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What is Ásbyrgi in Iceland and why you should know about it

Even if a picture says a thousand words it can do no justice to Ásbyrgi national park in northeast Iceland. Lush green canyon sheltered by awe inspiring cliffs is a must see place.PIC livingbroadly

Some locals refer to Asbyrgi national park as the capital of elves in Iceland.

 

Sure you are ready for summertime in the highland of Iceland?

The scene at mountain cabins near Askja in the highland of Iceland on the 19th of July. Be prepared for anything over here. PIC Haukur Bjornsson/Ferdafelag Akureyrar

The scene at mountain cabins near Askja in the highland of Iceland on the 19th of July. Be prepared for anything over here. PIC Haukur Bjornsson/Ferdafelag Akureyrar

We know you packed lots of extra warm clothes for your July trip to Iceland.

 

Quick, massive and devastating. What happens if Bardarbunga in Iceland blows

The ongoing Holuhraun rift volcano if pretty mighty and impressive but utterly harmless compared to a volcano in nearby Bardarbunga. PIC Global Panorama

The ongoing Holuhraun rift volcano is pretty mighty but utterly inconsequential compared to a volcano in nearby Bardarbunga. PIC Global Panorama

Scientists in Iceland are well aware of the potential force that could be unleashed if and when Bardarbunga volcano underneath Vatnajokull ice cap does blow.

 

Why you shouldn´t leave Iceland without visiting Myvatn

Just one of many stunning natural sights of Myvatn. Like many places in Iceland, Dimmuborgir or Dark Cities, is appropriately named. PIC Alessando Grussu

Just one of many stunning natural sights of Myvatn. Like many places in Iceland, Dimmuborgir or Dark Cities, is appropriately named. PIC Alessando Grussu

At the best of times less than half of all visitors to Iceland ever take the time or make the effort to visit other parts of the country than the South and the Southwest.

 

In Iceland, Santa´s workshop is open year round

Who knew Santa´s workshop is found in Iceland? PIC akureyri.is

Who knew Santa´s workshop is found in Iceland? PIC akureyri.is

You know the drill. All the gifts Santa gives to good children over Christmastime are not bought from Toys´R´Us at the last minute. Not at all. Those items are built, assembled, loved and cared for for months before the big moment.

 

Christmas in East or North of Iceland could be hell on earth

And this is a very nice day in December...

And this is a very nice day in December… PIC stuckincustoms

Should you be one of the gullible traveling blissfully around Iceland in deep winter this is something you should know about. Seems the local Met Office believes one of the strongest winds on record for decades will hit the North and East of Iceland over Christmas-time.

 

In Iceland, a blue lagoon that´s better than the Blue lagoon

There are actually two blue lagoons in Iceland but only one can call itself by that name. PIC

There are actually two blue lagoons in Iceland but only one can call itself by that name. PIC nicksarebi/bhollier

We used to love visiting what has become known worldwide as the Blue lagoon of Iceland. The very same lagoon the journalists at National Geographic deemed to be worthy as a world wonder.