• A comfortable bed on the top of Eyjafjallajokkull glacier
    A few years ago we drove up to the top of Eyjafjallajokull in our super 4X4 vehicle with 38" tires. A vehicle specially modified to operate on a glacier and drive over deep snow. At that time, Eyjafjallajokull was just another glacier with all kinds of crevasses, cracks, deep snow, ice and weather-beaten rocks with unique snow formations. It looked kind of nice to take a nap on an ice shelf on one of the rocks. Little did we know that just under the ice surface lurked a mass of floating lava at...
  • The most interesting Highland road in Iceland
    The mountain road, Syðri Fjallabak, is the most interesting Highland road in Iceland. It is probably number one on our list of must places to visit in Iceland. Like most of the Highland roads, it is only open from middle of July until the end of September. The road has approximately six entrances and, therefore, six exits, if you choose to travel in a well equipped 4X4 vehicle. Part of the popular hiking trail Laugarvegur goes through part of Syðri Fjallabak. The whole area is a bit isolated,...
  • Llooks like a house that belongs to an elf family
    In a ravine in Skaftafell Iceland leading up to the beautiful waterfall, Svartifoss, is this small house. It looks like a house that belongs to an elf family although the electric post and the connection to the house indicate that it is of earthly nature. To our knowledge, no one lives in the house. Icelanders have many tales and folklores about elves, trolls, ghosts, monsters and all kinds of strange creatures. Some of those creatures are kind and good natured while others are unkind and even...
  • Moments in the highlands are magical
    There are moments in the highlands that are nothing less than magical. A calm evening by a small lake when the sunset slowly kicks in, and not a sound is left in the world except pleasant songs of birds. The evening sun casts its pink color over the landscape, and everything is reflected in the small lake. The red mountain, the moss and all the vegetation take on a new role, and it never gets dark since it is July, and the sun refuses to dive under the horizon. It demands to stay with you and...
  • There are two lighthouses in the small village Garður
    There are two lighthouses in the small village Garður placed on the south-west tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The older lighthouse was built in 1897. The newer one was constructed in 1944. For many decades, the lighthouses have ben a popular spot to visit and to photograph; both among Icelanders and in recent years a popular tourist attraction. It has become one of many spots in the country that is constantly being viewed and photographed. The area around the lighthouses is also a popular spot...
  • Gunnuhver in the Reykjanes peninsula
    Gunnuhver in the Reykjanes peninsula, not far from the International airport in Iceland was once a pretty little hot spring. A few months ago Gunnuhver started to change its mood and became a bit angry and aggressive. The hot spring became louder and started to expand to a larger area. In a few days, Gunnuhver had consumed part of the platform intended for viewing its beauty and started to splash hot clay and boiling dirty drizzle all over the place. Although a bit calm these days, the former...
  • Astronauts training to for the Moon landing
    In 1965 and 1967 astronauts training to for the Moon landing came to Iceland. One of the reasons was the landscape; the black sand and the lava. The formation of the landscape is different from most parts of the world since Iceland has tons of ash, lava, and black sands. It is a distinctive feature of the landscape. And the people training the astronauts probably felt that they could familiarize them with the landscape on the Moon by letting them walk in their moon boots and full gear here in...
  • The Barðaströnd drive and the southern fjords
    Barðaströnd is the south coast on the West Fjords peninsula in Iceland; the peninsula that looks like a head of a duck. Like most of the beautiful West Fjords, it has many interesting places hidden here and there. The coast itself is a stunning area with mountain roads, lakes, seashore, rivers and waterfalls. The West Fjords have also been important from early on in Icelandic history and also in the Icelandic sagas. It is an interesting drive and almost isolated in an interesting way.
  • The color spectrum in the landscape in Iceland
    The color spectrum in the landscape in Iceland is something that fascinates people traveling around the country. Most of the times the landscape is green and bright, sometimes black and dull, and sometimes is loaded with colors. In the hot spring areas like Seltún, less than an hour from Reykjavík the landscape is almost strange. Part of the landscape is like a colorful foreign object buried in the green fields with smoke and boiling clay. We must admit, it is a fascinating sight and an...
  • One of those highly interesting towns in Iceland
    Siglufjörður is one of those highly interesting towns in Iceland that people should visit. In the last century, the town has experienced interesting changes. At one point, it was the busiest place in Iceland during summer and the center of the booming herring industry. At that time, it was the most populated are in the whole country floating with herring entrepreneurs, workers, ships and everything that made up the herring boom. Today it is being transformed into an exciting tourist attraction...

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