• This is photo is from Arnarfjörður, the second largest fjord of the westfjords.
    Travelling specifically around the westfjords of Iceland is a trip on its own. Preferably one should spend at least a week threading each fjords with their powerful mountains and their small and charming towns. This is photo is from Arnarfjörður, the second largest fjord of the westfjords. Situated between Tálkanafjörður and Dýrafjörður is 30 km long and 10 km at its widest. With this in mind, it makes sense that within Arnarfjörður there are a few smaller fjords one of them is Dynjandavogur...
  • Solfar is not a Viking ship but a dream machine
    Everything about the sculpture Sun Voyager is fascinating.  The Artist Jón Gunnar Árnason was a mechanic who left a successful career as a mechanic in his early career to become an artist.  As an artist, he was a pioneer and a philosopher with a vision. In his life nothing had a higher priority than art. He is considered by many to be one of Iceland's most remarkable sculptor and artists. Jón Gunnar was born in 1931 and passed away in 1989 only 58 years old. The Sun Voyager is part of the The...
  • Katla long overdue volcano is roaring and might erupt at any time
    Katla under the glacier Mýrdalsjökull is an active volcano in the southern part of the Icelandic Highland.  “Active” in a geological sense is measured in tens and hundred of years of an interval between eruptions.  In the past, Katla has had the habit of erupting at least once-twice every century and has erupted twenty times since the Icelandic settlement in the tenth century. It has been a long time since the interval was as long as the current one. That is why Katla is monitored by the...
  • Five “two for one waterfall” in Iceland
    One thing that Iceland doesn't lack is water. Creeks, streams, rivers,  waterfalls, ponds, and lakes are almost everywhere.  Small and large waterfalls, waterfalls embedded in gorges, hidden in caves, waterfalls in breathtaking landscape and raging glacial river waterfalls as well as relaxing spring fed river waterfalls.  Standing in front of a powerful waterfall is a feeling that gives you a good understanding of the power and beauty of mother nature.  But in the proximity of a beautiful...
  • The northern lights or Aurora borealis are back in business
    The entrance of the Northern Lights into our lives this winter is spectacular.  The show that this wonder of the world put on tonight was nothing less than magnificent and lasted for hours.  This was the view from my balcony on the sixth floor in the downtown area in Reykjavík around 11 pm. I could not resist taking my tripod and camera out to the balcony for a few shots. How convenient is that, just stepping out to your balcony to photograph the Aurora borealis having a great night? The light...
  • City of Reykjavík and Capital city neighbours turn of city lights for better view of Aurora Borealis
    Tonight an unusually strong appearance of the northern lights are forecasted by the Icelandic Met Office in Iceland. Strength is estimated to be around 6 on a scale of 0 to 9. Usually the highest strength during winter, the whole northern lights season in Iceland, is around 5.  Most of the time the strength is around 3 to 4 which gives quite a satisfactory and often spectacular Northern Lights but requires a dark area. A strength of 6 and a clear sky makes it easier to see the Aurora Borealis...
  • A classic picture of a residential street in late autumn.
    Although often regarded as a suburb of Reykjavík, Hafnafjörður does indeed behave more like a small town. Its small centre has a variety of cafés, small shops, restaurants and bars. Hafnafjörður is a perfect place to stay at for a night or two to experience a calm, local and residential are in Iceland without being in the busy center of Reykjavík. Taking a walk around you will find the old harbor, beautiful and well taken-care-off houses, swimming pools and a very interesting cultural house...
  • Another perfect pitstop when driving on ring-road 1 is Kolugljúfur.
    Another perfect pitstop when driving on ring-road 1 is Kolugljúfur. This powerful canyon is located deep in the valley Víðidalur in east Iceland. Falling down in to the beginning of the canyon is a wide waterfall called Kolufoss. From there on the water continues with a huge force down the canyon, creating muddy foam that adds to the scenery. Both the canyon and the waterfall are said to be named after the giant Kola. She lived close by and would choose this spot to hang out reaching all the...
  • The many reasons why you should drive the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on you trip to Iceland
    If you are looking for an exciting drive or a tour in Iceland where you can comfortably drive and see the magnificent landscape and beautiful natural wonders, astonishing small villages and places with entertaining stories, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula Drive is an excellent option.  Especially, if you have your own car, a camper or a rental a car. It is quite possible to take the Snæfellsnes Peninsula drive in a day, but you have to ask yourself;  "am I really in a hurry when traveling?" We cannot...
  • Hrísey Island
    This is the view that awaits you when approaching the small island Hrísey in the ferry called Sævar. The island has been called the Pearl of Eyjafjörður which is located on the north coast of Iceland; only a 35 minutes drive from Akureyri. With a small population of about 170 people, Hrísey has many cute and colorful houses. The island is 7.67 square kilometers, and the residential are takes up a small portion of that, while the rest is fruitful vegetation along with a large range of bird...

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