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Reykjavik celebrates its culture

We only had a chance to see the capital of Iceland at night. Here it is And on Saturday, August 20, we had a chance to participate in Reykjavik’s Culture Night: Culture Night or ‘Menningarnótt’ is a one day festival taking place in Reykjavík, on a Saturday normally around the …

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Iceland’s Golden Circle: Gullfoss

I thought we had seen all most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and nothing else could impress us more. But I was wrong. This is definitely the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland: Gullfoss means “golden falls”. It is the most visited waterfall in Iceland. It is elegant and majestic. Thousands of …

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Iceland’s Golden Circle: Geysir

Geysers are fun!!!! When you tour the Golden Circle, outside of Reykjavic, you arrive to this fascinating geothermal area that gave us the word “geyser”. The minute you get out of the car you see several fields full of hot springs, steaming creeks, turquoise pools and ONE reliable geyser. This …

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Iceland’s Golden Circle: Þingvellir

Today we traveled with a very nice person, a young hitchhiker from Belarus whose name is Sofia. And that was not the only surprise for today. We knew they were in Iceland this week but we did not plan this meeting at all. This morning, while touring the Golden Circle …

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Iceland: Grabrok Crater

I left my heart in Akureyri. After seeing so many amazing places, I fell in love with this town: the hearts, the fjord, the mountains, daylight until 10pm, the sunshine and more. It was hard for me to leave this part of Iceland. But it was time for us to …

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Iceland: Goðafoss

The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. In the year 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion Þorgeir …

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Iceland: Eyjafjörður and Laufás Museum

According to Wikipedia, Eyjafjörður is the longest fjord in Iceland, other sources say that it is the longest one in northern Iceland. One thing is sure, this fjord is gorgeous: With Akureyri at its end: And with small towns on both sides: One of its famous tourist attraction is this weird …

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Iceland: Akureyri

Akureyri is beautiful!!!! I love it and I want to come back here for at least a week. It is the second largest urban area outside of Reykjavik, with a population of around 18,ooo. It is situated in north-east Iceland, in the longest fjord in the country – Eyjafjörður. The town …

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Iceland: Námafjall Hverir, near Lake Mývatn

The northern part of Iceland is different: less green, more volcanic. The area near Lake Mývatn is fascinating. Here are some pictures from Námafjall Hverir: Krafla includes one of the two best-known Víti craters of Iceland (the other is in Askja). The Icelandic word “víti” means “hell”. In former times, people often …

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Iceland: Dettifoss

Our biggest challenge today was driving on this particular road, from Djupivogur to Egilsstaðir. Our idea was to take a shortcut and avoid driving along the coast. It was painful, especially for the driver. At first the road looked nice: And then it became very challenging due to the combination of …

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