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Iceland Map Explained for Tourists

Iceland is a destination like no other in the world. On this island, located between Greenland and Norway, it is possible to enjoy natural phenomena such as geysers, geothermal waters, volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls. Iceland, thanks to being the country with the lowest population density in all of Europe, offers unspoiled landscapes full of magic, impossible to find anywhere...

Eurovision Song Contest: Iceland & Fire Saga

movie poster of eurovision song contest the sorty of fire saga
Eurovision is practically everywhere these days. For those of us who come from Europe, this is not surprising at all. Since we were kids, this show has been part of our lives every single year. Now, thanks to Netflix, Iceland Fire Saga and The Eurovision Song Contest seem to have taken over the world by surprise. Did you watch...

Reykjavik Highlights: Essential Sights

Reykjavik highlights from a panoramic view
In the great rush to see Iceland’s amazing natural landscapes, you might be tempted to cut down on your time in its capital Reykjavik. That’s a mistake, as the city is a charmer and there’s a lot to see and do. In fact, when it comes to what most people would term Iceland highlights, Reykjavik often scores highly. So...

Mount Esja: Perfect for Reykjavik Hiking

Mount Esja is beautiful at any time of year
One of the things Iceland is most famous for is its hiking trails. From the paths surrounded by hot springs in Landmannalaugar to hiking near Reykjavik, there are lots of places to go. One of the best Reykjavik day trips to go hiking is actually quite close to the capital city. Mount Esja And its trails are perfect for...

Reykjavik Old Harbor: What to See and Do

Reykjavik Old Harbor views
The Old Harbour in Reykjavik has experienced a renaissance. What was once an old fishing port has been transformed with the opening of new businesses that offer a variety of services. From popular coffee shops to scooter rides, this area has been invigorated as a vibrant new quarter of the city. The Old Harbor Reykjavik Built between 1913 and 1917, the...

Reykjavik Sightseeing: Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa Concert Hall is an iconic Reykjavik landmark
Harpa Concert Hall is without a doubt one of the most iconic landmarks in Reykjavik city. The architectural wonder attracts a significant number of locals and tourist every year. It’s located by the harbor on Austurbakki street, just a couple blocks from downtown. This is a one of a kind stop on your Reykjavik sightseeing adventure. Harpa Concert Hall...

What to Do in Bad Weather in Iceland

Laugavegur street during a storm in Iceland
Icelanders love to talk about the weather. This is probably because it has such a huge impact on our daily lives. We’ve braved massive amounts of snowfall, hurricane force winds, and torrential downpours more times than we care to count. This extreme weather is simply par for the course of living on such a small, stormy Island. While it's...

WOW Citybikes: Reykjavik on Two Wheels

WOW citybikes has signature purple bikes to rent all around Reykjavik
Looking for a quick, cheap, easy, environmentally-friendly way to get around Reykjavik? Then look no further than WOW citybikes. For less than the price of a bus ticket, you can rent one of the airline company’s signature purple bikes for up to thirty minutes. With eight bike stations in the city, it’s easy to rent, ride, and return your...

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...

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...

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