Snaefellsnes #1

In Iceland there is something called “Sun Guilt” – whenever the sun does make an appearance it’s a specific Icelandic trait to want to make the most of it. Yesterday the weather was  beautiful (not only sunny, but also really warm), so it was a perfect day for a trip to Snaefellsnes – a peninsula… More Snaefellsnes #1

Whale Watching

One of the most popular tourist attractions here in Iceland are whale watching tours. Each of these is a three hours tour between the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes peninsulas. Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. The most common cetacean in the area are the… More Whale Watching

South Shore Waterfalls

Some pictures from the trip to the South coast of Iceland. I’ll write more about the trip and post some pictures taken in Vik soon. Poniżej kilka zdjęć z wycieczki na południowe wybrzeże Islandii. Niebawem napiszę więcej i dodam zdjęcia zrobione w Vik. Seljalandsfoss Skógarfoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in the country

Esja Hike

After exactly one month here in Iceland I finally managed to go to Mount Esja. Esja is situated about 10 km to the north of Reykjavík and it is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. Once surmounted, the view from the top of this 914 metre high mountain is really great: you can see… More Esja Hike

Hot River Hike

Last Monday I headed to Hveragerdi, a town 40 minutes west of Reykjavik known mostly for its geothermal activity. I wanted to make the most of the beautiful weather (12°C, yay!) and go on a famous hot river hike to a hot spring river you can bath in. I had to walk around 45 mins… More Hot River Hike

Hólmavík

During the trip to Laugar I visited Hólmavík, a cute village in the north of Iceland. There are two really small, but interesting museums connected to the history and culture of this country: the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft and the Sheep Farming Museum. Hólmavík is also a perfect spot for a nice walk. I… More Hólmavík

Þingvellir

Þingvellir (literally “Parliament Plains”) is a national park nearby Reykjavik known for its geological and historical importance. That’s where Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament) was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. Þingvellir itself is a unique place as it’s situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures… More Þingvellir