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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 ...

There are 269 named glaciers and glacier outlets in Iceland and they cover 11% of the country’s surface.   The glaciers in South Iceland, Vatnajökull, Mýrdalsjökull,  Eyjafjallajökull, Höfsjökull in the central highlands  and Langjökull in  W-Iceland  play a large part in Icelandic tourism.  People coming from  warmer areas where the temperature never goes below zero, consider ...

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 waterf ...

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.