A Day from Reykjavík: Reykjanes Peninsula The Reykjanes peninsula is the first thing you see in your way from the airport into the city. There’s a lot more to the area than just the airport. The area contains a host of interesting attractions and beautiful nature that’s too often overlooked by travelers.
A Day from Reykjavík: the South Coast The south coast is one of the most popular places for a sightseeing day tour from Reykjavík. The area has a high concentration of diverse natural phenomena – striking mountains, glaciers, waterfalls – with long stretches of black sand beaches and deserts and verdant farming communities in between.
The Golden Circle – One-day delight Golden Circle – This is the most popular tourist route and day tour in Iceland departing from Reykjavík and covering a vast area of geological and historical attractions. And for good reason! The three main points of interest are Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and seat […]
Day Tours & Activities from Reykjavík Interesting places and activities nearby the capital of Iceland Reykjavík is a great city and we wholeheartedly recommend spending some time there… just not all your time. Icelandic nature is spectacular, with erupting hot springs, majestic glaciers and thundering waterfalls, all within a few hours’ drive from the city. […]
Going Out in Iceland: Beer, Bars & Booze The Reykjavík nightlife is famous, even infamous, depending on your point of view. While Icelanders have always known how to party, the Reykjavík bar scene has done a lot of growing up in the last few years, with several dedicated beer bars opening their doors, as well […]
Coffee in Iceland Just ten drops for me, thanks Iceland is known for the Northern Lights, the midnight sun, glaciers and… coffee? Yes, really! The Nordic nations are some of the biggest coffee drinkers in the world and Icelanders are no exception. The Icelanders’ love of the magic beans is evident by the sheer number […]
Eating Vegetarian in Reykjavík Due to the climate and the resulting difficulties of growing a bounty of vegetables, Icelandic cuisine through the centuries has been mostly animal-protein based. Nowadays, however, there’s a growing number of vegetarians and vegans, especially among the younger generations, and restaurants are responding to the change in diet.
Wining & Dining in Iceland It’s always easy to find something great to eat in Reykjavík. Fresh and seasonal Icelandic ingredients are popular and the chefs of Reykjavík are always trying to think of new ways to prepare them, some simple and others more complex. We recommend trying everything from plokkfiskur (a fish and potatoes […]
Museums and Galleries in Iceland For such a small city, Reykjavík abounds with museums. It’s no wonder, since the country’s history is unique and the artistic spirit of its inhabitants is almost like a force of nature. You can discover a quirky young artist at the Living Art Museum, get a look at Iceland’s outlandish […]
Reykjavík City Card Reykjavík loves its city card Reykjavík is a cosmopolitan city bustling with energy. There are plenty of things to see and do and the the city card is the easiest and most inexpensive way to experience the Icelanders favorite city. The Reykjavík city card offers free entry to a great selection of […]
Festivals in Reykjavík – It’s All Happening in Reykjavík City Reykjavík City is buzzing with activity all year around. A number of annual festivals and seasonal events attract festivalgoers from all around the world. Apart from the city’s superb official events, such as the winter lights festival and Cultural night, there’s also a host of […]
Reykjavík Experience Wining & Dining Visitors will be pleased to learn that Reykjavík is fast becoming one of the best locations to sample quality new Nordic cuisine. The talented local chefs spend all their waking days conjuring up new ways to showcase the fresh, seasonal ingredients that Iceland is so famous for, such as fresh […]
South Iceland South Iceland is by far the most well-known area amongst tourists in the country. It stretches from Höfn í Hornafjörður in the east down to Hveragerði in the south and makes up most of the southern highlands. South Iceland contains two of the three national parks in the country, Vatnajökull National Park, the […]
Highlights of Reykjavík Esjan If you stand in the city center and look out over the ocean, the mountain on the other side of the fjord is called Esjan Not only is it very pretty, as well as helpful when you need to know which direction is north, it’s also a popular hiking spot for […]
East Iceland The eastern region of Iceland stretches over 22 721 km2 and has a population of about 12 500 inhabitants. It is an area full of varied landscape, from the rugged plains of the interior to the mountainous, fecund fjords of the coast.
Festivals Guide in the Countryside of Iceland April – Easter Weekend (Fri-Sat) – Aldrei fór ég suður Music Festival Ísafjörður. May – Middle of May – The Icelandic Museum Day – open museum – All over.
North East Iceland North East Iceland is filled with gems of all kinds which are harnessed in The Diamond Circle, the North‘s equivalent of the famous Golden Circle in the south, leading you around this vast and beautiful part of the country to its main pearls. There is Goðafoss A, the powerful curved waterfall […]
Reykjavík for the Seasons Summer In the days of the midnight sun, Reykjavík becomes a city that never sleeps. Popular summertime activities include whale-watching, sea-angling, horseback-riding and trips to the many natural wonders just outside the city limits.
North West Iceland North west Iceland is a part of the country that Icelanders themselves are discovering more and more. This area is the setting for many Icelandic sagas, the most important of which is the saga of Grettir-The-Strong. North west Iceland is also the setting for the book Burial Rites by the Australian writer, […]
Short History of Reykjavík Reykjavík may be one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, but it still packs a powerful punch. Visitors can enjoy a lively culture and a multitude of events and festivals all year round.
Icelandic Sheep, Icelandic Dog, Icelandic Cow The Icelandic sheep is special in many ways. For example, leader sheep possessing the qualities of the Icelandic type do not exist anywhere else in the world. There are many stories of how they have rescued both men and other sheep from danger. Icelandic sheep are so-called short-tailed animals, […]