Category: Sights

Surtsey, Iceland 0

50 years ago today: A new island is born

50 years ago today, a new island was born, off the southern coast of Iceland. The new island was named Surtsey, after Surtr, a fire jötunn or giant from Norse mythology. It was intensively studied by...

Apollo Astronaut Training in Iceland 0

Apollo Astronaut Training in Iceland

In 1965 and 1967, two groups of American Apollo astronauts visited Iceland to study geology and practice collecting samples, under the guidance of Icelandic and American geologists. The Apollo geology field exercises were intended...

Amazing Aurora Activity in August 0

Amazing Aurora Activity in August

After our story about early aurora activity over Eyjafjörður and Akureyri, we have received word about beautiful Northern lights all over North Iceland last night. This photo is by Rafal Nowosielski and was taken...