Reykjavík

  • 10 most impressive, interesting, most beautiful stunning and best waterfalls in Iceland
    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 the countryside. And most of the waterfalls are a joy to visit and more than one...
  • 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...
  • The head chef Hákon is a renowned Icelandic chef
    At Hit Iceland we are always excited when a new restaurant opens in Reykjavík. The restaurant flora and variety in quality food are fast approaching the best any city in the world can offer.  Now we must remember that Reykjavik measured in population is just a small town.  But on many other scales, like the number of quality restaurants, it is a large city.  This is because Reykjavík is a small town with a large city ego; a small town girl with a big city attitude.  This is such a wonderful...
  • This news and warning from the Icelandic Met Office is only a reminder of how important it is to follow the weather when traveling in Iceland.
    Yesterday the Icelandic Met Office issued a warning that heavy rain is expected in south and west Iceland in the days ahead.  The temperature in Iceland is also supposed to be warm for this season so in addition to the rain, water is coming from the mountains and melting glaciers. The wind forecast is a south and southeast 13-20 m/s. This is not good news for those traveling in or near the Highland.  As there are many rivers in the Highland and Highland roads one has to cross; the situation...

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