Southern Region

  • The waterfall Hjállparfoss
    The waterfall Hjállparfoss (Help waterfall) in Þjórsárdalur is in a group of maybe 20 waterfalls in Iceland that people like to visit and photograph; and not without a reason. It is stunning placed in a beautiful surroundings. As we see in the photo the beauty of the waterfall can be magnified by colors of autumn and a thin layer of snow. The name is odd since waterfalls seldom help, except maybe when sacrificed and drowned in hydroelectric reservoirs to produce electricity. In the past when...
  • Swimming pools are all over the place
    One of the more important facilities that Icelanders had in place when tourism started to grow a few years ago were swimming pools. There are swimming pools in almost every town and village around the coastline. Some of the swimming pools are quite old. Others are fairly new and modern. So if you’re traveling in Iceland, you can be sure that you will find a good swimming pool in all the main regions. The Hit Iceland team has been to almost all swimming pools in the country since we travel...
  • It is a fantastic natural wonder that no one visiting Iceland should miss, even though the area looks overcrowded.
    The world famous hot spring Geysir in Iceland is a tired old geyser that only lives on old fame and doesn’t erupt anymore. Eruption in Geysir stopped many years ago and even at the end Geysir only erupted with additional help. One of the methods for starting an eruption in Geysir in the eighties and nineties was to fill it with soft soap. A huge amount of soft soap piled into the hot spring worked like a good dose of Viagra. A method sometimes applied when distinctive guests visited Iceland or...
  • Þjófafoss, a waterfall that has been tamed
    There are so many waterfalls in Iceland that you could easily travel the whole country for a summer and only photograph waterfalls. You would never run out of motives as you can always find one more waterfall. Some of the waterfalls are well known and advertised. One of them is Þjófafoss or the "waterfall of thieves". Allegedly the waterfall got its name from the judiciary system in old Iceland, as thieves were thrown into the waterfall to finish their sentence. The waterfall is in the river...
  • Llooks like a house that belongs to an elf family
    In a ravine in Skaftafell Iceland leading up to the beautiful waterfall, Svartifoss, is this small house. It looks like a house that belongs to an elf family although the electric post and the connection to the house indicate that it is of earthly nature. To our knowledge, no one lives in the house. Icelanders have many tales and folklores about elves, trolls, ghosts, monsters and all kinds of strange creatures. Some of those creatures are kind and good natured while others are unkind and even...
  • Lómagnúpur, a landmark on the Ring Road
    Lómagnúpur is one of those landmarks on the Ring road that people love to photograph. It is not far from the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Like so many other interesting things in the Icelandic landscape, Lómagnúpur changes when the weather changes. When we were traveling by the mountain the other day, everything was perfect for a photo shoot, except the cloud. Although we waited for two hours for a clear view, the mountain was not prepared to clear the fog and the cloud that hung over it. So in...
  • The little house in heaven
    Hiking is an incredible activity for many reasons. The experience of walking through the beautiful landscape at a slow speed is an experience that one cannot describe. It is something you have to do. Even though the hike with all its physical effort is marvelous, it is also the feeling that hits you after the hike is over that is so great. It is a combination of many factors that blend in with the memory of the landscape that follows you around for a long time as a natural mixture of relaxation...
  • In Iceland autumn is kicking in
    In Iceland, autumn is kicking in. In a country exposed to many natural forces all year round, the Autumn can bring a dramatic change in weather and temperature. As cold hits Iceland with lower numbers the color of the landscape changes. And the mountains begin to accumulate snow, first on the top. It is a highly fascinating time for photographers and September, and October are probably the best months for photographers to travel to Iceland.
  • One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country
    One could assume that waterfalls are the most popular sights people like to see and photograph when traveling. That is quite fortunate for Iceland since it has a countless number of waterfalls. There is water everywhere traveling from the mountains to the shore, starting in small creeks and ending its journey in large rivers. In recent years, we have seen traffic increase between years at our most popular waterfalls. The stunning Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Goðafoss and Skógarfoss among the most...
  • The view never stays the same at Jökulsárlón
    Although we have been to the lagoon Jökulsárlón in the South Region in Iceland to take photos dozens of times, we continue to enjoy our visit every single time. It is truly a remarkable and almost magical place that changes almost from one hour to the next. The view never stays the same. Not only does the weather and the surrounding landscape affect the outcome every time but also the amount of icebergs moving in the lagoon. At one time in the fall a few years back, the whole lagoon was empty....

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