Natural Iceland

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December 15, 2015

#Christmas and New Year in #Iceland?

New Year is most likely better then Christmas -and December is very good month to travel in Iceland and many good tours available for example South Coast, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, with glacier hiking and a northern light hunt. Being in Iceland over Christmas and the New Year’s will deliver an amazing time in this country. It is very festive, […]
January 17, 2017

#Iceland Northern Lights – great time-lapsed video (under 4 minutes)

A stunning time-lapsed video sequence of the Northern Lights in Iceland, taken over a 4 month between December and March. It shows that the Northern Lights is not a single event, but looks spectacular at different times and in different Icelandic locations, which provide amazing backdrops. This was produced by an Icelandic Videographer, time-lapse enthusiast and amateur photographer called Agust […]
April 26, 2016

#Iceland’s Uneasy Calm from @timrudman

We’ve been waiting for Tim Rudman’s exhibition at the LightBox in Woking. Now open until July 3, we have booked to join both the exhibition tour and to hear Tim In conversation on June 29. Tim is a superb landscape photographer and he has really captured the essence of Iceland in this collection of silver gelatin prints. For your own […]
October 23, 2015

Amazing drone #film “Powerful #Iceland’ from Garðar Ólafsson

Stunning landscapes, beautifully shot, great editing. Just one example of his work, more to follow Garðar Ólafsson is a star in the making . If you want to see these through your own eyes, then have a look at our escorted & independent traveller tours  [vimeo 134008155 w=500 h=281] <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/134008155″>Powerful Iceland</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/gardarolafs”>Gar&eth;ar &Oacute;lafsson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>  
October 24, 2015

AMAZING timelapse video of the Northern Lights in #Iceland – Garðar Ólafsson

Great time lapsed video of the Northern Lights from different locations in Iceland. Again shot and created by Garðar Ólafsson. Want to see them for yourself – fancy our budget trip or a full 8 day fully-escorted coach holiday? [vimeo 124573289 w=500 h=281] <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/124573289″>Aurora Borealis Time-lapse</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/gardarolafs”>Gar&eth;ar &Oacute;lafsson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
April 10, 2013

Avoiding the Coach Tour… Healthy Walks in Iceland!

The first thing most people say to me about Iceland is that it’s a place that is on their list of destinations to get to.  This was one of the reasons that I decided to go ahead and set up Iceland Traveller, and it’s also my cue to offer to facilitate the process of ‘getting round to booking up’. And […]
March 8, 2017

Celebrate Iceland’s amazing horses!

Family holidays on a farm, or time spent as a spectator or participant in the company of Icelandic horses is always a treat.  Hardy and incredibly hairy in the winter, sleek and shiny in the summer, when the herd is made even more stunning by the addition of beautiful multi-coloured foals. The Icelandic horse should be a feature of every […]
April 12, 2017

Don’t miss the Aurora this winter!

Iceland is an excellent place from which to view the Northern Lights.   Named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the ancient Greek personification of the North Wind, they are at their most intense in a circle around the North Pole and are best viewed on the long dark nights between September and April. So what causes […]
April 27, 2017

FAQs: How to? Northern Lights

One of our top Iceland questions is about how to see the Northern Lights, so here are some Iceland Traveller tips. The main Northern Lights season is October to March Some tours are also available in September and April, and you can get lucky out in the countryside in late August too When you are out at night, be patient, […]
April 28, 2015

Fire, Ice … and weather

Iceland Traveller’s Winter Wonderland tour to Iceland in November 2015 is an intriguing exploration of the Land of Weather, Fire and Ice. The details of this tour, which combines our favourite hotels, an excellent guide and a range of interests from meteorology to stargazing and embroidery are featured here: https://icelandtraveller.co.uk/weathertour/ Want to find out more about Iceland? You can enjoy a taste of […]
June 2, 2016

Gannets galore on the Langanes Peninsula

This remote nature paradise is home to one of Iceland’s largest gannet colonies and definitely a place to feel that you’ve really got away from it all. Nearby, there are the remnants of ancient farms that were abandoned when making a living this far away from larger settlements became impossible. This uninhabited landscape is beautiful to explore and experience and […]
January 26, 2013

Geologists on Tour?

Anyone who shares the belief that geology rocks will know that their subject and Iceland go hand in hand. From the Mid Atlantic Ridge to the Laki Craters, the Icy North is a motherland for anyone with an eye for geology. Last year, a keen team of rock lovers embarked on an adventure hitting th e key geological spots in the […]
May 27, 2013

Give it 5 Minutes

There’s been an interesting blog post recently that invited readers to share their reasons for loving Iceland, and quite a few people have.  When it comes to one of my favourite things, the weather in Iceland, I’m often asked what one should expect and my response is that it’s sensible to expect every kind of weather in a day, especially […]
October 16, 2018

Go Geothermal

It’s not until you experience it for yourself, that the raw power of the geothermal heat that lies beneath Iceland’s varied landscape really makes an impression.  The concept of swimming in a pool filled with geothermally heated water is easy to grasp, seeing the zig zag pipes making their way towards Reykjavik to deliver hot water to the city is […]
October 8, 2018

How did we do?

Our group of 11 ladies completed their hiking challenge in Iceland in great style and with over £4500 raised for our 2 charities. It’s fair to say that we over achieved on all counts, and it looks like there’s another one in the pipeline.  Without doubt, we had a great trip and have all been affected by the experience. For […]
October 20, 2014

Hubble Bubble Bárðarbunga!

