• This beautiful small canyon is in Bjarnarfjörður
    This beautiful small canyon is in Bjarnarfjörður on the east coast of the West Fjords. It is only one of many that you can spot from the road while driving the road at Strandir, from Bjarnafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður. It is often interesting to stop and walk to a canyon you see from the road, and discover the real beauty of the landscape from a short distance. In this instance, we were able to walk to the bottom of the canyon which made our camera quite happy.
  • Advantages of geothermal heating
    The geothermal development in Iceland in recent decades has many advantages apart from heating houses. One great advantage is the fact that there is a swimming pool in almost every small town and village around the coastline. Most of them heated with hot water from the ground. In the tiny village Drangsnes on the east coast of the West Fjords, the residents took the concept a bit further in a delightful way. They built three Hot Tubs by the main road through the village for anyone, visitors and...
  • The Highland is open for traveling two to three moths a year
    The Highland in Iceland is open for traveling two to three moths a year. It usually opens late in June and closes in September or the beginning of October. In June, the opening depends on the disappearance of the snow and how quick the roads get dry. In October, the closing is related to the snow and marks the beginning of a long winter period in the Highland. Even though it's open for a few weeks, it is worth exploring. If you are interested in driving through the Highland in Iceland, the...
  • Places in the Highland of Iceland that are interesting
    There are many places in the Highland of Iceland that are interesting and fascinating. We took this photo at Kverkfjöll near the northern edge of the glacier Vatnajokull a few years back. It is not the typical beautiful photogenic landscape with beautiful colors, but it is unique and unusual. Black sands as far as the eye can see, with a tiny space of grass to camp. Nearby is an ice cave in the glacier, and only some kilometers away we can find a new lava from the eruption last winter. This...
  • Small towns and villages in Iceland
    The charming thing about small towns and villages in Iceland are the old houses. Some of them trace their history back to the 18th century and even farther back. Often the history of old houses is quite fascinating, as well as the history of the village. In recent years many owners of old houses from the 18th and the 19th century, have renovated their houses. Some of the houses have a new role as small museums, guesthouses or hotels. In Eyrarbakki, about an hours drive from Reykjavík, there are...
  • The steepest mountain pass in Iceland - Hellisheiði Eystri
    The steepest mountain road or the mountain pass in Iceland on both sides, up and down, is "Helisheiði eystri". Although this mountain road is not officially part of the Ring Road, it connects the Eastern Region and the Northern Region a bit north of the main Ring Road. The drive is approximately 14 kilometers, and the highest point is about 660 meters. Even though driving the road is a bit intimidating the view from the top is astonishing. For anyone traveling the Ring Road, it is an option to...
  • When hiking in the Highland
    One of the most remarkable experiences when hiking in the Highland, or any remote area in Iceland, is the time when nature takes over. If the weather is fair, you will have excellent visibility over mountains, valleys, rivers, small lakes and other beautiful things. Things that appear on the wide horizon and you start experiencing an incredible feeling of peace and relaxation. If you prepare correctly with proper clothing, shoes, gear, knowledge of the terrain, a good GPS; you can hike in many...
  • Skælingar in Iceland is a fascinating place to see lava
    During an eruption, the lava that floods to the surface can take on many forms. The lava also changes in the years, decades and centuries that follow. In Iceland, lava from various eruptions around the country throughout the geological history is visible almost everywhere. Most of the lava today is covered with moss. This company between lava and moss can form a beautiful combination as we can so easily see in Skælingar. For photographers, it is also interesting to know that there is quite a...
  • Unpredictable is the word that best describes the weather
    If given the task of finding one word that describes the weather in Iceland, it would be: Unpredictable. This conclusion applies to all seasons and all locations. The weather can change quickly from a beautiful day to a cold day quite suddenly. It is also more than possible to drive two to three hundred kilometers on the Ring Road and experience many weather samples. On a summer day, you can experience a sunny day, a windy day, a rainy day or even sometimes unexpectedly, a winter day. So the...
  • Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in other countries
    Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in most other countries, at least in Europe and North America. There are still parts of the main Ring Road that most visitors drive, that do not have asphalt but are still gravel roads. This is also true for the smaller Ring Road like the Westfjords road trip. There are many roads outside the main Ring Road in Iceland that are not expected to see asphalt anytime soon, as the road on the photo on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Also,...

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