Off the Beaten Soundtrack with Hertz

January 10, 2020 Things To Do

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 […] full post

See Iceland from the Skies

October 7, 2019 Things To Do

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 […] full post

The Icelandic Horse: A Rare & Wonderful Breed

September 23, 2019 Things To Do

Seeing Iceland’s varied landscapes from the back of an Icelandic horse is one of the most memorable and intimate ways to experience the country. Whether you’re in search of the Northern Lights or basking in the midnight sun, exploring the wilds of Iceland with a horseback riding tour is a fun and rewarding way to […] full post

Skiing in Iceland

April 30, 2019 Places To Go

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 […] full post

Iceland’s piece of the Arctic Circle

April 30, 2019 Places To Go

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 […] full post

Iceland’s volcanoes that hit the news

April 30, 2019 Things To Do

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 […] full post

What kind of souvenirs can you get in Iceland?

April 30, 2019 Places To Go Things To Do

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 […] full post

Seyðisfjörður – a journey in the Eastfjords

April 30, 2019 Places To Go Things To Do

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 […] full post

The wonders of Vatnajökull National Park

April 4, 2019 Things To Do

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 […] full post

Iceland’s first day of Summer

April 4, 2019 Things To Do

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 […] full post