Iceland’s current eruption isn’t all that easy to get to, and true to form, I flew back from Akureyri only a matter of days before this one began so haven’t yet been able to see it myself. However, when we received an enquiry in late August about a trip to Iceland to see caves and volcanoes we were delighted to […]
October 20, 2016

ICE & FIRE -stunning video from a drone in #Iceland

Some more stunning videos taken  and edited by local photographers using a drone – perfect way to remember your visit to Iceland A non-narrative short film of the wild and beautiful nature of Iceland, the land of ice and fire. This drone film is shot on a 6 day trip to Iceland by Kristian Kettner and Bjarke Hvorslev. ICE & […]
March 28, 2013

Iceland Geology and Landscape Tour…#2!

You may already have seen my latest cartographic marvel on Facebook. I just hope it hasn’t upstaged the Icelandic Geology and Landscape tour (#2) that the map is designed to illustrate. The map is an interactive overview of the fully guided and escorted tour planned for the summer of 2014, which will take us to areas of Iceland that remained […]
January 3, 2019

Iceland’s natural warmth

Harnessing the natural power of heat from the earth has provided Iceland with luxurious spas, space heating, greenhouse cultivation, fantastic swimming and showering facilities and in some places ice-free pavements. Isolated farms use their own bore holes and some of the best salt ever is produced from the sea using geothermal processes. It’s a technology that’s interesting to understand and […]
March 17, 2016

It’s so sunny in Iceland today!

  The sun is shining on the Iceland Traveller office and also in Iceland, wish we were there!  
April 7, 2014

New ways to see Iceland’s South Coast

I arrived home this morning and must share some of what I have been doing in Iceland over the last few days. Taking a domestic flight on a 19-seater plane from Reykjavík to Höfn reminded me of how beautiful a journey it is to drive westwards back to the capital along the south coast. All too often this is the return leg of […]
March 29, 2015

Ready for an Icelandic weather experience?

We started planning this special tour to Iceland long before the extraordinary winter of 2014/5 took hold. Prompted more by the ever changing weather there, rather than by its extremes, we have created ‘Iceland’s Winter Wonderland: Weather, Fire and Ice’. Apart from meeting a meteorologist and hunting the Northern Lights, we have also arranged night sky stargazing together with the services of an astronomer to help interpret […]
January 13, 2020

Secrets of the East Fjords

For a remote and beautiful self-drive experience Iceland's East Fjords have to be high on the list with each one telling a different story. Some are hardly populated, others have lazy bays full of colourful seaweed and in the early spring, wild reindeer are still to be seen grazing beside the road.
May 16, 2016

See What an Amazing Country #Iceland is!

Here is a great video from Icelandair that shows all the most interesting sites and scenes in Iceland. These include what to see in Reykjavik,  the surrounding countryside and the natural gems of Iceland.  Great for tourists, wanting to see puffins, eat local food, black beaches, ice & fire, northern lights, etc.  It is a bit long (23 minutes) but […]
September 1, 2017

Stunning and awe inspiring

We have really appreciated these beautiful and contrasting photos sent to us by Alex, who travelled to Iceland with us last month. The icebergs on the lagoon at Jokulsarlon look like humbugs due to the layers of volcanic ash that have become trapped under subsequent snowfalls. As the icebergs tip over in the lagoon the stripes appear at every angle. […]
February 24, 2017

Stunning Video of #Iceland under Full Moon

One of the great things about working with Iceland Traveller is seeing parts of this amazing country from perspectives I did not think possible. One such perspective (no pun intended) is from an Icelandic photographic team called OZZO Photography who provide professional aerial services including drone based videos of hard to reach locations and scenes from Iceland. Their latest one […]
June 14, 2016

The mysteries of Ásbyrgi

This fantastic and enormous horseshoe-shaped gorge lies to the north of Husavik. Surprisingly, there isn’t a river there, although the geological explanation is that volcanic activity under the Vatnajökull glacier once produced a cataclysmic flood and a river that formed the gorge. But this is Iceland!  The much more exciting explanation is that Sleipnir, Odin’s eight legged horse was responsible. […]
March 22, 2016

The Northern Lights – and Yvonne

“Wow- what a start to my first two months with Iceland Traveller! Last month was my first official trip to Iceland on behalf of the company. The week was spent meeting new and exciting suppliers as well as completing the next round of safety audits. The days were long and busy and I made the most of every minute I […]
August 30, 2015

Thinking of Becoming a Self-Drive Iceland Traveller?

Driving in Iceland is an amazing experience, what more do you want beautiful landscape? But there are some difficulties and dangers for the driver, so this short light-hearted and informative animated video tells you what to bear in mind when driving in Iceland and how to avoid these hazards. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRqwsaecFLQ&w=560&h=315] Enjoy your journey as an Iceland Traveller.
January 11, 2013

Thrihnukagigur is on my List for 2013…

Last summer’s launch of a trip to see inside an Icelandic volcano was met by me with some trepidation. I’d  read about the venture just before it opened and contacted the company to find out more, and to make sure that I could book the tour for Iceland Traveller clients. With the possibility that the summer of 2012 would be […]
July 14, 2015

Walking with friends in Iceland

Waterfalls and wildlife, alpine valleys or walks specifically designed to seek the Northern Lights. All good reasons to walk with a group of like minded people and a knowledgeable guide to combine sightseeing, sociability and some leisure time.  The Aurora Special is coming up, so if you are free in the middle of October please join us! These walks are […]
August 13, 2015

Which is Better – Are You a Summer or Winter Iceland Traveller?

Iceland, like most places, has four seasons – sometimes all in the same day! Most Iceland travellers enjoy themselves whenever they go, and the answer to the question is very personal. In fact, if you are planning a special group holiday or anniversary trip or a honeymoon, you may not have much choice of when to travel, so being in […]