The Laugavegur Trail

The southwest of Iceland offers an interesting hiking route of 54 km, called the Laugavegur Trail, which can be completed in 4 to 8 days, depending on weather conditions and your general fitness. It starts from the geothermal springs of Landmannalaugar and extends to the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve at the foot of the active volcano …

The Mesmerising Nauthúsagil Ravine

Iceland often surprises with its otherworldly landscape, one of these is undoubtedly the mystical Nauthúsagil Ravine. Found in the southern region of the country, it consists of magical waterfalls and shapes created by centuries of geological layering combined with rain, wind, and erosion. Nauthúsagil Canyon is still referred to today as the “well-hidden gem” along …

The Famous Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall

Kirkjufellsfoss is among Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls. It lies at the foot of an impressive cone-shaped mountain range, making it a place with stunning panoramic views. It’s located in the country’s western Vesturland region, close to the Kirkjufell Mountain in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and near the town of Grundarfjörður, a two-hour …

The Spectacular Dyrhólaey cliffs

The southern part of Iceland offers an almost celestial depiction of numerous otherworldly landforms, contrasting landscapes of black sand beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and volcanoes – places that are also home to intriguing animals and birds species. There, at the tip of the Icelandic mainland, as its most southerly point, are the Dyrhólaey cliffs, picturesquely drawn …

Ytri Tunga and its Colony of Seals

One of nature’s unexpected encounters in the Snæfellsnes peninsula is the golden-white sand of the compelling Ytri Tunga beach. This spot is one of the most westerly points of the country and is easily accessible from the capital. You head north on the Ring Road straight to Snæfellsnes Peninsula; from there you take the southern …

The Splendid Háifoss Waterfall

Háifoss, or ‘high waterfall’, nestled in Fossárdalur valley in the south of Iceland is the third tallest waterfall in the country after Morsárfoss and Glymur. Fed by the river Fossa, Háifoss presents an array of contrasting colors from the two million-year-old cliffs nearby to the vivid green colored grass all across the valley. With a …

Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck

The Ring Road leads tourists to the incredible Icelandic South Coast and its black shorelines, but also throws a few surprises along the way – the crashed and abandoned American DC plane on Sólheimasandur being one of them. Since its discovery and in response to the increased curiosity of locals and visitors alike, its location …

Þakgil – Everything You Need to Know

With Iceland being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, it goes without saying that if you want to explore the unexplored, you’ve got quite the task on your hands. Lesser-known off-the-beaten-path natural gems however are scattered all around the island, as long as know where to look: Þakgil region is undeniably …

The Majestic Stokksnes Peninsula

With so much to see in so little time, Iceland’s distant natural wonders oftentimes go unexplored. Add to that a few thousand tourists scattered throughout the island, and the decision on what to see and what to skip becomes quite a hefty one. There’s one region in the south-eastern part of the country that is …

The Magnificient Brúarfoss Waterfall

Brúarfoss is a waterfall that can be found in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð, on the famous Golden Circle route, which includes Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. It is a small waterfall, but very pretty and often overlooked. Having been referred to as “Iceland’s Bluest Waterfall”, it is easy to see why when you reach …