Iceland

Picturesque mountains

A few years ago, a survey was conducted among Icelanders, which mountain was the most beautiful mountain. Herðubreið won, which is not surprising. A beautiful m...

Harbor construction in Reykjavik

Harbor construction in Reykjavik (1913-1917) The Reykjavik harbor construction was the most expensive construction Icelanders had undertaken. It included a r...

Export of Icelandic horses

"You can't have it for gold or a good word" The Icelandic horse is one of the unique features of the country. It has maintained that status from the very fir...

Einar’s garden

Einar's garden Reykjavík is a green city. There are many large green outdoor areas throughout the city, the largest being Heiðmörk on the outskirts of the ea...

The Lake Monster

In Lagarfljót Lake by Hallormsstaðaskógur Forest lives one of Europe's biggest monsters, The Lagarfljót Worm. The other is Nessie which lives in Loch Ness, a si...

The Sheriff’s Garden

Sheriff’s Garden from 1893 When Dr. Schierbeck left Iceland in 1893, he sold his house to town sheriff Halldór Daníelsson, together with the right to garden ...

Sjáland

Sjáland It's been almost twenty years since the neighbourhood Sjáland in Garðabær was built, around the ideas of architect Björn Ólafs. A neighborhood with 750...

Reykjavík Church

Reykjavík church A church is known to have stood at Reykjavík since before 1200. The oldest cartulary of Reykjavík Church (known as Vík Church) dates from 13...

The promontary Skagi #2

The promontary Skagi #2 (Austur-Húnvatnssýsla)  Skagi is an promontory between Húnaflói and Skagafjörður in the northwest. On Skagi, there are several farms,...

Photo series from the west

Photo series from the west Snæfellsjökull is probably the crown jewel of the west. The light that's exceptionally beautiful in the west in the late summe...

Reykjavík Harbor and Aviation

Reykjavík Harbor and aviation Reykjavíkurhöfn is the cradle of aviation in Iceland. The first planes to fly over the sea to Iceland in 1924 were so-called in...

Kolugljúfur

Kolugljúfur In Víðidalsá, an excellent salmon fishing river just east of Hvammstangi in Vestur Húnavatnssýsla, you can find Kolugljúfur. Fifteen hundred mete...

From 1773

From 1773 In the last 250 years, or since 1773, there have been 88 volcanic eruptions in Iceland, most of them in Grímsvötn in the middle of Vatnajökull, whi...

Is Torfajökull next?

Is Torfajökull next? Hidden at Fjallabak is Torfajökull. A volcano, where the second largest high-heat geothermal area in the country is after Grímsvötn witc...

The flag incident

The flag incident became a pivotal moment in independence battle and Iceland became a sovereign state five years later. Unofficial flag of Iceland from 1897...