South Iceland

Iceland the Glacieal Country

Iceland the Glacieal Country Glaciers cover more than a tenth of Iceland. The largest, by far the largest, is Vatnajökull in the southeast corner of the coun...

Glacier & Geothermal Energy

Glacier & Geothermal Energy Hrafntinnusker is a unique place in Iceland. Hrafntinnusker is the first destination when walking the Laugavegur, the country...

The last rays of the summer sun

The last rays of the summer sun Of course, summer is short in Iceland. But we get lovely days, like this weekend, even though it's late Septemb...

Tourists travelling on Fjallabak

Tourists travelling on Fjallabak There are few roads that are as colorful, bad, dusty, potholed and rewarding as Fjallabaksleið in the north, a national road...

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 Meteorological Office ha...

Hvítá in Árnesýsla

Hvítá Hvítá in Árnesýsla (in the south) is the third longest river in Iceland, 185 km long from its source in Hvítárvatn under Langjökull and  from Kerlingaf...

From A to Z

From A to Ö So beautiful this week, coming to Reykjavík from the south and seeing Hringvegur 1 lit up in the evening sun at Sandskeið; yes 22 km home, 1299 k...

Torrential rain near Vík

Torrential rain near Vík One of the most beautiful regions of the country is Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, the easternmost part of Suðurland. There are two villag...

The big eruption in 1104

The big eruption in 1104 One of the larger volcanic eruptions after Iceland was settled is the Hekla eruption in 1104. In this large eruption in Hekla, proba...

Dreaming of Iceland

Glacier Journey’s Adventure of a Lifetime For many, a trip to Iceland is the culmination of dream; a long awaited journey that sometimes takes years of  savi...

Langavatn

Langavatn This photo was taken last weekend by Veiðivötn, a cluster of lakes in Landmannaafrétt that consists of up to 50 lakes. All the lakes have been ...

The Homely Herd’s Lair

Hotel Hjarðarból lies in the South-West between Selfoss and Hveragerði, 30 minutes from Reykjavík   Hotel Hjarðarból lies in the South-West between...

Discover an Ice-Blue World

Jökulsárlón Boat Tours on the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon There are few glacial lagoons existing in the world today and certainly none more awe-inspiring and...

The Bobby Fischer Center

It is housing a memorabilia of the 11th World Chess Champion BOBBY FISCHER and the Selfoss Chess Club. The American Bobby Fischer became the World Chess Cham...

In and around Eyrarbakki

In and around Eyrarbakki The first Icelandic census was conducted in 1703. It is the oldest census in the world, still preserved. It mentions all the citizen...

Worlds of Peace, Home of Tomatoes

The phenomenal rise of Friðheimar, in South Iceland, where tomatoes, horses and tourism make a perfect combination Back in 1995, Knútur Rafn Ármann and H...

Filming locations for Game of Thrones

Filming locations for  Game of Thrones One filming location was high up in Þjórsárdalur Valley, more specifically Gjáin. Incredibly beautiful place and one ...

Lakagígar

The picture is taken above a series of craters called Lakagígar and ends in a tuff mountain called Laki. It is not known if the craters in the crater series hav...

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...