Iceland Travel Tips
The country with the chilly name is rapidly becoming one of Europe's hottest destinations. Much of Iceland's popularity is due to its natural features, which include glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes, portentous peaks and vast lava deserts.
In addition to its expansive landscape, it has a rich history and folklore tradition. However, Iceland's appeal is tempered by the most expensive prices in Europe. That doesn't mean it can't be visited on a shoestring, but it does mean that budget travelers will have to work a little harder.
Locals in Iceland like to meet for a coffee and a chat. They also don’t mind having a drink or two in an evening. Hence, the center of Reykjavik is well supplied with cafes and bars. The main ...
Harpa, Iceland’s new concert hall on the waterfront in Reykjavik, has been open less than a year and is already garnering praise for its stunning architecture, its views, and its program of events. ...
When compared to other European capitals, Reykjavik is rather small; the population of its metro area barely tops 200,000, and Reykjavik proper is home to about 125,000 souls. However, what it lacks ...
There are compelling reasons to visit Iceland in summer. Long days and mild temperatures mean you can make the most of the amazing landscape while also leaving time to experience Reykjavik’s cool bar ...
Written by Miss D I, June 2012
I would recommend this to anyone even if you don't swim. It was stunnung so warm and relaxing. The waterfall was great massages your shoulders, superb. Spent many hours in lovely warm water and ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
It’s already started snowing in Iceland – well, the first snows have fallen on the mountains across from Reykjavik
– so you’re pretty well guaranteed a white Christmas if you head there
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Ever wanted to slip between the plates of the earth's surface and see what goes on down there under the crusty rock we walk on every day? Well, here’s your chance.
In the middle of Iceland, in ...
The must-do activity for anyone visiting Iceland is to take a day to drive the Golden Circle, a 185-mile (300 kilometers) inland route featuring some of the country’s best attractions in southern ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
It’s one of the must-do things for any visit to Iceland: soaking in The Blue Lagoon. On the road between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik, many of the airport buses stop at the Blue Lagoon to drop off ...
How much do you love golf? Do you love it so much that you wake up at midnight wishing you were out on the course teeing off on the first hole? If so, then Iceland is the place for you to head, my ...
Grundafjordur is a town located on the 90-kilometer long Snaefellsnes Peninsula, northwest of Reykjavik. The peninsula is often called “Iceland in miniature” because in its small area you can see ...
While Iceland ‘s
culture, food, music, art, and nightlife are all great reasons to visit
the small island country, it’s the natural wonders here that really set
the destination apart from all ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
It’s no secret that Icelanders like a drink or two at the end of the day. They have a special word for the typical tour of bars in central Reykjavik: runtur (literally, round tour). It’s interesting ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2013
As summer ends and the Icelandic days get shorter and the air crisper, it’s time in Iceland
to crank up that thermal heating and listen to a good story. Bring on a
Saga. The Icelandic Sagas are ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
Around 50 countries each year compete to win the Eurovision song contest. Why? Probably because the winner gets to host the following year, which brings their country lots of tourism dollars. This ...
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