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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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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