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Iceland’s South Coast: Vík and Environs

Reynisfjara black sand beaches and basalt columns are Vik's signature natural attraction
The tourism industry in Iceland is booming. With over 2.2 million annual visitors, our small Nordic island has become a tourist hotspot, topping the bucket lists of travelers all around the globe. While some people come to Reykjavik for a few days, the majority of travelers who come to our shores are here for a different type of adventure:...

The Trip of a Lifetime: An Iceland Road Trip

Sun's rays bursting through winter clouds on Iceland road trip
Let's be real: who doesn't love a good road trip? There's the freedom of hitting the open road with your close friends or beloved family. The uncontrollable laughter of whatever crazy jokes you guys come up with. Singing at the top of your lungs to your favorite car songs. Bonding over games and stories and creating unforgettable memories. Add...

24 Hours in Reykjavik: How to Spend Your Morning

Reykjavik with water and mountains in the distance during 24-hour stopover
Making a quick stop in Iceland's capital? There's a lot to see and do in Reykjavik; if you only got one day there, you definitely need to make the most of it. Among the highlights of any Reykjavik itinerary, be sure to include stops at Laugavegur street (during the day for shopping and in the evening to experience Icelandic...

Must See Attractions in Vatnajökull National Park – Part One

The glacier at Iceland's Vatnajökull National Park
I think its safe to assume that Iceland’s naturally occurring attractions are well known. Travelers don’t exactly come here for the weather. Curious adventurers put up with our infamously unstable weather for a chance to see the unbridled and stunning landscapes that we are famous for. One area of Iceland where you can see a great mix of different...

Best Reykjavik Day Trips

Friends on a day trip from Reykjavik
You have been in Reykjavik for a few days, and your Icelandic adventure is coming to an end. Our capital city is filled with thrilling attractions, delightful restaurants, and captivating art galleries and studios. However, if you still have the travel itch before you depart, I urge you to rent a vehicle and take a day trip. Reykjavik may...

Best Activities and Things to Do in Reykjavik

Visiting the Sun Voyager statue is a popular activity in Reykjavik
You’ve finally gotten your bags from baggage claim, you have trekked from Keflavík airport, you’ve checked into your accommodations in Reykjavik. So now what? First-timers to Reykjavik will likely want to go out and explore the city, taste our food, or experience our culture. But, where should you go? What do you do? How many hot dogs are considered...

Iceland’s Coolest Activities: Glacier Walks and Ice Caves

Ice caves and glacier hikes are a popular outdoor activity in Iceland
The tail end of summer serves as the perfect time to start planning your Icelandic adventure for next winter! Our country comes alive in the colder months with plenty of exciting outdoor activities. The sun may set sooner, and the snow may start to fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an unforgettable experience in the great outdoors!...

Best Clubs and Bars In Reykjavik – Iceland Nightlife

Alcoholic drinks at Bars in Reykjavik
Deciding on which bar or club to go out to during your stay in Reykjavik can be a difficult choice. In recent years, with the tourism boom, it seems like a new restaurant or bar is opening up every single day. Maybe you are looking for some good, old-fashioned, American comfort food, or maybe going the traditional Icelandic route...

Explore Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park’s Lesser-Known Gems

Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafell glacier
It is ironic that one of Europe's smallest countries is home to its largest national parks. Vatnajökull park, for me, is an excellent representation of Iceland itself. It is diverse and full of beautiful and contrasting landscapes. Initially, the surrounding areas were two separate parks, (with the Vatnajökull glacier being its own entity), but in 2008, it brought the...

Iceland’s Ice Caves and Glacier Caves

Iceland's glacier caves and ice caves are an exciting thing to do
Iceland is known around the world for having incredible views and landscapes. One way the Nordic island stands out from the rest of the world is how many glaciers the country has. We may be tiny, but glacial masses make up about 11% of the country’s landmass. This number sadly changes year by year due to global warming. The...

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