The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are visible in Iceland after dark from late August until the end of April. All you need to view them is clear skies, patience and a bit of luck.
Visiting Þórsmörk gives you a good chance to meet Kári the Arctic fox and the self-proclaimed Lord of Þórsmörk in his natural environment.
You might come for the endless trails, autumn colours, beautiful nature, a chance to spot the arctic fox and northern lights or for the sheer adventure of just getting here. You might not even know what you are after but you will leave with a lasting impression, and we guarantee that you will fall head over heals for Þórsmörk.
Donal Boyd, the Wandering artist in Þórsmörk, continues his assignment for the Volcano Huts, capturing the spirit of the land, its wildlife and the travellers that venture through. Here is his photo essay of what travellers consider essential items to bring along for the trek across the Laugavegur trail. If you like salami, you don't want to miss this advice!
Iceland is ideal for running & hiking, as the trails are plentiful and the scenery is spectacular. Running and hiking is very popular here and many people come from all over the world to enjoy Iceland’s pristine beauty and unique environment, shaped by ancient and current volcanic activity and other natural forces.