South Iceland

The homely herd’s lair

Hotel Hjarðarból lies in the South-West between Selfoss and Hveragerði, 30 minutes from Reykjavík Hotel Hjarðarból Hotel Hjarðarból – Herd’s Lair – is a ...

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...

Currently in Iceland

Currently in Iceland It's this time of the year. My experience as a photographer for more than four decades is that the aurora is most active around the fall...

Hjörleifur & the history

Hjörleifur & the history Iceland's history would probably have been different if the foster brother of the first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson, married to h...

Torfajökull volcano system

One of the many beautifully formed craters in Vatnaöldur in the Torfajökull region Torfajökull volcano system The Torfajökull volcano system has been qui...

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón Jökulsárlón is a unique lagoon, in and around Vatnajökull in Austur- Skaftafellsýsla, part of Vatnajökull National Park in the southeast. Vatnajö...

Eruption at Skjaldbreiður?

Eruption at Skjaldbreiður? From the shield volcano / mountain Skjaldbreiður, there are only about twenty kilometers to Þingvellir in the south, and about 15k...

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...

Well done

Well done According to the World Health Organization, Iceland is the safest country in the world when it comes to traffic. Here, the probability of dying in ...

Hotel Dyrhólaey

Hotel DyrhólaeyThere is an Icelandic expression that says “when you have such a great view, who needs pictures on your walls?” The phrase echoed my feelings exa...

Visiting South Iceland

Visiting South Iceland Flúðir is the only village in the municipality of Hrunamannahreppur, which abuts Árnessýsla in South Iceland. The population of the di...

Viking Tours in Westman Islands

Viking Tours in Westman IslandsThe ferry to the island To visit Westman Islands, the first step is to take the ferry Herjólfur.  The sail over takes 40 minut...

Laugarvatn, a hot place

Laugarvatn, a hot place Between Þingvellir and Geysir there is a small lake, Laugarvatn, the 65th largest in the country, 2.1 km² in size. The lake is rather...

Þuríður & Stokkseyri

Þuríður & Stokkseyri In the 19th century, one of Iceland's greatest strong independent women, Þuríður formaður lived in Stokkseyri. Formaður was what we ...