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A wide range of untouched areas are found in the highlands of Iceland. One of them is the Askja Area. Askja is a caldera in the Dyngjufjöll mountains, which contains several volcanoes, including Víti crater. On Mystic Iceland’s tour from Húsavík to Askja, many interesting places will be on our way. Askja belongs to Vatnajökull National Park and has been protected since 1978Natu ...

In Iceland you can find many interesting museums and exhibitions, that both give a good impression of Iceland’s history and culture from the settlement time. There are also museums about the nature, e.g. about volcano Katla and volcano Hekla, were you can also find information about volcanic activity and earthquakes. Iceland also has art museums, museums about transportation an ...

Vík is a village on the south coast of Iceland, it is the southernmost village surrounded by beautiful mountains and glacier on one side and the beautiful black sand beach and the Atlantic ocean on the other side. Vík started to build up early last century it was a central point for the farmers both to the west and east, for commerce and business. Meaning that people were comi ...

December is one of Iceland’s coldest and darkest months, but at the same time it’s one of the most beautiful months of the year in Iceland. Usually there is snow piling down around the country and Christmas decorations light up the darkness everywhere you look. Because we have very limited daylight in December, it’s also one of the best months to witness the magical Northern Li ...

Dyrfjöll is a beautiful mountain in the East of Iceland on the way to Borgarfjörður Eystri fjord with highest summit 1136 meters high. The name Dyrfjöll means the door mountains, the shape is very different from many other mountains in Iceland with steep vertical walls and a big gap (856m high) in the middle. Dyrfjöll is an old volcano formed during or before the last ice age. ...

Akureyri is one of the top places in Iceland to go Whale watching. Being the capital town in North of Iceland there are many things to do and see in Akureyri, like the Flight museum, the Motorcycle museum and the Christmas house. There is also a great swimming pool in Akureyri and good skiing resource, as well a lot of places for dining. Read more about Akureyri here. 3 DAY TR ...

Few places on earth offers better opportunity to experience the Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis) than Iceland. The conditions in Iceland to see this amazing phenomenon are very good, the Northern Lights are visible for eight months a year and you can see them from almost everywhere in Iceland. The experience of watching the unbelievable colours dancing around the Arctic sk ...

The Icelandic sheep has always played a big role in the Icelandic life and culture. One could say that the sheep kept the Icelandic people alive for centuries, because the sheep was the main food in Iceland back in the days and people literally ate every single part it. They made smoked lamb from the thigh, slaughter (slátur) from the innards, they also made whey-pickled foods ...

What better way to experience the extreme contrast Icelandic nature than from above! A Helicopter Tour in Iceland is something you should consider if you are looking for something different than sitting in a car or a bus. Take in the view like you’ve never done before and see ancient volcanic craters, breathtaking mountains, the colourful highland, glaciers, lava fields or the ...

The Icelandic horse is in many ways a special breed. When the Vikings settled Iceland about 1200 years ago they brought all their live stock with them, horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs and cats. None of these animals were in Iceland before the Vikings came. Because of the isolation of Iceland, being a small island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean there where not ma ...