The wonders of Vatnajökull National Park

April 4, 2019 Local activities recommendation

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. Hvannadalshnúkur is Iceland’s highest peak, found in the national park at 2110 metres above sea level. Tours can be taken to hike up directly to […]

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Iceland’s first day of Summer

April 4, 2019 Local activities recommendation

Iceland gets a bank holiday from the first day of summer, also known as Sumardagurinn fyrsti, in the old Norse calendar made by the Vikings. The old Norse calendar only has two months, a summer month called Harpa and a winter month called þorri – each lasting six months by our current calendar – and […]

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Local food in Iceland

April 4, 2019 Local activities recommendation

Food is always a consideration when travelling (and even when you are not) and each country has their own way of producing or importing food. If you are a person who likes to eat local then Iceland is a surprisingly good country to visit and provides a variety of choices. Iceland is not exactly known […]

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Rocking round the Ring Road

April 4, 2019 Local activities recommendation

So, you’ve arrived in Iceland, you’ve picked up your rental car, and you’re ready to hit the road. But what are you going to listen to? The same old tunes on your Spotify might lose some of their sparkle with the grandiose Icelandic landscape as a backdrop. It’s probably time to sample some local sounds. […]

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Great ways to go bird spotting in Iceland

March 14, 2019 Local activities recommendation

Iceland has many interesting and beautiful birds amongst the mountainous scenery. There are many ways of seeing the birds Iceland has to offer such as taking a whale watching tour to see the sea birds (as well as the whales and dolphins too of course) or taking a coastal drive to places such as Látrabjarg […]

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What Icelandic wildlife has to offer part 2

March 14, 2019 Local activities recommendation

Iceland has so much beautiful wildlife to see as you travel across the country, so many in fact that we have already discussed a few in one of our earlier blog piece. If you want to guarantee seeing some of our wildlife then Laugardalur Valley in Reykjavík is the place to go. Reykjavík Family Park […]

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Snæfellsjökull – A journey to the centre of the Earth

March 14, 2019 Iceland Attractions Local activities recommendation

In West Iceland, you will find Snæfellsjökull National Park, home to many historic relics, rare wildlife rare plants and made famous as the starting location of Jules Verne’s book, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. From Reykjavik, a 3-hour drive along the fjords will lead you to this area, you can save some time […]

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Visit 2 great glacier spots in Iceland you have to have good ice-sight for

March 14, 2019 Iceland Attractions Local activities recommendation

Iceland stays true to its name with over 10% of the landmass covered with icecaps, this makes for great adventures to visit the beautiful glaciers across the country and a great excuse to get out of the city and into the heart of the nature we have to offer.  Due to climate change, these features […]

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What animals can I see on my drive in Iceland?

March 14, 2019 Local activities recommendation

Iceland is one of the ‘youngest’ landmasses on the planet with little vegetation and hard, rocky land. It is hard to imagine what wildlife could live here but since discovering the land and settlement, animals have been imported through time and made their homes around the country. Here are some interesting residents of the animal […]

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