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Traditional Icelandic lopapeysa wool sweater
Iceland is more than just incredible landscapes, road trips around the island, and unforgettable adventures. Iceland is also about tradition. And who would have ever thought, it’s also linked to fashion. The traditional Icelandic Lopapeysa wool sweater is the garment that Icelanders need to protect themselves from the local weather. But, what is the Lopapeysa? If you want to...
Brother and sister playing in Iceland lava field during family vacation
Taking your kids on vacation in Iceland can be an exciting adventure. The little ones (and not so little ones) are still experiencing the world through young eyes. You see the wonder in their faces and their eyes light up when the double rainbow shines in the mist of the crashing Skógafoss waterfall. Camping is one of the most...
Hjónabandssæla is "marital bliss" cake, a traditional Icelandic dessert
Traditional Icelandic food is often hearty and comforting. This is undoubtedly the result of attempting to combat the vicious and harsh conditions our ancestors faced when they settled the island. Also, it should be noted, that they didn’t have very many ingredients at their disposal to work with. Fish, fermented shark, lamb stew, and cured meats are the staples...
What are Iceland's best souvenirs?
So, there you are again, on your last day (like most of us at least) wondering what to bring home from the spectacular country you are about to leave. The sad truth is that you’re about to head out of Iceland and you don’t know exactly what to get to remind you of where you had one of the...
24 hours in Akureyri, North Iceland
If I asked you to name a city in Iceland, you would probably say Reykjavik. After that, you’re probably out of gas, and I’m not surprised. I know that the capital of Iceland is the biggest city and probably the most well-known one. But there are many more cities to discover. One of those is Akureyri, the so-called capital...
Speed sign of 90 km/h or 60 mph on Iceland's Ring Road?
Iceland is a stunningly beautiful country and is perfect for a road trip. The country’s Ring Road offers the perfect means of circumnavigating the island. Whether you’re traveling by car, campervan or motorhome rental, all you need is four wheels and your GPS to experience some of Iceland’s most spectacular outdoor attractions. But just how big is Iceland and...
Group of tourists standing at the edge of the Dettifoss waterfall
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders. The sheer number of outdoor attractions and the breathtaking beauty of its landscapes have earned the island a reputation as one of the most stunning places on earth. Glaciers like Vatnajökull, volcanic crater lakes like Viti in Askja, mossy lava fields like Eldhraun, and geysers like Strokkur are some of...
When is Iceland's low season?
You may have heard about all of the benefits and advantages of visiting Iceland during the low season. From low prices on car and campervan rental to an abundance of extraordinary outdoor activities, this is one of the best times of year to visit Iceland, and for good reason. So what is low season in Iceland? What are the...
Iceland's weather in January is cold and snowy with low temperatures
Iceland in January is a magical time. The country’s legendary landscapes are blanketed in white snow like a virtual winter wonderland. Waterfalls freeze and are stopped in time in a state of suspended animation. And Vatnajökull’s sparkling turquoise glacier caves are ready for you to explore their cavernous depths. It’s no wonder many consider January to be one of...
What to do during 24 hours in Vatnajökull National Park
Most people that come to visit Iceland are looking for unusual landscapes and unique adventures. It’s really easy to understand why many choose our tiny island. There is plenty of rare and uncommon scenery. One of the most remarkable places you can visit in Iceland is Vatnajökull National Park. It houses some natural attractions that are not easy to...