Iceland

How to Travel Iceland on a Budget

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Forget tropical holidays, sundresses and straw hats. The new country in fashion calls for just about the opposite. You’ve seen it, you’ve heard of it, you might have even dreamed of it. Yes, it’s Iceland. It’s the breathtaking, ever-changing, untouched views of nature, the northern lights, the wildlife, the rarity of it all. A small country with a population[...]

How to Travel Iceland With Kids

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Let's face it – traveling with kids is never easy. All the extra things you have to remember to bring, like favourite teddy bears and spare clothes in case of an accident, soon add up. It's also the most rewarding thing you can do with your children. Seeing those wide eyes fill with wonder, when your child, say, sees a huge waterfall for the first time, is p[...]

5 female travel bloggers who make you want to go to Iceland

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Who doesn't dream about a trip to Iceland? The sparkling ice of the Glacier Lagoon, the black sand of volcanic beaches and the colourful houses all over Reykjavik. You will have heard of the Golden Circle before or of Thingvellir, the valley resulting from tectonic movements, where you can walk and snorkel between the continents. You might imagine driving al[...]

3 Lessons from visiting Iceland in Winter - A Reality Check

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In the last few years Iceland has become an increasingly popular destination. It has made it to the top of many people’s bucket lists, also to mine. Personally, I believe social media has contributed a lot to that hype. Being confronted with all those beautiful pictures of amazing landscapes proves to be a very effective advertisement.  Iceland – the coun[...]

36 Hours in Akureyri, Iceland

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It’s a sleepy Sunday morning as I stroll through the colorful, tree-lined streets of Akureyri. Sidewalk cleaners sweep up broken glass, remnants of a wild Icelandic weekend, and besides a few early morning churchgoers, I’m alone with my thoughts as I wander to a secret spot that promises the best views of Iceland’s second largest city. Despite my warm, wo[...]

25 cool things to do in Reykjavik

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I can't stop saying how much I love Iceland, and after explaining why coming here in winter is a wise decision, and what you can do to explore the island and stay active at the same time, it is high time to introduce you to the northernmost capital of the world, and one of my favourite cities ever: Reykjavik. With only 120,000 people Reykjavik is certainl[...]

Active Things to do in Iceland in Winter

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My alarm clock goes off at 9am sharp. A dozy peek out the window reveals nothing but darkness. This far up north it is still night at this time. Wrapped in big coats and scarfs we stomp through the fresh snow that had fallen all night. The air is crisp and clear. For breakfast we head to Prikið, a popular cafe on Reykjavik's central road Laugavegur. As we st[...]

Why to travel Iceland in Winter

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1 million tourists visited Iceland in 2014 - that is over 3 times as many as the local population, which only counts 320,000 Icelanders. Most of them come during the summer months (May to August) to enjoy the endless days and mostly snow-free conditions. On such a small island you can imagine how quickly this can feel crowded though. Prices increase as well [...]