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Reykjanes – Reyk…what?

Reykjanes - never underestimate Iceland The peninsula where you have probably started your journey. There are some awesome spots you should not miss, although these spots were not discovered by too many tourists yet. There is a lot to go for. A lot of smaller things you should see and you can easily reach just by following the well-conditioned roads. Well, mostly. This

Reykjanes – Reyk…what?2018-07-07T17:52:00+01:00

FREE JACUZZI – Reykjadalur Hot Springs!

Take a Bath Under The Night Sky - Reykjadalur Hot Springs Did you ever dream of bathing in a natural hot spring while the sky is full of stars? Do exactly that at the Reykjadalur Hot Springs. There is a river heated up by the geothermal and volcanic energy of the surrounding geothermal springs. There are different "tubs" in this river where you

FREE JACUZZI – Reykjadalur Hot Springs!2018-07-13T13:42:35+01:00


Formerly the Highest Waterfall in Iceland - Glymur! I just don't have a clue why but this absolute gem appears not to be visited by a lot of tourists - maybe because you have to hike for an hour until you see it, which is odd in Iceland, where you can see most attractions just by conveniently parking at the Ring Road. However,

Second HIGHEST WATERFALL – Glymur!2018-07-07T16:47:31+01:00

METROPOLIS or Small Town? Reykjavík!

Reykjavík - The Capital of Icelend Alright, nature is what we came for. Endless landscapes, rough sceneries and roaring waterfalls. After 2 weeks of isolation during the off-season in Iceland in October, it feels somehow right to come back to civilization and the idea of drinking a cup of coffee in a cozy café quickly transforms into a deep-rooted wish. The right time

METROPOLIS or Small Town? Reykjavík!2018-07-07T16:09:59+01:00

A Wild Day in the West! Snæfellsnes Peninsula

A Wild Day in the West! Snæfellsness Peninsula. This part of Iceland is a lot of fun since the distances are so small that you can visit the most important places in only one day. And there are some amazing spots waiting to be discovered! Snæfellsnes has some spots that are easy to reach, even from Reykjavik in a one-day trip. The spots

A Wild Day in the West! Snæfellsnes Peninsula2018-07-07T18:44:16+01:00

Goðafoss – The Horseshoe Waterfall

Goðafoss - The Horseshoe Waterfall Goðafoss is loud and powerful, which might be a reason why this waterfall's name translates into "Waterfall of the Gods". Goðafoss is a well-known spot thus it sometimes can be a bit touristic and crowded. When directly looking at the Waterfall, you should definitely go along the left side since you will have the possibility there to get to

Goðafoss – The Horseshoe Waterfall2018-07-07T18:43:30+01:00

Welcome to the Moon. Hverir – Myvatn – Blue Lake – Grotagja – Hverfjall

Visit the Moon in One Day. You thought Iceland's waterfalls, fields of green moss and glacier lagoon were everything to explore? Come on, this is Iceland! Visit the most impressive geothermal area ever and feel like you are exploring the moon or even Mars. Again these places are located directly within a short range from the Ring Road! There is a LOT to do in

Welcome to the Moon. Hverir – Myvatn – Blue Lake – Grotagja – Hverfjall2018-07-07T18:42:22+01:00

Paradise at Dettifoss and Selfoss

Dettifoss - The Waterfall that Almost was Replaced by a Powerplant When traveling to Dettifoss one thing you will notice is that even the journey to this gem is absolutely stunning, especially, when you are coming from the south. The Ring Road that goes up close to Dettifoss in the East is simply amazing. You will drive through fields of ashes and mountains

Paradise at Dettifoss and Selfoss2018-07-07T18:39:50+01:00

Reynisfjara Black Beach

Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara Have you ever been on a beach where the sand has a deep and pure black? If yes, you probably want to have this experience again and if no - go visit this beach! Reynisfjara is a beach located in South Iceland next to the picturesque village Vík í Mýrdal. After driving away from the ring road for

Reynisfjara Black Beach2018-07-07T18:38:16+01:00

Svartifoss – A Dragon’s Waterfall

Svartifoss in Skaftafell National Park If the dragons of Khaleesi in Game of Thrones could choose their home they would definitely pick  the rougth but beautiful Skaftafell national park. Approaching the Skaftafell national park, which belongs the Vatnajökull national park, is an event itself. Around Skaftafell you will find kilometers of a plain valley of grey gravel and ashes. These are the footsteps

Svartifoss – A Dragon’s Waterfall2018-07-07T18:37:29+01:00
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