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Icelanders have always been very  interested in music.  Many children start music lessons in their early age and some of them continue higher level music studies along with their A-levels.  A few study at acclaimed music academies abroad and eventually become good enough to perform on the international stage.  Other use their skills for their own pleasure and entertaining famil ...

South Iceland has many of the biggest attractions in Iceland. Many of the best know waterfalls in Iceland are located on the South coast. So it is easy to combine some sightseeing and some glacier tours if you are travelling along the South coast of Iceland. The waterfall Skógafoss is a 62 meter high waterfall in Skógar about 32 west of the village Vík, the access to the water ...

Glacier Walk - Jöklaganga is a very enjoyable activity. The feeling of walking on ice is unique and quite different from walking on the ground. Sólheimajökull, which is a glacier tongue out of Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, is exceptionally well suited for glacier hikes or glacier walks. Arcanum Glacier tours experience, in guiding people, on and around the glacier, spans almost two decades.

Mýrdalsjökull is the fourth largest glacier in Iceland, covering about 600km2, it’s peak reaches almost 1500 m.  The view from the glacier on a clear day is magnificent.  Underneath the ice cap, lies the volcano Katla which has erupted on an average every 40-60 years, the last eruption in 1918.

An all-terrain vehicle ATV, is also known as a quad bike, four-wheeler or a quadricycle. As the name of the ATV indicates, the vehicle is able to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles. By standards the ATV is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, the operator straddles the seat and steers with the controls in the handlebars. The first three-wheeler ...

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.