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Cycling in Iceland – A Fun Adventure

Previous Next Iceland is a Nordic island nation that embraces breath-taking natural surroundings with mesmerizing mother nature. You can explore ice-covered mountains, rhythmic rivers, adventurous hiking trails, thrilling campsites, and warm geothermal spas all around Iceland. The pleasant and unpredictable weather is one of the most exciting things about this...

How to Avoid the Crowds in Iceland?

Avoiding crowds has never been so important as today. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide disruption that has impacted everyone’s life. Social distancing, covered faces have become new normal. The world’s major tourist destinations are currently empty. It doesn’t mean that the situation will remain the same forever. The...

12 Towns to Visit When in Iceland

Iceland is a country where natural beauty outdoes itself every time your raise up your head and look forward. It is a very natural thing that you would just want to travel and see these natural wonders when in Iceland but there is something that you should know – Iceland...

Towns to Visit in the Eastfjords of Iceland

Majestic Iceland is endowed with breathtaking natural landscapes. Every corner of the country has an unmatchable beauty, a cultural history that dates back to the Nordic Vikings era, around 874 AD. The eastern region is uniquely bestowed with a jagged coastline of fjords, known as Eastfjords.East Iceland offers untouched from...

Réttir – The Annual Round-Up Of The Icelandic Sheep

Previous Next The land of fire and ice, Iceland, is also the land of interesting rituals and traditions. Many of these events happen once a year, adding rejuvenation to the lives of Icelandic citizens. Réttir - the annual round-up of the Sheep in Iceland, is one such vibrant event. The...

Lopapeysa – The Icelandic Wool Sweater

Previous Next Most of us know Iceland as the land of Vikings, a country with nothing but a white blanket of snow and cold Icey oceans. But, there is far more than just snow in Iceland. This beautiful country is the land of exotic animals, beautiful lagoons, and rich culture....

How to get from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik?

Iceland’s international Keflavik airport is roughly 49 KM (30 Miles) away from the capital city. The drive from the airport to Reykjavik takes around 40-50 minutes. While there are plenty of airport transfer options, knowing in advance can be incredibly helpful especially for those arriving first time in Iceland. There...

Grocery Shopping in Iceland – Iceland Travel Guide – Travel Information

Every time you visit Iceland, you’ll discover something new and enchanting about this place. With thrilling adventurous activities and eye-captivating sightseeing tours, this country offers so much to do and cover through the stay. You can also enjoy going out on the streets for shopping souvenirs and it can even...

Geology of Iceland

Over the last two decades, Iceland has become one of the most popular destinations for travelers who seek the beauty and rawness of mother nature. It is no surprise that every year as many as 2 million tourists from all over the world visit this beautiful land of diverse and...

National Parks in Iceland

Iceland is a unique country blessed with such a richness of nature. All that you need for rejuvenation is there in the country, be it waterfalls, canyons, national parks, and more. National parks are one of the highlights of this Arctic country. There are many travelers curious to know what...

Top 10 Locations in East Iceland

While south, west, and south-west Iceland is the hub of commerce with its busy streets, beautiful little markets, monuments, and modern buildings, impressive nightlife, and some of the most frequented tourist attractions like the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon, East Iceland brings in the peace and spiritual factor that...

Extended Version of the Golden Circle – The Hidden Circle

Previous Next The golden circle is not something that would never require a special introduction for anyone who has been planning a trip to Iceland for quite some time. The route that houses some of the most visited attractions in the country, the Golden Circle is nothing but a route...

Top 11 Hot Springs in the Westfjords

More than two million travelers every year visit Iceland to see some of the most incredibly beautiful landscapes spread all around the country. From volcanoes and ice-capped glaciers to hot springs and mighty waterfalls, the Icelandic landscapes will truly make you fall in love and inspire you to visit again...

Stöðvarfjörður- A Tiny Beautiful Village in East Iceland

Previous Next Stöðvarfjörður is a small village in East Iceland. Less than 200 inhabitants. Highly-popular places which are part of the mainstream, always attract the crowds. However, some explorers, who visit this country, like to delve deep into the fabric of Iceland. If you also like to visit regions which offer something...

Langjökull Glacier

Previous Next The second-largest Icelandic glacier, Langjökull, is located in west Iceland. The name Langjökull means “long glacier”, and it is truly a long glacier. It is 50 km long and 20 km wide, occupying an area of 953 square kilometers. The mighty glacier depicts a dreamy snow-white canvas, travelers...

