August in Iceland is the last month of summer. It’s one of the most popular times to visit, with all the summer festivities in full swing. The days are long and warm, but we do have night time towards the end of it, and sometimes get great Northern Lights displays! The puffins are still here too! So in this awesome month you can go puffin watching and Northern Lights watching in the same day!
What a day! We found 3 beautiful minke whales, and so many guillemots, gulls, cormorants and kittiwakes, more surprising than that was a pair of puffins out on the water!
With our small population and mountainous terrain we don’t have a huge about of roads in Iceland, but the ones we do have are epic. Sweeping landscapes, tunnels through mountains, and glorious waterfalls litter the country, and one of the best ways to see them is on the iconic Route 1, Iceland’s ring road.
Why is Iceland called Iceland? Why is Greenland called Greenland? Depressed Vikings and medieval sales talk!
Why is Iceland called Iceland when it’s green….and Greenland called Greenland when it is icy? Ancient branding and a depressed viking. Read more here.
Diamond Beach is many tourists top Icelandic destination when they visit our shores, and for good reason. It is so far from anything they have at home, it’s hard to even comprehend what is being seen. The black sand beach is scattered with clear, often blue tinted icebergs of varying sizes, sparkling in the sunshine.