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Arriving near Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland, you really can't miss the Hverfjall volcano in the distance. You can't deny the crater is impressive. It's big, first of all, but there is also the jet black of its flanks, which contrasts sharply with the lush vegetation a
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The Hverfjall Crater
The village of Hellissandur is located at the western tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Despite a small population of 387, the village is culturally significant in the region, and famous for its very photogenic Ingjaldshólskirkja church, which is a delight for visitor
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Hellissandur and Ingjaldshólskirkja
There are officially only two seasons in Iceland: winter and summer, but the period between March and April is still considered the Icelandic spring. As early as March, the snow starts to melt and the days stretch longer than the nights but despite this, it is still qui
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Iceland in Spring
[Updated 03/17/2024] On Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:17PM local time exactly, a massive volcanic eruption occured near Grindavík after several weeks of geological tension. Iceland is currently experiencing its fourth eruptive event on the Reykjanes peninsula since 2
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The Eruption near Grindavík
Located along Road number 1, about 1,180 km east of Reykjavik, the village of Vík í Myrdal (Vik) is known for the surrounding Myrdalsjökull glacier, the famous Katla volcano, and the black sand beaches of the south coast. Vík í Myrdal, which literally means “Swam
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The Vík í Myrdal area
Kolugljúfur is a gorgeous canyon located in the north of Iceland, known throughout the country for its Kolufossar Falls which flow into the bottom of the gorge. Often neglected by tourists who generally head towards the town of Akureyri without stopping here on the way
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The Kolugljúfur Canyon
Geysir is a geothermal field of geysers, a real treat for tourists visiting Iceland. It is among the most visited site in the country and one of the favorite natural attractions of tourists. The Geysir site is very easy to get to and appreciated by all. Who doesn't enjo
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Geysir: The icelandic geysers
While you won't often be swimming in the sea in Iceland given the water temperature, the island is very famous for its magnificent beaches. In fact, some of them are regularly in the top rankings for the most beautiful beaches in the world! (National Geographic ranking
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The most beautiful beaches in Iceland
Seljavallalaug is one of the best swim spots in Iceland, a magical hot tub in the wild nestled between two mountains which is the last place you'd expect to find a pool! Iceland is full of hot springs, each more pleasant than the last: the hot water rivers as in Reykada
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Seljavallalaug : the Secret Pool
Akureyri is the fourth largest city in Iceland with over 18,000 inhabitants, and it's a great stop-over before moving on to to Myvatn, Godafoss or Húsavík. Being the largest city in the area, it is often referred to as the capital of the north. Akureyri is often the m
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Akureyri: guide to the northern capital
Stakkholtsgjá is a stunning canyon located in the southern highlands of Iceland, world famous for its hiking trail which leads to a majestic waterfall. The gorge is located in the Þórsmörk region in the south, one of the most beautiful places in Iceland.  The Stak
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The Stakkholtsgjá Canyon
Very popular with locals for their own holidays, Thórsmörk (Þórsmörk or literally: “Thór's Woods”) is a glacial valley located between the Eyjafjallajökull glaciers in the south, Tindfjallajökull in the north, and the imposing Mýrdalsjökull in the east. Su
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Thórsmörk: Hiking Trails and Panoramic Views
The Thakgil region, or Þakgil in Icelandic, is home to a well-kept secret: the Remundargil Canyon. This gem of the south is carved into the land between the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the vast sands of Mýrdalssandur, just north of the charming town of Vík í Mýrdal
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The Remundargil Canyon in Þakgil
While the eternal night may seem daunting, end of year holidays are a great way to discover Iceland, and you can expect a magical Christmas Eve and New Year's Day there. As you can imagine, you won't be doing the same things at this time of the year as in summer: the da
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End of Year Celebrations in Iceland
Christmas is called “Jól” or “Yul” in Icelandic and it is a major tradition for Icelanders. Historically, Christmas was celebrated on the shortest day of the year in Iceland, December 21st. Around the year 1000, the local Christmas day aligned with the internat
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Christmas in Iceland