Húsavík in the Northern Region is the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world.  North Sailing has operated their tours for more than two decades and is the most experienced whale watching company in Iceland.  It was our first choice when looking for a partner to offer a whale watching tour on Hit Iceland. A tour that we have experiences with great joy as you can read about in our article.  If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience and come into proximity with the fascinating animals that whales are, the “Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour” is an adventure tour for you.


Discover and enjoy nature

Here you will discover the great nature of Skjálfandi bay observing whales, dolphins, and seabirds in their natural habitat. There is always the possibility of seeing a 16-ton humpback breaching which is an electrifying sight.  And dolphins “running” around in the ocean. You will enjoy the smooth, safe sailing of a traditional Icelandic oak boat and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and a cinnamon bun.  North Sailing also has many highly experienced guides that are trained to spot exciting activity and interesting animals in the ocean.


A tour that thousands recommend

Recommended by thousands of satisfied travelers worldwide the Original Husavik Whale Watching tour is an authentic wildlife adventure by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland.

If you are ready for this once in a lifetime experience interacting with natural wonders book your tour and dive into the adventure.



On our website hiticeland.com, we have thousands of photos from Iceland. Among the photos on our website are photos from the most popular and exciting natural wonders, pictures from towns and villages and many other interesting photos.  Although we keep our copyright, we allow visitors to our site to copy and download photos from our website free of charge.  We know that people often need photos from Iceland when planning a trip or a vacation in Iceland. Possibly to send in an e-mail or publish on a website or even on Facebook or Twitter or other social media.  Often people also need photos with articles or news items about Iceland. 
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Our two conditions for free photos from the Hit Iceland website

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By opening access to our photos for everyone to use free of charge we hope it will be easier to plan a vacation and a trip to Iceland. There are so many places to visit, so many natural wonders to view, so many variations to plan, so many exotic angles that we know our photos can benefit those who are planning and dreaming. And that is why we waive our rights and ask everyone instead to honor our conditions.

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The mountain Lómagnúpur is among the most photographed mountains and natural wonders in Icelandic Landscape. The 690 meters high cliff at the southern end of the mountain stands tall. Something visitors driving the Ring Road approaching the mountain can not but admire as it lifts from the endless sand Skeiðarársandur south of Vatnajökull and Skaftafell.  The mountain is like a magnet for the eye, and with its small ponds, rocks and vegetation surrounding the cliffs is just a perfect item in the landscape to photograph.  On a beautiful calm day it is almost too easy to take beautiful photos of this magnificent mountain.

A cliff that has been around for a long time in Icelandic history

Stories related to Lómagnúpur have been around for a long time.  One of the oldest one is from the famous Saga, Njála.  One of the main characters, Flosi who originally came up with the idea to burn Njáls farm, lived at Svínafell farm near the Svínafell glacier. In one of his dream, he saw a giant walk out from the mountains as it opened and named 25 men out loud, that ended up putting the flames to Njal's farm. After that, he walked back into the mountain.  Possibly the story has its roots in the fact that the cliffs are so steep and high that people feel dwarfed in the presence of the mountain and gave it a supernatural force. 

An unstable mountain with history of landslides

One could argue that Lómagnúpur is one of few mountains in Iceland that have unexpected landslides, even loaded with large bergs and rocks.  One quite significant was documented around the middle of the 17th century on the west side. The landslide is still visible from the farm Núpstaðir.  Another smaller landslide, also visible today both as a scar in the mountain and also at the root of the mountain, occurred on the east side in 1988. It is an unstable creature and possibly as it is the home of large giants.

Read this important article written by a local expert before you choose a car.

Below is the location of Lómagnúpur mountain on the map of Iceland

The mountain Lómagnúpur is among the most photographed mountains and natural wonders in Icelandic Landscape.

For many reasons, Reykholt in the west region is a crucial historical and cultural place in Iceland. In medieval times it was the center of power, culture and power struggle among chiefs that fought hard never shy to engage in challenging and deadly battles.  One of the largest persona in all events related to power, accumulation of wealth and leadership was Snorri Sturluson.

Reykholt in the west region is a crucial historical and cultural place in Iceland

Skálholt, the former Episcopal see, and farm, in the Southern Region in Iceland is one of the most important historical places in the country.  For ages, the Iceland was a rural agricultural society with almost no form of a significant urban area.  The Church was a powerful institution both socially and economically in addition to its main spiritual and religious role. Accordingly, Skálholt became a center and played the role of a capital of Iceland for centuries.

Skálholt, the former Episcopal see, and farm, in the Southern Region in Iceland

If you like to take a walk while visiting a city, we recommend the walking tour from the Reykjavík City Center to the enjoyable artwork Þúfa. Although built in 2013 the environmental art is fast becoming a landmark in the Reykjavík urban landscape.  To go to Þúfan you walk by the harbor west on to Grandi, where Reykjavík still has a lot of fishing and fish processing activity, and out to a point where the hill was built.

Þúfa in Icelandic actually means a very tiny knoll, but here it is a hill.  It is an 8 meter high hill and 26 meters in diameter.

When you are driving in Iceland a consideration regarding the type of car you rent when heading for a road trip is an important factor when planning a trip. Although most main roads are asphalt roads, you must keep in mind that some of those roads are two lanes and you are always meeting other cars.  And even if you plan to drive on asphalt roads only, you will probably find yourself in a situation discovering a major natural wonder along the way that you must visit. A visit that requires a change in plan and a drive on a gravel road.

Even a gravel road covered with dark fog for miles at the top of a mountain


For centuries and even up until the eighties and the nineties most places on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula were isolated.  This was because the road was tough and the part from Ólafsvík village to Rif / Hellissandur villages was often considered dangerous until it was permanently changed, and moved lower to the shore, in the eighties. Although this might seem a bit strange today at Malarrif where you have an information center for the Snæfellsnes National Park, the farm Malarrif was quite isolated. Today it is a simple drive and an asphalt road accessible for any car. But like most roads in Iceland, a precaution is required during winter and looking at the weather forecast before taking this part of the road is a must.

Malarrif is an old farm and an old lighthouse with a new role

The shore by the farm and information center is interesting as most of the shoreline of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Today it is the main center for the Snæfellsnes National Park and when traveling in Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula you should visit the center. The walk from the tourist center to Lóndrangar is quite spectacular as well as the rocky pebble beaches. The old lighthouse had an important role for Icelandic fishermen for decades as they fished in the rich fishing grounds by the shore. Fishing grounds that Icelanders used for centuries. It was built in 1917 and rebuilt in 1947. The height of the lighthouse is 20 meters, and the light had a range of eighteen miles.  At that time the farm Malarrif was one of the most isolated farms in Iceland. It was also the westernmost farm on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

A center for all the beautiful places to visit at Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Malarrif Information Center is an important stop when visiting the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is an information center for Dritvík, Djúpalónssandur, Vatnshellir cave, Hellnar, Snæfellsjökull glacier and many other interesting places at Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Read this important article written by a local expert before you choose a car.

Below is the location of Malarrif service center on the map of Iceland

Malarrif is an important place to visit when driving the Snæfellsne Peninsula

As expected and following the forecast by the Icelandic Med Office winter came with force. Last weekend the snow in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, was a record-breaking amount.  The snow was 51 centimeters and completely shut the city down for a few hours. A shutdown like this is a situation that occurs every once in awhile during winter. It actually requires a calm wind and a lot of snow in a short time.

Breaking amount of snow in Reykjavík