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In Iceland, the rather amazing story of a beautiful cave

The tiniest of buildings before an opening into the rock. The cave of Rutur has quite the history. PIC Chris Johnson

The tiniest of turf building before an opening into the rock. The cave of Rutur has quite the history. PIC Chris Johnson

It is no wonder that travelers driving by the rock cliff called Cave of Rutur in the South of Iceland are taken aback for a second.

 

Staying safe on the black beaches and glaciers of Iceland

Inviting isn´t it? But here, as elsewhere, looks can be deceiving. PIC Matt Malone

Inviting isn´t it? But here, as elsewhere, looks can be deceiving. PIC Matt Malone

Ahhhh. Those awesome and tantalizing black beaches of Iceland. Practically the whole South coast of the country is one long black beach. But although enticing to most foreigners, caution should be used.

 

For a safe journey in Iceland stop here and make a cairn

All of a sudden this little spot filled with stone cairns all over appears by the Ring Road in Iceland. PIC South.is

All of a sudden this little spot filled with stone cairns all over appears by the Ring Road in Iceland. PIC South.is

You know how after you have been driving in similar and unchanging landscape for a good while you tend to lose focus?

 

Swimming in the shadow of the Iceland volcano that stopped the world

Seljavallalaug pool shortly before the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Now the place is overcrowded and dirty and the silence no golden anymore. PIC subindie

Seljavallalaug pool shortly before the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Now the place is overcrowded and dirty and the silence no golden anymore. PIC subindie

Folks with attention span longer than a few seconds should well remember the name Eyjafjallajokull. Yes, the very same mountain that stranded hundreds of thousands of tourists, lowered the GDP of some nations and made fools of some news anchors trying to pronounce its name.

 

What is Fjadrargljufur in Iceland and why you should make a stop

The „entrance“ into Fjadrara canyon. Very inviting and very impressive. PIC Andrea de Podo

The „entrance“ into Fjadrara canyon. Very inviting and very impressive. PIC Andrea de Podo

There is no shortage of canyons in the beautiful country of Iceland. The country practically carved through and through with mountains, valleys and canyons of amazing variety.

 

Stunning lava field in Iceland holds many secrets

Bad weather or not. This place is always stunning. Eldhraun lava field. PIC Simon Tong

Bad weather or not. This place is always stunning. Eldhraun lava field. PIC Simon Tong

One of the more interesting things while traveling in the South of Iceland is the amazingly sharp contrast found on the way between the villages of Klaustur and Vik.

 

The hell is this giant bookshelf doing in middle of South Iceland

Book it. The fascinating side of one country museum in Iceland. PIC JasonParis

Book it. The fascinating side of one country museum in Iceland. PIC JasonParis

Apart from some obvious stuff like the Perlan sightseeing tower in Reykjavik and perhaps a couple of other buildings nationwide, one will generally not find much weird architecture in Iceland.

 

So HuffPost thinks Seljalandsfoss in Iceland is a tranquil place

People are able to walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss in Iceland which is a nice treat. PIC Alessio

People are able to walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss in Iceland which is a nice treat. PIC Alessio

Journalism everywhere is a dying profession. When the cheapest route to success depends on quantity and the number of clicks and likes the best business seems to be to hire absolute novices and just rerun old stories with some slight new twist.

 

Be very, very careful around Solheimajokull glacier in Iceland

This beautiful place is not really very safe these days. But nobody is telling you. PIC Mike Friedman

This beautiful place is not really very safe these days. But nobody is telling you. PIC Mike Friedman

Turns out hundreds of foreign visitors are herded right up to the Solheimajokull glacier in the South of Iceland. Most of those are blissfully unaware some volcanic activity has been recorded underneath the glacier.

 

Next few days in Iceland you might want to spend at Hella

Suddenly a reason to stop  in the otherwise drive-thru village of Hella. PIC Kathryn Aaker

Suddenly a reason to stop in the otherwise drive-thru village of Hella. PIC Kathryn Aaker

Ordinarily the Icelandic village of Hella has little to recommend it. Located midway between Selfoss town and Hvolsvollur village in the South it is more like a drive-thru than an inviting place to stop.

 

In Iceland, raw beauty hides the most horrific devastation

Kilometers after kilometers of volcanic craters in almost a direct line. PIC outsidecontext2008

Kilometers after kilometers of volcanic craters in almost a direct line. PIC outsidecontext2008

For some, this place is what Iceland is all about. Raw and rugged beauty for miles around and no matter how hard you imagine, there is simply no way this amazing spot could have been blown to smithereens and back for months on end over two hundred years ago.

 

Skogafoss in Iceland is but the icing on the cake

Following Skogaa river above Skogafoss waterfall you soon find more to rejoice about. PIC BestofDanSilver

Following Skogaa river above Skogafoss waterfall you soon find more to rejoice about. PIC BestofDanSilver

One of the more beautiful and easily accessible waterfalls of Iceland is Skogafoss at the tiny hamlet of Skogar in South Iceland. Everybody stops here for a Kodak moment and then keep on trucking.

 

The story of Iceland written in dirt

The largest volcanic ash eruption ever recorded on earth  happened here in 1362. Now, you can actually see it.

The largest volcanic ash eruption ever recorded on earth happened here in 1362. Now, you can actually see it.

While the majority of visitors to Iceland have their eyes on the marvelous natural beauty of this place a number is most concerned with learning about geology.

 

In Iceland not just geothermal pools but restaurants too

We told you it was fairly nice. The village of Hveragerdi in Iceland. PIC fjarlq

We told you it was fairly nice. The village of Hveragerdi in Iceland. PIC fjarlq

Fog is not unusual in the small town of Hveragerdi, literally Hot Spring Field, about 45 minutes south of the capital Reykjavik. Indeed, not just fog but unusual smell also.