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  Going on a snowmobile tour is something you are not able to do everywhere, but going on a snowmobile tour on a glacier is something you can only do in few places around the world, Iceland is one of them. On the other hand, if you like to do snowmobile tour on a glacier as well as an active volcano, Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is the right place because underneath the ice cap lies t ...

The volcano Katla has erupted over 20 times since the settlement time of Iceland, so on average every 60 years or so. It has been very various how long time has been between eruptions in Katla the shortest period between eruptions has been 13 years and the longest period is to become 100 years next October. The shortest eruption in Katla was two weeks and the longest over five ...

It was on the 21st of November 1973 when a Douglas C-117 airplane from the U.S. Navy was on its way from Stokksnes by Höfn in Hornafjörður in the East part of Iceland to the Navy base in Keflavík. The weather was bad, with low visibility and flying condition got worse, there was a lot of icing in the air that started to stick on to the airplane, until both motors broke down.  T ...

Fire and ice Glacier ice and volcanoes, something amazing but they do not mix so well together. Iceland one of few places on Earth where you have glaciers and active volcanoes at the same place. In Iceland, we have a plump or a hot spot located underneath the Vatnajökull glacier. Where there is a lot of magma rather close to the ground. There are about 36 active volcanoes in Ic ...

There are many glaciers in Iceland, some of the highest and biggest once are located nearby the south and the southeast coast. The main reason for the glaciers there is humid air coming in from the south, hitting the mountain areas by the coast, making the air concentrate and forming a lot of precipitation on the mountain tops. Iceland being a rather cold place most of the precipitation falls as snow on the mountain tops, even during the summer sometimes

Black lava sand plains in Iceland Most of the south coast of Iceland is big black lava sand plains. They are formed by volcanic activity for the last thousands of years as well as alluvial deposits from the glacier rivers, that are cleaning out the erosion from the moving glaciers. Mostly the black lava sand areas are formed due to volcanic eruptions underneath the glaciers. Wh ...

1. Skógafoss waterfall The Skógafoss waterfall is on oft the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in Iceland, about 62 meters high and about 25 meters wide. It is a great place to stop by and take some pictures or to do a short hike. If you hike to the top of the waterfall and a little bit future you will find more waterfalls and you will be able to enjoy the view over the blac ...

Iceland is one of the few places in the world where you have volcanic activity and glaciers at the same place. There are about 10 to 11% of Iceland covered with glaciers and at the same time we have over 30 active volcanoes here and many of them are located underneath the glaciers. If we have a volcanic eruption underneath a glacier there will be a lot of ice melting in a very ...

Visitors driving along the Southern Ring Road can't miss a small but beautiful village Skógar which lies just a few kilometres away off it. It's popular summer destination offering a lot to see also throughout the year. Translated into Icelandic, Skógar (pronounced [ˈskou.ar] , means forest and it has a population of 25 inhabitants living in this area between the rivers Skógá a ...

  The Icelandic Yulelads are quite different from the cute, chubby, white bearded red-dressed Santa Claus who all the children of the world know. The story of the Icelandic Yulelads comes from icelandic folklore.  It’s always been a debate on their number. In one  poem about them it says;  “einn og átta” one and  eight =9, other say one and eight =18, but today they are conside ...