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Landmannalaugar, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland

Landmannalaugar is the starting/finishing point of the famous Laugavegur hiking track. The environment is so surreal, that it is often compared to a painting. There are substantial camping facilities if you plan to spend a few days to a week on the track. Then a pleasant way to unwind after spending time in the highlands, is […]

Svartifoss, Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Take a break from driving and visit Svartifoss. Walk through Skaftafell National park and find the falls that tumble down over the hexagonal basalt columns. The 1.5km walk is predominantly uphill, but you should see 3 other waterfalls on the way. You have the option to walk down to the base of the falls, or […]

Dettifoss, Jökulsárgljúfur, Iceland

Within the North-East Icelandic landscapes, you will find Dettifoss. At 100m wide and 45m high it is renowned to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Most visitors access the falls from the East, but there is also an entrance on the West. With caution you may take a hike around the area, it’s only 1km to […]

Crystal Caves, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

Explore crystal caves in the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and really get to know the meaning behind ICE-land. The caves are only accessible during the winter (another reason why Iceland isn’t ‘only nice in the summer’). “The colour and transparency of the ice caves has everything to do with time, pressure, and secrecy. The weather and […]

Hverfjall Crater, Myvatn, Iceland

Hverfjall stands out from the roadside among the reasonably flat landscape. It lies on the east of Lake Mosquito, Myvatn (North-East Iceland). It’s possible to climb the volcano from both the North & South side, but the 160m accent makes the short 500m hike steep. The course can be slippery due to loose volcanic rocks, take care with appropriate footwear […]

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

At 100m deep and 2km long Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is a great change of scene from all the waterfalls you may have explored nearby. Although there’s a small detour off the Ring Road along a narrow gravel road to get there, the view does not involve a large walk, with lookout points close to the carpark. You also […]

Namafjall Hverir, Myvatn, Iceland

Namafjall is the mountain overlooking Hverir, a martian like geothermal landscape in Myvatn, Northern Iceland. Explore intriguing boiling blue mud pits and steaming fumaroles that surround the park. This destination is located directly off Ring Road, it is advised to visit in the in the evening if you would like to avoid the crowds. There is also […]

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