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 usually ...

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 ...

Arcanum Glacier Tours are all done  on  Sólheimajökull glacier which  is an outlet from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier icecap.  The surface of the glacier is a bit rugged and there are also some  crevasses. Therfore it is necessary to do the glacier  tours with  experienced glacier guides.  After an exciting tour on the glacier it is  nice to go to the Glacier Café for a hot cocoa o ...

This spoon-shaped volcanic system is one of the most active and productive in the country. It is about 90 km long and 5–30 km wide. The central volcano of Katla is a broad mountain massif with a large caldera and possibly a secondary active centre in the west, at Goðabunga. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap largely covers the central volcano and caldera, apart from a few small peaks on ...