Highland

  • When you have reached the waterfall you can walk/climb to see the pool in which the water falls down.
    What is special about Ófærufoss is the amount of viewpoints you can see it from, giving you a new perspective of this impressive waterfall each time. At first, when driving towards Ófærufoss you will see it from above, along with a curve of basalt rock formation leading to the waterfall. After driving down to the canyon you can take an hour long hike towards the waterfall. When you have reached it you can walk/climb to see the pool in which the water falls down. That is where this photo is from...
  • A mistake many visitors make when traveling in the Icelandic Highland is to hire a small car and to drive it into a river and put themselves in danger when they get stuck in the middle of the stream.
    It's already September, and that means that the Highland roads in Iceland are more or less closing down.  Most of the cabins and service on the Highland is also closing, and any service has been terminated. It is the beginning of winter and soon the whole area will be covered with snow. But there is always another year and in the weeks ahead you have a great opportunity to plan for next year in the Icelandic Highland which opens again in July 2017.  If you are interested in the Icelandic...
  • While driving Sprengisandur we came across this formation on our way down to Eyjafjörður.
    These days Hit Iceland is exploring the Highland. We are driving to places in the Highland for photos and content and like anyone else, admiration of the wonderland that the Icelandic highland is. There are so many places one can visit in the Highland.  We visited Kjölur and Askja and Herðubreiðalindir last week and the week before, and the new lava Holuhraun.  This week we have been driving Sprengisandur, one of two main roads over the Highland. The other one is Kjalvegur or Kjölur. The...
  •  This picture is taken at Hveravellir and shows the many ways you can enjoy Iceland and what it has to offer.
    This week we are traveling in the Icelandic Highland collecting content and photos for our website Hit Iceland.  We started by driving the Línuvegur road south of Langjokull glacier. Then we drove to Kjolur and took the eight-kilometer drive to Hagavatn lake. From there we drove to Kerlingafjoll and stayed at the camping site.  The next day we visited the most amazing hot spring area in Iceland, Hveradalir.  Hvradalir in the Kelingafjoll mountains in the Icelandic Highland is a world of its own...
  • If you have been in Iceland and seen those 4X4 with huge tires and wondered "what the hell for"?
    If you have been in Iceland and seen those 4X4 with huge tires and wondered "what the hell for"?  Well here is your answer. The tires are mainly for glacier and snow travel in the winter.  Driving your vehicle in the snow in the Highland and on glaciers became a very popular sport in Iceland in the eighties in the last century.  First, the height of the vehicle was increased and possibly you would put 35-inch tires instead of the 31-inch that came with the vehicle. The large 4x4 became better...
  • The remote mountain Mælifell
    Mælifell is a beautifully shaped mountain placed on in the Highland in Iceland. It is in a middle of a large black sand area behind Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier that houses the sleeping and scary volcano Katla. The altitude of the sand is approximately 600 meters, and Mælifell is about 200 meters, a bit less than 800 meters above sea-line. But despite the fact that the mountain is in the cold highland it is covered with vegetation that makes it unique when standing in the middle of the black sand...
  • Warm natural pool on a cold day in the Highland of Iceland
    Iceland has many natural geothermal pools, often located in a beautiful landscape.  Some of them are deep in the highland, not easily accessible and require a combination of driving and hiking. Others conveniently positioned near the main Ring Road and easy to find.  What they all have in common is the opportunity to dip into the hot or warm water outside in nature, in a natural pool, naked or in a swimming suit. Pools that have been around for as long as anyone can remember.  A warm water...
  • Spectacular nature meets captivating folklore
    Torfafhlaup is a fascinating place where spectacular nature meets captivating folklore.  Deep in the Icelandic Highland you will find this captivating canyon, Torfahlaup; named after a young man named Torfi.  He had fallen in love with a daughter of a wealthy farmer that also was his master.  Because of her father's disapproval of the relationship they had to flee to the Highland. A household manager on the farm followed them to the mountains.  Near the canyon their horses, Blési and Faxi,...
  • The Icelandic landscape in the Highland
    The wide view with a faraway horizon and no trees or a forest is something many visitors and Icelanders like about the Icelandic landscape in the Highland. You can take photos with many kilometers of depth loaded with mountains, rivers, cliffs, valleys, and ravines or canyons. Even in late summer the snow hasn’t had a chance to melt. And you stand there, and the silence calms your mood, and the whole atmosphere is more relaxing than any tranquilizer. It is here, in the Highland of Iceland, that...
  • Traveling through the Southern Fjallabak
    This photo was taken a few weeks ago, not far away from the source of the river Markarfljót. The river has an important role in the most popular Icelandic Sagas, Njala. It is one of the unabridged rivers you must drive your vehicle into and over when traveling through the Southern Fjallabak. The whole area is simply fantastic with colorful mountains, small glacier tops, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, creeks, canyons, great stories, sad stories and magnificent hiking trails. It is an area worth...

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