• Katrin Jakobsdóttir starts her first day as prime minister on the 99th anniversary of sovereignty
    Icelanders often pride themselves on the fact that the fight for independence was won with one weapon, the pen.  During the battle, no shot was fired and no blood was shed. Instead, our heroes wrote tons of articles, delivered multiple proposals, presented arguments, and participated in disputes for many decades. In steps and milestones like a constitution, sovereignty, and home rule the fight was won and independence achieved in 1944. Achievements that are still admired and celebrated by...
  • To find a rent a car or car for hire in Iceland is not as simple as finding a car for hire in most other countries.
    Renting a car and driving around the country in Iceland is by far the best way to travel. By hiring a car, you can organize a road trip that fits your budget and schedule. You can choose how much time to spend at a particular stop, a natural wonder, a charming small town or a museum. You also have the flexibility to enjoy the landscape, a scenic drive and a cozy picnic. And like Icelanders have done for decades, you can respond to the unpredictable weather and adjust your travel plan.  And keep...
  • Travellers are advised to check road conditions at the Icelandic Road Authority
    The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning to travelers for Friday, November 24th and Saturday the 25th or possibly until Sunday the 26th. This means that most of the roads leading from Reykjavík and the capital city area are more or less closed or very difficult to drive. Anyone planning to travel is encouraged to check road conditions at Safetravel.  The storm warning applies particularly to the south coast, particularly the south-east coast,  and the northern part of Iceland.  In other...
  • What is the reward of getting to the top?
    Iceland has many natural wonders and many places you can visit and enjoy.  Although some of our natural wonders like Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring have gained popularity among visitors, there are still many peaceful and exciting places that people rarely visit. Places that are not as accessible and require more effort to visit. Places that you can only visit during summer due to road conditions or because they are in the Highland.  To visit Iceland and enjoy the peaceful and...
  • Öræfajökull glacier on right side seen from Lómagnúpur mountain on the South Shore in Iceland
    Increased indications of volcanic activity in Öræfajökull outlet glacier in Vatnajökull on the south shore has moved the alert state to a higher level.  According to the Icelandic Med Office increased earthquakes, changes in volcanic related chemicals in glacial rivers floating from the glacier, and a new ice-cauldron taking shape on the top of the glacier are all unusual developments.  Not the least when all occur simultaneously. Icelandic Civil Protection Authorities have issued a state of...
  • The best and most interesting walking tour in Reykjavík
    One of the best ways to enjoy a city is to take a walking tour.  It is by far the most enjoyable way to experience the atmosphere, the architecture, the city landscape and all the exciting things a city can offer.  Reykjavík is no exception despite the fact that it is much smaller than most cities. So what is the most interesting walking tour you can take in Reykjavík?  The answer is quite simple; it is the Sculpture and Shore Walk from the City Center and Harpa to Höfði house. From the famous...
  • Öræfajökull glcier/volcano
    In recent months earthquake activity has increased in Öræfajökull the southernmost outlet glacier in Vatnajökull icecap. Just like the increased activity in Bárðarbunga outlet glacier on the northern part of Vatnajökull this development is quite intimidating.  Both outlet glaciers are also huge volcanos, and both have a humongous amount of ice on top. In addition to increased earthquake activity, scientists at the Icelandic MET office monitoring Vatnajökull icecap and both outlet glaciers, have...
  • How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave?
    How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave? To enter an ice cave placed under and at the end of a glacier tongue is a unique experience.  The caves are natural wonder created by mother nature during summer and accessible during winter.  In the spring when temperature rises and glaciers are exposed to the sun, ice melts and water filled with mud and rocks finds its way under the glacier crawling to the edge of the glacier tongue.  In the process, the rivers under...
  • When you enter the exhibition, you start in a corridor that tells the story of a century of eruptions in Iceland.
    Are you looking for a place to shake your brain and legs? Are you interested in Iceland and the many active natural forces like earthquakes, eruption and moving glaciers? The new Lava Center is a place you should seriously consider. A unique and highly interesting exhibition center with interactive exhibits located only a few kilometers from the notorious Eyjafjallajökuill glacier/volcano, and other active volcanos. Here you will find visual explanations of how movements in tectonic plates...
  • Scientists are constantly monitoring Bárðarbunga and nearby places
    Most dangerous eruptions in Iceland occur under ice, under a thick ice cap.  The reason is the massive flood that forces its way to the shore as the magma melts the thick ice on the volcano's top. The primary indicator to predict an eruption is earthquakes and the size and frequency of earthquakes.  The Icelandic Med Office monitors earthquakes around the country, especially around volcanos.  Bárðarbunga outlet glacier in Vatnajökull ice cap is probably one of two most dangerous combination of...

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