Iceland

An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe, Iceland is, literally, a country in the making. It’s a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mudpots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendour seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. And it works a treat: some crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes, and everyone is transfixed.

GARÐSKAGI

We made short stop in Garðskagi, where we found two lighthouses, the older one and also the smaller of the two was once mentioned as one of the best lighthouses in Iceland. A new bigger 28 meters high lighthouse was built in 1944. At the moment the lighthouse is a radar transponder and it...

REYKJANESVÍTI

We spent today some time with wheel changing after we broke our rim and tire over the stone hidden in sand. So the only later afternoon refreshing stop was Reykjanesvíti. It is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, located on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Reykjanesvíti lighthouse was...

SELTÚN

We have visited another colorful geothermal area is Seltún, which is located beneath Sveifluháls, on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland. Seltún is located some 40 km away from Reykjavík. At Seltún we saw both solfataras and fumaroles, bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs...

ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR

We drove through the Þjórsárdalur Valley in the southern highlands of Iceland. Þjórsárdalur runs along the river Þjórsá, Iceland’s longest river. Where a tributary of this river, the Fossá, tumbles into the valley, it creates a nice waterfall Hjalparfoss. Búrfells woods are other natural...

GULLFOSS

We had another beautiful day in Iceland. Our first stop was ‘Golden Falls’ – Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls, found in the Hvítá river canyon in south-west Iceland. The water in Hvítá River travels from the glacier Langjökull, before cascading first shorter...

CAVE PEOPLE & GEYSIR

We made another short stop by the “Cave People“, that we could see how a normal Icelandic family lived 100 years ago. The Caves have been renovated the way they looked when the last Cave People in Iceland lived there. Laugarvatnshellar are two man made caves. Some have suggested the caves...

AKRANES & ÞINGVELLIR NP

On the way to Þingvellir National Park we made short stop at abandoned Akranes lighthouse. In winter time this location is a popular place to shoot the Northern lights. Later we have explored the Iceland’s oldest National Park and the only one listed in UNESCO. Park is covering an area of...

ROAD 550

The Kaldidalsvegur (officially known as Road 550) is a highland track in Iceland, with a length of 40 km. It is a thrill to drive in Kaldidalsvegur. Driving the ring road of Iceland is one thing but driving off-road is another thing! The landscape of Kaldidalsvegur is mind boggling...

LANGJÖKULL

The mighty Langjökull, the ‘Long Glacier’, is the second-largest glacier in Iceland occupying 935 square kilometers. Langjökull is about 50 kilometers long and up to 20 kilometers wide, and the ice is sometimes around 580 meters thick. The glacier reaches its highest point in its...

SNÆFELLSJÖKULL NP

Last night we slept under Kirkjufell – the most photographed Mountain in Iceland! Kirkjufell (463 m) is a beautifully shaped and symmetric, free standing Mountain.  It got its name, which means ‘Church Mountain’, probably because of its shape reminding a church tower. Later...