All posts by “Marcel Kircheis


Formerly the main herring fishing town of Iceland. The Herring Museum, the largest maritime and industrial museum in Iceland, is located here. The Museum received the Micheletti European Museum Award in 2004.


One of the most historically significant destinations in Iceland and home to the historian and poet Snorri Sturluson from 1206 – 1241. The annual Reykholt Music Festival is held the last week in July.


Volcanic craters and volcanoes shape the landscape around Lake Mývatn. Diverse birdlife in large numbers. Geothermal bathing has a long history in the Lake Mývatn region.


At 469m above sea level, the highest farm in Iceland. The church was built by the farmer Jón A. Stefánsson (1880 – 1971) and the altar cloth was also made by him.


One of the Earth’s most populous bird cliffs. The cliff is 14km long and 441m at its highest point.


Kerið is a 55m crater with water in the base. Judged to be 3000 years old. Protected. Concerts have been held in this crater.


The capital of the West Fjords, one of the largest fishery centres in the country. At Neðstakaupstað there are protected buildings dating back to the time of Danish Trading Associations. The oldest house is dated 1757.


A beautiful little fishing town that is considered to be the capital of whale watching and features the Whale Museum.


One of the most historically significant places in Iceland and an Episcopal See for centuries. Hólar was also the North’s capital for over 700 years. A church has been present at Hólar since the 11th Century.


One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, with two tiers totalling 32m in height. Plans to dam the falls in 1900 were thwarted thanks to a campaign led by a local housewife, Sigríður from Brattholt, who fought tooth and nail against this development.