this reason, a large area can change the character for a few weeks and seem quite different to the bright green and light yellow that dominates the...
  • As we are traveling in the north of Iceland and staying in Akureyri, we noticed that the autumn is exceptionally beautiful
    Autumn is a beautiful time to travel in Iceland.  As the leaves start to change color in late September the overall color of landscape with trees and vegetation begins to change. When driving from Reykjavík to the northern part, you drive through a landscape that during summer is more or less green through the landscape of many colors. Red, yellow and orange starts to take over large areas giving the whole landscape scenery a new look.  This is very true if the weather has been calm during the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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