Diamond Beach, Iceland

Crystal clear hunks of glacial debris washing up on the jet black sands of Diamond Beach is undoubtedly one of the world’s most stunning sights.  Driving up from Vik and past the Skaftafell glacier you pass the Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, and Ice Bay where you come upon a steel bridge with a large parking area to…

Geysir, Iceland

The Great Geysir is the legendary wonder for which all others on Earth are named.  This incredible spring has been sporadically shooting hot water up to 70 meters high for the past 10,000 years. Records say that hundreds of years ago the entire valley would tremble each time it spouted, and that the geysir once…

Seljavellir – Iceland’s Secret Thermal Springs

Icelanders love their natural hot springs and have been bathing out in the thermal springs for hundreds of years.  Taking advantage of the year long warm waters the Icelanders socialize out in the warm pools as a national pastime.  Many great places to enjoy the springs are all over the island. The Blue Lagoon is a…

Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland

Stunning geen cliffs pull apart from each other as a steel stream runs through dreamlike canyons of Fjadrargljufur.  Hiking around the top of the canyon offers picture perfect views of moss covered cliffs and flowing streams. Take an hour or two to explore the beautiful valley and take lots and lots of pictures. You can…

Kerid Volcanic Crater, Iceland

The beautiful kaleidoscopic ring around the crater of Kerid has to be Iceland’s Most iconic Golden Circle Jem.  This memorizing sight leave visitors gazing mouth-open in silence.  Imagine the powerful explosion that created the enormous volcanic crater that is Kerid.   Walk the craters rim and notice the scale of the eruption to produce such a…

Jokulsarlon, Iceland’s Glacier Bay

Striking shades of blues, greys and whites streak across wide layers of ice formed by ages of precipitation and centuries of snowfall compressed into the Skaftafell Glacier forcing the weight of the ice to creep and flow down toward the Atlantic sea. The incredible power of  nature is demonstrated in Jokulsarlon bay as you see school bus…

Reynisfjara Beach – Vik, Iceland

On Iceland’s south coast, about two and a half hours south east of Reykjavik by car, you will find the world famous black sand beaches of Reynisfjara near the town of Vik.  Nearby sights are the famous black beaches, columnar basalt formations and the frozen troll towers jutting from the sea providing a dramatic backdrop…

Hofn, Icelend

Hofn is a quaint little fishing village on the south east coast of Iceland. It’s worth a quick spin through and a stop at the dock for a look a the days catch.  Hofn is small but offers a tiny hub for community with a few restaurants and the port.  Across the bay you can…

Skaftafell, Glacier Iceland

Skaftafell is the islands largest glacier and sits over the middle of the south coast to the north Hof and all the way up and over to drip down toward the top of Hofn. It’s breathtaking and refreshing and unparalleled in its magnitude. If you visit Iceland you must climb Skaftafell! In Mid September we…

Iceland’s Stunning South Coast

Geysers erupt, exploded volcanoes produce kaleidoscope of a crater lakes and magmic wastelands. Glaciers grind across the center of the island flowing down to the Atlantic sea. Tectonic plates pull apart making riffs across large swaths of an ancient meeting point for the islands democratic justice   Mountains and volcanoes strut out of the distance producing amazing waterfalls that flow into river and streams down through the valleys, over the grasslands and between ancient lava wastelands. Icebergs float in lagoons made from glacial melts and ice washes up on jet black beaches in purely clear diamond like chunks.  An enormous amount of the islands sights can be seen between Reykjavik and Hofn