Iceland: The land of the endless waterfalls

That Iceland is a hiking paradise is well-known, but it is also a land of endless waterfalls. It is fair to say that behind every corner is just another waterfall to discover. Skógafoss One of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, situated on the Skógá River. It is located at the ring road 1. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single rainbow is normally visible. Dettifoss Is…

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Iceland: The stunning canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur

The Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in the south of Iceland. It is 100 m deep and about 2 kilometers long. It mainly became popular when Justin Bieber filmed one of his music videos there. Where to park: Fjaðrárgljúfur can be reached over a dirt road. At the end of it is a parking spot. The road can be driven with a normal car but it is not really pleasant and it…

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Iceland: Enjoy the Black Beach of Vik

The beach of Vik is for me a special place. As it is close to Hálsanefshellir Cave it is mainly overlooked and not as crowded. Nether the less it is a beautiful black beach that is perfect for beach hikes. Where to park: drive towards the town of Vik, near the beach. Parking space can be reached with a usual car. Tip: this beach is not as crowded as the beach…

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Iceland: Watching puffins at the Hálsanefshellir Cave

Compared to the Vik Beach, this beach is crowded not only by Puffins as well as by people. Nether the less is it stunning to see all the birds in the cave and at the ocean. Where to park: near the black beach restaurant. Parking space can be reached with a none 4×4 wheel car. Tip: bring some time for bird watching and a binocular.  Cost: none. Personal opinion: nice black…

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Iceland: The stunning, beautiful lagoon of Fjallsárlón

The Fjallsárlón is the small sister to the Jökulsárlón. For this lagoon was even more stunning as there been nearly no other people the first time we visited it. It is a nice place to do a picnic there or cook a tea/coffee and enjoy the amazing view. Where to park: Fjallsárlón can be reached over a dirt road, at the end of it is a parking spot. The road can…

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Iceland: The unreal area of Krafla (hiking in the lava field)

The volcanic lake Mývatn is a beautiful area where many things can be discovered. Due to the reach of the N1 sadly it is also a crowded place but some solitude can be found as well. We had two days in the area. The first one we started with a 30 to 60 minutes walk through Dimmuborgir, which is an unusually shaped lava fields. Further we climbed up the Hverfjall which…

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Iceland: A dream hike in the Vatnajökull National Park

We visited the Vatnajökull National Park a couple of times. Even that the side is popular because of the easy access, as the park is big and for that reason it is not that crowded in certain places. For me the best hike in the Park was still the hike to the Skaftafell glacier, which took us over six hours. We started from the parking lot over the Hundafoss and Svartifoss…

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Iceland: The stunning Jökulsárlón lagoon

The Jökulsárlón is a unique place in Iceland and should not be missed when driving on the 1. Even that this place is popular, it will not feel that crowded because it is huge and the people will dispersed. Take some time to hike around at the edge of the lagoon. If you have the time also drive to the Fjallsárlón, which is a smaller lagoon but as beautiful. Where to…

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