The first stop of the Diamond Circle in Northern Iceland is Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods. It is spectacular and beautiful. Not the biggest of all waterfalls but one of the most beautiful.
The diamond circle in Northern Iceland is the counterpart to the Golden Circle in Southern Iceland. As a reminder, the Golden Circle consists mainly of the following three highlights: Pingvellir National Park Geysir Gullfoss We were so fortunate to visit the Golden Circle in 2017 and also stopped by this time while being in Iceland.... Continue Reading →
The largest city in northern Iceland, Akureyri, is a charming place. With a population of only around 18.000, it sounds small, but as the biggest place for hundreds of kilometers it feels like the center of the universe :)The church of Akureyri or Akureyrarkirkja was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, the architect who was also responsible... Continue Reading →
When we arrived in Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland after Reykjavik and the biggest city in northern Iceland, it was snowing like crazy eventhough the weather forecast had forecasted sunshine that afternoon! My mood was lifted immensely when we had to stop at a traffic light and I saw the form of the... Continue Reading →
After a very exciting night of watching lady aurora we explored the area around Borganes a little more. After some online research I found the Hraunfossar. A series of little waterfalls which looked very pretty. The trip there was already cool, the road (523) travels along a river and towards the Langjökull glacier. It is... Continue Reading →
After the first two nights and pretty unsteady weather, our third day in Iceland started with clear skies and sunshine. Uunfortunately the aurora forecast was pretty bad, acutally it absolutely sucked with a KP index of just 1 or 2. Nevertheless continuously checking my favorite aurora app (My Aurora Forecast) and the website of the... Continue Reading →
Snæfellsnes, a peninsula in the southwest of Iceland is the best option for everyone who does not have the time to travel all over Iceland. In a short time you get to see glaciers, volcanoes, black beaches, waterfalls and just soooo much more that makes Iceland such an amazing place to travel to. To get... Continue Reading →
You will probably now think Iceland in winter? OH YES. Iceland in winter is just so cool. It is exciting, special and just different. Everyone looking for a little adventure, excting nature and great photography opportunities should give winter in Iceland a go. Last year we went to Iceland for a long weekend (see here)... Continue Reading →