North Iceland

Tidbits of what the north has to offer


The psalmist Hallgrímur

The psalmist Hallgrímur Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674) was a priest and Iceland's greatest hymn poet. He is best known for the Passion ...

Skagafjörðurinn

Skagafjörðurinn Skagafjörður is an exceptionally beautiful county / municipality, the fjord and the settlement. The fjord is from Húnsnes a...

The Summer Twenty-Two

The Summer twenty-two This summer has been unusually wet and cold. Real Icelandic summer. Now that the summer is over, the Icelandic Mete...

Four spots to visit

Four spots to visit The best time to see and experience much of Iceland is during the height of summer. Here are four places that are grea...

Go north

Go north The northernmost county in the country, Norður Þingeyjar, is not very populated. The county stretches from the east side of Tjörne...

The Pearl that is Ásbyrgi

The Pearl that is Ásbyrgi “Ásbyrgi IS the most beautiful place in Iceland!”, I heard an Icelandic woman say to her friend in the Ásbyrgi st...

About Rauðanes

About Rauðanes Rauðanes Point on Melrakkaslétta in Þistilfjörður is a unique natural pearl. Around Rauðanes, there is a well-marked 7 km-lo...

Laufás by Eyjafjörður

Laufás by Eyjafjörður Laufás is one of the most beautiful turf houses in the country and is part of the National Museum of Iceland. It st...

Winter paradise

Winter paradise Where should you go during the high winters in Iceland to experience heavy snow, darkness, the northern lig...

The poet’s place Hraun

The poet's place Hraun The poet and naturalist Jónas Hallgrímsson is, without a doubt, one of our most beloved poets. He was born in Hrau...

Colours and YES

Colours and YES Just east of Mývatn by Námafjall Mountain is the high-temperature area Hverarönd. The site is only 500 km / 300 m away from...

One black sheep

One black sheep There are more sheep than humans in Iceland. Up here on Rauðanúpur on Melrakkaslétta yesterday, I came across these five sh...

Krua Siam

Experience Thai Cuisine in North Iceland In the heart of the largest town of North Iceland, Akureyri, is the Krua Siam restaurant. The re...

The Arctic Coast Way

Explore this scenic North Iceland route   North Iceland’s newest tourist route spans 900km and has been dubbed the Arctic Coast Way...

Bathe in Beer

Bjórböðin is a unique, exhilarating spa in a scenic slice of North Iceland Iceland is home to some of the cleanest, purest water on...

Drangey in Skagafjörður

Drangey in Skagafjörður There aren't many places in Iceland where the summer evenings are more beautiful than in Skagafjörður. The w...

Skagaströnd on Skagi

Skagaströnd on Skagi Road number 745 is over 100km / 60mi long from Skagaströnd to Sauðárkrókur. It is one of the most unfrequented ...

The Swimming Pool in Hofsós

Hofsós in Skagafjörður The swimming pool in Hofsós in Skagafjörður opened in 2010 and is an award-winning structure designed by Basalt A...

Hrísey and Látraströnd

Hrísey and Látraströnd Hrísey Island in the middle of Eyjafjörður is the second largest island off the coast of Iceland after Heimaey. I...

Bright Nights

Bright Nights This photo is taken north of Eyjafjörður, three minutes after midnight tonight. Eyjafjörður is a 60 km long fjord in the m...

How was Ásbyrgi created?

How was Ásbyrgi created? Ásbyrgi is one of the greatest natural wonders of Iceland and is part of Iceland's largest national park, Vatna...

Öxarfjörður

Where is the most beautiful midnight sun? Photograph of the day – Photographer Páll Stefánsson Of course, in the northernmost municip...
dettifoss

Visit the Great North

Explore the culture, beauty and history of North Iceland North Iceland is a beautiful part of the country, encompassing breathtaking nat...
dettifoss

Visit the Great North

Explore the culture, beauty and history of North Iceland North Iceland is a beautiful part of the country, encompassing breathtaking nat...

The Birds in Hrísey

Hrísey is known for its rich and diverse bird life. Approximately 40 species of birds nest on the island. Hrísey, though, is best known for ...
Beer bath North Iceland

Bathe in Beer

Bjórböðin is a unique, exhilarating spa in a scenic slice of north Iceland Iceland is home to some of the cleanest, purest water on eart...