Europe

Black Monolith Beach
Europe, Iceland, Places

Stokksnes

Stokksnes is a headland in southwest Iceland where the Klifatindur massif can be found. Located between the villages of Höfn and Djúpivogur the headland is not only known for the 454 metres high Vestrahorn, but also for a radar station and a Viking village that is located right next to […]

Kvernufoss
Europe, Iceland, Places

Kvernufoss

Kvernufoss falls is a hidden gem not far away from Skógafoss waterfall. While hundreds of tourists visit its bigger neighbour, Kvernufoss waterfall is most of the time overlooked. Therefore one can have this picturesque waterfall all to oneself. But there are more similarities between Seljalandsfoss and Kvernufoss as there are […]

Fjallabak Nature Reserve
Europe, Iceland, Places

Landmannaleið

Landmannaleið is a road on Iceland. It is also known as F225 and leads into Fjallabak Nature Reserve. It is one of two possible roads (the other is F208) to reach road F224 to Landmannalaugar. Whereas F208 is the safer option to reach the road to Landmannalaugar, F225 is the […]

Seljalandsfoss
Europe, Iceland, Places

Seljalandsfoss

There are dozens of waterfalls in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss, however, is one of the most famous. The reason is that it is possible to walk behind the waterfall during summer. Though the way behind the falls get closed if it becomes too dangerous in slippery in winter. Seljalandsfoss is located in […]

Sólheimasandur plane wreck
Europe, Iceland, Places

Sólheimasandur plane wreck

On the desolate Sólheimasandur black sand beach in the southern part of Iceland one can find an abandoned plane wreck. On November 24, 1973 a United States Navy plane crashed there due a sudden change of weather. But the good thing about this crash is that everyone survived the emergency landing […]

Skogafoss
Europe, Iceland, Places

Skógafoss

Skógafoss waterfall is situated in the south of Iceland and is part of the Skógá River. As Seljalandsfoss waterfall is not far away, the two falls have something in common: They drop from the cliffs of the former coastline. As the landmass has lifted over thousands of years and the […]

Kerið Crater Lake
Europe, Iceland, Places

Golden Circle

Gullni hringurinn is a popular tourist route in southwester Iceland, but most tourists know it under its English name: Golden Circle. About 300 kilometres long it is looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands an back. It is so popular amongst tourists as it shows some of Iceland’s diversity and […]

Northern Lights Iceland
Europe, Iceland, Places

Northern Lights

Aurora Australis, Southern Lights, Aurora Polaris, Polar Lights, Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Different names for a dazzling natural phenomenon: Bright dancing lights. These auroral displays can be seen above the magnetic poles of the southern and northern hemispheres. Depending on the location of their occurrence the names differ: The […]

View of Krumlov
Czech Republic, Europe, Places

Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a small, mediaeval city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic near the Austrian border. In 1992 it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the historic Prague castle district. Český Krumlov Castle is the most famous sight in the city and cannot be […]