Whale-watching cruise is one of the attractions not to be missed when visiting Iceland. It's an experience you'll never forget and it will leave you deeply moved by the creatures these gentle and giant.
Somewhere in the highlands of Iceland, north of the Vatnajökull glacier, is a special place where astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, once trained for moon landing. Iceland has a special place where ordinary people can walk in the paths of giants.
One of the most beautiful regions in central Iceland is undoubtedly Landmannalaugar Mountain Reserve. The name means "The People's Pools", this is probably the most popular travel destination in central Iceland and is otherwise known as the jewel in the crown.
As in many other countries across the world, the main airport is not actually located in the capital and foreign tourists, landing in Iceland for the first time, do not always realize that they do not land directly in Reykjavik and the airport is actually located in town Keflavik, a 40-minute drive from Reykjavik.
Northern Lights of Iceland is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Van Allen radiation belt (a layer of energetic charged particles that surround the Earth) is "overloaded" with particles that flow down the magnetic field of the Earth and crash into the luminesce materials in the atmosphere - in the area of the ionosphere, causing them to release energy.
Skaftafell National Park is an oasis located between a sandy desert and Vatnajökul glacier. The Park was instituted in 1967, consists of approximately 500 square kilometers and is home to some of Iceland's most beautiful attractions, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and flora and fauna unique to the area.
There are several places in Iceland where a person feels small compared to the nature surrounding him. One of the most prominent, if not the most prominent, is in the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe and most impressive in Iceland.
Iceland's waterfalls are famous throughout the world thanks to their diversity and breathtaking beauty. In Iceland, there are hundreds of waterfalls that are coming out of the mountains or flowing from the high peaks where the snow never melts.
For the last few years, Iceland became more and more popular destination for family trips. Being one of the safest countries in the world and also known as one of the cleanest, Iceland is famous for its citizen's high priority environmental concern. The economic crisis that occurred in 2008 crushed the economy of the island, turning it from one of the world's most expensive countries, to a country, which it is possible to visit without spending a fortune.
Although summer is the ideal time to travel in Iceland, many people ask if it is also recommended visiting Iceland in winter. Are the popular tourist attraction sites open? What about the hotels? Transportation? Is Iceland ready for tourists in the winter? Here are some ideas in brief about the winter trip to Iceland. The winter visit to Iceland is like visiting another Iceland - the dominant green landscape turns white and it is a good time to take out the snowmobiles and the skis.
The Landmannalaugar Þórsmörk trek is well known in the world and the most popular by hikers in Iceland. These 55 scenic kilometers well deserve the reputation: colorful rhyolite mountains, glaciers, geothermal springs, steam columns, black sands desert, rivers and large lakes.
Although the distance can be easily covered in two or three days, why hurry? Take the full four days trek and enjoy the views.
This unique and ambitious tour for the first time in the world is presented these days through the glacier Langjökull in central highlands of Iceland. Glacier Langjökull or "the long iceberg" is the second largest glacier in Iceland and its area is 950 square kilometers. The deepest point of the glacier reaches a depth of 580 meters.