Stokknes is a promontory a couple of miles north of Höfn below the Vestrahorn mountain. To get to Stokksnes (coming from Höfn) you need to take a right before the tunnel on road #1 going north. There is a gravel road that leads to a small cafe called the Viking Cafe. The land is privately... Continue Reading →
Dettifoss, the plunging waterfall, is the volume richest waterfall of Europe and the largest of Northern Iceland. Dettifoss can be reached on different roads although in the winter there is only one way possible which is Road No. 862 (approach from the west side). 862 is paved but not attended by road services, therefore in... Continue Reading →
Unfortunately we had really bad weather when we passed through the east fjords. Already on the way from Akureyri to Egilstadir, the center of the East, it was snowing all the time including pretty windy conditions and also on the next day it was even worse. The road conditions were lets say challenging, snow, basically... Continue Reading →
The second stop on the Diamond Circle in Northern Iceland is directly located along the Ring Road (Road #1), the Myvatn. Myvatn means Mosquito lake in Icelandic. In the summer thousands of mosquitos fly around the lake. Not even a single mosquito was present in the first week of March 🙂 but we did see... Continue Reading →
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 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 →