Tag - Iceland

ÖXI PASS

On the way to narrow Lagarfjlót Lake we took Öxi pass. It is a mountain pass at an elevation of 539 meters above the sea level, located in eastern Iceland. The road to the summit is called Axarvegur (Route 939). It’s a well maintained gravel mountain road but narrow and steep, with...

VESTRAHORN VIKING VILLAGE

Small gravel road twisting away from the main route between Höfn and Djúpivogur brought us to a remote Viking village in pristine condition. In reality, it is a film set for an Icelandic movie that was never filmed. Built in 2010, the set is located on the land of a local unfriendly...

HÖFN

Höfn is an Icelandic little fishing town in southeast Iceland. We made here short refreshing stop before Vestrahorn. Höfn means ‘harbour,’ as the town is located in one of the few natural harbors of Iceland’s South Coast; unlike the rest of the country, this stretch is flat. The town is...

HEINABERGSJÖKULL

Great tiny narrow road lead us to the Heinabergslón – a little known glacial lagoon in the south of Iceland. It can be found within Vatnajökull National Park, located on the South Coast. The glacial lagoon’s outlet glacier is Heinabergsjökull, itself a part of Vatnajökull. The...

FJALLSÁRLÓN & JÖKULSÁRLÓN

First glacial lagoon we have visited was Fjallsárlón. It is small lagoon located on the southern end of Vatnajökull glacier. The outlet glacier Fjallsjökull, originating from Vatnajökull, extends all the way to the lagoon’s surface, where large icebergs break away from the ice cap and...

SKAFTAFELL

We have visited Skaftafell – a hiker’s paradise with stunning glaciers and some of the highest peaks of Iceland. The national park is located at the South East Coast of Iceland at the roots of Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe. The geographical and natural diversity makes...

FJAÐRÁRGLJÚFUR CANYON

Late afternoon we got bad weather in the majestic Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. The canyon is up to 100 meters deep and 2 kilometers long. The river Fjaðrá runs through it. The canyon was created by progressive erosion by flowing water from glaciers through the rocks over a long period of time...

DYRHÓLAEY & REYNISFJARA

We are surfing the south coast of Iceland and there are so many places to explore. Today we explored small peninsula 174 kilometers away from Reykjavík. Dyrhólaey is a former island and the whole area is really interesting. From the top of the cliff we got a breathtaking view to all...

WATERFALLS OF ICELAND

Today we traveled around the most famous waterfalls in the South of Iceland. – Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Gljúfrabúi. Seljalandsfoss is one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland. It is 65 meters tall and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Just few hundred meters away is Gljúfrabúi...

REYKJAVÍK

We have got two sunny days in city of Reykjavík, but we were busy with rim reparations and on top of that one stupid driver crashed our truck. Anyway we found great parking just in the Old Harbour and from there we made some sightseeing of the city. Reykjavik is the capital city of the...