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El Círculo Dorado, como ya sabéis, se compone de tres lugares: el parque nacional de Þingvellir, la cascada Gullfoss y el valle de actividad geotérmica Haukadalur que contiene los famosos Geysers. Pues bien, en el primero de los componentes mencionados, además de dar un bonito paseo y asombrarte con los paisajes que dejas a ambos lados, también se puede hacer snorkel, y eso es lo que he hecho yo. He cogido un tour que incluye ver una cueva de lRead more
Christmas came early this year, or at least Iceland decided to surprise us with an early Christmas present: the northern lights! Some auroras were spotted as early as August 5, about a month before the usual first appearances of the northern lights. Some lucky Icelanders and visitors were able to spot a few lights dancing through the sky during Iceland’s holiday weekend. Hopefully this means an early start to the northern lights season! Though these sightings mayRead more
The North of Iceland is an area full of natural treasures and beauty. Last week, some of the Arctic interns took a road trip to the North of Iceland. Based on their experiences, they gave us some recommendations and insight into what to do and where to go in the North! Check it out: 1. Lake Myvatn Lake Mývatn is Icelandic for “Lake Gnats”. The name is, unfortunately, incredibly fitting; when we arrived at the lake, we opened the car windows for just a few minutes andRead more
If you want to experience the best parts of Reykjavik, you absolutely have to add these six places to your Reykjavik must-see bucket list! 1. Harpa: Reykjavik’s concert hall is a stunning piece of architecture. It also offers a ton of great events and frequently has art exhibits on display. 2. Hallgrimskirkja: This towering and iconic church is an Icelandic landmark! If you take the elevator to the top, you will get a stunning birds-eye panorama view of Reykjavik. It’sRead more
Tip one: Make sure your hiking boots are watertight or you will learn the hard way like this unlucky intern. Oh and don’t forget your swimming stuff like some of the group! Now we have that cleared up lets talk about hot springs. Iceland is a magical land of geothermal goodness with hot springs, bubbling mud pools and steam. In certain places this hot water is either naturally cool enough to take a dip in, or like in the geothermal town Hveragerði, up in the hills, a hot spring meetRead more
A bold statement? It sure is. To bold a statement? Heck no. No other city, town or village, in the grand dame that is Europe, can boast even half the adventure and activities that lie at Reykjavík´s doorstep in Iceland. Reykjavík city has, over a space of ten years or so, been transformed from a destination that travelers visited to start or finish their self drive tour around the island (and taking a tour to the Blue Lagoon) to an thriving metropolis of adventure trips andRead more
Iceland is a cold country. A country with snow and ice. And when it comes to winter sports there are many things to do here. Only half an hour away from Reykjavik is the ski resort Bláfjöll. It’s know for its nice views and you can even get there by bus. There are some other ski resorts all over Iceland as well, but a lot of mountains can only be reached by hiking/touring or with a snow mobile. Or helicopter of course. Driving the snowmobilRead more