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TRAVEL TIPS: My top 10 places to visit first trip to Iceland

Alright! So you are dreaming of or planning a trip to Iceland. Let me tell you about my top 10 favorite places that you shouldn't miss! I'll start by posting from all around the country and in the future I'll make more posts that will narrow it down to smaller areas. Here are my favorite locations: #10 Skógafoss waterfall Let's start off with this great majestic waterfall just a few minutes off the ring road. Located just underneath Eyjafjallajökull this waterfall became a muddy mess back in April of 2010 during the eruption. There is two recommended ways of seeing this waterfall: #1 From your car by the parking lot - #2 You can climb the stairs built next to it and be impressed by it's size from the side and above. Side note: Skógar is also where the infamous Laugavegur hiking trail starts and decent camping facilities is just by the waterfall.   #9 Svínafellsjökull glacier Svínafellsjökull glacier is located on the south east coast, close to Skaftafell national park. It's one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland and you can actually drive almost all the way up to it. From your car it's a 50-100 meter walk to…
Svínafellsjökull before and after eruption

THROUGH MY LENS: Volcano eruption 2011 – before and after

Do you remember the volcano eruption in Iceland 2011? No not that one, I'm talking about the second one, the year after. I'm talking about Grímsvötn which erupted under Vatnajökull glacier in May 2011. As it happens to be, I was in the area just underneath the eruption and got hit quite bad with ash. I was going over some photos the other day and found these two photos taken in the beginning of May and in the end of May, 29 days between. The eruption started 21st of May 2011. PHOTO: Svínafellsjökull glacier before the Grímsvötn volcano eruption 2011. Photo is taken 2nd of May 2011, the eruption started 19 days later.   PHOTO: Svínafellsjökull glacier after the eruption of Grímsvötn volcano in 2011. Photo is taken 30th of May 2011, 9 days after the eruption. I don't think it needs more explanation, the glacier got completely covered in ash. On a good note, the glacier didn't melt as much that year!
Ocean views in Reykjavík

THROUGH MY LENS: A walk on the side streets of Reykjavík

When you're in Reykjavík, don't just stay on the main streets. The side streets of Reykjavík are actually really interesting. What you will see there isn't close to in any other big city. Just by walking a few streets away you will find yourself surrounded by the kind of houses that Reykjavík once was made of. Not so long ago I did this and got fascinated by what I found.             One of the more modern buildings in Reykjavík built to give people comfort and a great view.   This house still stands but has been built around with many more modern buildings.   Houses along Hverfisgata in Reykjavík   There is always something interesting to see on the side streets of Reykjavík.     Graffiti is wide spread and a popular form of art in Reykjavík.         This house caught my eyes on Hverfisgata close to down town Reykjavík. A black house with a bright red roof isn't something you see every day.   …

THROUGH MY LENS: Skaftafell – A special place on earth

Skaftafell, where sands meet mountains and glaciers. I want to tell you about a place where I spent my first years in Iceland. A place of pure beauty and landscape that you will remember for a long time. Many would call it the true definition of "in the middle of nowhere" and it's not for everyone to live here. Sorrounded by nature this is a perfect place if you're a nature child or if you want to escape reality for a while. The place I'm talking about is Skaftafell and is situated in the south east of Iceland in an area called Öræfi (translated desert). The area is located  just underneath Vatnajökull, one of Europes largest glaciers. When you drive through the area you will understand why it got it's name. On one side you have a black sand desert that stretches all the way to the ocean, on the other side you have the massive Vatnajökull ice cap with many high peaks, including Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland's highest mountain. (more…)


Swede living in Iceland, food lover, hospitality professional, hobby photographer, ski fanatic. 

 Here I share my photos, stories, adventures and experiences. I want to inspire you and help you find the most amazing spots Iceland has to offer.