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7 things you didn’t know about Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most iconic locations. Located in the South East of Iceland, this enormous lake is fed by glacial meltwater from the largest Glacier in Europe. In the water, icebergs bob up and down, and seals hunt for their dinner. Above you, arctic birds squabble over fish and screech at […]

Traveling Safely in Iceland (Do this and you’ll be OK)

Iceland is the safest country in the world. Do not take our word for it: the Global Peace Index rated Iceland as the world’s least violent country for 12 years running! The biggest threats to travelers in Iceland come from unpredictable weather patterns and extreme winter conditions. This can make both hiking and driving more dangerous […]

12 Reasons Icelanders are so Happy!

Iceland is one of the happiest countries in the world. Its people are tough and resilient, but they are also genuinely kind. Time and time again, the Icelandic people come out top of the UN’s World Happiness Report. Long winters and harsh weather may make living conditions a challenge, but the Icelandic people are incredibly […]


Weather in Iceland is not as cold as you might think, but it can change very quickly.  The country is located close to the Arctic Circle and has both the Arctic and the Atlantic forces pushing in on it. It is more temperate than you would think. However, there are some icy months when traveling […]

The Best Ever Guide to Horse Riding In Iceland

Horse riding in Iceland is a once in a lifetime experience.  The Icelandic horses are a special breed first brought to Iceland by the settling Norsemen and Vikings. The horses were of mixed descent when they arrived, though they were chosen for their short backs and physical strength so they would be easy to transport […]

Packing for Iceland: What to Bring and What NOT to Bring

Iceland is a land of changeable weather and otherworldly sights. It is essential to know what to pack to feel prepared on your trip to Iceland. From boots to waterproof camera cases, our list of organized essentials is enough to streamline any packing extravaganza when you need to know what to pack and what not […]
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Everything to Ever Know About Thingvellir

Thingvellir National Park in Iceland is a UNESCO World Heritage site where the Mid-Atlantic Rift is visible above sea level, and fissures of pure water present magical underworlds for divers and snorkelers. Althingi, the longest-standing parliament in the world, was founded in Thingvellir, which shaped the park’s history. There are many aspects to Thingvellir National […]

The Ultimate Guide to Vatnajokull National Park

You simply cannot come to Iceland without a visit to our spectacular Vatnajökull National Park. You will find enough breath-taking scenery and exhilarating activities to keep you busy for a lifetime, but we have condensed everything you need to know into this ultimate guide to the park, helping you to get the most out of […]
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A Beginner’s Guide to Icelandic Puffins

Iceland is home to 60% of the world’s Atlantic Puffin population. There are over 16 times more puffins than resident humans during the summer months! The puffins come to our cliffs and beaches in their millions to raise their families. After the summer, they head back out to sea, where they spend the rest of […]

12 Tips for Paying in Iceland

If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you are going to need to know how to pay for things! Iceland is an almost cashless society, with nearly every purchase made by credit and debit cards. You won’t need much cash at all for your trip. However, there are some important things that you need […]