Hiking to the Volcano in Iceland 2022: Everything you need to know

August 11, 2022 Iceland Attractions Local activities recommendation Safe Travel Tips

After a month of earthquakes felt in the capital area, a fissure erupted on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Several volcanoes have resulted from the fissure line and have proven to be a “tourist eruptions.” The slow-flowing lazy lava allows visitors to hike to the Volcano and observe it up close and personal. Experts predict these volcanoes […]

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Things to do in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, with your rental car

April 11, 2022 Local activities recommendation

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the first stop for anyone visiting the land of fire and ice. Almost everyone flying into Iceland will land here first, and many tourists choose to stay and enjoy the city for at least a few days. There are tons of awesome places you can visit and things […]

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How to see the northern lights in Iceland with a rental car

September 15, 2021 Local activities recommendation

Learn everything you need to know about seeing the northern lights in Iceland with a rental car in this complete guide. What car should you rent for the aurora self-drive trip? When is Iceland’s northern lights season? How to be safe on the Icelandic winter road? Also, discover the best places to see the aurora borealis […]

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Around Iceland – in a Camper

August 5, 2021 Local activities recommendation

All you need to know and what you should see There are plenty of decent road trips out there, but then there is the Icelandic ring road to conquer them all. A truly fantastic experience where you cover as much as possible in a fairly short amount of time and driving distance, where beauty awaits […]

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Experience the Midnight Sun

June 14, 2021 Local activities recommendation

Top things to do during the Icelandic summer solstice It’s nearing that time of year again when the Icelandic moss turns green, lupins bloom, the highlands open up, hotels all booked out, and the endless days of the midnight sun are upon us. It’s a magical time here just below the Arctic Circle, full of […]

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Off the Beaten Soundtrack with Hertz

January 10, 2020 Local activities recommendation

For this year’s Airwaves, the music fans at Hertz got together to launch a special pilot project. Dubbed the Lighthouse Sessions, the concert was an off-venue event for Iceland Airwaves Plus guests featuring Icelandic artists Daði Freyr & Hildur. The crew ventured out in the cool autumn light of early November to the seaside village […]

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See Iceland from the Skies

October 7, 2019 Local activities recommendation

Take a tour with a twist by taking to the skies with paragliders, helicopters and airplanes to sightsee Iceland’s varied landscapes with unhindered views. Hiking, road trips and guided tours are by far the most common forms of Iceland sightseeing. But with such large majestic landscapes it is very difficult for nature lovers to really […]

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Iceland’s volcanoes that hit the news

April 30, 2019 Local activities recommendation

When you think of Iceland, volcanoes come to mind, despite the country being very active in this sense the eruptions are rarely very destructive, often under 3 of the Richter scale. Iceland’s volcanic activity is triggered by being on the Eurasian and North American tectonic plate borders, and actually Iceland is tearing apart at the […]

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What kind of souvenirs can you get in Iceland?

April 30, 2019 Iceland Attractions Local activities recommendation

As you are travelling around Iceland you are bound to want to collect keepsakes and souvenirs to remind you of your holiday. The country is littered with tourist shops which often sell the same items that are actually mass produced in China – so what is authentically Icelandic that can express the country, doesn’t burst […]

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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, 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 to […]

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