Iceland’s Viking Saga’s

Iceland’s Viking Saga’s

Over 1,000 years of Viking history is ever-present in Iceland. From the Icelandic Horses descended from those once used by Vikings, to museums and monuments, the Viking founders of Iceland are not forgotten (Vikings from other Scandinavian countries settled Iceland between 874 AD and 935 AD). Vikingaheimar (Viking World) Now this was something I was keen … Continue reading

An Icelandic Aviation Journey

An Icelandic Aviation Journey

As originally posted on my aviation blog Aces Flying High: I have nothing but praise for the Icelandic airlines I flew on in January 2015. Icelandair (international) and Air Iceland (domestic) were on time, comfortable, offered great service and provided even greater views of the arctic north. The flights were an added bonus to a … Continue reading

Iceland: Where Continents Meet

Iceland: Where Continents Meet

The great tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia meet at the Reykjanes Peninsula on the south-west coast of Iceland. These plates are continuously drifting apart and shift an estimated 2 centimetres a year (that sounds slow but 2 metres every 100 years is quite a bit!). This shift in plates creates the canyons and crevices that can … Continue reading

Southern Iceland – Seljalandsfoss

Southern Iceland – Seljalandsfoss

Iceland and it’s waterfalls. Plentiful and beautiful. Travelling on the Southern Ring Road I arrived pretty late in the day at Seljalandsfoss on the river Seljalandsá. The sun was dropping fast on an ever so short Icelandic winters day but not to fear, luckily the waterfall is illuminated at night. I didn’t attempt the icy … Continue reading

Southern Iceland – Skógafoss

Southern Iceland – Skógafoss

Like the rest of the country, the south coast of Iceland has some spectacular scenery and beautiful sights. Skógafoss a waterfall on the Skóga River, found just off the southern ring road is one classic example of this beauty. In winter it is an icy and slippery walk towards the falls but one that is well worth it … Continue reading