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  Home of Iceland's most southernmost village, Vík is a small yet quaint destination that all travelers should experience during their time on the land of fire and ice. Nestled under the well-known Mýrdalsjökull, the country's fourth largest ice cap, this tranquil location is home to some of Iceland’s most popular things to visit with its location being just off the renowned Ri ...

Almost everyone has heard about Game of Thrones or even seen this hugely popular TV-series. But did you know that Iceland provides many of the beautiful scenes in this series? So, while visiting Iceland you have the opportunity to visit locations that may seem familiar from the TV-screen The magical Skógafoss   Did you see the first episode of Season Eight? If so, you may remem ...

The Northern Lights are something of a fairy tale for people. They possess an undeniable mystic quality that exists long after you have seen them. As a phenomenon you grow up hearing about, it is not rare to spend your whole life hoping to one day see their shimmering colors in the night sky. This spectacle can be seen from various points close to the Arctic Circle, but the Nor ...

See amazing shots of Iceland's iconic black sand beaches and the Sólheimasandur plane wreck. It is no wonder that people from around the world flock to this Iceland for once in a lifetime adventures

  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 ...