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Midnight sun in Iceland on the horizon with a waterfall
When you think of the phrase “Midnight Sun”, what do you think of? I personally think it would be a great name for a band or an online username. It just sounds cool. In reality, the phrase Midnight Sun is a naturally occurring phenomenon that occurs every summer in Iceland. August officially marks the dog days of summer; the...
People planning their Iceland trip with a map
Tourism in Iceland has boomed in recent years. It saved our country from financial ruin, but at what cost? Millions of visitors come to Iceland seeking adventure through exploring our national parks, tasting our Nordic cuisine, and savoring our local beers. We all know the benefits that tourism affords, however sometimes our good fortune can come at a cost....
The Silfra Fissure in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park
The Golden Circle, or sometimes known as the Golden Triangle, is a stunning sightseeing route that cuts through south Iceland. If it is your first time visiting our island nation, I would say it is a must-see. The route features some of the best that Iceland has to offer: tranquil waterfalls, one of our beloved national parks, powerful geysers,...
Impressive views of Godafoss waterfall in Iceland
Iceland is commonly known as “The Land of Fire and Ice,” but we could easily add a second nickname: the land of waterfalls. Wherever you go, south or north, east or west, you will be able to see marvelous cataracts. It is not just the water falling powerfully at a high speed; it is also the magic, whimsical surroundings...
Iceland's beautiful Godafoss waterfall at sunset
Glaciers, ice caves, and black sand beaches seem to get all the attention here in Iceland. While waterfalls don’t entirely fall by the wayside, they undoubtedly don’t receive the attention they deserve. Waterfalls in Iceland can range from the utterly serene to the massively powerful. I prefer to stray away from rapids like Dettifoss, which resides in the latter...
Godafoss is considered one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls
Thousands of people travel to Iceland every year to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle that are the waterfalls that dominate the countryside. Waterfalls are unique in that they captivate the mind. There is something naturally visceral and tantalizing about watching them. Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice, but it could also be called the land of...
Thingvellir National Park and Silfra fissure are top things to do in Icealand
If you are planning on visiting Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park during your next trip to Iceland, you are in for a treat. As one of Iceland's best national parks, it is one of the country's most visited tourist attractions, and for a good reason. Landscapes within the park shift drastically and are cinematic. The tours offered throughout the park...
Volcanic black sand beaches near the seaside town of Vík
Located in southern Iceland, the sleepy fishing town has dominated social media for the past few years. This begs the question, “Why has a small fishing village with a population of around 300 drawn so much fanfare worldwide?” The answer can be summarized in two words: black sand. All of southern Iceland boasts monochromatic beaches, but two of the...
Family preparing for Iceland trip with kids
Iceland is a really cool place to take your kids. Their tiny eyes will light up when they see the immense power of the country’s waterfalls or the cool scenery in places like Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. And what’s better than taking your little ones whale watching? The gentle giants that roam the sub-arctic waters are unlike anything they’ve seen...
Fishing port in dalvik, where the main industry is located
While many people visit Iceland often stick to Reykjavik and environs or the South Coast, some choose to venture North on Iceland's Ring Road. there's plenty to see and do at the top part of the country including Akureyri and Godafoss waterfall. Another popular stop off is Dalvík, home to the famous fish festival and some of Iceland's best...


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