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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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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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 […]

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What to in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords

March 14, 2019 Places To Go

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 Places To Go

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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Snæfellsjökull – A journey to the centre of the Earth

March 14, 2019 Places To Go Things To Do

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 Places To Go Things To Do

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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