North Iceland

Articles from the North

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 store. “I agree 100%”,...

About Rauðanes

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

The Icelandic Seal Centre

The Icelandic Seal Centre was created to promote seal research and sustainable seal-watching along the Vatnsnes peninsula. While the centre has a serious resear...

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...

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...

Harbour Restaurant & Bar

A welcoming new addition to Skagaströnd In the small village of Skagaströnd in Northwest Iceland, you can find a brand new restaurant, Harbour. The restaurant ...

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 Hraun in Öxnadalur in 18...

The sea and the sky in Húsavík

The sea and the sky in Húsavík Three years ago, the spa GeoSea opened in Húsavík. In the middle of the 20th century, it was decided to drill for hot water at...

Autumn has arrived in Akureyri

Autumn has arrived in Akureyri It was autumnal but beautiful in Minjagarðurinn in Akureyri this morning. The church was built in 1846, by the church builder...

Hrísey Island in Eyjafjörður

Hrísey Island in Eyjarfjörður Hrísey Island in the middle of Eyjarfjörður fjord is the second largest island off the coast of Iceland, 8 km² in size and one ...

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 Reykjavík. Hverarön...

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 sheep in front of Jón ...