• 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...
  • 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...
  • The remote mountain Mælifell
    Mælifell is a beautifully shaped mountain placed on in the Highland in Iceland. It is in a middle of a large black sand area behind Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier that houses the sleeping and scary volcano Katla. The altitude of the sand is approximately 600 meters, and Mælifell is about 200 meters, a bit less than 800 meters above sea-line. But despite the fact that the mountain is in the cold highland it is covered with vegetation that makes it unique when standing in the middle of the black sand...
  • Is this the largest fireworks show on the planet?
    New years eve is a bit crazy in Iceland. Many decades ago Icelanders developed a tradition that has become a sensation. Everyone everywhere in the whole country byes fireworks and shoots them up at the same time, around midnight.  In Reykjavík, the whole sky lightens up thousands participate in every corner of the city.  The result is probably the largest fireworks show on planet earth that lasts about twenty to thirty minutes. This year we joined hundreds of Icelanders and tourists that gather...
  • Warm natural pool on a cold day in the Highland of Iceland
    Iceland has many natural geothermal pools, often located in a beautiful landscape.  Some of them are deep in the highland, not easily accessible and require a combination of driving and hiking. Others conveniently positioned near the main Ring Road and easy to find.  What they all have in common is the opportunity to dip into the hot or warm water outside in nature, in a natural pool, naked or in a swimming suit. Pools that have been around for as long as anyone can remember.  A warm water...

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