Southern Region

  • The mountain Hekla is an active volcano
    The mountain Hekla is the most active volcano in Iceland’s modern history. The most recent eruption was in 2000 and a number of eruptions in the last century. Today geologists maintain and predict that the volcano is due, and will erupt quite soon or even very soon. Translating the geologists terminology, it means within days, weeks, months, years and possibly decades, but very soon. Since most of us have the highest respect for our geologists, we are prepared to grab our camera and hop into...
  • Some Icelanders have experienced more than 25 eruptions
    People born around 1960 in Iceland have experienced approximately 25 to 30 eruptions in their lifetime.  There have been numerous eruptions in Hekla, a few Gjástykki and also in Bárðarbunga, two in Eyjafjallajokull one in the town of Westman Islands and an island surfaced south of the coast of Iceland in the sixties in an undersea eruption.  One of the bigger eruptions in historical times, in terms of lava, just ended a few weeks ago north of the glacier Bárðarbunga in the ice cap Vatnajökull....
  • Small towns and villages in Iceland
    The charming thing about small towns and villages in Iceland are the old houses. Some of them trace their history back to the 18th century and even farther back. Often the history of old houses is quite fascinating, as well as the history of the village. In recent years many owners of old houses from the 18th and the 19th century, have renovated their houses. Some of the houses have a new role as small museums, guesthouses or hotels. In Eyrarbakki, about an hours drive from Reykjavík, there are...
  • Unpredictable is the word that best describes the weather
    If given the task of finding one word that describes the weather in Iceland, it would be: Unpredictable. This conclusion applies to all seasons and all locations. The weather can change quickly from a beautiful day to a cold day quite suddenly. It is also more than possible to drive two to three hundred kilometers on the Ring Road and experience many weather samples. On a summer day, you can experience a sunny day, a windy day, a rainy day or even sometimes unexpectedly, a winter day. So the...
  • A country loaded with fascinating natural sources
    Iceland is a fortunate country loaded with fascinating natural sources. Maybe not oil, diamonds, gold or valuable minerals, but almost endless resources of water. There is cold water, clean water, rivers and lakes. There are also vast underground fresh water streams that float out to the ocean every hour of the day. Iceland also has warm water and boiling water in the ground that we use to heat our homes. Water is everywhere and probably the most valuable resources that we have. A report was...
  • One of the most popular places in Iceland to photograph
    Many visitors and Icelanders alike would agree that Iceland is a paradise for photographers. The variety of motives and the supply of natural wonders to photograph is almost infinitive. Hot Springs, black sands, waterfalls, glaciers, beautiful landscape scenery, interesting mountains, lava, craters, canyons, small towns with old houses, boats and docks and the list can go on. People interested in photography, a trip to Iceland is worth it. One of the best times to travel as a photographer is...
  • You can find a swimming pool in almost all towns and villages in Iceland
    Almost in all the towns and villages around Iceland you will find a swimming pool. Some of them are old indoor swimming pools, but many are fairly new. This photo is from a nice swimming pool at Hella in the Sothern Region of Iceland. A good place to stop and take the kids swimming.manner.
  • Thingvellir is a beautiful and sacred place for Icelanders
    In many cities around the world people rarely have the opportunity to experience the quality of stepping out of the city to enjoy nature.  For many this is very difficult and almost impossible. For anyone who has the opportunity it is nourishment for the soul.  It is a substance that can really enhance your life in a small way. Contact with nature is a quality people should seek. I realized this when I met a woman in her fifties some years ago hiking in a wet storm deep in the highlands of...

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