Hordes of gnats, solfatares, and lava fields at Myvatn Lake

Myvatn Lake area is one of the most visited place in Iceland, because of its diversity in terms of geological features and avifauna. However, there’s a small inconvenience: hordes of gnats, which have actually given their name to the lake (Myvatn basically means “gnats lake”). I’ll always remember that fact! Thankfully, they don’t bite, but they can be really…

Food in Iceland

Here are some of the meals I ate during my 20-day trip in Iceland. In Höfn, I ordered some delicious langoustines! Click here to read my post about this meal and Höfn. In Akureyri, I had dinner at Greifin Restaurant on two occasions. It was my  favorite restaurant in Iceland, although I really liked the langoustines pictured above. The service…

Size doesn’t matter at the Phallus Museum

Húsavík (Iceland) is known to be one of the best places to book whale watching boat trips and is often described as the “whale watching capital of Europe”. Until 2011, it was home to two unique museums: the Whale Museum and the Phallological Museum. Yeah, the latter is pretty unconventional (but moved back in Reykjavik in 2011)!…

Celebrating National Day in Egilsstadir

Icelandic National Day is celebrated on June 17. I happened to be in Egilsstadir on that day. There were celebrations, a parade and a small concert in the park located on Tjarnarbraut Street. I was happy to witness Icelandic’s patriotism. Later that day, I was really motivated to go to Hengifoss (a 128-meter waterfall, surrounded by basaltic strata…

Mystical Glacial Lagoon – Jökulsarlon

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, located in South-East Iceland, formed by the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, which is one of the glacier tongues of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. Jökulsárlón offers the perfect polar landscape of icebergs with black and blue reflections. It was one of my favorite spots in Iceland! If you travel on Route 1, between Skaftafell and Höfn, you…

My favorite stops along the Ring Road

Route 1 (the Ring Road) is a national road in Iceland that runs around the country. Its total length is 1,332 kilometres. If you follow this route, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and pass by many splendid waterfalls Here is a map of my favorite sights:   The following sights are displayed in order, as if you were driving in a counterclockwise…