West Iceland

The light in the west

The light in the west Yesterday's forecast was terrible; wind and rain can be good to photograph. Tourism providers outside the capital and the south have be...

Dalir and History

Dalir and History Of all the districts and counties in Iceland, Dalasýsla is famous for its history. Dalasýsla is the only region in the country with an unin...

To “JUST BE IN” Dalabyggð

When you enter Dalabyggð, you find a region of history and pristine nature, an area where you can just be. Be in silence, in nature,with the culture and experie...

Delving Into History

The Settlement Center in Borgarnes takes you on a trip through time Some 1100 years ago, Iceland was a place covered with impenetrable forests and dangerous ...

Tokens of Iceland

Tokens of Iceland is a collection of high-quality souvenirs from Iceland,created and handcrafted by Oddný Braga in the West Iceland town of Borgarnes. The ...

Fyrirboði á gos?

Fyrirboði á gos? Í gærkvöldi var stór jarðskjálfti 4,6 að stærð undir Langjökli. Það er ekki algengt að svo stórir skjálftar séu á þessu svæði. Jökullinn sem...

Visit Lovely Akranes

Charming towns await travellers who drive north through the Hvalfjörður tunnel from Reykjavík. Just 50km from the capital is Akranes, a popular detour for those...

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...