Icelandic Nature

All things related to Icelandic nature: wildlife, natural landmarks, Northern Lights, hot springs, waterfalls.

June 25, 2022

Weekly Report 18.06 – 24.06

After exceptionally warm and sunny May the weather in Iceland regressed toward the mean in June. Temperatures dropped, heavy showers came and went like a boomerang, and most of the rare sunny days were spoiled by strong winds. It feels like instead of progressing to summer the weather in Iceland went backward to early spring. […]

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January 14, 2022 The Dynjandi Waterfall

If you plan to visit the Westfjords, the waterfall Dynjandi is a must-see destination. It is the biggest waterfall in Iceland Westfjords. A literal translation of Dynjandi is thunderous, and you will understand why when you hear the sound it makes. Many consider it the most magnificent waterfall in Iceland, not the least because of […]

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Bird watching in Iceland (or birding) is an intense activity. Many of you will enjoy spending a day out trying to spot birds and puffins in their natural habitat and perhaps shooting them. With a camera, of course. One quite interesting and very cute bird is the puffin, and it just so happens you can find it in Iceland. Perhaps, you won’t need […]

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Iceland is a fantastic place to discover natural hot springs hidden all around the country. This is because of Iceland’s volcanic activity. This is why you can find dozens of geothermally heated pools around the ring road. Being a geologically active nation, new hot springs frequently pop up with earthquakes and eruptions, bringing fresh hot […]

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When the settlers came to Iceland over a millennia ago they brought with them a a creature that would prove instrumental in the survival of the country's inhabitant: The Icelandic horse.

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Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world, and that is because of its position on the globe.

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The colors of the lights can range from white to green to red, blue, and purple. The intensity of the lights then depends on how big the solar storms are. Sometimes you will only see a tinge in the sky that might seem like light pollution while other times you will not know where to look because the sky is alight with dancing northern lights. Check out the best places to see these magnificent lights.

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One thing you will find when in Iceland is that there are many waterfalls here. The reason for that is that we have glaciers and the Gulf Stream. We also have reasonably mild weather with a lot of rain in the summer and snow in the winter.

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Due to Iceland‘s position on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates pulling the country apart at the rate of about 2.5 centimetres a year, you can find hot springs in an abundance in Iceland.

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