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.
Written by Viator, May 2013
With vast glaciers, glistening fjords and looming volcanoes all within a few hours drive of Reykjavik, exploring Iceland’s otherworldly wilderness couldn’t be easier. To fuel your wanderlust, here ...
Iceland is known as an expensive destination to visit, but there are still plenty of things to do that won’t cost more than a few bucks, so you can save your money for the adventures that can’t be ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
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. ...
Written by KatieontheMap, USA, January 2013
When visiting Iceland, there are many “must do” activities: explore Þingvellir National Park, hike a glacier, catch the Northern Lights, marvel at the waterfalls, learn to pronounce the names of ...
For such a small country – a total population of around 300,000 people – Iceland is one of the most creative countries around. We all know their most famous export, Bjork, but do you know about ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
Iceland is blessed with an endless supply of hot thermal waters. It’s what makes the country habitable in the winter. So you’ll find that all these local pools have outdoor thermal pools. My ...
The Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) is held every year in Reykjavik and takes place over 11 days in September. The festival was first held in 2004, organized by a small group of ...
Runtur means round tour and, to Iceland natives, this means a trip around Reykjavik’s bars and nightspots. Either to fill those long dark nights of winter, or those long light sleepless nights ...
Written by Viator, May 2013
Just because its name evokes images of snowshoeing and glacier hiking, doesn’t mean Iceland is only a winter destination; in fact, the summer months are one of the most popular times to explore ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2011
Iceland is a land of contrasts: very dark winters and very light summers; very black lava and very white glaciers; very cold winds and very hot waters. It’s the last of these that is such a ...
If you only go to one museum in Iceland make it this one. In 2001, the future uncovered the past in Reykjavik when workers who were building a new car-park discovered what is now Iceland’s oldest ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Location, location, location. If you, like me, travel without hiring a car and without wanting to spend half your time working out the local transport system, then you’ll want to stay in walking ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
With their well-known economic challenges, it’s not surprising that the Icelanders have a healthy interest in recycling clothes, household goods and other things. It’s actually not a new thing for ...
A great new travel option is to fly from the U.S. to Europe, with a stopover in Iceland. Often schedules work out so that you have one day there, which is perfect for getting a taste for the place. ...
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