Thinking about driving the Iceland Ring Road?

Thinking about driving the Iceland Ring Road?

Driving the Iceland Ring Road is the new driving route 66 in the USA. For one it actually exists. As you circumnavigate our stunning islands your breath will be taken away by the incredible mountains, waterfalls and sweeping landscapes you come…
Why is Iceland Called Iceland? (And Greenland called Greenland)

Why is Iceland Called Iceland? (And Greenland called Greenland)

Why is Iceland called Iceland and Greenland called Greenland, when Iceland is green and Greenland has huge amounts of ice? Some people think it’s because the people discovered Iceland wanted to keep it for themselves, and encouraged people to go on…
Diamond Beach; What's best? Summer or Winter.

Diamond Beach; What's best? Summer or Winter.

Diamond Beach is unworldly. A black sand beach with clear, blue tinted icebergs sparkling in the sunshine. It would be worth a visit by itself, but it's creature, the mighty Glacier Lagoon - Jökulsárlón in Icelandic is on the other side…
Bjordagur - Beer Day in Iceland.

Bjordagur - Beer Day in Iceland.

It comes as a surprise to many but beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989! Since then Icelanders celebrate beer day, the day it was made legal by drinking a lot of it. If you are in Iceland on March 1st…
14 things you must pack for Iceland! And 3 to leave at home.

14 things you must pack for Iceland! And 3 to leave at home.

Choosing what to pack for Iceland’s weather can be a struggle, it changes every few minutes. Wake up to glorious sunshine, have a hailstorm on your walk to the bus stop, but by the time your bus arrives it's a dry,…
Konudagur; it's Women's day in Iceland today!

Konudagur; it's Women's day in Iceland today!

Konudagur is celebrated on the first day or the nearest Sunday, of the month of Góa, a month in the traditional Icelandic calendar. Góa is the second to last of the winter months, the days are starting to be visibly longer,…
Öskudagur; a day of fancy dress, singing for sweeties, and pinning bags of ash to people. Of course.

Öskudagur; a day of fancy dress, singing for sweeties, and pinning bags of ash to people. Of course.

The day after Bun day - Bolludagur is Sprengidagur - Explosion or Blast day. On it Icelanders pretend that they haven't spent the entire day before pigging out on cream buns, and instead gorge themselves on saltkjöt og baunir
Blast Day in Iceland! Eat till you feel like you'll explode on Sprengidagur.

Blast Day in Iceland! Eat till you feel like you'll explode on Sprengidagur.

The day after Bun day - Bolludagur is Sprengidagur - Explosion or Blast day. On it Icelanders pretend that they haven't spent the entire day before pigging out on cream buns, and instead gorge themselves on saltkjöt og baunir
Bolludagur; an Icelandic Festival where Kids Spank their Parents for Cream Buns.

Bolludagur; an Icelandic Festival where Kids Spank their Parents for Cream Buns.

Choux pastry, the type used to make profiteroles, is made into little balls, sliced through the middle, filled with cream and jam and then topped with chocolate. At least that is the classic, now there are many many varieties. However you…
What you must know about walking on glaciers in Iceland

What you must know about walking on glaciers in Iceland

Glaciers in Iceland take up 11% of our land, and almost all of our tourists want to visit them, and it is totally understandable, they still mesmerise Icelanders! Learn how to see them here!
Can I see volcanoes erupting in Iceland?

Can I see volcanoes erupting in Iceland?

We hope we have convinced you to come and enjoy the wonders of Iceland that are given to us by our volcanoes - the geysirs and hot springs, the dramatic landscape, the lava tunnels, the environmentally friendly electricity and hot water!
Where is Iceland?

Where is Iceland?

Where is Iceland is a commonly Googled question about us. In the middle of the North Atlantic ocean is the easiest answer but learn more here.
Keflavik Airport transfer to Reykjavik; 6 ways to not pay $200 for a taxi!

Keflavik Airport transfer to Reykjavik; 6 ways to not pay $200 for a taxi!

As Keflavik airport is about 50km from our beautiful capital city of Reykjavik the drive is 45 minutes on a good day. So an airport transfer in a taxi that can cost you $200 that you could spend on awesome tours…
Thorrablot! Who wants to eat sheep's testicles and heads?

Thorrablot! Who wants to eat sheep's testicles and heads?

Þorrablót, or Thorrablot, started as a midwinter festival, as many cultures have. As it celebrated pagan gods it was abolished during kristnitaka, literally the taking of Christianity in Iceland.
Snorkelling between Continents; What you need to know.

Snorkelling between Continents; What you need to know.

So you have decided as part of your relaxing holiday in Iceland to swim between tectonic plates in glacial waters. Well. It's a once in a lifetime activity that you will always remember. Crystal clear waters, incredible rock formations, and really,…
Discover the Best, Most Remote Swimming Pools in Iceland.

Discover the Best, Most Remote Swimming Pools in Iceland.

When you've been out exploring all day and are chilled to the marrow, then it's time to hunt out your local Sundlaug, and jump in to a hot pot. They are every where, cheap to get into (about 500kr if you…
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