REYKJAVIK EXCURSIONS BLOG
Why 2023/24 Winter is the Perfect Time to See the Northern Lights in Iceland
August 21, 2023
The Northern Lights are set to dazzle like never before during the 2023/24 season due to an unexpected early solar maximum. Iceland, a prime viewing spot, will host some of the most spectacular displays in the next 2-3 winters. Don't miss the chance to witness this amplified celestial dance in its full splendour.
Reykjavík Pride: A Celebration of Love and Unity
August 8, 2023
Reykjavík Pride is a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, symbolising Iceland's dedication to inclusivity and acceptance. From its humble beginnings to its significant influence today, the event marks not just a celebration but a movement. With events spanning from workshops to the iconic Pride Parade in August, it invites everyone to join, celebrate, and remember the importance of unity and visibility.
Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland: Top Things to Do
July 11, 2023
Once overlooked, Reykjanes Peninsula, rich with UNESCO sites and geothermal wonders, is now globally recognized due to the Fagradalsfjall volcano's eruptions. Its unique landscapes are drawing global attention, making it a must-visit hotspot in Iceland's tourism scene.
Litli-Hrútur Eruption 2023 - The New Eruption near Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula
July 10, 2023
Once again, the enthralling spectacle of Iceland's Reykjanes volcano is back in the limelight! After 11 months of peaceful dormancy, the volcano is now alive and kicking, treating locals and tourists to another captivating visual performance. If you've been yearning for an adventure that's truly out of this world, this might just be your calling!
Landmannalaugar: A Comprehensive Guide to Iceland’s Stunning Nature Reserve
April 3, 2023
Witness mountains in a surreal spectrum of vibrant colour. Explore miles of hiking trails across the wilderness. Unwind in a geothermal beneath drifting clouds of steam. At Landmannalaugar in Iceland, all these thrills—and many more—await.
The Danger and Beauty of Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach: Tips for Safe Exploration
April 3, 2023
With its other-worldly basalt columns and shimmering jet-black sand, Reynisfjara is one of the most dramatically beautiful spots in Iceland. However, the towering waves of the wild North Atlantic Ocean conceal hidden dangers for those visiting. There are several ways to stay safe while you visit Reynisfjara beach, and we’ve rounded them up so you can experience this stunning location without having to worry.
5 Reasons Why Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland Should Be on Your Bucket List
March 24, 2023
Of all the sites on the south coast of Iceland, one is probably the most special. That’s the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a breathtaking scene of crumbling glaciers, drifting icebergs, and stunning Icelandic wildlife.
Tips for planning a trip to Iceland - Your Guide
March 24, 2023
Isolated in the middle of the North Atlantic, Iceland is a land of changeable climate and unpredictable weather. But with a bit of planning, you can prepare for anything an adventure in Iceland might throw at you. We’ve rounded up loads of tips for a planning trip to Iceland, from what to pack and how long to stay to airport transfers and how to get around the island. We’re with you every step of the way.
Ice Caves in Iceland: Your Complete Guide
December 5, 2022
Iceland’s ice caves are some of the most impressive sights you’ll see on a trip to the country. Tunneling beneath the ice, these caves are magical, ethereal, and surreal, and promise a different perspective on the snow-covered land above your head. Read on to discover everything you need to know about ice caves in Iceland—from how they’re formed to how you can visit for yourself.
Honeymoon in Iceland: Your Ultimate Guide
November 30, 2022
Think of the staples of a romantic destination – spa treatments, cute villages, epic scenery and sharing bucket-list experiences with a loved one. Iceland ticks all of these boxes and then some. The spas are natural, the adventures are outdoors and the backdrop for the honeymoon photographs are simply stunning. There are loads of tours and activities for honeymoon in Iceland that will leave you with memories to revisit for years to come, whether you’re looking for somewhere to relax and unwind together or somewhere to embark on a great adventure together (or both!). Find out exactly what to expect on a honeymoon in Iceland with our ultimate guide.
The Best Time to See the Northern Lights in Iceland: Your Guide
November 21, 2022
You’ll have heard of the wonders of the northern lights already. With their shimmering veils of green and blue light against the dark winter sky, they make for a breathtaking experience. And, of course, Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see them.
Your Guide to Sólheimajökull Glacier in Iceland
November 7, 2022
With as much as 11% of Iceland’s surface covered in ice, there’s no better place in Europe to experience the majesty of a glacier. And among all of the country’s ice caps, you’ll find few more impressive sights than the Sólheimajökull glacier.
Your Ultimate Guide to Geysir, Iceland: All You Need to Know
November 2, 2022
Picture a simple, rocky landscape, perhaps covered in pristine snow and ice. Then imagine the swell and surge of boiling water shooting high above your heads. What you’re seeing is the Great Geysir, Iceland—one of the country’s most thrilling sites.
Your guide to Langjökull glacier in Iceland
October 26, 2022
Glaciers cover 11% of Iceland’s surface and these surreal, frozen landscapes hide secret ice caves, and ravines and reveal vast snowy plateaus. Langjökull is the island’s second-largest glacier and is home to a man-made ice cave that can be accessed year-round.
Þingvellir National Park: Your Complete Guide
October 24, 2022
Explore the ancient site of Iceland’s first parliament. Walk (or snorkel) between tectonic plates at the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Witness the majestic Öxarárfoss waterfall. In the historic and geological heart of Iceland, you’ll discover some of the country’s true wonders.
Your Ultimate Guide to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland
October 18, 2022
Picture glacial water plunging nearly 60 metres (200 feet) from a cliff face that towers over the surrounding landscape. It’s an astonishing sight and one of the must-see sights on the south coast of Iceland. In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Seljalandsfoss waterfall, from its fascinating geology to how you can visit yourself. You’ll also discover what makes this waterfall extra special (you can walk behind its falling water!). Read on to find out more. And explore our tours to Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland to book your trip for yourself.
Icelandic Christmas Traditions: What You Need to Know
September 14, 2022
Christmas in Iceland is the most wonderful time of the year. But things might not be quite what you expect. Alongside celebrations that will be familiar to many, Iceland has its own festive traditions that sets this country apart.
Hot Water in Iceland: Your Complete Guide
September 1, 2022
With active volcanoes, bubbling geysers, and hot springs and pools, Iceland sits upon a geothermal world that continues to shape the country’s landscape. However, it’s not just natural wonders that this activity creates. Iceland also relies on this geothermal energy for power.