Íráfoss Waterfall | Árjánurfoss Waterfall

There is something mysterious about waterfalls, visitors tend to be happy for no apparent reason when visiting them. Whether the gushing sound of water falling from a cliff or the mesmerizing natural settings, there is no explanation why we feel so calm near the water bodies.Waterfalls exist in all sizes....

Einhyrningur Mountain

Previous Next The unicorn-shaped Mount Einhyrningur is located in the souther highlands of Iceland. Just 750 meters high, the Mt Einhyrningur lies between the small Tindfjoll Glacier and River Markarfljot. Easily visible from the river bridge (known as the Emstrur route), the foot plains of the mountain are also home...

Hverfjall Volcanic Crater | The Breathtaking Huge Crater in North Iceland

Previous Next Iceland is composed of beauty in the form of waterfalls, volcanos, craters, and other unique landscapes. The Hverfjall volcanic crater is one such site that boasts another natural magnificence, created by a brief, but enormous volcanic eruption around 25,000 years ago. Otherwise known as ‘Hverfell’, the crater is...

The Skútustaðagígar Craters of Iceland – A Phenomenon of Nature

Adding to the charm of Iceland, many land formations such as the Skútustaðagígar Craters have been recognized as the Icelandic gems. When you enter the Mývatn area, the first attraction you will find is the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. They are often known as rootless cones or rootless craters as they...

Hrísey Island – A Fairytale Island

Previous Next Taking visitors to a different world altogether, Hrísey Island, rightly nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Eyjafjörður’, is sure to put you under a spell as soon as you set eyes on its captivating view. Whether the skies are clear or the weather is rainy, the little island creates nothing...

Drangey Island – A Birdwatching Paradise

A deformed table-shaped structure located in the bay of Skagafjord Fjord, North Iceland, Drangey Island, is a hidden gem on the road less traveled. The rustic remnant of the extinct volcano lies 7 km off the coast and exploded around 7,000,000 years ago. The remains that still stand proud rise...

Stjórnarfoss Waterfall | The Hidden Waterfall in South Iceland

Previous Next Iceland is home to countless sites and scenic spots for nature lovers. Though it is difficult to visit them all, with time on your hands, a little waterfall that holds a spectacular scene is the Stjórnarfoss Waterfall. A rustic wonder found in Kleifar, close to the small town...

Rútsehellir: Iceland’s largest man-made Cave

Previous Next From Homo erectus to Homo sapiens, the caves were what provided them shelter, protection, and where the first cave paintings emerged.  There is something about caves that intrigues us even today, it may be because we are after all Homo sapiens. One such cave that will truly connect...

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier | A Visit to the Majestic in South Iceland

Previous Next Mýrdalsjökull glacier is Iceland’s fourth largest ice cap. Mýrdalsjökull is a larger-than-life glacier located in the South of the Icelandic highlands. The magnificent glacier is situated towards the north of Vik i Myrdal and to the east of the relatively smaller Eyjafjallajökull Glacier. The astounding glacier is known...

Hekla Volcano – the Gateway to Hell | South Iceland

Previous Next Hekla is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland.  The volcano is responsible for the creation of more than ten per cent of the landmass in Iceland through the last 1000 years. The chances for the eruption to happen soon are highly likely. 8 hour hike to...

South Iceland Secret Locations

Previous Next South Iceland is probably the treasure chest of the land of ice and fire – filled with many beautiful attractions that are just waiting to get explored by tourists. Needless to say, there are many extremely popular, probably some of the most popular places in the country, that...

Hiking in Þórsmörk | One of the Best Hiking Routes in the World

Previous Next When we say that it is a land of incredibly beautiful hot springs, lava fields, lush green plains, notorious volcanoes, rich oases, powerful rivers, black desserts, and glorious glaciers, we are not talking about Iceland in its entirety. All this magnificence can be found in the beautiful little...

Icelandic Authors and Books you should read before your trip to Iceland

A country that is endowed with phenomenal beauties and landscapes, Iceland can be best understood through its literary traditions. Iceland is probably the earth’s most literate country with a near-universal literacy rate. The reading tradition goes back to the 13th century when Viking sagas and folklore started to instill in...

Best Souvenirs from Iceland

Iceland is known for its beautiful landscapes. The geographically isolated island in the North Atlantic seems like a big rock in the ocean. With a cultural heritage of more than 1500 years, the country has wowed tourists from all over the world. From the magical northern lights, the Blue Lagoon,...

