Iceland

Photographer of the Month: Scott Drummond

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2018 /
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Just wait until you see the photos from our featured photographer this month, Scott Drummond. They are incredibly beautiful, and truly capture the essence of this extraordinary landscape.

View from Dynjandi - Wild Westfjords 4 Day Tour
View from Dynjandi - Wild Westfjords 4 Day Tour 

Visiting Iceland: All you need to know about glaciers

The magic of a moving glacier is mesmerising. It's one of the main reasons people venture onto the small island of Iceland. 11% of the country is covered in ice, which accounts for a dozen icecaps and around 400 glaciers. 

Questing to the Middle of the Earth: Exploring Inside a Volcano in Iceland

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Want to head inside Erebor? You’ll find something quite different than what you may expect – no Smaug, or mountains of gold to slide down gleefully. Instead, you’ll discover an immense interior cathedral, carved by the earth, not dwarves, full of rich colors and interesting geological patterns. 

Questing to the Middle of the Earth: Exploring Inside a Volcano in Iceland

Iceland's Rich Writing Traditions Influence the World - and Travel

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What do you do on an island? You tell stories. What you do on Iceland, one of the world's most famous islands, the land of fire and ice? You tell stories, write books, influence the entire world with your landscape, culture, mythology, beliefs, and, of course, writing.

Unique Things to See and Do in Iceland

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Whether you’re in Iceland on a short layover or for a longer visit, there’s much to see and do in this land of literature, the great outdoors (snorkeling in a tectonic rift!), and history.

Northern Lights: Top Tips for Iceland Photo Tours

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Seeing the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) is an extraordinary thing – the sky crackles, with undulating swathes of color dancing across the sky. Where best to see it? Iceland, of course! With its wide open areas, lack of trees, low city lights, and plenty of room to view the sky, this is one of the best places on the planet to view the Northern Lights. If you’re a photographer (like me!), there are specific tips you’ll need to know, to ensure the best photos possible. 

The One Place You Can Fulfill Most of Your Bucket List

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Do you have a bucket list in your head (or on paper)? Things you’d like to see and do in this lifetime, like the Bucket List movie, which has inspired countless people to fulfill their dreams?

5 Unusual Things to Do In Iceland

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Iceland is an unusual place. Traveling here is an education in folklore, huldufólk, the uniqueness of living on a small island, and in the creativity that arises from living in such a stark landscape.

Around and Back: A Year and a Day on the Road

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The sun was shining when I stopped my motorbike by an old tractor in rural Norway. 15 years earlier, I had worked on a machine just like it for my brother-in-law and I was looking forward to telling him about it at the kitchen table one evening in the future. At the same moment I remembered what I had seen and tried in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. My travelogue was getting too long for me to tell it over a single cup of tea.

Wedged Between the Tectonic Plates: Snorkeling Under the Midnight Sun

by Austin Weihmiller / Jan 13, 2013 /
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It’s cold. Painfully cold. So cold, I begin to question the logic behind my thrill seeking madness. It’s these sort of crazy people that end up on the news, right? The headlines screaming American Found Frozen Between Tectonic Plates, Iceland. The water is only up to my ankles, and already, a string of eclectic language has escaped my lips. It’s now or never, though. The frozen body of a Hawaii teen was located in the chilly waters of Iceland… I double-check that my mask is on tight, dry suit valves are locked and closed.