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Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice. Traveling to Iceland is on many to-do-lists all over the world. The country’s main attraction is the nature. Volcanoes, glaciers, mountains and valleys, fjords and bays, waterfall and rivers, magnificent lava spreads, the contrast between long days in the summer and short days in the winter. The nature always makes it to top of the list when tra ...

Today‘s snowmobiles are designed for winter travel in rural snowy areas and for recreation on glaciers, frozen lakes and in open terrain. The snowmobiles do not requre a road or a trail and are therefore  excellent for hauling cargo and  transferring people in areas which are not accessible otherwise.    In later years, snowmobiling has also become a  popular sport and a seriou ...

About a hundred years ago,  the Swedish scientist and Nobel laureate  Svante Arrenius commenced his research about global warming and how it might turn into  a problem for future generations. Since then, numerous  studies and tons of reports have been submitted on the matter, but scientists are still debating if the effects of global warming is a fact and if nothing is done, th ...

The Airplane Wreck, which has been sitting abandoned on the black sand of Sólheimasandur for 43 years, has become a considerable tourist attraction in the last years. Superstars like Justin Bieber have been instrumental in developing this interest, being filmed in, on and around the wreck and then later posted their videos on YouTube.   But why is this old US Navy aircraft pla ...

In Mid-September a very good guest visited us at Arcanum Glacier Tours.
His name is Hoyin Hong and this visit to Iceland was his 5th and on every visit he has taken a tour with Arcanum.
We were curious to get to know more about Hong and his interests and travelling experiences.

Arcanum Snowmobile and glacier walk The majority say that they were very happy with the briefing. We care for your safety so before the tour starts we like to show you the ropes so to speak.  Our equipment is of top of quality.  The guides are back country experts and they inform you  and train before going on to the glacier.   Although we have precise tour plans we usu ...

Many travellers  stay in  the  capital area and take tours from there to the countryside   They even drive the  same route day after day to the tourist sites.     This is totally unnecessary.  South Iceland has all the  facilities for  an overnight or longer stays with activities to suit every age and interest. Accommodation ranging from  B&b's,  farmhouses, guesthouses, ho ...

First day of summer according to the almanac will be April 21st.     In Iceland this doesn’t necessary mean that the sun will start shining and  the temperature ride to a steady two digit number,  but rather the contrary.  The weather in Iceland is  very unpredictable and the springs may be either warm or cold or rainy or all three.     However as the sun rises higher on the ho ...

On February 26th Sólheimajökull glacier was conquered by Nikki Bradley an inspirational speaker who engages her audience by sharing her own life experiences. When Nikki was 16 she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma.At the age of 26 she had already had two hip replacements. Since then she’s been on an incredible journey, not letting the disease stand in her w ...

Glaciers and icecaps cover a little more than ten percent of Iceland. They have quite an impact on the weather and the landscape.  Many of the glaciers lie above active volcanoes such as Vatnajökull,   the most extensive glacier  which covers Bárðarbunga stratovolcano and Grímsvötn caldera.  There has been a   recent sub-glacial activity,  resulting in a sudden glacier flood wi ...