Now is the time when we stop seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland this season. The night is getting brighter every day so we need super strong Northern Lights so we can see them. And by the end of April, we will not be able to see them anymore.

The village Vík on the south coast of Iceland is one of the main tourist places in Iceland, you will have to pass through there traveling along the south coast. The area around Vík is also a good place to stop and stay maybe for few days because it has beautiful nature and many of the most famous tourist sights nearby. 

New base and better facilities for our Glacier walk tours at Sólheimajökull glacier.  Now we have opened our new base for the glacier walk tours on Sólheimajökull glacier. Now we are able to offer all our customers to wait inside as well as getting ready inside. We are really proud to be the first and only company by Sólheimajökull that can offer this to the customers. It is r ...

We got 10 new Arctic Cat Pantera snowmobile this week, making our snowmobile fleet even better than before. Now we are getting them ready for the Mýrdalsjökull glacier where they will be serving for the next few years. We also go 6 new ATV´s so no we have 20 ATV´s in our fleet, making it easier to offer people to enjoy the black sand beach and the famous airplane wreck than be ...

  Arcanum has decided to close the café by Sólheimajökull glacier from the 1st of March. The reason is that we are no longer able to run free toilets for other companies operating by the glacier as well as for other tourists visiting Sólheimajökull.We have taken this decision with our own customers in mind because we will change the café facilities to a base for our glacier wa ...

The airplane wreck on Sólheimasandur is becoming one of the biggest tourist attractions in South Iceland. The wreck has been there since 1974 after an emergency landing on the black sand beach. For the first 35 years, it was the home of the Raven that had his nest in the cockpit of the airplane wreck, and the local people came there for taking pictures and enjoying the black sa ...

The year 2017 has been excellent for Arcanum Glacier Tours.  We have been able to run almost every glacier tour on our program, with just a few weather-related exceptions. Arcanum Glacier Tours program consists of snowmobile tours on  Mýrdalsjöklull,  glacier walks on Sólheimajökull glacier tongue and ATV quad biking on Sólheimasandur black sand beach.   We have been open for ...

Sólheimajökull retreated by 973 meters in the years 2000-2015.  With the much warmer climate and continued melting the glacier will have totally disappeared within  decades.  The effects of global warming is very visual at Sólheimajökull. Where ice existed before  at the glacier tongue, there  is now a large glacier lagoon. Few years ago, tourists going on a glacier hike had to ...

The atlantic puffin,  sometimes called the Priest because of its  stately plumage is much loved by Icelanders.  One of the largest puffin colonies is found in  Westman Islands, a  very important home for  60% of the world  puffin population. The puffin is a pelagic bird living out in the ocean for its first years. When they reach maturity and are ready for mating and nesting, ...

  “There are many wonders in a cows head!” This is how an old, very popular phrase, looks in english when  the original meaning has been lost in translation.  Icelanders have a very good sense of humour and they like  to translate the difficult, good old mother tongue word by word into English and then make a joke of the outcome.  At Leifur Eiriksson Airport  you can see poste ...