Iceland’s Golden Circle: Kerið Volcano Crater

Iceland’s Golden Circle: Kerið Volcano Crater

Not too far away from Faxi waterfall in Iceland’s Golden Circle region is the Kerið volcano crater. The dormant crater is one of a group of volcanic hills called Tjarnarholar or lake hills. It actually isn’t that huge at around  55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across but still makes for quite a sight as the 6,500 year old … Continue reading

Iceland’s Golden Circle: Faxi Waterfall

Iceland’s Golden Circle: Faxi Waterfall

The Golden Circle region of Iceland is a famous tourist route from Reykjavik into central Iceland that includes natural wonders such as waterfalls and geysers along with historic sites within the Þingvellir National Park. This whole area is bountiful with great scenery and during my visit it was a snow-covered winter wonderland. Known as the “small … Continue reading

Arctic Fishing in Iceland

Arctic Fishing in Iceland

Whilst in northern Iceland I set off from Akureyri (population 18,000), the second largest population centre in the country to the small port town of Dalvik (population 1,400) about 30 minutes north to go on an afternoon whale watching cruise in the Eyjafjörður (Island Fjord). This is the longest fjord in Iceland reaching south to Akureyri and … Continue reading

Sunrise Over Iceland

Sunrise Over Iceland

In the middle of winter in Iceland there is no early morning sunrise. Sometime after 10am the sky starts to lighten but realistically the sun doesn’t really rise until around 11am. Around 5 hours later it starts to set. That was my experience at least during my recent visit to this beautiful country. Surprisingly I … Continue reading