Iceland Dilemma: Golden Circle vs. Ring Road, how to choose?

March 21, 2022 Iceland Attractions

It’s no secret that the best way to explore Iceland is by car. Iceland’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring attractions are scattered around the island, and renting a car will enable you to access them all at your own pace. But there are multiple routes in Iceland, so how do you know which one is the […]

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Iceland Self-drive tour: Guide to Golden Circle

March 14, 2022 Iceland Attractions

The Golden Circle Iceland is the most popular route for tourists visiting and driving around Iceland. It is the best way for travelers to see some of Iceland’s top attractions in a limited time frame. In fact, you can self-drive the Golden Circle and see some of the islands’ most awe-inspiring locations in as little […]

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The Highlands of Iceland

September 1, 2021 Iceland Attractions

Where true adventure awaits If you are longing for adventure, exploring spectacular landscapes off the beaten track, and a true escape from civilization, the highlands could be the best place in the world. So where are the Icelandic highlands? As the name suggests, it is the higher lands that reside inland from the coast, making […]

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Away from the crowds on Reykjanes

May 28, 2021 Iceland Attractions

The peninsula that contains the natural wonders closest to Reykjavik often gets overlooked when people aim for the top crowd pleasers in Iceland. Just half an hour drive from the capital, or even closer to the airport, this hidden gem of a peninsula has escaped mainstream attention until recently, when our latest volcano in Fagradalsfjall […]

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Skiing in Iceland

April 30, 2019 Iceland Attractions

When you think of ski trips, the Alps and Aspen probably come to mind before Akureyri in North Iceland. Despite this, more and more international travellers are considering Iceland as a Mecca of low-cost skiing and snowboarding. No towns in Iceland could truly call themselves ski resorts, but a very large number of Icelandic towns […]

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Iceland’s piece of the Arctic Circle

April 30, 2019 Iceland Attractions

Iceland is very close to the Arctic Circle and often mistaken for being beyond this border, which isn’t actually true – but there is an island that actually is: Grímsey Island. This island is 5.3 square kilometres with the few inhabitants mostly working in fishing, but increasingly also in tourism. Visiting the island is a […]

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Seyðisfjörður – a journey in the Eastfjords

April 30, 2019 Iceland Attractions Local activities recommendation

As part of your tour of East Iceland don’t miss Seyðisfjörður town, connected to the ring road via Egilsstaðir. This small town has a big reputation for it’s natural beauty, well-maintained old Norwegian-style houses and a haven for artistic souls as well as being the location of the only international ferry port to connect you […]

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The wonders of Vatnajökull National Park

April 4, 2019 Iceland Attractions

Vatnajökull National Park is the largest national park in Western Europe and contains the continent’s largest glacier. Vatnajökull glacier is so large, in fact, that it covers seven active volcanoes. The tallest mountain in Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur is Iceland’s highest peak, found in the national park at 2110 metres above sea level. Tours can be taken […]

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What to in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords

March 14, 2019 Iceland Attractions

Ísafjörður is in the Westfjords, around a 6-hour journey from Reykjavík. Along the journey you can find the extinct volcano Grábrók, which can be climbed to see inside the crater; Hólmavík, home to the Icelandic Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft; as well as endless beautiful views of the fjords, sea and mountains can also be […]

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The capital in the north – Akureyri

March 14, 2019 Iceland Attractions

Iceland has always had a playful competitive streak between residents for which city is the country’s capital – Reykjavik or Akureyri. Although the population sizes are massively different (Reykjavik’s 120,000 population is 6 times larger than Akureyri’s), they have fought for the title of ‘the capital in the north’. The town itself has many museums, […]

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