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10 Things to Know For Iceland 1st Timers

First time advice and tips for Iceland travel
Traveling makes us happy in so many ways we are not even aware of. It doesn’t matter where you are traveling to, how many days you mark on the calendar as "holidays", whether you're getting on a boat, on a plane, on a train or strapping up your hiking boots; traveling will do you and your heart a world...

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:...

South Iceland Spotlight: Skógafoss Waterfall

Be sure to include Skógafoss waterfall on your South Iceland itinerary
When traveling along the South Coast on Iceland’s Ring Road, there’s quite a bit to see. The stretch of Road between Reykjavik and Vik is particularly interesting. Not only are you close to the sea, but several must-see detours are located here. Between Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, and the plane crash site at Solheimasandur black sand beach, you’ve got...

Iceland Campervan and Motorhome Rental Amenities

What amenities come with motorhome and campervan rental in Iceland?
Renting a car, campervan, or motorhome and making your way around Iceland’s Ring Road on four wheels is an unforgettable adventure you won't soon forget. Once you've decided to embark upon this journey, there are some important decisions you have to make. In addition to planning your itinerary and deciding where you want to go and what you want...

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...

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...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: North Iceland and Akureyri

Sheep walking on the Ring Road in North Iceland
We’re winding up our trip around Iceland’s Ring Road. We started off in Reykjavik and nearby attractions, made our way down and traveled across the South Coast and then headed up north towards the Diamond Circle route. Let’s continue our exploration of North Iceland by visiting “Capital of the North” Akureyri, newly-built pagan monument Arctic Henge, Dalvík, home of...

Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: The Diamond Circle

Icelandic Godafoss waterfall at sunset
For travelers driving around Iceland’s Ring Road, one of the must-see destinations is the Diamond Circle route. The circuit is made up of about a dozen natural wonders all concentrated close to Route 1 in northeast Iceland. The majority of tourists who come to visit this part of Iceland stay in the area for four to five days. There’s...

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