Place of the week – South Iceland

South Iceland will reveal its mysteries from the 28th of March until the 6th of April. The area will be filled with life as tourism service providers, food producers, restaurants, hotels, museums and exhibitions, organisations, municipalities and the inhabitants of South Iceland will participate in the magnificent event.

The event is called „ Leyndardómar Suðurlands“ or “South Iceland Mysteries“ and the goal is to open up, expose, advertise and explore, as much as possible of South Iceland’s Mysteries – and of course welcome everyone to visit the southern part of Iceland and enjoy „The Mysteries“ . The main focus and effort is on FOOD – HISTORY – CULTURE – and this pretty much involves everything we enjoy in life.

All these 10 days the bus transportation from Reykjavík and all over South Iceland is FREE.
For further information see their webpage

Place of the Week: Mývatn – Nature Baths

Enjoy a relaxing visit to Mývatn Nature Baths which is located in the heart of north-east Iceland about 100 km from Akureyri, the capital of the north.

Lake Mývatn and its surroundings are one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures. A designated nature reserve, Mývatn is an area of fragile beauty where tourist services have been developed in such a way as to cause as little disruption as possible to what is a unique and highly delicate ecosystem.

The Nature Baths offers bathers a completely natural experience, drawing on a centuries-old tradition. It begins with a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising up from a fissure deep in the earth’s surface, and ends with a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2,500 metres. Containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms, the warm soothing water of Myvatn Nature Bath benefit both skin and spirit alike.

The Nature Baths are open all year and in the winter there are frequent opportunities to enjoy the unforgettable splendour of the Northern Lights.

Place of the Week: Grundarfjörður – Winter Wildlife Wonderland

Láki Tours in Grundarfjörður is taking full advantage of the presence of abundant herring in the area by offering exciting whale watching trips.

Kolgrafarfjörður has become the hub of winter wildlife as killer whales, dolphins, white-tailed eagles, seals, and a variety of seabirds fill the fjord, feasting on the herring. The boats from Láki Tours take you as close as possible to this fanfare.

For more information about this area and the killer whale watching trips, go to