Iceland is only fully understood once you’ve spent time on its largest glacier. Vatnajökull Glacier covers 8% of Iceland’s total area, making it the largest glacier in Iceland and the second-largest in Europe.
Iceland is famous for its ethereal landscapes that include a range of natural awe-inspiring attractions. Glacier lagoons are without a doubt the most impressive kind in this category. And you are probably wondering which glacier lagoon is best to travel to when you only have a few days to visit Iceland?...
Glacier hikes and exploring the blue ice caves are surely among the most amazing and fun adventures you can have while in Iceland. Imagine the unique, exciting, and adventurous experience of trekking safely over the rough surface of an ice cap that is thousands of years old while stunning blue and white ice sculptures and thrilling crevasses surround you.
One thing is for sure glacier activities can leave you with a wonderful appetite! Returning from the rarified white wilderness and the excitement of their trip of a lifetime, many people find their thoughts turn surprisingly quickly to a nice meal. Read the complete list of the dining options in Skaftafell and the Vatnajökull National Park, the Glacier Paradise!
Swimming in an outdoor pool is such a quintessentially Icelandic experience. Icelanders just cannot miss out on this at any time year. Wonderful outdoor swimming pools, filled with gloriously warm water, and surrounded by beautiful nature can be found all along the South Coast. When you leave the multitude of pools in the capital behind, you can still immerse yourself in fabulous geothermally heated warm water, enjoying outdoor hot pool relaxation and swimming!
Höfn, also known as Höfn í Hornafirði, is quite an important center for tourists who travel around Iceland’s ring road. After driving through the desolate south coast, or the barely populated areas in the East Fjords, arriving in Höfn truly feels like entering a metropolis. It sits on the shores of the breathtaking Hornafjörður, in the shadows of the largest ice cap in Europe, the majestic Vatnajökull.
Svartifoss is one of the most incredible and glorious waterfalls in Iceland - its name literally means ‘the Black Waterfall’. The narrow and extremely elegant cascade drops 20 m (65 ft) from a crescent-shaped cliff, composed of magnificent hexagonal black basalt columns. Read all about Svartifoss, how to get there and a few other things to do around Skaftafell.
List of the top 10 waterfalls in the south of Iceland.
Iceland is known for its abundance of waterfalls. Driving around Iceland, you will find waterfalls of all shapes and size. Some are tiny and hidden in the rocks while others are extremely powerful and hard to miss. What better way to spend your day in the south of Iceland than chasing magnificent waterfalls down the coast. We've prepared a list our favorite south coast waterfalls to help you choose the best out of all the amazing choices.
Hiking on a glacier sounds a like a chilly activity but, as surprising as it might be, it can be sweatier than you’d think. Dressing according to the weather is crucial and choosing the right fabric is key. But what do we mean by all this? Let us help you to prepare for your adventure!
Ice caves are an everchanging natural phenomenon with fascinating ice formation and colors. Standing in a stunning ice cave within a great glacier you will feel you have gone right to the heart of this land of fire and ice. See the light pouring through fabulous transparent ice and the glorious vibrant blues swirling around you at the Crystal Ice Cave in the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. All of Iceland´s ice caves are spellbinding beauties, each one is different and every one is an incredibly precious jewel of nature.
If you want to be left gasping in wordless wonder you have to see Jökulsárlón and the incredible black sands of the Diamond Beach. The enormous ice lagoon at the edge of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is filled with the huge icebergs, these opalescent giants break away from the retreating glacier. Each iceberg is a shimmering and totally unique natural ice sculpture. You will see blue ice, sometimes amazingly bright blue hues contrasting sensationally against Arctic whiteness.
It does not matter how much you travel in Iceland, you simply cannot have enough of it. There are innumerable wonders to take in and a plethora of remarkable summits to climb – everything an adventure-seeking hiker can ask for. If you are one of such adventurers, then the Skaftafell national park is for you,...,