• How weather affects the colors in Icelandic landscape
    After a few dry weeks in the summer, the moss in the Highland turns gray. From a distance, the larger picture and the wide view looks like a black and white photo. Even our magnificent Lakagígar or Laki looks kind of dull from the mountain Blængur under those circumstances. The moss is an interesting phenomenon that often covers a broad area of lava and changes color in a matter of hours when it rains and when it dries up. Not to mention the magnitude of green and yellow colors that appear when...
  • In Iceland autumn is kicking in
    In Iceland, autumn is kicking in. In a country exposed to many natural forces all year round, the Autumn can bring a dramatic change in weather and temperature. As cold hits Iceland with lower numbers the color of the landscape changes. And the mountains begin to accumulate snow, first on the top. It is a highly fascinating time for photographers and September, and October are probably the best months for photographers to travel to Iceland.
  • Oasis-like spots in the middle of nowhere
    There are vast areas in the Highland in Iceland covered with black sand. But those areas are not necessarily completely without some vegetation, as some plants are robust enough to sustain the altitude and the cold in the Icelandic Highland during summer. In the winter, everything is packed with snow. Then some places seem like exceptions, oasis-like spots in the middle of nowhere; Herðubreiðalindir being one of the most interesting examples. But there are also quite a few places that seem...
  • Off-road driving in the Highland
    Icelanders are highly concerned about off-road driving in the Highland, which is prohibited. The main reason is the sensitivity of the whole area. This regulation applies to the area and places outside marked mountain roads. Fortunately, many marked mountain roads can take you to unusual and exotic places. Places of colorful vegetation, waterfalls, lakes and mountains of many colors. Many of the roads require specially equipped 4X4 vehicles that can easily cross rivers and drive through rough...
  • Esja is the mountain of Reykjavík
    If you are staying in Reykjavík while in Iceland on a tour or a visit and you, are looking for something to do in Reykjavík or feel like hiking take a look at our mountain Esja. Esja is the mountain of Reykjavík, the capital. It is almost inseparable from the city and the city's identity as it stands in front of us every day of the year. It never looks the same, shaped by the weather, light and darkness. It has even been a major political issue in city politics at one point because some...
  • One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country
    One could assume that waterfalls are the most popular sights people like to see and photograph when traveling. That is quite fortunate for Iceland since it has a countless number of waterfalls. There is water everywhere traveling from the mountains to the shore, starting in small creeks and ending its journey in large rivers. In recent years, we have seen traffic increase between years at our most popular waterfalls. The stunning Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Goðafoss and Skógarfoss among the most...
  • Surprising to experience the view from the sea
    There are so many places you can go to enjoy the beautiful landscape Iceland can offer. Although we have travelled to many of them throughout the years, it was conveniently . As we sailed by the shore in the western part of Barðaströnd in the West Fjords a few years ago, we discovered a whole new way to appreciate the beauty of Iceland. We also sailed farther west in front of the natural old landing place Skor, which has a significant place in Iceland's history. In 1768 Eggert Ólafsson a lawyer...
  • The view never stays the same at Jökulsárlón
    Although we have been to the lagoon Jökulsárlón in the South Region in Iceland to take photos dozens of times, we continue to enjoy our visit every single time. It is truly a remarkable and almost magical place that changes almost from one hour to the next. The view never stays the same. Not only does the weather and the surrounding landscape affect the outcome every time but also the amount of icebergs moving in the lagoon. At one time in the fall a few years back, the whole lagoon was empty....
  • To travel over a glacier is both thrilling and dangerous
    To travel over a glacier is both thrilling and dangerous. In recent decades, many Icelanders have learned how to travel over glaciers, and they have also learned when it is safe. Even though the first glacier explorers in Iceland were geologists and hikers that walked over the glaciers, today most of us snowmobile or use extremely well equipped 4X4 vehicles with huge tires. If the weather is excellent the view from the top of any accessible glacier in Iceland is usually spectacular. The photo...
  • For a long time a favorite place among Icelanders
    If you are traveling to Iceland, bear in mind that it is a perfect place to find peace and quiet. Even though you are driving the Ring Road, you can always find a peaceful place in the grass by a small river or a waterfall for a picnic. Your trip to Iceland should energize you with relaxation and a peaceful mind. There is never a need to hurry. If you can’t cover what you intended, just come back later. Neither nature nor the volcanoes are going anywhere. Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) has been for a...

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