Northern Region

  • Icelanders have started to appreciate their old houses
    In recent years, Icelanders have started to appreciate their old houses more and more. Even though the houses are small and possibly not made of the best building material, they have a lot of historical value. In towns and villages around the country, owners are renovating their old houses and even painting them in bright colors. Here you can paint your house in any color you like. No neighborhood restrictions or limits on the colors you can use. More often you also see that the owners are...
  • The most famous of the Icelandic Sagas
    The island Drangey in Skagafjörður in the Northern Region and Grettir, the strongest Icelander ever, are inseparable, possibly forever. The story of Grettir is one of the most famous and impressive of the Icelandic Sagas. Grettir was probably one of the most interesting persons in the Sagas. From an early age, he was ill-tempered, quiet and troublesome. Most of his life he managed to find his way into trouble and disputes. After killing some people here and there, intentionally or accidentally...
  • 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...
  • The farm Hraun í Öxnadal in the North Region
    The farm Hraun í Öxnadal in the North Region in Iceland has a special place in every Icelanders heart. It is the birthplace of Jónas Hallgrímsson one of our most admired poets. When you drive by the farm, it is not difficult to understand how the spectacular landscape inspired Jónas in is youth. The landscape and the surrounding area is probably the reason he became a natural scientist and a poet. The farm is right on the Ring Road just before entering the town of Akureyri driving from...
  • A place to visit in Iceland if you like Whale watching
    The town of Húsavík in the Northen Region in Iceland is the place to visit if you like Whale watching. It is the town where Whale watching in Iceland begin and probably the best place if you want to see the Blue Whale, the largest animal on the planet. The town also has a Whale Museum. In addition to those unusual attractions, the town is on our list of 10 most beautiful towns in Iceland. Quite near the top. It is perfect for photographers interested in photographing towns and villages in...
  • 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. 
  • Bird watchers are a growing group of tourists
    Bird watchers are a growing group of tourists that visit Iceland each year. Apparently there are many interesting birds in the country to find, spot, watch and photograph. In June and July, there are excellent opportunities during the quiet time of night to view the night time behavior of birds as there is almost daylight around the clock. Puffins are probably among the most popular, but eagles and falcons are probably among the more difficult ones to find. This photo was shot at Lake Mývatn...

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