The Icelandic Language

One of the most difficult languages of the world, Icelandic, is today spoken by around 330,000 native speakers. This strange-sounding and hard to grasp language can perhaps be the most challenging task one can give to himself when it comes to learning a new language. Each Icelandic word takes a...

Group Trip to Iceland – Planning to Perfection

We all hear and say that company makes or breaks any experience, no matter what you are planning to do. It can be as fancy as staying in a luxury hotel and or something as simple as just hanging out at home with a couple of beers and chicken wings;...

Beginners Guide to Iceland

Iceland is a country of wonders. Every few meters explorers would find some stunning spectacle. Whether it is scenes from nature or a beautiful heritage building, every nook and corner of the country is filled with charm. While it is pleasing to visit this beautiful country, there are several preparations...

Islands in Iceland – The Small Worlds of Wonders

Previous Next Recently, a remote Icelandic island with a population of just 6 people has been named as the world’s best island by Big 7 Travel. We are talking about Flatey Island. But that’s not the only beautiful island out there that belongs to the nation of Iceland. There are...

Volcanoes in Iceland | All you need to know about the Volcanoes in Iceland

Previous Next There is a reason why Iceland is called the ‘land of fire and ice’. Because on the ground- above, it has ice (glaciers), and beneath it, the volcanoes and hot lavas. This North Atlantic Island with its remarkable landscapes including rugged mountain ranges, massive glaciers, stark alpine deserts,...

Djúpavík – A Beautiful Destination

Previous Next Djúpavík is a small village in the Northern Westfjords of Iceland.  The least populous municipality in Iceland with only 53 residents. Stemming from the confines of the land of fire and ice, Djúpavík is a natural marvel. Djúpavík is a small town based in the Northern Westfjords of...

Englandshverir Hot Spring

Hidden hot spring in west Iceland GPS: 64.49027, -21.17833 Tricky to find - There are no markings or board to direct you throughout the way. Easy hike.  No changing facilities. Though there is an infinite place to explore and witness the extreme Icelandic climate and land, there are few places...

Húsdýragarðurinn Zoo in Reykjavik

Previous Next Iceland is a clean and extremely vibrant place. It is a perfect and ideal destination for traveling and exploring raw nature and is liked by adventure seekers, travel enthusiasts, environmentalists, and globe trotters across the world. If you wish to spend quality time with your friends and family,...

Viðey Island | The Magnificent Island Next to Reykjavik

Previous Next Viðey Island is highly-known for its scenic beauty, among Icelandic locals and explorers alike. Situated just off the Reykjavík coast, Viðey Island is set amidst beautiful natural surroundings. It is at an approximate distance of a kilometer from the city. At some point in time, the island was...

Thrihnjukagigar Volcano – A Colorful Dormant Wonderland

Previous Next Thrihnjukagigar is the only volcano in the country that lets tourists go inside through the craters into the magma chamber.  Thrihnjukagigar sits right on top of the two tectonic plates that Iceland stands upon.  With beautiful natural destinations scattered here, there and almost everywhere, Iceland officially has more...

Hellissandur: The Unknown Paradise of Iceland

Previous Next Once a busy fishing center, the small village of Hellissandur is located on the furthest north-western point of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland. More than the four-century-old village has preserved its fishing history and lives of the early settlers at the Maritime Museum, Hellissandur. The oldest existing...

Grundarfoss – A Mesmerizing Waterfall in Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Grundarfoss is a less explored waterfall, located in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 15 minutes easy hike required.  Grundarfoss is a scenic waterfall located in the outskirts of Grundarfjörður town in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. A marvel on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Grundarfoss is a majestic waterfall that would stun you with its rich locales. ‘Grund’...

Hvammstangi: The Seal Capital of Iceland

Perfect stop between the Westfjords and North Iceland.  The seal capital of Iceland.  Less than 1000 inhabitants.  Located in northwest Iceland, between the bustling town of Akureyri and the Westfjords, Hvammstangi is a perfect spot if you are on a road trip around the Ring Road. This Icelandic town is...

Saurbæjarkirkja Turf Church

Saurbæjarkirkja turf church is a gem located in Eyjafjörður fjord in North-Iceland. Eyjafjörður is Iceland’s longest fjord. You would find Saurbæjarkirkja turf church in the innermost part of the bay. The tiny grass-covered structure is some 30 kilometers south of the capital of North-Iceland, Akureyri. Reverend Einar Thorlacius erected this...