Indulge yourself with a trip through history as you drive along East Iceland.Check out our SAGA-Trails for Hrafnkelssaga or Vopnfirðingasaga, The Skriðuklaustur monastery and excavations, the Djúpivogur historical centre where you can learn about the earliest arrivals be they greek, roman or the mysterious Papar, the irish hermit monks.Eternal sunshine, volcanic baths and frozen landscapes, Iceland is a captivating and other-worldly place.It’s this weird and wonderful landscape that’s shaped most of the Icelandic culture, created quirky customs and inspired many of the island’s popular traditions, from summer solstice gatherings to rejuvenating in thermal lagoons.Today, Icelanders and tourists from around the world still flock to the country’s , such as the beautiful Blue Lagoon and Mývatn Nature Baths, for a warm and soothing haven from the crisp Icelandic air.Not only is this a blissfully relaxing experience, but the springs’ high levels of silicates and minerals are The Christmas holidays are rich in Icelandic customs and traditions, making it an enchanting time to visit Iceland.We are happily married now and just bought our first home together!
The first ones could have been the Romans, looking for the legendary island of the Greek Pythias “Ultima Thule”, if not Pythias himself, but roman coins dating back to the 1st century AD were found near Djúpivogur.
East Iceland is rich in history and culture, from early settlement to the present.
In every fjord, farm or village, even in the most remote highlands, history reveals itself either in the form of museum, ruins or other historical sites.
And her country guarantees some of the most generous parental leave in the world: nine months at 80% pay (three months for mom, three for dad and another three to be divvied up).
With melting glaciers and crowding tourists, this volcanic land seems on the brink of seismic change.