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  • How Iceland Is Regrowing Forests Destroyed By The Vikings A 1,000 Years Ago

    The landscape of Iceland has changed a lot in the last thousand years. When the original Vikings settlers first arrived in the ninth century, it’s estimated that the island was covered in 25 to 40 percent forests made of birch trees. With their permanent settlements, the Vikings needed resources to continue expanding their homes. Being […] More

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    Iceland’s Most Impressive Waterfalls As Seen From The Air

    Iceland’s hundreds or even thousands of waterfalls are one of the country’s most recognizable natural features. They’re everywhere! This is because Iceland is perfectly suited for waterfalls. The North Atlantic climate produces frequent rain and snow and the near-Arctic location results in many large glaciers, whose ice melts in the summer, feeding hundreds of rivers. […] More

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    Snow Storm Turns Reykjavik Into A Beautiful Winter Wonderland

    Most parts of Iceland had some pretty bad weather last week and over the weekend, but this morning Reykjavík woke up to the most wonderful sight! The stormy winds had gone and everything was covered by a beautiful soft blanket of snow. Our friends at The Reykjavík Grapevine captured this short but lovely video of […] More

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    Magical View Of The Northern Lights Captured From A Plane Window

    The Northern Lights are a spectacle from the ground, but catch them while you’re flying at 35,000 feet and you are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat. When photographer Aryeh Nirenberg decided to travel to Iceland his hope was to see the Northern Lights at least once during his trip. Little did he know he’d see […] More

  • Kayakers Take On The Stunning Waterfalls Of Iceland

    There are around 10,000 waterfalls situated in every corner and nook of Iceland, and they are as varied and beautiful as they are many. Iceland’s climate and location is especially suited to waterfalls with frequent rain and snow, combined with the multitude of large glaciers that melt in the summer, creating powerful glacial rivers. While […] More

  • This Timelapse Video Perfectly Captures The Magical Beauty Of Winter In Iceland

    This stunning video was shot by filmmaker Patrick Shyu over two rather cold weeks in March of 2014. The video features many of southern Iceland’s natural wonders, such as the Northern Lights dancing over Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Patrick titled his work ‘Crystalapse’, as the first half of the video takes the viewer on a journey […] More

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    The Hardest Karaoke Song In The World

    A few months ago Inspired by Iceland (a marketing initiative created by the Icelandic Tourism Board) released what they dubbed "The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World", a video which has now ranked up nearly 2 million views on YouTube! The aim of this highly entertaining little video is to challenge people from all corners [...]
  • The Hidden Waterfalls Of The Remote Strandir Region In The Westfjords

    The region of Strandir (which translates to ‘The Coasts’) is one of the more remote areas of Iceland, and was for centuries known as a refuge for sorcerers and criminals. Strandir lies on the Westfjords’ eastern edge and is renowned for its rugged beauty, consisting of beaches strewn with driftwood, seals lazing about on rocks, […] More

  • Incredible Drone Footage Of The Firework Display In Reykjavik On New Year’s Eve

    Anyone who’s spent New Year’s Eve in Reykjavík will tell you it’s an extraordinary experience, especially given the fact that there are no official firework displays in the city. This legendary night is very much created by the local people of Reykjavík who collectively do an amazing job with the pyrotechnics and celebrations. Half an […] More

  • Incredible Drone Video Captures Some Of Iceland’s Natural Wonders

    Thinking about traveling to Iceland? This video will make you want to pack your bags immediately. “ÍSLAND”, by aerial video specialist Andre Mercier, does a fantastic job at capturing the beauty of Iceland’s landscape in summer. Taking in miles of black sand beaches, a number of Iceland’s renowned waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and […] More

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