• A perfect place for those who seek peace and quiet
    The Highland of Iceland is the perfect place for those who seek peace and quiet. The only sounds you hear are the birds and the total silence if you can hear it. There are many small ravines all over the Highland with small rivers and beautiful landscape; you can almost always find your little sanctuary. The ravine in the photo is at Hellisá, or Cave River not far from Lakagígar. It is a beautiful place that few people have visited. It is not easy to access but for those who take the few...
  • It is a very impressive sight to walk in Dimmuborgir
    In recent centuries, eruptions have hit Iceland in large numbers. In most eruptions, a vast amount of lava comes to the surface and changes the landscape dramatically. Among the most spectacular formations of lava in Iceland is at Dimmuborgir, by the east shore of the lake Myvatn. It is a very impressive sight to walk in Dimmuborgir and experience the almost artistic formation that occurred about two thousand and tree hundred years ago.
  • Námaskarð in the North Region east of Mývatn
    There are places in Iceland, other than our famous and highly impressive Geysir, where visitors can see hot springs boiling and hear them screaming. It is an awesome experience to see the clay boiling in a hole of many colors right in front of you. One of those places is Námaskarð in the North Region east of Mývatn. It is easy to access since it is only a minute from the Ring Road and almost impossible to miss.
  • Akureyri in the Northern Region in Iceland is a beautiful town
    Akureyri in the Northern Region in Iceland is a beautiful town. If you intend to visit Iceland, you should plan to visit Akureyri. It is one of the oldest towns in Iceland and can thus trace its history farther back than most towns. If you enjoy walking in small towns and villages with old houses, Akureyri is definitely a town for you. Akureyri also has many cafés and great restaurants. Make sure you don´t miss Akureyrir if you travel to Iceland. 
  • Langisjór or Long Sea is a lake in the Icelandic Highland
    Langisjór or Long Sea is a lake in the Icelandic Highland near the west side of Vatnajokull. The lake is on our top ten list of the most interesting places in the Icelandic Highland. It draws its name from the unusual length of the lake, 27 kilometers. Photographing the lake is popular because the water is exceptionally clear that gives the lake an unusual blue color. It is located in the deeper part of the Highland and only accessible by well-equipped 4X4 vehicles. It is also only accessible...
  • Iceland is a paradise for birdwatchers
    No wonder Iceland is a paradise, and one of the best places on the planet, for birdwatchers. Usually when we are traveling around the country, we see all kinds of birds. The Whooper Swan is a bird we see all the time almost everywhere. There are many landmarks in the Icelandic landscape named after the Whooper Swan everywhere, which tells us that this bird has been around for a long time. At least two fjords are named after the Whooper Swan, Álftafjörður in Snæfellsnes and Álftafjörður in the...
  • The oasis Herðubreiðalindir was a hideout for an outlaw
    Herðubreið is the queen of Icelandic mountains. The mountain is considered by many Icelanders to be the most beautiful mountain in the country. Herðubreið rises 1677 meter up from Ódáðahraun lava desert and stands alone without any competition from other mountains and can, therefore, as a queen deserves, proudly express her dignity from any angel. Near Herðurbreið on the east side is an oasis called Herðubreiðalindir. At Herðubreiðalindir, there is a camping ground and a mountain hut where...
  • The most impressive waterfalls in Iceland
    The waterfall Dynjandi is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. It is not the most famous, probably because of the distance from Reykjavík or the main Ring Road, located in Arnarfjörður (The fjord of the Eagle) in the beautiful West Fjords. To stand near such a magnificent creation of nature is a moment to treasure, and visit in your mind in times of urban stress and noise. To take a great photo of such a place is, on the other hand, a matter of timing and time. When we drove by...
  • Visitors and tourists traveling in Iceland
    It is always interesting for Icelanders to see how visitors traveling in Iceland organize their trip and gear. Icelanders didn’t start to travel around the country in any numbers during their summer vacations, until the forties and fifties, in the 20th century. From that time up to the eighties and nineties, they used tents for shelter and sleeping. Today most of us rely on something much heavier and bulky like caravans or trailers for our little private home away from home. As we can see from...
  • You can find deserted tiny villages around the coastline
    On the coastline in Iceland, there are a few tiny villages, or hamlets, that are deserted. Most of those places had a role and a purpose decades or centuries ago connected to fishing and fish processing. Most of them also lost their function when fishing grounds disappeared with a decline in the stock. One such hamlet is Gjögur located on Strandir in the West Fjords region. Fortunately, Icelanders are interested in their heritage and family history, and many families that trace their history to...

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