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Braud & Co bakery location at Hlemmur food hall in downtown Reykjavik
What could be better than going to a fantastic new restaurant during your camping trip in Reykjavik? What about trying foods from ten different food vendors? That's precisely what you'll find at downtown Reykjavik's Hlemmur Food Hall. Of course, if you're camping in Iceland, you're likely trying to save money. You're going to be cooking a lot of meals...
DC-3 plane wreck at Solheimasandur beach at the sun setting
Picture the ghostly white silhouette of the remains of an aircraft set against the windswept sands of a black volcanic beach. This haunting yet familiar sight has become one of the most popular images coming out of Iceland. What I’m describing is the Douglas DC-3 plane wreck site at Sólheimasandur beach in South Iceland. As you make your way...
Godafoss waterfall and the Diamond Circle route are a must do on any Iceland itinerary
When people think of Iceland, many things come to mind. People associate the island with cold weather, which is a fair assumption to make. Another is that’s it’s a really cool, amazing place to visit. This is also true. Our small, Nordic nation is famous for its natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities. But what many may not...
Skogafoss waterfall is imposing over a tourist
One of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls is also one the easiest to get to. Located between Reykjavik and Vik just past Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland, this stunning cascade is a must-see attraction for anyone making their way around Iceland’s Ring Road. Skógafoss waterfall makes for both a great day trip from Reykjavik or part of a larger Icelandic...
Woman soaking at an Icelandic geothermal hot pot
Bathing culture is prevalent in Iceland. Our small, volcanic island has been blessed with geothermal activity, and a land covered with hot springs is the result. When you come to Iceland, you’ll probably hear people talking about the best hot pots and thinking that maybe they’re some type of typical Icelandic dish. Hot pots are actually what we call...
Sunset in Landmannalaugar during Iceland camping trip
I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently. We were talking about traveling to Scandinavia, and she said: “Wow, I don’t think I’d even know where to start if I was planning a trip to Iceland”! I found this a little surprising but then realized I had the same initial thoughts and reservations when I wanted to plan...
View of Akureyri and glacier from the bay
Iceland's Second City is a cozy little town of 18,000 in the northern part of the country. Resting at the foot of the Eyjafjörður fjord, this charming municipality is a must-stop destination on any trip around Iceland’s Ring Road. With the colorful wooden houses that are so quintessentially Icelandic and an iconic church designed by Iceland's most famous architect, there...
The are lots of hiking trails in Landmannalaugar besides Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar is an area in Iceland blessed with breathtaking natural landscapes. The colorful surfaces of the rhyolite mountains at Brennisteinsalda, the black lava fields of Laugahraun, and the rolling green meadows of this very special territory beckon hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts year after year. The most popular hiking trail here is the Laugavegur trail, which stretches from Landmannalaugar...
Two hikers stop to admire the beautiful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar
Iceland is an outdoor lover's paradise. The land of cascading waterfalls, sprawling lava fields, and challenging glacier treks has something for everyone. What many may not know, however, is that Iceland is also an ideal destination for hikers. The country has some of the best hiking trails on Earth. Landmannalaugar in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve is the destination of...
Road leading to Snaefellsjökull glacier in Snaefellsnes peninsula
The final part of our exploration of the Snaefellsnes peninsula takes us past some of the best natural attractions yet. From the lava tube that inspired French novelist Jules Verne to a quaint Icelandic fishing village filled with the country’s signature colorful houses, your last day on the peninsula is sure to be a great one. You’ll be making...

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