REYKJAVIK EXCURSIONS BLOG
Will Ferrell’s Eurovision version of Iceland
July 7, 2020
Eurovision in itself is a quirky and colourful phenomenon that mostly just writes its own jokes. So, doing a whole comedy about it isn’t such a bad idea. And Eurovision has a sense of humour about its own kitschy pop culture. But what about Iceland?
The Always Classic Golden Circle
July 7, 2020
For those of us born in the 80s, it was the ultimate Sunday drive of our youth, usually with an extra member from the extended family and came with chain-smoking parents that insisted the windows be rolled all the way up so that the dust from the gravel roads didn’t get into the car.
Volcanos in Iceland
April 15, 2020
Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world. There are about 130 volcanos in Iceland, 30 of them are considered active, and 18 of those 30 have erupted since the year 900, with only a handful regularly erupting, like Hekla, Grímsvötn in Vatnajökull Glacier and Katla in Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.
Bolludagur, sprengidagur and öskudagur
January 21, 2020
Bun day, Explosion day and Ash Wednesday are for most children and many grown-ups three of the most fun days after Christmas and before Easter. Celebrations during the days just before and at the beginning of Lent is known all over the world, the most famous one probably being the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. But this is how we in Iceland celebrate these three days – which have mostly lost its connection to Christianity.
A Rainy Day in Reykjavik
November 21, 2019
Reykjavik is one of the most charismatic and charming capitals in the world. It is also the northernmost capital in the world so it should come as no surprise if you get less than perfect weather on one of your days in the city. Don’t fret, we’ve got your back. Here’s a simple guide with some quick tips on how to enjoy Reykjavik indoors.
Dress the Part
November 8, 2019
Sunny days, geothermal baths, hiking, whale watching tours, gale-force winds and ice storms on a black beach. One of the more complex aspects of travelling (and living) in Iceland is what to wear and when. Whatever the occasion, we’ll help you dress the part with this quick guide on what to wear in Iceland.
A Few of our (least) Favourite Faux Pas
November 6, 2019
Icelanders are generally quite liberal so truly offending someone based on a cultural misunderstanding isn’t very likely. We know our hot water smells like farts and we don’t really expect anyone to enjoy our rotten shark. However, there are a few things worth mentioning that could make your average Icelander uncomfortable, even insulted.