Anonymous asked: What can you tell me about the University of Iceland? I was planning on attending, it seems like a nice place, is it true or would you recommend another Uni?
I did my bachelor’s degree at the University of Iceland. I reckon that its strengths and weakness is that it has to cover a large range of subjects with a limited number of students. The only subject it has a true advantage in is geology. Thanks to Iceland’s volcanic landscape it is the ideal location for geology.
ovv-ls asked: I'm from New Zealand and it's my last few weeks of school here :) I'm planning to come to Iceland next year but I need to know when would the best time to visit would be, i want to see the northern lights, but i want to experience midnight sun as well. im planning to be there for a few weeks at least staying with my best friend from school. Advice?
Fitting both the midnight sun and northern lights into a few weeks would require some sort of alternate universe. The midnight sun is in the summer, from mid-June to early August. The northern lights on the other hand are impossible to see when it is bright out. The best time to see the Northern lights is December through early March. Still there is a chance of seeing them any time it gets dark. I already saw some really good northern lights just a few days ago.
cosmictypewriter asked: Hullo, gorgeous blog you have! As someone of Scandinavian descent, I adore the sort of endlessly foggy, wet regions that you always see in pictures of Iceland - rolling green hills, stone outcroppings, rivers. Not the extremes of snowy tundra, but the milder, foggier regions. The littler sun and heat, the better! Where would I find these geographically? Thanks so much!
The mid-south of Iceland is probably what you have in mind. The south coast is the part of Iceland that gets the most rain and is therefor abundant with grass and lush moss. Something like, Þakgil and Seljalandsfoss.
Anonymous asked: This is a fascinating blog! Been at it for a good 4 hours now! It takes me forever since your links are great and I find myself deviating onto other sites that you list. Loving the videos, pictures, insight, etc. Keep at it! Thanks ~ Elizabeth from Colorado
Anonymous asked: Where would I go to see geothermal pools?
Anonymous asked: Hello. We will be traveling to Iceland and will be getting married while we're there. It's just two of us, not a giant affair, but we'd like to try to find someone who might be able to take some photos. Not even necessarily a wedding photographer. Would you be able to direct us to someone who might be up for a brief photography gig? Please email me at matt metzger at gmail com. Thanks, Matt
Congrats. Just got married myself, so I’m up to date on the subject. I got a friend who’s a photographer to take photos. However, he only wants to do a couple of weddings a year, so here’s a list of other photographers we’d checked out: Christopher Lund (www.chris.is), Lalli Sig. (www.larus.is), Sissi (www.sissi.is), Arnþór Birkisson (www.arnthorb.is), Gassi (www.gassi.is), Steinar (www.steinar.is).
If you want to go semi-amateur you could also post a request on the forum at www.ljosmyndari.is.
…inn í óvissuna - Iceland (by Róbert Már Þorvaldsson)
Spring skiing in the remote Hornstrandir region in Vestfirðir, Iceland.
Photo by haukursig of Borea Adventures.
Comfy in the moss.
In Vondugil (Evil Gulleys) close to Landmannalaugar, Iceland.
Photo by níls on Flickr.
(Source: arquerio, via heimas)
A policeman in Reykjavík shows off his ollie kickflip to a group of youngsters.
Meanwhile in Iceland. The ice cream truck is on its way!
As posted before, some parts of Iceland experienced some pretty extreme weather this year. The northern parts of the east fjords where I reckon this picture is taken is just melting out of the snow now.