Vector illustration of Winter clothing items for Iceland trip

Winter Clothing: What to Wear in Iceland

Winter is becoming one of the most popular times to visit Iceland. Now that the overall boom in tourism is in full swing, more people than ever before are thinking about visiting the small...
Mount Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall are star attractions in Iceland's Snaefellsnes peninsula

A Self-Drive Tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Day Two

You’ve completed the first day of your 2-day itinerary exploring the Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. Now it’s time to begin day two! We’ll be visiting some of the peninsula’s more well-known sights, such...
The Snaefellsnes peninsula is perfect for a 2-day itinerary or Reykjavik day trip

A 2-Day Self-Drive Itinerary of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The beautiful Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is one of Reykjavik's most popular day trips. This is for a good reason. The large concentration of many different, typically Icelandic natural attractions in one area...
Sunset view from the back of Reykjavik's iconic Hallgrímskirkja

Reykjavik Sightseeing: Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran Church

One of Reykjavik's most iconic structures is the Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran parish church. Sitting atop a hill at the end of Skolavordustigur street in downtown Reykjavik, this holy place has come to symbolize not only...
Driving in Iceland during slightly windy, icy weather

How Windy Does It Really Get In Iceland?

One of the things that surprise first-time travelers to Iceland is how windy it can be. If you haven't read any of the travel boards or talked to someone who has visited, the Nordic...
Beautiful sunset in Vik, Southern Iceland

Should I Drive Iceland’s South Coast or the Golden Circle?

In recent years, Iceland has emerged as a must-do on travelers bucket list with a vengeance. Some aren’t even sure why they desire to go there with such a feverish passion. All they know...
The Dimmuborgir lava fields feature strange and unusual lava rock formations

The Diamond Circle: Highlights of a Land Shaped by Fire

Volcanoes have shaped much of Iceland’s history and identity. They’ve also literally shaped the country’s landscapes, from the black sand beaches of Vik to the basalt columns of Svartifoss. Part of Iceland's Diamond Circle...
Lake Mývatn and Jarðböðin Nature Baths are popular in this zone

The Diamond Circle: Lake Mývatn and Jarðböðin Nature Baths

One of the most popular activities to do while visiting Northeast Iceland is to spend some time in the Lake Mývatn area. The zone is considered part of the Diamond Circle route, and there...
Whale breaching in Husavik, Iceland's Diamond Circle

First Stop on the Diamond Circle: Things to Do in Húsavík

The Diamond Circle route is considered to be the jewel of northeast Iceland. This 162 mi (260 km) circuit is jam-packed with natural attractions, some of the country's most famous and stunning waterfalls, and...
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Seljalandsfoss: Iceland’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

Even if you don't realize it, you've undoubtedly seen pictures of Iceland's breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It's the one with the cascade peeking out from the right-hand corner of the frame with a graceful, reddish-orangey...