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The Beast: Iceland’s Powerful Dettifoss Waterfall

Man dwarfed by the sheer size of Iceland's Dettifoss waterfall, also known as the Beast
One of the things that strike visitors most about Iceland is the wide variety of its landscapes and its stunning natural beauty. The destructive power of its ancient volcanoes reminds us of just how tiny and insignificant we truly are. Those looking for a transcendental experience frequently come here to be awed by all that Mother Nature has to...

Iceland’s Premier Cultural Festival: Reykjavik Culture Night

Reykjavik Culture Night ends in fireworks
Saturday throughout the whole day, and into the night, Iceland's capital city is going to come alive when this year’s Reykjavik Culture Night officially kicks off. If you are from here, you know it's going to be a blast. But if you happen to be in the city for your first time this weekend, you are in for a...

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...

Merchant’s Weekend 2018 is Coming

Banners for Iceland's Merchant's Weekend or Verslunarmannahelgi
With July nearly halfway done (and also, summer!) it means that August is right around the corner. While there are many things to see and do in Iceland during the summer, one of the best ones is festivals. The month of August is no exception. Merchant’s Weekend in Iceland is one of the most popular summer festivals in the...

Iceland’s Awe-Inspiring Volcanoes

Iceland's volcanoes and lava flows
One of Iceland's nicknames is the land of Fire and Ice. It has earned this moniker due to the dramatic contrast of its landscapes. You will find icy glaciers sitting atop fiery volcanoes, black basalt columns next to mossy, green rocks, and much more. Fire is ever present in Iceland's volcanoes. While the small Nordic nation has a whopping...

Hiking in Iceland: Landmannalaugar and the Laugavegur Trail

Backpack and Hiking Poles in Landmannalaugar and hiking the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland
Most travelers who come to Iceland are drawn by the country’s numerous outdoor activities. For visitors to the Land of Fire and Ice, they are much more likely to want to explore a volcano, hike a glacier, go horseback riding, or go whale watching than visit a museum or go on a sightseeing tour. And for the more intrepid...

Exploring North Iceland and the Diamond Circle

North Iceland's Hvitserkur troll rock formation
Move over Thailand. Iceland has quickly become one of the more in vogue travel destinations of the past few years and we completely get it.  Where to start? Fiery volcanoes, haunting lava fields, plunging waterfalls, ghostly ice caves, glaciers, and more. The list goes on. A lot of Iceland's most iconic destinations are in the southern part of the...

The Northern Lights in Iceland: Mother Nature’s Most Colorful Show

The Northern Lights in Iceland over Kirkjufell mountain
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights have given rise to endless stories. In addition to taking in all its majestic wonder, the human mind has found ways to dream up fantasies regarding its existence. While we currently have a scientific explanation for them, there's something else that happens when looking at this natural phenomenon. It's inevitable that you step...

Sea Kayaking in Iceland

Red sea kayak facing glacier
Iceland is without a doubt an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. This north Atlantic island offers a wide variety of activities out in the fresh air. You can do basically everything here, from bathing in geothermal swimming pools to hiking and riding horses or taking trips to a glacier. While there are many types of tours in Iceland, sea kayaking is...

10 Free Things To Do In Reykjavik

Free Things To Do In Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the most northerly capital of the world, its name translates to the smokey bay. The capital of the land of ice and fire lies in southwestern Iceland, on the south bank of Faxa bay. Currently it is the cultural, economic and governmental center of Iceland. It is one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the...

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