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Snow Tires in Iceland and Driving Safely

Snow tires in Iceland are necessary
Iceland is known all around the world as a place of picturesque landscapes, sweeping mountains, and natural wonders. Stark contrasts are sprinkled throughout this fascinating island from hot springs to frozen waterfalls and active volcanoes to glacier ice caps.  Snow Tires in Iceland and Why You Need Them Iceland has a range of weather conditions during spring, summer, fall, and winter....

Iceland Glacier Melting: The Okjökull Glacier Extinction

Iceland glacier melting affect animals like a penguin
August 18th, 2019 was a very sad day for Icelanders, environmentalists, and climate change activists around the world. It was the day that we commemorated the loss of an Icelandic glacier to global warming with a ceremony. The climate crisis is real and we are very much feeling the effects of Iceland glacier melting. The Okjökull glacier extinction was...

Haifoss: One of Iceland’s Tallest Waterfalls

Haifoss waterfall Iceland
The wild interior region of our country is known as the Icelandic Highlands. This territory is famous for its unparalleled scenery and breathtaking landscapes. It's also home to one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland: Haifoss. In a land of over 10,000 waterfalls, it's hard to stand out. But Haifoss waterfall (spelled Háifoss in Icelandic) does just that with...

Stuðlagil Canyon: The Newly Discovered Icelandic Gem

Stuðlagil canyon Iceland is a basalt column canyon
Anyone visiting a new country wants to see the most popular attractions and highlights the country is famous for. After all, they're famous for a reason, right? Additionally, travelers also want to get off the beaten path and discover some hidden gems that are not as well-known among tourists. One of these special destinations in Iceland is Stuðlagil canyon,...

Iceland Tap Water: Is it Safe?

Is Iceland tap water safe to drink?
There are lots of different questions that we ask when traveling to a foreign country for the first time. One of the biggest ones is whether or not we can drink water straight from the faucet. It's an important query that will affect us as we stay hydrated on our trip. Whether or not you can drink Iceland tap...

8 Prettiest Churches in Iceland

Turf churches are some of the prettiest churches in Iceland
While taking a road trip around Iceland’s Ring Road, you'll probably notice a lot of churches dotting the countryside. You might also be surprised to learn that this tiny Nordic island of nearly 340,000 people has more than 350 churches. Seems like a lot, right? Religion is not an integral part of most Icelanders’ lives; we’re the sixth most...

Is a Visa Required For Iceland?

Is a visa required for Iceland?
If you’re planning to visit Iceland, it’s possible that you may need to obtain a visa for your trip. The Iceland visa requirements depend on your country of origin and how long you plan to stay in Iceland. You may need to fill out an application form, get medical insurance, or visit the Icelandic Embassy (or a different one)...

What Are Iceland’s Best Road Trip Cars?

What are the best road trip cars for Iceland?
You’ve decided that Iceland travel is next up on your bucket list. As you begin planning the logistics, an interesting query pops up. What are the best road trip cars for Iceland, and how do I choose one? While this is a great question, it’s a bit like asking “what should I pack for my trip?”. Well, that depends!...

Svartifoss: The Black Waterfall in Iceland

Svartifoss black waterfall in Iceland
Of the many splendors that Iceland has to offer, the country’s cascades are probably one of the most prominent. With over 10,000 dramatic drops and chutes to choose from, where to begin? While a dozen or so have become the most famous ones, today I’d like to examine one of the top entries in particular. You may have heard...

Icelandic Words With No Translation

Certain Icelandic words have no translation
We’re pretty used to hearing that language is just another means of communication. It has to be effective and tends to evolve so that fewer words encompass more concepts. When we learn a foreign language, we often feel the need to find the exact word to express our thoughts. That one expression that we use all the time in...

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