• 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...
  • Is there anything interesting about a small town?
    Is there anything interesting about a small town or a village that seems kind of isolated on the top of the world? It probably doesn’t take a lot of effort to answer such a question with a no, when you think about a village of few hundred people near the Arctic Circle. But there are many things you can look for that can be of interest. As an example, it is interesting to learn how the town came about and the history behind a place so far away from everything. It is also interesting to learn...
  • More like a small town rather than a city?
    Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, is more like a small town rather than a city, measured by population. Or even measured by many other indicators for towns and cities. The population is similar to a small town in the US or Europe. But on the scale of activity it is more like a large city. Reykjavík is floating with all kinds of cultural activities all year round. It is a city of music, art, restaurants, shopping, festivals, conferences and many other interesting activities all year round. It...
  • Lómagnúpur, a landmark on the Ring Road
    Lómagnúpur is one of those landmarks on the Ring road that people love to photograph. It is not far from the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Like so many other interesting things in the Icelandic landscape, Lómagnúpur changes when the weather changes. When we were traveling by the mountain the other day, everything was perfect for a photo shoot, except the cloud. Although we waited for two hours for a clear view, the mountain was not prepared to clear the fog and the cloud that hung over it. So in...
  • The little house in heaven
    Hiking is an incredible activity for many reasons. The experience of walking through the beautiful landscape at a slow speed is an experience that one cannot describe. It is something you have to do. Even though the hike with all its physical effort is marvelous, it is also the feeling that hits you after the hike is over that is so great. It is a combination of many factors that blend in with the memory of the landscape that follows you around for a long time as a natural mixture of relaxation...

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