Southern Region

  • Öræfajökull glacier on right side seen from Lómagnúpur mountain on the South Shore in Iceland
    Increased indications of volcanic activity in Öræfajökull outlet glacier in Vatnajökull on the south shore has moved the alert state to a higher level.  According to the Icelandic Med Office increased earthquakes, changes in volcanic related chemicals in glacial rivers floating from the glacier, and a new ice-cauldron taking shape on the top of the glacier are all unusual developments.  Not the least when all occur simultaneously. Icelandic Civil Protection Authorities have issued a state of...
  • Öræfajökull glcier/volcano
    In recent months earthquake activity has increased in Öræfajökull the southernmost outlet glacier in Vatnajökull icecap. Just like the increased activity in Bárðarbunga outlet glacier on the northern part of Vatnajökull this development is quite intimidating.  Both outlet glaciers are also huge volcanos, and both have a humongous amount of ice on top. In addition to increased earthquake activity, scientists at the Icelandic MET office monitoring Vatnajökull icecap and both outlet glaciers, have...
  • How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave?
    How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave? To enter an ice cave placed under and at the end of a glacier tongue is a unique experience.  The caves are natural wonder created by mother nature during summer and accessible during winter.  In the spring when temperature rises and glaciers are exposed to the sun, ice melts and water filled with mud and rocks finds its way under the glacier crawling to the edge of the glacier tongue.  In the process, the rivers under...
  • When you enter the exhibition, you start in a corridor that tells the story of a century of eruptions in Iceland.
    Are you looking for a place to shake your brain and legs? Are you interested in Iceland and the many active natural forces like earthquakes, eruption and moving glaciers? The new Lava Center is a place you should seriously consider. A unique and highly interesting exhibition center with interactive exhibits located only a few kilometers from the notorious Eyjafjallajökuill glacier/volcano, and other active volcanos. Here you will find visual explanations of how movements in tectonic plates...
  • Jokulsarlon glacier iceberg lagoon
    View our VIDEO of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most popular and most fascinating attraction in Iceland. The lagoon is sometimes full of icebergs and puts on a captivating show as the icebergs strive for the coast. A lagoon where natural forces play a constant and everlasting game. The Atlantic ocean vs. the river full of icebergs from the glacier tongue and the glacier lagoon. A place where natural forces are moving. Prepare your trip to Iceland for better enjoyment and plan your...
  • Eldheimar museum in Vestmannaeyjar
    Eldheimar museum in Vestmannaeyjar is a new highly interesting museum, built to commemorate the event in 1973 when eruption started at the edge of this town of 5.800 inhabitants. It is a unique event in history and probably on the planet as the fissure opened practically in the small town located on a small island of Heimaey island. The evacuation of the whole town population in a few hours was unprecedented. In the museum, the story is told in a spectacular way using objects from the eruption...
  • Capturing Hjálparfoss waterfall
    Iceland is a paradise for photographers.  The motives and natural wonders all around the country are almost infinitive. But apart from the motives, there are also other important factors involved. As applies to all landscape photography, time of day, time of year, different seasons, weather and other factors play a role.  One difference that you need to account for and have in mind though is the sharp difference between seasons.  Every one of the four seasons has their unique characteristics. ...
  • In Iceland you are not allowed to camp anywhere - it is not legal.
    If you want to keep your cost to a minimum when traveling in Iceland, you have some choices despite the popular believe that Iceland is expensive.  One thing you need to do though is spending some time preparing and looking carefully into many options for transportation, accommodation, and food.  The more you prepare and the better your organize your vacation, the less expensive it will be. One option is to take advantage of the many campsites around the country to lower your accommodation cost...
  • The Eyjafjallajokull eruption put Iceland on the map for many people
    Seven years ago the eruption at Eyjafjallajokull volcano grabbed the attention of the world.  In recent times few eruptions have caught a similar attention.  It was almost the only thing the news media discussed for days. One of the main reasons was, of course, the concern that the volcanic ash the eruption spewed into the atmosphere would damage aircraft engines.  Consequently, most of the airspace in Europe was closed down for days and all aircraft grounded with consequence for hundreds of...
  • Skálholt, the former Episcopal see, and farm, in the Southern Region in Iceland
    Skálholt, the former Episcopal see, and farm, in the Southern Region in Iceland is one of the most important historical places in the country.  For ages, the Iceland was a rural agricultural society with almost no form of a significant urban area.  The Church was a powerful institution both socially and economically in addition to its main spiritual and religious role. Accordingly, Skálholt became a center and played the role of a capital of Iceland for centuries. It was a center of religion,...

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