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Iceland's famous black sand beach on the South Coast near Vik
Iceland is famous all over the world for the breathtaking beauty of its dramatic natural landscapes. In the country known as the land of Fire and Ice, mammoth glaciers, rushing waterfalls, explosive volcanoes, eerie ice caves, haunting glacier lagoons, bubbling hot springs, and narrow fjords all take center stage. The island also possesses some of the best volcanic beaches...
Iceland's black waterfall Svartifoss waterfall
Iceland’s nickname is “The Land of Fire and Ice”.You could add many other nouns to the list, but I guess the title would be too long. Besides fire and ice, this Nordic nation is also the land of waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, and more. There are many different types of waterfalls across the country. Small ones, wide ones, tall...
Iceland's Northern Lights over Kirkjufell mountain in winter
Don’t you just love checking out those mind-blowing pictures of Iceland on Instagram? If you’re not an Instagram fan, you can still see some pretty astonishing photos of Iceland on Pinterest. OK, and if you don’t have Pinterest either, we can always look on Google Images. I’m pretty sure that one applies to everybody. Regardless of the website you...
Group of tourists standing at the edge of the Dettifoss waterfall
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders. The sheer number of outdoor attractions and the breathtaking beauty of its landscapes have earned the island a reputation as one of the most stunning places on earth. Glaciers like Vatnajökull, volcanic crater lakes like Viti in Askja, mossy lava fields like Eldhraun, and geysers like Strokkur are some of...
DC-3 plane wreck at Solheimasandur beach at the sun setting
Picture the ghostly white silhouette of the remains of an aircraft set against the windswept sands of a black volcanic beach. This haunting yet familiar sight has become one of the most popular images coming out of Iceland. What I’m describing is the Douglas DC-3 plane wreck site at Sólheimasandur beach in South Iceland. As you make your way...
Skogafoss waterfall is imposing over a tourist
One of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls is also one the easiest to get to. Located between Reykjavik and Vik just past Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland, this stunning cascade is a must-see attraction for anyone making their way around Iceland’s Ring Road. Skógafoss waterfall makes for both a great day trip from Reykjavik or part of a larger Icelandic...
Colorful, bubbling mud and rocks in Hverir in Iceland's Diamond Circle
Many people who come to Iceland on vacation have a short 5-day or 7-day itinerary. This usually gives them just enough time to explore Reykjavik, soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, and explore popular areas like Vatnajökull National Park and Reynisfjara in the south or Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west. While it’s no secret that south Iceland...
Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe's largest glacier and spectacular ice caves and glacier caves
In the last few years, social media has exploded with photos of otherworldly landscapes of lava fields, imposing emerald mountains with snow-capped peaks, and thrilling slow-motion footage of frost covered gloves gliding over polar blue ice covered walls. I’m a sucker for both slow-motion footage and ice, and posts with Icelandic glacier caves in places like Vatnajökull National Park...
Where are the regions of Iceland on a map?
The capital area gets most the attention in Iceland; this is due part and parcel because its population is more than the rest of the country combined. So why don’t we show some love to the other seven regions of Iceland? Pull out your map for a quick rundown of the eight regions of Iceland, and also the main...
Views from inside of a car on a Road trip in Iceland
Welcome back to our third and final installment of your 7-day itinerary for a road trip in Iceland. We are now reaching the end of our trip as we wake up in the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. I recommend waking up early to take advantage of the entire day. What exciting and breathtaking locations await us in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula? Day...


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