The first day of “Þorri”, which according to the old Norse calendar started on Friday in the 13th. week of winter, is called “Bóndadagur” and can be translated as “husbands day”. In these 4 weeks in Þorri, Icelander´s celebrate the old times. In every town are festivals were the food is prepared like in the […]
For the past couple of months we have been working on a new website, which we are now proud to launch. In the new site localguides.is, we open up for wider range of tours and activities. To be able to serve our customers better we decided to renew the website and offer all the […]
From Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon by Vatnajökull the biggest glacier in Iceland and in Europe, the icebergs brake of the glacier, fall into the lagoon and float to sea. There they melt and smash into pieces and wash up to the shore as “diamonds”.
The first Monday in August we celebrate the “day of the Merchants´”. This has become a national holiday and the weekend where “all” Icelanders travel, or at least most of us. There are several large festivals and first to mention “Þjóðhátíð í Eyjum”, which translates as national festival in Vestman islands. Several thousands of Icelanders […]
The biggest concerts ever in Iceland will be held in Laugardalur football stadium in Reykjavik on July 24th. This legendary rock band for the first time in Iceland and now 2000 more ticked were added as new calculations showed that the stadium could easily fit the added number. Iceland has lately been very popular for […]
The mountain roads are opening later than usual, at least in some areas. Due to heavy rain in the southern half of Iceland this spring, many of the highland roads are not yet open. Unfortunately we still have people not respecting our vulnerable nature and decide to drive off road, damaging the moss and the […]
Sometimes called the secret waterfall as most people miss it. They only see the bigger one a couple of hundreds of meters away is Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind. Gljufrabúi is inside a corge, which means that you have to wade the river into the corge. Ones inside a magnificent appears, one that you […]
One of Iceland most active volcano is now being watched closely as recent activity indicates that it might be in a phase of early stages of next eruption. Geologists have sent out warning and meeting have been held with the locals to prepare immediate evacuation in case of eruption. In Iceland we are not unfamiliar […]