North Iceland

  • Aurora Borealis close to Mývatn.
  • Ice foes on Lake Mývatn on a cold winter day sunrise.
  • River outlet of Lake Mývatn.
  • A hidden beach in north Iceland.
  • A hidden beach in north Iceland.
  • A river valley in north Iceland.
  • Strong Aurora Borealis during dawn.
  • The sky almost explodes from light.

North Iceland is a remote and quiet place. Especially during winter. Only few people turn up here during the dark days as the weather is usually colder and harsher up here compared to the rather mild south coast. It’s quite a distance from Reykjavík and it will take you almost a day until you reach one of the most fascinating places on the island. Lake Mývatn is unique. A shallow lake, in summertime a bird’s paradise, surrounded by bizarre lava formations like Dimmuborgir. Hverfjall is an enormous crater right in the neighbourhood and offers a tremendous view upon the lake. And only a few kilometers away you can marvel at one of the youngest lava fields in Iceland at the Krafla volcano. Driving along the ringroad, you’ll come across almost infinate plateaus as well as some of the most astonishing waterfalls like Goðafoss or Dettifoss. Close to Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest town, the spectacular mountains of Öxnadalsheiði rise up to more than 1500m above sea level on the peninsula of Tröllaskagi. It is a montain ridge carved out deeply by the glaciers of the last ice age, the remnants of which can still be observed in countless little glaciers all over the place.

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