West Iceland

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell Kirkjufell is very special in the landscape of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and attracts attention due to its shape. Jon Snow and his crew search...

Countryside full of history

Countryside full of history Nowhere in Iceland is the history of the Vikings as vivid as in Dalasýsla. Leifur Eiríksson, who found America, was...

Frosty white Hvítá River

Frosty white Hvítá River Hvítá is the tenth longest river in Iceland, and its source is at Eiríksjökull and Langjökull, in many rivers that the...

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...

A hill and a mountain

A hill and a mountain Some say that the church at Ingjaldshóll on the west side of Snæfellsnes is the oldest concrete church in the world. It was built in 19...

Farthest west in the continent

Farthest west in the continent Rauðisandur is inhabited in the western part of Vestur-Barðastrandarsýsla. It lies between Skorarfjall and Látrabjarg, which c...

The volcano Eldborg

The volcano Eldborg Eldborg is a particularly shapely oval crater in the middle of the Eldborgarhraun lava field in Hnappadalur. It rises 60 meters over the be...

Páll’s artwork at Húsafell

Páll's artwork at Húsafell There was an unusual atmosphere at Húsafell yesterday, the innermost settlement in the west of the country. All news and televisi...

A dolphin in Akranes

A dolphin in Akranes Out on Grenjar in Akranes yesterday, this father and son were looking at the ship Höfrungur AK 91 (Dolphin), an oak ship built there in...

Two Whales in Hvalfjörður

Two Whales in Hvalfjörður For over 500 years, whaling has been practised in Iceland. That chapter in Icelandic history ended three years ago when all whalin...
Snæfellsjökull

Go West!

Enjoy the Vast Beauty of West Iceland Búðardalur A trip to West Iceland is perfect if you want to see a bit of everything. Black-sand beaches, hot spring...

Go West!

Go West!Enjoy the Vast Beauty of West IcelandA trip to West Iceland is perfect if you want to see a bit of everything. Black-sand beaches,hot springs, quiet fi...
Breiðafjörður

Birds in Breiðafjörður

Breiðafjörður is an expansive and shallow bay located on the west coast of Iceland. The bay is the largest area of shallow waters and beaches in the country, ...

Geothermal Baths in West Iceland

Experience Iceland’s geothermal energy in these soothing hot baths Enjoy Iceland’s glorious naturally heated waters by bathing in geothermal baths in West Icel...

No Man’s Land

  No Man's Land The title of this extensive exhibition refers to the Icelandic highlands and certain ideas regarding them which Icelanders have long held...