News Tagged with “North Iceland”

The biosphere in lake Mývatn is in many ways unique.

18 pictures of magical Mývatnssveit in North Iceland

14 May Mývatnssveit is an area of extremes in North Iceland. Lake Mývatn with its deep blue colour surrounded by old craters, bubbling clay in Námaskarð geothermal area. The green vegetation in the warm summers and blue of the biting frost in winter.

Drangey Island soon to open for the summer

9 May The port at Drangey Island in North Iceland is being rebuilt after winter storms. Drangey is one of the biggest colony of puffins in the area, and a popular destination to explore nature for both local and foreign tourists. Locals from the area also visit the island to gather eggs and hunt.

The pilot doesn't seem to have had much time to react and land the plane.

Emergency airplane landing on a road in North Iceland

9 May A small airplane had lost power when flying close to Akureyri, North Iceland. The pilot managed to land it on a road south of the town. A teacher and an aviator student were aboard the plane and both were unharmed after the incident.

Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel are on vacation in Iceland.

Justin Timberlake heli-boarding in North Iceland

8 May Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel are now on a vacation in Iceland. They both posted pictures of social media this weekend, Timberlake of himself practicing his golf swing next to a helicopter on a mountain peak and Biel of herself bathing in a natural geothermal pool.

Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel is only a few kilometres from Akureyri, North Iceland.

Mountain road between Akureyri and Mývatn soon a thing of the past

27 Apr Tomorrow a final blast will open a tunnel that will replace Víkurskarð mountain pass, which connects Akureyri to the beautiful natural pearls, and towns, of North East Iceland.

Jim Ratcliffe, the biggest single landowner in Iceland.

Biggest landowner in Iceland a British billionaire

26 Apr Jim Ratcliff has over the last year bought a lot of land in Iceland and is now one of the biggest single landowners in the country. And it’s all for the sake of the salmon, which he means to help preserve.

PICTURES: Stunning Northern Lights over a deserted village

29 Mar Stunning pictures of the Northern Lights taken by the lighthouse in Kálfhamarsvík, a deserted village in North Iceland. The pictures were taken by one of the local police officers who is also an amateur photographer.

Humpback whales are playful creatures.

Humpback whales starting to arrive in Skjálfandaflói, North Iceland

20 Mar Humpback whales seem to be playful creatures, fond of splashing around in the surface of the sea and jumping. Having such an appetite for performing, they are particularly popular among whale watchers.

Blue whale spraying water on a whale watching boat at Skjálfandaflói.

Blue Whales have arrived in North Iceland

14 Mar Biggest mammals on earth, Blue whales have been spotted at Skjálfandaflói, the bay north of whale watching town Húsavík in North Iceland. Blue whales venture into the bay in late winter and spring in search for something to eat. A great opportunity go get up close to these magnificent creatures.

Akureyrarkirkja Church is one if Akureyri's most distinct landmarks.

20 things to see and do in Akureyri

26 Feb Akureyri is often named the capital of North Iceland. It's by far the biggest town outside of the capital area, and there is plenty to see and do there. Here's a list of our top 20 things to see and do in Akureyri.

Mývatn is a popular destination for many reasons.

20 gorgeous places to enjoy nature in North Iceland

18 Feb Here’s a list of some of the most stunning places to enjoy nature in North Iceland. Many of the places listed are not well known and therefore not likely to be crowded.

There are three rivers you can raft down in Iceland, two of them are family friendly. The third everything but.

River rafting in Iceland, some of the best in Europe

14 Jan There is no way to get to know Iceland quite like river rafting. Going down a glacier river on a small boat, looking up at a gorge the river has dug over the years and seeing the layers of Iceland. It is nothing short of an amazing experience.

Laxá í Aðaldal is often referred to as the queen of Icelandic rivers for salmon fishing.

Best rivers for salmon fishing in Iceland

4 Jan Iceland is renowned for its nature, and a great way to enjoy it is to go fishing. Salmon fishing is very popular in Iceland and there are a few absolutely stunning rivers for that. Here is a list of our favourite rivers, with no regard to the price!

The graffiti is proving difficult to clean off.

Graffiti philosophers vandalise North Iceland churches

4 Jan Four churches in Akureyri, North Iceland, were vandalized during the night, including the Akureyri cathedral. All had been covered in graffiti using phrases such as religion is slavery, satan, and hegelian dialectic.

Atlantic Leather has a visitor centre at Sauðárkrókur

High fashion from Icelandic fish leather

3 Jan Fish skin was considered trash for years; today it’s the raw material for fish leather, used by designers such as Dior, Prada, Nike and Alexander Wang. It is made in a tannery in North Iceland which also sells furry Icelandic horse hides in winter hair.

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