A colourful, small and strong duck. Iceland is the only country in Europe where the Harlequin lives. It is mostly staying on small freshwater rivers fighting the current with fast and smooth moves between rocks or down by the coastline surfing. It stays by the coastline on the sea during winter but in summer it finds a nice spot between rocks to lay their eggs and raise the chi ...
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The Oystercatcher (Tjaldur) has arrived
Now is the season when spring is around the corner and the birds are returning back to Iceland after staying south for the winter.
Some of the birds arriving now will stay here for the summer but others will rest here for some time before heading further north to Greenland and Canada.
Broddanes Hostel in Strandir a great place for nature lovers and bird watching
Broddanes Hostel is located in a region called Strandir, the coastline on the west side of Hrútafjörður fjord and Húnaflói bay. It reaches all the way north to Hólmavík town by Steingrímsfjordur fjord. Broddanes is by Kollafjörður fjord about 25 km south of Hólmavík so to get there you can drive directly from Hrútafjörd on Strandavegur no. 68 partly a gravel road but with a be ...
Geosea - Geothermal Sea baths by Húsavík
Geosea - Geothermal Sea baths by HúsavíkThe sea baths by Húsavík are a beautiful place to take a bath and relax. The Geosea bath is located on the Húsavíkurhöfði cliff next to the harbour. It gets the geothermal water from bor holes drill by the harbour in the middle of the last century, in the beginning, the water was for heating houses in Húsavík but the water that came from the bor holes was hot seawater meaning it did not work for heating houses because of the chemicals in the water.
Húsavík the heart of whale watching in Iceland
The town Húsavík in North East Iceland is the heart of Whale watching in Iceland. The town is located by Skjálfanda bay where some of the biggest glacier rivers like Jökulsá á Fjöllum and Skjálfandafljót flow into the bay providing it with freshwater and minerals. The ocean is full of life and the perfect place for the whales to stay during summer and feast and gather fat for the winter before many of them travel south to warmer sea for giving birth to the calves and racing them there before going north again.
Skógar Museum center of history and culture
Iceland has many things to offer when it comes to nature, like waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches. But what about the people living here? How did they live? What did they do and how did they survive the hard living conditions? If you are driving the south coast of Iceland you get an opportunity to answer these questions as well a many other about the life in ...
Bra Fence growing bigger
The bra fence nearby the Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland is, without doubt, the most popular fence in Iceland.
Frozen in Reynisfjara black sand beach in Iceland?
Frozen being on of the most popular cartoon in the past years with Princess Elsa as leading character has now visited Iceland, or what?
Trapped (Ófærð) Filming Locations in Iceland
Trapped (Ófærð) is an Icelandic television mystery drama series that was first aired in Iceland in 2015, it was created by Baltasar Kormákur and produced by RVK Studios. The series has been very popular in Iceland and as well as across the world, for example it was the most popular international series broadcasted in France in 2016, with 5.2 million people who watched the first ...
January 6th 2019 Bonfires and celebration in Iceland
January 6th is the last day of Christmas in Iceland and when Icelanders celebrate the Icelandic holiday called Þrettándinn or The Thirteenth Day. In Western Church traditions this day is also known as the Twelfth Night of Christmas. Icelanders usually spend the day taking down their Christmas decorations and also the Icelandic Yule Lads return back to their mountains. Families ...