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Death toll at famous Iceland dive site continues to mount

The only place in the world where you literally dive between continents. But deaths are occurring with alarming regularity. PIC Jerrold Bennett

The only place in the world where you literally dive between continents. But deaths are occurring with alarming regularity. PIC Jerrold Bennett

You may or may not have heard about Silfra pond at the famed Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. Massively popular for divers since it affords the chance to literally dive between continents.

 

At Thingvellir Iceland closures could be imminent

Path between the plates at Thingvellir. Number of tourists are growing so much a part of this area could be closed off for a while. PIC Tanya Hart

Path between the plates at Thingvellir. Number of tourists are growing so much a part of this area could be closed off for a while. PIC Tanya Hart

In spite of all appearances Iceland is dirt poor. Too poor even to keep their most prized natural site in order.

 

Flights over popular tourist sites in Iceland possibly limited

How wonderful the view. Less so with noise pollution all around. PIC Greg Headley

How wonderful the view. Less so with noise pollution all around. PIC Greg Headley

Scenic flights over some of Iceland´s most precious and beautiful natural landmarks and sites could be severely curtailed and possibly totally banned in some spots in the future.

 

Fifteen great places in Iceland in just one day

Gulfoss waterfall in its summer dress. Pic O Palsson

Gulfoss waterfall in its summer dress. Pic O Palsson

We know many of you visiting Iceland only give yourself a few days here at best and then a number of you do not venture very far from Reykjavik city. Problem is, this place is chock-full of amazing spots and anyone just spending a long weekend or even a week will leave wanting for more.

 

Iceland movie map

Thingvellir National Park. A number of scenes from the popular Game of Thrones have been shot here. PIC Axel Kristinsson

Thingvellir National Park. A number of scenes from the popular Game of Thrones have been shot here. PIC Axel Kristinsson

Just ten years ago nobody came to Iceland to make movies. This place was far away, expensive and local know-how was limited to the extreme.

 

Golden Circle in Iceland the right way

Seriously lovely tours in Iceland now available

Seriously lovely tours in Iceland now available

There are lots of ways for you to experience what is known as the Golden Circle in Iceland. The majority of tour operators offer scheduled trips and taking the Golden Circle route on your own is pretty easy and straightforward.

 

Only in Iceland would an easy trekking route be called Legbreaker

The name is not very inviting perhaps but the nature here is. PIC Saylea

The name is not very inviting perhaps but the nature here is. PIC Saylea

One thing trekkers need to keep in mind when visiting Iceland is that the WHOLE country is stunning and there is really no need to travel far to experience nature at its very best.

 

One fancy joint you should skip while in Iceland

ION Hotel is the only hotel close to Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. Price is high but it is claimed the hotel is skimping on paying wages

ION Hotel is the only hotel close to Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. Price is high but it is claimed the hotel is skimping on paying wages

Few things in this world are as despicable as when the wealthy or powerful use their power and leverage to keep wages as low as possible and even go to lengths to pay lower wages than the law says.

 

Thingvellir Iceland with unusual twist and perfect ending

Lake Ulfljotsvatn is right next to Thingvellir lake but much smaller. PIC NK Eide

Lake Ulfljotsvatn is right next to Thingvellir lake but much smaller. PIC NK Eide

Visiting Iceland and not touring Thingvellir National Park half an hour away from Reykjavik is a bit like visiting Benidorm and never setting foot on the beach.

 

In Iceland, water like you have only dreamt of

Few people make the effort to go right up to the Oxara waterfall in Thingvellir National Park. But this is very worth it. PIC dinoboy

Few people make the effort to go right up to the Oxara waterfall in Thingvellir National Park. But this is very worth it. PIC dinoboy

Team Total Iceland has been a harsh critic of the endless misinformation about the purity of this country.

 

Dive limitations at the Silfra pond in Iceland

The world is fraught with danger and so is the most stunning divesite in Iceland. PIC joibert

Just when we were starting to have some fun some authority figure decides something is too dangerous. It is now officially banned to dive below 18 metres in the amazingly wonderful Silfra pond in Thingvellir Iceland.…

 

Do the Golden Circle in Iceland on your own

Gullfoss

Thingvellir, Geysir area and Gullfoss waterfall (pictured) deserve more than half an hour stop. PIC Matt Benton

You will not read very much about Iceland without learning of the so-called Golden Circle tour. Apart from visiting the Blue Lagoon this is the most popular tourist route in Iceland.