• When you have reached the waterfall you can walk/climb to see the pool in which the water falls down.
    What is special about Ófærufoss is the amount of viewpoints you can see it from, giving you a new perspective of this impressive waterfall each time. At first, when driving towards Ófærufoss you will see it from above, along with a curve of basalt rock formation leading to the waterfall. After driving down to the canyon you can take an hour long hike towards the waterfall. When you have reached it you can walk/climb to see the pool in which the water falls down. That is where this photo is from...
  • Hvítserkur or white shirt as it is translated to English is 15 m high basalt rock situated near the eastern shore of Vatnsnes.
    Hvítserkur or white shirt as it is translated to English is 15 m high basalt rock situated near the eastern shore of Vatnsnes. It is home to many sea bird species and most likely its name derives from the white guano deposited on the rock. Before arriving to Hvítserkur there is a nice café to grab a coffee, from there you can either walk the rest in 30 minutes or drive up towards the view point. We definitely recommend a stop by Hvítserkur if driving in the north of Iceland. It is even more...
  • A mistake many visitors make when traveling in the Icelandic Highland is to hire a small car and to drive it into a river and put themselves in danger when they get stuck in the middle of the stream.
    It's already September, and that means that the Highland roads in Iceland are more or less closing down.  Most of the cabins and service on the Highland is also closing, and any service has been terminated. It is the beginning of winter and soon the whole area will be covered with snow. But there is always another year and in the weeks ahead you have a great opportunity to plan for next year in the Icelandic Highland which opens again in July 2017.  If you are interested in the Icelandic...
  • While driving Sprengisandur we came across this formation on our way down to Eyjafjörður.
    These days Hit Iceland is exploring the Highland. We are driving to places in the Highland for photos and content and like anyone else, admiration of the wonderland that the Icelandic highland is. There are so many places one can visit in the Highland.  We visited Kjölur and Askja and Herðubreiðalindir last week and the week before, and the new lava Holuhraun.  This week we have been driving Sprengisandur, one of two main roads over the Highland. The other one is Kjalvegur or Kjölur. The...
  • Holuhraun right by Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier.
    Our next stop was Holuhraun right by Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier. It feels unreal to imagine rocks being only 2 years old. Nevertheless this 85 square km lava field practically just dried up and cooled down. With smoke still steaming up in a few places it is magical to see and feel this newly born mass of lava. We are still traveling in the Icelandic Highland collecting content and photos for our website Hit Iceland. Follow our adventures.
  • Fagrihver (The Beauty Geyser)
    The journey continues and so do the geothermal wonders. On the road Kjölur, we stopped at Hveravellir to have a look at a group of hot springs, all with their own shapes, colours and personalities. The walking paths are properly made for a safe walk around these continuously exploding geysers. If we were to choose one, then this is our favourite, with it’s fitting name Fagrihver (The Beauty Geyser). This week we are traveling in the Icelandic Highland collecting content and photos for our...
  •  This picture is taken at Hveravellir and shows the many ways you can enjoy Iceland and what it has to offer.
    This week we are traveling in the Icelandic Highland collecting content and photos for our website Hit Iceland.  We started by driving the Línuvegur road south of Langjokull glacier. Then we drove to Kjolur and took the eight-kilometer drive to Hagavatn lake. From there we drove to Kerlingafjoll and stayed at the camping site.  The next day we visited the most amazing hot spring area in Iceland, Hveradalir.  Hvradalir in the Kelingafjoll mountains in the Icelandic Highland is a world of its own...
  • The seals at the Seal Colony at Vatnsnes in Iceland are, as are we, fascinated by the goose and the flock of young ones following her
    The seals at the Seal Colony at Vatnsnes in Iceland are, as are we, fascinated by the goose and the flock of young ones following her.  We wonder if it is a teacher or a mother? How many young ones does she have?  And we are looking at the seals.  Even if we try to read their mind, we have questions. Our best shot is that they are simply enjoying the view.  Finding pleasure in seeing the life of the young ones and her pride in her teaching as she swam back and forth. She has chosen to live in...
  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is married to Canadian-born Eliza Reid
    Yesterday Iceland elected a new president.  After the final deadline to announce a candidacy, with the requirement to have a list of at least 1,500 supporters, on May 21st, nine candidates competed.   Three to four candidates were considered to have a break for the job, and five that most Icelanders thought would not have a chance, which became apparent in the elections. The three top candidates that most Icelanders would have been happy to see as a president were Guðni Th. Johannesson, Halla...
  • Suddenly and literally out of the blue, one of them suddenly breached.
    Húsavík is the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world.  The whale watching companies running services out from Húsavík have a very high success rate at finding large animals and members of the whale family in the Skjálfandi Bay. Some of the companies have over twenty years of experience and are offering state of the art service in every way, like North Sailing, the one we choose. They have a variety of wonderful old oak fishing boats and schooners that have been modified to...

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