• If the subject is difficult to photograph, like puffins that have a tendency to place themselves on the highest part of a cliff, photographing can get difficult.
    Photography and tourism are changing these days rapidly.  Nowhere is this more obvious when you are traveling in Iceland?  Cameras are getting lighter and closeness to the subject easier.  Even small phones have sophisticated cameras that give great photos.  People traveling in a country like Iceland that offers so many photo opportunities can stop wherever they like if the are on a self-drive tour, in a rent a car or their own car.   Sometimes people prefer to take selfies with the subject...
  • At Urriðafoss a young man from the group of tourists took the initiative
    Yesterday while photographing at the waterfall Urriðafoss in the Southern Region in Iceland on the Ring Road we came across two gentlemen fishing for salmon.  The salmon fishing season has begun in Iceland. Their day had been exceptionally pleasant, and they were smiling with joy. While we stood on the bank both of them caught a fish, and their fishing rods swayed as the salmon tried to pull away.  It was a moment of delight and panic as no one was available to take the net to bring the fish...
  • A couple hiking in the northern region in Iceland, coming from Héðinsfjörður hiking to Siglufjörður, had a major ordeal
    A couple hiking in the northern region in Iceland, coming from Héðinsfjörður hiking to Siglufjörður, had a major ordeal when they found themselves in a difficult spot.  The trouble began as they were passing through a very steep and high slope in the mountain on the other side of the village Siglufjörður, in the part called Nesskriður. The slope is extremely steep and considered almost impassable, which is the reason the couple ended in an impasse. They could not move up or down to their left...
  • The WOW Cyclothon Race is held on June 15th to June 17th
    Time is relative when it comes to the term morning in Iceland. That is if morning refers to the time when it gets bright. In the winter morning can drag on until ten or sometimes depend on the weather, eleven. If it is cloudy and thick darkens seems to stay on forever. But in the summertime, we end up having brightness the whole night and Mr. Morning has no idea when he is supposed to enter the day.  We are now approaching that time with all is joy and wonders. Recently bicycling has taken...
  • Bessastaðir, the residence of the President of Iceland
    Iceland is electing a new president. Finally, after President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has made up his mind and announced that he is not seeking a sixth term, the list of candidates is becoming clearer. At least a dozen candidates have officially announced their candidacy. The deadline to put a name on the ballot, with the requirement to have a list of at least 1,500 supporters, is May 21. The election is on June 25. Apparently, Mr. Grímsson has had some personal and psychological difficulties...
  • Strandir drive in the Westfjords in Iceland
    Strandir is the Icelandic name for the east coastline of the large Westfjord Peninsula. The name is the plural of the term coast and translates to The Coasts.  For centuries the area was one of the most isolated parts of Iceland. It was a hard part to live in, limited land to cultivate, and tough to travel; this was true even in the 20 century. Oddly and due to rich fishing grounds, Strandir had its share of ventures in the late 19th century and also in the 20th century, even though...
  • Westfjords Road Trip in Iceland is the perfect scenic drive
    The Westfjords is the northwest part of Iceland that sticks out like a head of an animal.  It is the place that offers the most spectacular scenic drive in the country with its many fjords, impressive cliffs, spectacular colorful beaches, high mountains with steep slopes, rivers, mountain passes with rolling mountains, waterfalls, birdlife and geothermal pools, to name some of the most spectacular attractions.  In the flora of natural wonders, it is more like a stand-alone natural wonder with...
  • Charles Schiele sent us this beautiful video from his road trip in Iceland.
    Charles Schiele sent us this beautiful video from his road trip in Iceland.  There are some spectacular shots in the video from places mentioned in our Ring Road article. The angle is often fascinating and unusual, and Charles has managed to capture some of the most exciting natural wonders in an admirable way.  It is a good start to understanding Iceland and all the magnificent places in nature that you can experience.   
  • You cant wait to grab the food from the table, as fresh as you will find any food you will ever eat!
    One of the most original ideas in activity and tourism in Iceland is the boat tour at Breiðafjörður presented today as the Viking Sushi. A boat tour that has been around for more than 25 years, long before Iceland became such a popular destination.  The whole idea is based on local know-how and reminds us of the fact that people love things that are attached to curious things that they don't see anywhere else.  The boat trip takes about two hours and is nothing less than spectacular. The...
  • The statue of the poet and entrepreneur Mr. Benediktsson and Höfði House
    In recent years, Höfði House in the district of Laugardalur has become one of the major landmarks in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland.  And not without a reason.  It is famous for its history in Iceland and also internationally as a symbol referring to the end of the cold war, after Ronald Reagan president of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev president of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had their famous meeting in the house in 1986. Connected to the poet Mr. Benediktsson In the...

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