Glaciers and their secrets

Originally posted on Meet Iceland:
Around 10.2% of the total land area of Iceland is covered by glaciers. Due to global worming, they are retreating at an accelerating rate. This alone would be enough reason to talk about them as much is possible and hope that appreciation for nature and its wonders will come from…

Geysers – as if volcanoes and glacier caves are not enough

Originally posted on Meet Iceland:
I’m planing to visit Geysir in Haukadalur. This geysir is, in a way, The Geyser of the world because it was the first known geyser to modern Europeans and the one that all the others got a name after. English word geyser originate from the Icelandic verb geysa, “to gush”…

The sons of the Vikings dominating over England once again!

Deserved victory of the Icelandic football team over England was celebrated appropriately in Reykjavik! On July 3. I will be cheering for them against France. I hope you will join me! Although proud of their Viking roots, Icelanders will tell you they were not warriors and conquerors but more of a storytellers, fisherman and pioneers…

The geological wonder of Iceland

Originally posted on Meet Iceland:
No wonder that Icelanders have such great respect for nature (Campers rip up moss to insulate tent) – they really have many reasons to be proud of it. Iceland is geologically one of the most interesting places in the world. Geysers, thermal pools, lakes, fjords, ice caves and glaciers, all…

Aurora Borealis – the power of the Sun in the night sky

Originally posted on Meet Iceland:
Flickering light that we call aurora or polar light is one of the most beautiful things I’m expecting to see on my trip to Iceland. Galileo Galilei gave name to Aurora Borealis in 1619. Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn and Boreas was the Greek name for the north…

Princess of Iceland – the Arctic fox

Originally posted on Meet Iceland:
The cutest little creature can be found in Iceland – the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus). This was the only terrestrial mammal that had been living in Iceland before the Vikings’ settelment of Iceland. The assumption is it arrived to Iceland over a frozen sea during the last ice age. It…