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North Iceland

Tidbits of what the north has to offer


Whale Watching Hauganes

Whale Watching Hauganes is the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland. Founded in 1993, we specialise in whale watching and sea angl...

Þistilfjörður

Þistilfjörður (sometime anglicised as Thistilfjördur) is a bay in northeast Iceland, between the Rifstangi and Langanes peninsulas, near the...

Stunning Þórshöfn

Stunning Þórshöfn Visit this northern village for outdoor activities and a terrific meal at Báran Restaurant Þórshöfn is a charming fi...

Afro-Siglo

Afro-Siglo The 18th Folk Music Festival in Siglufjörður, North Iceland, starts on the 5th of July The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjörðu...

Call of the Whale

Ambassador provides Whale Watching in Reykjavík and Akureyri Whale watching is very popular amongst tourists who visit Iceland, and whale...

Mývatn Tours Reveals Askja

Mývatn Tours Reveals  Askja Swim in Hell’s Crater and Take a Trip to a Lunar Landscape One of the most popular places to visit in North ...

Grímsey Island

Grímsey Island Grímsey is a green, grassy and particularly agreeable island, probably best known for its proximity to the Arc...

Mývatn Tours Reveals Askja

Mývatn Tours Reveals Askja Swim in Hell’s Crater and Take a Trip to a Lunar Landscape One of the most popular places to visit in North I...

Fjallabyggð

A Tale of Two Villages It’s a happy tale of how two villages,separated by huge mountain ranges were joined together. Miles and miles of i...

North Iceland

North Iceland by Friðþjófur Helgason Summer in the North is characterised by the midnight sun. You can play golf, go seal and whale watchin...

Krafla

Krafla is a caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Its highest pea...

North Iceland

North Iceland Summer in the North is characterised by the midnight sun. You can play golf, go seal and whale watching, horse riding, hiki...

The Islander and the Bear

The Islander and the Bear On the island of Grimsey it happened one winter that the fire died, so that none could be lit in any farmhouse th...

Local history and museums

Local history and museums A rich heritage is found in Húsavík in North Iceland Settlement and adoption of Christianity The Swedish ...

Hverfjall

Hverfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn. It erupted in 2500...

The Hidden Valley

  The Hidden Valley   All is not always what it seems in Iceland. A town is not merely a town and the countryside is not either...

Hólar in Hjaltadal

Hólar in Hjaltadal The Historic Centre of the North surrounded by Endless Hiking Possibilites  Hólar í Hjaltadal was the centre of the Nor...
tourism in Iceland

Krafla eruption 1975-84

The Krafla eruption 1975 began in the morning of December 20 near Leirhnjúkur in the Krafla caldera, near Mývatn. This place is a well known...

The magical mystery

The magical mystery Lake Mývatn and the surrounding areas will never cease to amaze you The breathtaking beauty of the Lake Mývatn area...

Glaumbaerʼs Living Museum

Living Inside Glaumbaerʼs Living Museum A remarkably well preserved turf house and farm called Glaumbaer still withstands Icelandʼs ha...

Hofsós – North – Iceland

Hofsós - North - Iceland Hofsós is one of the oldest trading ports in northern Iceland dating back to the 16th century.Hofsós, with a popul...

Riding the North

Riding the North Polar Hestar’s Summer Group Tours Polar Hestar Tours of North Iceland is one of Iceland’s top destinations for an Iceland...

Icelandic Times

Icelandic Times—the only Icelandic  Magazine that speaks English, French, German and even Chinese! Be sure to pick up a free copy of the Ic...

The Klondike of Iceland

The Klondike of IcelandSiglufjörður remembers its Golden AgeSiglufjörður is a small fishing town on the north coast of Iceland, about one an...

The Birds in Hrísey

  The Birds in Hrísey Hrísey is known for its rich and diverse bird life. Approximately 40 species of birds nest on the island. Hrísey, ...

A Tale of Two Villages

A Tale of Two VillagesSiglufjörður and ÓlafsfjörðurIt’s a happy tale of how two villages, separated by huge mountain ranges were joined toge...

North Iceland

North Iceland  Svarfaðardalur, North, Iceland Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north ...