Category Archives: Visit Iceland
Friendly young folk. I’d also like to officially introduce to all you Icelanders a new word I created: kindaljósfaðir. That is a male person helping sheep to give birth to lambs. It’s the logical modification of the most beautiful Icelandic … Continue reading
Breathtaking views around Þingvellir (literally: ting field). By the way, the ting, that is the Germanic tribal gathering, and the English word thing1 are directly related. A thing (or ting) originally used to be a judicial matter to be discussed … Continue reading
Geysirs and hot springs. By the way: the prototypical Geysir that gave its name to all of its kind only erupts irregularly now. What most tourists don’t realize is that the one that erupts regularly and which they see is … Continue reading
Beautiful motives all around. This one could be the wallpaper in a popular desktop environments, for example. Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch abzustatten #12 Bildhübsche Motive. Dies hier könnte beispielsweise das Hintergrundbild einer bekannten Desktopumgebung sein.
Gullfoss (literally: golden waterfall). This mighty waterfall is one of the Golden Circle’s tourist attractions. Its sheer power and size as well as its history are compelling. Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch abzustatten #11 Gullfoss (wortwörtlich: Goldwasserfall, bzw. goldener Wasserfall). … Continue reading
Svartifoss (literally: black waterfall). This waterfall is an interesting sight because of its rock structures. It’s a light hike into the Skaftafell national park which offers other attractions, too (including camping grounds). The photo shows it form afar to tease … Continue reading
Fjallsárlón (literally: mountain river lagoon). Quite spectacular in its own right although smaller than Jökulsárlón. It’s on the way between Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón. Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch abzustatten #9 Fjallsárlón (wortwörtlich: Bergflußlagune). Auf ganz eigene Weise großartig, auch wenn … Continue reading
Jökulsárlón (literally: glacial river lagoon). Setting for two Bond movies and overall just spectacular. I am not providing photos of all its grandeur because you need to experience it yourself 😉 They’ve got birds, too. Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch … Continue reading
Solidified lava formations all across the country (this is near Hraunfossar and Barnafoss). You have to check out Hraunfossar and Barnafoss anyway, they’re impressive, especially the Hraunfossar. Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch abzustatten #7 Erstarrte Lavaabdrücke überall im Lande (das … Continue reading
Bubbling hot mud pools at Seltún and elsewhere. Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch abzustatten #6 Blubbernde heiße Schlammlöcher bei Seltún und anderswo.
Old houses in Árbæjarsafn (Árbæ-collection). There you can see how Icelanders lived through the centuries. I also recommend visiting the National Museum (Þjóðminjasafn Íslands) and the Saga Museum (or alternatively the museum about Egill Skallagrímsson in Borgarnes). Gute Gründe Island … Continue reading
Enchanting sunsets in summer towards the North1 around midnight by the seashore (and while resting your feet and legs into hot water near the Seltjarnanes lighthouse). Gute Gründe Island einen Besuch abzustatten #4 Bezaubernde sommerliche Sonnenuntergänge Richtung Norden2 um Mitternacht … Continue reading
A fjord (Hvalfjörður, literally: whale fjord) with the highest waterfall in Iceland (Glymur) and an enchanting view out of the fjord onto the sea (and if you happen to be on the sea also vice versa). I’ll not spoil the … Continue reading
Weather galore! Yep, it’s true. Not only does Iceland export fish and volcano ash, it also exports weather, albeit mainly to mainland Europe. Or as Icelanders tend to say: if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes. Gute … Continue reading