Category: History

The Next Eruption in Iceland

The Next Eruption in Iceland

It’s been approximately 3 years since the last eruption in Iceland. Holuhraun, which started in August 2014 and ended February 2015 was the largest eruption in Iceland since 1783. There is an eruption here approximately every 4 years and is about due for the next eruptions. In this blog I will give you a couple…

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Iceland for History Buffs

Iceland for History Buffs

A few ways to experience Icelandic history There are many ways to experience Iceland as a traveller. Wilderness lovers will be drawn to the country’s windswept landscape, its waterfalls, black sand beaches and volcanic formations. Culture fans will find all kinds of inspiration in Reykjavik, discovering the city’s strange architecture, film scene, and museums. Gourmands…

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Films shot in Iceland: Alien Worlds and Mystical Volcanoes

Films shot in Iceland: Alien Worlds and Mystical Volcanoes

Visit the alien landscape Iceland is a place of immense beauty and charm, but some of its landscapes are so breathtakingly alien that it inspires movie makers to film their wildest and weirdest environments right here. From the frozen planet of Hoth, where tauntauns roam through frozen wastelands, over the alien backdrops of Oblivion and…

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A magical corner of Iceland: the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

A magical corner of Iceland: the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

A fairytale land: Iceland’s landscape If I had to choose one word to describe Iceland, it would be a tie between “unique” and “alien”. There is something refreshingly strange about this little country’s landscape, and even something bizarre about some of its natural wonders. These range from the black sand and basalt rock columns of…

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