• Capturing Hjálparfoss waterfall
    Iceland is a paradise for photographers.  The motives and natural wonders all around the country are almost infinitive. But apart from the motives, there are also other important factors involved. As applies to all landscape photography, time of day, time of year, different seasons, weather and other factors play a role.  One difference that you need to account for and have in mind though is the sharp difference between seasons.  Every one of the four seasons has their unique characteristics. ...
  • Five most interesting scenic drives in Iceland
    Natural wonders are by far the most appreciated and the most popular attractions in Iceland.  When you are traveling and taking a vacation, it is priceless to have the option to stop by a beautiful waterfall, a rare sight by a lagoon or to view a hot spring with boiling clay and blasting steam.  But while driving it is also priceless to have a spectacular view of mountains or drive through a beautiful fjord.  Although natural wonders are the main attractions in Iceland, some places and areas...
  • Cruising to Iceland
    Increasing number of tourists in Iceland arrive on a ship or a cruise.  One of the largest ships sailing to Iceland is MSC Prezi¬osa.  The enormous ship has scheduled three tours to Iceland this summer, and it is hard to miss when in the harbor in the small city of Reykjavík.   Almost towering above all buildings in the city and bringing thousands of tourists for a few days stay in the city.  Sailing by the shore of Iceland is a fascinating way to visit and gives a rare view of the country from...
  • A good start for the best season in Iceland
    Iceland is now entering the most interesting time of the year. There is no arguing that the summer months June and July are the best months to visit Iceland and travel in Iceland.  And this year we do not need to make a fuss about the weather. Winter has been mild, and now nature is more responsive. Our landscape is more colorful, the roads are better, and our flora and fauna are blooming sooner.  The Highland roads will open earlier than usual, and access to many of the most beautiful natural...
  • ​The interesting thing about glaciers
    Glaciers are a fascinating part of the Icelandic landscape.  Glaciers and Glacier tongues are often in such proximity to inhabited areas that they are an inseparable part of daily life. Needless to say, they are also part of the overall experience for visitors as many glaciers are visible when driving the Ring Road, taking an exciting road trip in many regions or visiting the many famous natural wonders on the Golden Circle.  Compared to most other countries, this is unique and one of the...
  • In Iceland you are not allowed to camp anywhere - it is not legal.
    If you want to keep your cost to a minimum when traveling in Iceland, you have some choices despite the popular believe that Iceland is expensive.  One thing you need to do though is spending some time preparing and looking carefully into many options for transportation, accommodation, and food.  The more you prepare and the better your organize your vacation, the less expensive it will be. One option is to take advantage of the many campsites around the country to lower your accommodation cost...
  • If you plan a holiday in Iceland it is a good idea to study the weather
    The weather is one of the most unpredictable factors people live with and need to accept in Iceland. This applies both visitors and citizens all year round, independent of seasons.  Although the Meteorological Office in Iceland issues a daily and weekly forecasts the weather often behaves differently. Most people who live in Iceland have a built in factor where they always expect the worst weather but gladly accept anything better than expectations.  This attitude refers to all seasons, and...
  • The Eyjafjallajokull eruption put Iceland on the map for many people
    Seven years ago the eruption at Eyjafjallajokull volcano grabbed the attention of the world.  In recent times few eruptions have caught a similar attention.  It was almost the only thing the news media discussed for days. One of the main reasons was, of course, the concern that the volcanic ash the eruption spewed into the atmosphere would damage aircraft engines.  Consequently, most of the airspace in Europe was closed down for days and all aircraft grounded with consequence for hundreds of...
  • Anders Lönnfeldt Photographer & filmmaker
    Anders Lönnfeldt Photographer & filmmaker sent us this video from his trip to Iceland. Anders and his girlfriend traveled during winter a few weeks ago in a camper, which is unusual at that time of the year.  So in addition to the beautiful landscape, they experienced snowstorms, slippery roads, and a variety of weather.   Interestingly Anders filmed the tour and submitted his interesting video on Vimeo. The video is great and gives a good idea of how Iceland is in winter. Anders short...
  • Two rivers side by side in Jökulsárgljúfur - glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and the smaller spring-fed Brandslækur creek
    Iceland has hundreds of rivers and probably thousands of creeks brooks and streams.  It is a country of water and has more water recourses than most other countries, both cold and hot water. In a report from the University of Iceland a few years ago regarding water as a natural resource, it is concluded that Iceland could hypothetically fulfill all the water demand in a country with a population of 350 million people.  That is like providing the US with all its water demand.  And that is...

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