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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 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.
Why Visit Iceland in Winter: Your Complete Guide
July 1, 2022
Snow-strewn landscapes, spectacular glaciers, and the white peaks of volcanoes—Iceland in winter offers all the wonder you would expect from the land of ice and fire. It’s a fantastic time to visit, when Iceland is at its most magical, thrilling, and welcoming.
Your Guide to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
June 17, 2022
Set in the famed Vatnajökull National Park, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most glorious sights on Iceland’s south coast. On a visit to this enchanting landscape, you’ll witness serene floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, Iceland’s unique wildlife, and so much more.
Things to Do in Reykjavik: Your Guide to the Main Attractions and Activities
May 3, 2022
Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital city—but there’s so much more to it than its remote location. With its buzzing cultural scene, a picturesque coastal setting, and an incredible range of unique activities, Iceland’s capital really has a lot to offer.
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.
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.
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.