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Iceland’s Viking Past: The Settlements and The Sagas

Iceland's Vikings contributed to their history, language, and culture
Iceland is a unique place for many reasons. Not only is it a small island with fiery, active volcanoes and frosty glaciers, it also has a fascinating history. To me, one of the most interesting things about Iceland is that the modern-day inhabitants descended from the Vikings. This is not hyperbole. These Nordic conquerors settled the island in the...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall at sunset in Snaefellsnes peninsula
We've made our way all around Iceland's Ring Road. Now it's time for one last stop: the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Known as Iceland in miniature, this collection of breathtaking natural attractions has everything from the snow-capped Kirkjufell mountain and icy Snaefellsjökull glacier to the impressive Eldborg volcanic crater and hidden hot spring at Landbrotalaug. It's located about two hours north...

Driving in Iceland: How Much Does Gas Cost?

How much does gas cost in Iceland?
When putting together a budget for your Iceland road trip, there are several things to keep in mind. You need to figure out the cost of hotel and car rental, or campervan and motorhome rental if you decide to go that route. Whichever option you choose, the price of fuel will also take up a large swath of your...

The Haunting DC-3 Plane Wreck at Sólheimasandur Beach

Iceland's iconic Sólheimasandur beach plane crash site
Along the windswept volcanic coasts of South Iceland's Sólheimasandur beach lay the remains of the Douglas DC-3 plane wreck. The white fuselage of the abandoned military aircraft rests in stark contrast against the black sand beaches and surrounding landscape. It’s a haunting sight and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. It’s actually quite easy...

Iceland’s December Weather: Average Temperatures, Snowfall, Daylight Hours

Frosty December day on Iceland's Snaefellsnesvegur road
December is one of the best times of year to visit Iceland. The crowds of summer have dispersed. Locals and tourists alike flock to the mountains and national parks to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities. Snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, glacier hikes, and ice cave exploration are among the top things to do. But what’s the weather...

What is the Best Month to Visit Iceland?

Summer is one of the best times of the year to take an Iceland road trip.
Iceland's popularity as a tourism destination has grown exponentially over the last decade. Every year, more and more tourists touch down on our shores. There are tons of activities to do and plenty of natural attractions to see. And everything you're bound to experience depends heavily on the time of year you plan your trip. So what is the...

Typical Icelandic Foods at Christmas

Desserts are one of the best parts of Christmas in Iceland
Christmastime is without a doubt one of the most important celebrations for people from all around the world. If you are coming to Iceland around that special time of the year, you are in luck as there are plenty of delicious foods for you to try. Isn't eating just the best way to dive into Icelandic culture? Believe me,...

How Long Does It Take to Drive Around Iceland’s Ring Road?

How long does it take to drive around Iceland's Ring Road?
Anyone planning a road trip in Iceland will quickly discover that the country was made for driving. The Ring Road that encircles the small Nordic island also happens to pass by the majority of its most iconic and well-known attractions. This makes it extremely easy to plan a 5-day, 7-day or 10-day itinerary that encapsulates the country’s most popular...

Whale Watching in Iceland – Gentle Beasts in Arctic Waters

Whale tail in Arctic waters in Iceland
The whale watching pursuit has begun. You're out on a boat in the middle of Húsavík’s Skjálfandi Bay and your eyes are peeled. When will the gentle beast poke its head out of the water? Is that a tail over there to your right? Whale watching in Iceland as one of the coolest, most fun activities you can do...

Top 4 Reasons to Do an Iceland Campervan Road Trip

A couple enjoying breakfast during their Iceland campervan road trip
Let's just get right to it. There are certain things that should be on everyone's bucket list. If a campervan road trip through Iceland isn't on yours, get that list out right now and jot this one down. There are plenty of reasons to take a spin around Iceland’s Ring Road in a campervan, and we’ll cover some of...

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