Reykjavík

  • The sculpture was given to Iceland in 1991 to celebrate, at that time, the 50 years of good diplomatic relationship between Iceland and the USA.
    The walking path along the Reykjavík coastline by Sæbraut Street has in recent years become a popular walking route in our city. It is a convenient two-kilometer walk from downtown Reykjavík past the conference hall Harpa, Sólfar the Sun Voyager sculpture, the Partnership sculpture and eventually leading you to Höfði House. A good idea if you visit Reykjavík and are looking for things to do. Just before reaching the Höfði house there is a beautiful sculpture given to Reykjavík and Iceland by...
  • Some of the most popular attractions in Iceland are sometimes described as overcrowded.
    Some of the most popular attractions in Iceland are sometimes described as overcrowded. This is true during the high season in summer and often during the peak hours on a busy day in other seasons. However, this applies to four or five places in Iceland, like Gullfoss, Geysir, Almannagjá, Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall and not to minimum 200 to 300 other places and natural wonders you can visit and admire, without much traffic or worries that the place might be overcrowded....
  • 10 most impressive, interesting, most beautiful stunning and best waterfalls in Iceland
      Article and photos by Einar Páll Svavarsson, local photo and private guide Iceland is packed with waterfalls. So if you are a waterfall fanatic or if you just love to visit magnificent waterfalls you should take a trip to Iceland. If you travel around the country on your own time in a rent a car or a camper, you will run into a waterfall sooner than later. Most of the most beautiful waterfalls are easy to visit as they are in proximity to the Ring Road or other easily accessible roads in...
  • Höfði house is an ideal place for Putin and Trump meeting
    At the height of the cold war people everywhere on the globe were affected by the threat and hostility of the two superpowers, the US and the USSR, towards each other. Both superpowers represented conflicting ideologies, and both had nuclear weapons. It was generally felt that a nuclear war was possible or even imminent.  As such international politics had a psychological impact on everyday life as a lot of people had the consequences of the nuclear bomb in their minds as it had been used in...
  • During the winter it can be quite challenging to drive on the Icelandic roads.
    During the winter it can be quite challenging to drive on the Icelandic roads. This applies particularly to the Westfjords,  the Eastern and North-Eastern part of the country.  There are two main factors that make it difficult to drive in winter; the roads are often packed with snow and therefore very slippery, and the weather and winter storms can be harsh which often makes the view on the road quite difficult. For people that have always lived in conditions where winter never comes and those...
  • Ten irresistible natural wonders that encourage you to visit Iceland
    There are very few places on the planet where you can see, experience and visit as many natural wonders as in Iceland.  If you look at the ten natural wonders presented in this article is amazing that you can experience all of them on a small peaceful island up north in the Atlantic Ocean.  In some other places on planet earth, you might find similar places and same natural wonders, but the distance between them makes it impossible to visit unless you spend weeks or even months traveling. In...
  •  If you are thinking about a holiday with the kids, Iceland should be on your list and for many reasons.
    If you are thinking about a holiday with the kids, Iceland should be on your list and for many reasons.  The most obvious reason is the same as for other tourists and visitors, the diversity in the landscape and choices of things to see.  Most curious kids like to see a real volcano and an old crater that once spewed glowing magma fro the ground and delivered fire, lava, and dark smoke in all directions. It is part of the children's adventures mind to be interested in seeing a location that...
  • The popularity of the puffin as an item to view has increased considerably in recent years
    The popularity of the puffin as an item to view has increased considerably in recent years.  Before tourism exploded in Iceland very few people paid much attention to the puffin apart from those who hunted the bird. Particular attention was on the other hand given to the puffin in the Westman Islands south of Iceland, where it was a “national sport” to hunt puffins at a particular time of the year.  The puffin hunting in The Westman Islands is an ancient tradition. Although the small bird is...
  • Here we have an overview of Hlíðar.
    Another photograph from our capital city, Reykjavík. Here we have an overview of Hlíðar, one of the cities’ most popular residential neighbourhoods. It is positioned very central, in walking distance to the centre, but still far enough from it to be albe to avoid the busy centre if wanted. With good schools and many playgrounds this neighbourhood is quite family orientated. Plus the fact that it is so close to Laugardalslaug, Reykjavík biggest public swimming pool. In the back we see the...
  • Driving in winter in Iceland is often very difficult and can be dangerous
    Sometimes we get questions through our Facebook or Google+ or even direct through e-mail, and people ask about various things like driving in winter in Iceland, driving on gravel roads in Iceland, when to travel in the highlands, how to cross rivers and much more.  A few days ago we got a question regarding a trip on the Ring Road in the winter.  Is the Ring Road drive enjoyable in winter? In our Ring Road driving plan and Road Trip, we recommend taking the trip between May and end of...

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