Experience the Midnight Sun

June 14, 2021 Things To Do

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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Away from the crowds on Reykjanes

May 28, 2021 Places To Go Things To Do

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

April 20, 2021 Places To Go Safety Tips Things To Do

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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