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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Local food in Iceland

April 4, 2019 Things To Do

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 Things To Do

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 Things To Do

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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