Akureyri

Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest urban area it is also called the capital of the North. It is considerably smaller than Reykjavik though: the city has only 18 000 inhabitants. I visited the city on the fifth day of the ring road trip. Akureyri nestles beautifuly at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord and is… More Akureyri

Krafla and Hverir

I decided to come to Iceland mainly because I wanted to experience living in a country which is so different to everything I’m used to. Volcanoes, glaciers, geysers… it all sounded so interesting and exciting. Two weeks ago, when I went to Krafla and Hverir I felt that’s exactly what I came to Iceland for.… More Krafla and Hverir

Skaftafell

During the second day of the ring road trip I stopped at Skaftafell, an area in the South of Iceland which is a part of Vatnajökull National Park. It is probably the greenest part of the country that I have seen so far – there is a natural birch wood, Bæjarstaðarskógur – but it is also… More Skaftafell

Ring Road Trip

The Icelandic Ring Road is considered  one of the best ring road trips in the world. I had been planning on going for a trip around Iceland for a few years and last week my dream finally came true. 7 days of driving (10, as advised in the article, seem too many for this trip)… More Ring Road Trip

Reykjavik Street Art

As I have already written in my previous posts about Reykjavik, even though this city is relatively small (especially if you consider that this is a European capital), it has a lot to offer. And this time I’m not talking about a number of events happening here every week, but about something you can admire… More Reykjavik Street Art

Reykjanes Geopark

After a lot of travelling in different places in Iceland, I’m finally back in Reykjavik. Since I’m going to stay here for another two weeks, I want to discover many interesting places in the capital area. I decided to head to the Reykjanes Geopark as a way of spending a nice evening close to Reykjavik.… More Reykjanes Geopark