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The Northern Lights are an unforgettable sight to any lucky enough to catch this marvelous dance of lights in the sky. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see an aurora borealis! This is without a doubt the favorite natural wonder that draws people from al
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Northern lights in Iceland
The magnificent Haifoss waterfall, literally “high waterfall” in Icelandic, is the 3rd highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in the lush Þjórsárdalur (Thjorsardalur) valley, this particular fall is often forgotten by tourists, but it's their loss! The Fossá trib
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The Haifoss Waterfall
The Golden Circle is one of the most visited regions in Iceland. It is a true tourist hotspot, the area being conveniently located near the capital Reykjavik and home to 3 of the most popular sites in Iceland. The Golden Circle extends over 70 km at its widest and runs
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The Golden Circle in Iceland
Although there are officially only two seasons in Iceland, namely winter and summer, technically the months of September, October and November are considered autumn in Iceland. If one were ask the animals, the beginning of autumn would coincide with the bird migration p
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Iceland in autumn
Arnarstapi and Hellnar are two nearby small coastal villages in the south-western part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula along route 574 that runs along the coastline. The village of Arnarstapi is the departure point for a good number of hiking trails around the peninsula a
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Arnarstapi: Hiking to Hellnar
The charming, typical port of Siglufjörður is located far up north, in fact it is one of the northernmost village in the country. Located at the tip of the beautiful Tröllaskagi peninsula in a beautiful fjord, Siglufjörður is as remote as it is picturesque. With th
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The Siglufjörður Fjord and its Village
Often compared to Jökulsárlón, Fjallsárlón is only a few kilometers away. Fjallsárlón is a bit less well known so has much less tourism than its neighbor but remains a must-see for any visitor in the region. Fjallsárlón is an absolutely beautiful glacial lake b
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The Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The Vatnsnes Peninsula is located in the north of Iceland, just off the western fjords in Húnaflói Bay. The peninsula is often forgotten by tourists but it is still a part of the island with many points of interest. Interestingly, several polar bears that came straigh
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Vatnsnes peninsula
The Hengifoss waterfall is located in east Iceland on the Brekkuselslækur stream, west of the famous Lake Lögurinn and its legendary sea monster, the Lagarfljótsormur. It is in fact the Hengifossá river that flows into Lake Lögurinn (and the monster's lair). At 120
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The Hengifoss Waterfall Hiking Trail
Located at the southernmost tip of Iceland, you really can't miss Cape Dyrhólaey rising in the distance. This is one of the most beautiful panoramas that South Iceland has to offer. Dyrhólaey is a small promontory, about 120 meters tall and shaped like an arch. The na
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The Dyrhólaey Arch
Langisjór is a large lake in the Landmannalaugar region in the south-west of Vatnajökull. Although not the most visited site in Iceland, the views in Langisjór are among the most beautiful on the island. The massive Langisjór is one of the largest lakes in the count
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Langisjór Lake
The trek from Landmannalaugar to Thórsmörk, also known as the Laugavegur or Laugavegurinn, literally the “Hot Springs Route”, is probably the most renowned in Iceland. To give you a sense of the difficulty, this 55 km trek is also the top annual Ultramarathon trai
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The Landmannalaugar-Thórsmörk Trek
The Stuðlagil Canyon is located in eastern Iceland, hidden in the middle of the Jökla River, some distance from the beaten track of road number 1. Stuðlagil is said by many to be the most beautiful canyon in Iceland. With its incredible basalt columns and turquoise w
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Stuðlagil (Studlagil) canyon in Iceland
On July 10th 2023 in the late afternoon, an eruptive fault tore open the bedrock just North of Meradalir in the Reykjanes Peninsula. The event came after several days of intense earthquakes reaching upto a magnitude of 3, with a new crater formed just next to Litli Hrú
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Litli Hrútur: A New Eruption in Reykjanes
Dettifoss is known to be the most powerful waterfall in Iceland and even in Europe. 44 meters high and 100 meters wide, the fall has a flow of about 500 m³ per second in summer, when the flow is strongest. Dettifoss is somewhat isolated in the desert to the north of Ic
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Dettifoss: Iceland's Mightiest Waterfall