Culture

Culture related affairs from the Icelandic Times magazine

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 stands on the east sid...

Visited Skælingar

When I first visited Skælingar, I was fascinated by the place. You can find these unique lava formations in other areas, and it is always worth stopping and tak...

The Laki Craters

The Laki Craters Lakagígar is a 25 km / 15 mi long series of craters southwest of Vatnajökull Glacier and part of Vatnajökull National Park. Lakagígar was cr...

The Rauðibotn crater

One of the most amazing places in the Fjallabakarea is the Rauðibotn crater: a red and green emerald surrounded  by volcanic deserts between Torfajökull and Mýr...

Skælingar

Skælingar’s environment is unique, like nature’s amusement park. To get there, drive to Nyrðri-Ófæra just east of Eldgjá and up the eastern edge of Eldgjá along...

Tungnaá River

Few places compare to Tungnaá River in beauty. The photo was taken with a drone in a southwesterly direction. The picture shows Hekla towering in the far right....

The other Húsavík

The other Húsavík Húsavík is the largest bay in Víknaslóðir, between Borgarfjörður Eystri and Loðmundarfjörður in the East Fjords. Þorsteinn Kleggi settled t...

Mælifell in Mælifellssandur

Mælifell in Mælifellssandur Desert is in the middle of the picture. Mælifell is a good landmark and can be seen from far away. Right next to the mountain is a s...

Wth a drone over Langisjór

This photo was taken with a drone over Langisjór, with the permission of Vatnajökull National Park. Up along the middle of the picture by Langasjór are Fögrufjö...

Wool & Álfafoss

The wool factory Álafoss, named after the Álfafoss Waterfall has a remarkable story. Björn Þorláksson (1854-1904), a farmer in Varmá, founded the ...

Goddess & Bloke

Goddess & Bloke Pomona was an ancient goddess in Roman mythology. In Einarsgarður, west of Landspítalinn, it stands erect in the sculpture ...

Winter paradise

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

Sæmundur’s story

Sæmundur’s story In front of the main building of the University of Iceland stands the work Sæmundur on the Seal. This sculpture was originally...

Back to the past

Back to the past Árbær is an old farm just east of Elliðaá in the land of Reykjavík. It can be said that today Árbær / Árbær Open Air Museum is...

Going 100 Years Back in Time

  Going 100 Years Back in Time Flatey in Breiðafjörður was, for many centuries, a large farm and one of the leading trading places in Iceland. The En...

Árneshreppur

Árneshreppur There are 69 municipalities in Iceland. Of course, the most populous is Reykjavík, where a third of the population lives. The smallest populatio...