Where can you find this bookshelf ?


This “bookshelf” is a wall at the The Þórbergur Centre which was established in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarsson (1888 – 1974).




Þórbergur was born in Hali in Suðursveit. The centre includes a heritage museum and unique exhibitions of the district Sudursveit and the writer Þórbergur Þórðarson, his life and work.




The Þórbergur Centre is by road number 1, the Ring Road. only 13 km further east from Jökulsárlón.

Icelands best known troll looking at the Northern Lights

Grýla is Icelands best known troll and mother of the Icelandic Yule Lads and fear of all children. Grýla is located in the Trollgarden at Fossatún, Borgarfjörður a popular stop to see and photograph the Northern Lights.




The Northern Lights remind Grýla of older times, when trolls and dragons ruled the earth.




The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are visible in Iceland from September till April. The best time in the day to see them is around 9 pm till 2 am.
There is a strong connection between the solar winds and the Northern Lights. The lights are caused by the speed of the solar winds, and the direction and magnitude of their magnetic fields.




Many tour operators in Iceland offer mystery evening tours “to hunt for the Northern Lights”. The Northern Lights can only be seen on a clear night.

Uncertainity phase lifted for Mt. Hekla


The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has lifted the uncertainty phase of Mt. Hekla. No seismic activity has been detected at Hekla since March 23rd.
The Icelandic Meteorological Office has changed the aviation colour-code of Hekla volcano from yellow (elevated) to green (normal).




Between 10 and 23 March 2013, seven micro-earthquakes were recorded in the vicinity of Hekla. However no further seismicity has been detected at Hekla since 23 March No changes are apparent in recent gas and ground temperature measurements from the volcano’s summit. Likewise, continuous measurements of borehole strain and ground-based GPS show no detectable changes in crustal deformation.




Although last month’s seismicity might signify increasing magma pressure beneath Hekla, there are presently no observable signs of an impending eruption.