One of the last places on my “must see in Iceland” list was Landmannalaugar, a magical spot in the Icelandic Highlands, just at the edge of Laugahraun lava field. What I liked most about the trip wasn’t the place itself, but a number of wonderful sites that I saw on the way to and from… More Landmannalaugar


Two weeks ago I experienced a very Icelandic tradition: sheep round up called Réttir. Sheep in Iceland spend the spring and summer roaming the country’s mountains and valleys unfettered but come autumn they must be sought out, herded together, sorted among local farms and brought home for the winter. Réttir starts in September and can… More Réttir


Before leaving Iceland I managed to go once again to the beautiful Westfjords. This time it was a weekend trip to the Southern part of this picturesque area. The weather was surprisingly good: sunny and not windy at all. Apart from visiting many beautiful places, I also found three natural hot pots there (unfortunately due… More Westfjords

Hengill Hike

As my stay in Iceland is coming to its end (less than a month left!), I’m trying to make the most of it and get to see a lot despite the bad weather. Last weekend I went for a nice, but also pretty tiring hike in the Hengill area. It was tiring mainly because of… More Hengill Hike


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