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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland as it was notably utilized as a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. Seljalandsfoss is situated in between Selfoss and Skógafoss at the […]

Northern Lights forecast

See the Northern Lights in Iceland For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights in Iceland. But having made plans to come all the way to the cold little country in the North Atlantic, […]

Myrdalsjokull Glacier in Iceland

The Myrdalsjokull (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active mountain ridge, which erupted in 1918. Its volcano is called Katla and its crater is estimated to have a diameter of about 10 km. Eruptions can start in many places outside or within […]

Icelandic Northern Lights

See the Northern lights in Iceland Scientist dedicated to the study of the natural phenomena of Northern lights and its southern sibling the Aurora Australis have come to see that “Auroral activity” is cyclic. This spectacle of nature reaches a peak every 11 years and according to this the next peak period is the winter […]

Hraunfossar Waterfall

Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls formed by smaller brooks streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges of less porous rock in the […]

Hekla Volcano

The Volcano Hekla Hekla, located in the south of Iceland amidst the Fjallabak mountain range, is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland.In holding up its reputation as one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland, Hekla has seen over 20 eruptions since 874, being referred to as the  „Gateway to Hell,” dating back to the Middle Ages.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, Gullfoss, is the waterfall of Iceland. Together with Geysir and Þingvellir, these three natural destinations form the popular Golden Circle. Located in the Canyon of Hvítá River in southwest Iceland, Gullfoss boasts a powerful presence against Iceland’s natural beauty. It is definitely a must see on your visit […]

Glymur Waterfall

Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful scenery with surrounding volcanoes and tree plantations. There are two main paths that lead to Glymur, each taking about 90 minutes to reach the waterfall. As each […]

Geysir – The Geyser of Iceland

Geysir is the earliest geyser known to Europeans and gave rise to the word geyser. Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Eruptions may be infrequent however, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time. Earthquakes in June 2000 subsequently reawakened the giant for […]