REYKJAVIK EXCURSIONS BLOG
Why Visit Iceland in Winter: Your Complete Guide
1. júlí 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
17. júní 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
3. maí 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
7. júlí 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
7. júlí 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.
Volcanoes in Iceland
15. apríl 2020
Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world. There are about 130 volcanoes 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 og öskudagur
21. janúar 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
21. nóvember 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
8. nóvember 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
6. nóvember 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.