• 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...
  • Hit Iceland website has been up and running for five months
    Our web page hiticeland.com has been up and running for five moths. It started with a seven-month preparation a year ago. Setting up the website and configuring the Drupal modules. And of course, all the CSS work for desktop and smaller devices.  At the same time and throughout the summer we were out taking photos and sitting by the desk writing text.  In the moths between June and September we worked on the initial content.  And finally in November, a Beta version was ready to launch. On the...
  • If you have been in Iceland and seen those 4X4 with huge tires and wondered "what the hell for"?
    If you have been in Iceland and seen those 4X4 with huge tires and wondered "what the hell for"?  Well here is your answer. The tires are mainly for glacier and snow travel in the winter.  Driving your vehicle in the snow in the Highland and on glaciers became a very popular sport in Iceland in the eighties in the last century.  First, the height of the vehicle was increased and possibly you would put 35-inch tires instead of the 31-inch that came with the vehicle. The large 4x4 became better...
  • Today thousands of  Icelanders flocked to the city center in Reykjavík to protest at Austurvöllur in front of the Parliament, Alþingi. Protesters demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister, Mr. Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and demanded new elections.   The protest comes after the Panama Papers reviled his hidden millions in an offshore company in Tortola and a highly embarrassing, clumsy and arrogant interview with the Sweedish National Television.  In the interview, the Prim Minister was...
  • Is winter over in Reykjvík?
    If there is one single factor that dominates our mind and mood up here in the north in Iceland, it is the weather.  Icelanders love to talk about the weather and the changing of seasons.  People here don't particularly hate it when winter kicks in, but they love it when King Winter leaves in the spring.  Usually, winter is more or less over around the Eastern holidays in Reykjavík. Although the snow is sometimes slow to disappear, Reykjavík is usually free from snow at the end of March or at...
  • The summer is the best time to visit Iceland
    When is the best time to visit Iceland and take a tour to see the many natural wonders and the amazing landscape Iceland offers? Is there any noticeable difference between the seasons?  The short answer is yes; there is a considerable difference between seasons and if you are organizing a visit, a family vacation or a trip to Iceland you should think about when to visit?. Each season has its character and advantage but keep in mind that in some of the seasons it is simply impossible to visit...
  • Lake Mývatn in winter
    Only a few years ago during the winter moths not a single guest or a visitor was seen at Lake Mývatn. Although one of the busiest and most popular tourist attraction in Iceland during summer, the whole place shut down during winter.  People who came to visit Iceland and locals alike preferred the summer.  Who would have thought or predicted that only a few years later Lake Mývatn would be almost as busy during winter as it was during those summer moths? It is conveniently surprising to...
  • Photograping a waterfall in winter in Iceland
    Photographing a waterfall in winter can be a difficult task.  When you are at the location by the waterfall during winter, you must remember that everything is slippery. The drizzle from the waterfall drops to the ground as rain and forms layer of slippery ice.  You can never be too cautious in a situation like this.  A good idea is to have a slip-on-traction with ice spikes on your shoes.  This photo was taken by Goðafoss last weekend where many visitors and photographers alike visited the...
  • Ring Road in Iceland
    How many kilometers is the ring road in Iceland and how long does it take to drive? If you are planning to take a vacation or a tour in Iceland, you might be thinking about how to plan your trip. One of the best options is a self-drive road trip or to drive the Ring Road in a car for hire. The whole drive with all the loops and secondary roads included is around 1.550 kilometers. In this article, we recommend five days to drive the whole tour.  It is a reasonable time to get the most out of...

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