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Seljalandsfoss valley and Midnight Sun
Did you know that Iceland has over 10,000 waterfalls? Yup, it’s true. I’m constantly amazed by the fact that such a small island (Iceland is about the size of Kentucky, Cuba, or half of the UK) can have so many natural wonders. With the seemingly endless number of waterfalls, certain ones emerge as the top ten or the most...
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...
Visiting frozen Gullfoss waterfall is a great winter activity in Iceland
Winter is one of my favorite times in Iceland. The months of December, January and February see the country covered in snow. Its formerly lush green landscapes are magically transformed into a winter wonderland. When driving around the island’s Ring Road, it feels as if you've landed inside a snow globe. If you come to Iceland for a winter...
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...
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...
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...
Colorful, bubbling mud and rocks in Hverir in Iceland's Diamond Circle
Many people who come to Iceland on vacation have a short 5-day or 7-day itinerary. This usually gives them just enough time to explore Reykjavik, soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, and explore popular areas like Vatnajökull National Park and Reynisfjara in the south or Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west. While it’s no secret that south Iceland...
Bubbling mud at the Hverir geothermal area near Lake Mývatn
Tucked away in northeast Iceland is Lake Mývatn, a popular destination among tourists and locals alike. The volcanic lake, with hues of turquoise and azure, is part of Iceland’s Diamond Circle route. While many visitors make their way along the south shore on their trip to Iceland, those who take a full trip around Iceland’s Ring Road are in...
Delicious breakfast treats at the bakery counter
For early risers, there’s nothing better than strolling the through the city, bright and early, with a nice cup of coffee and a pastry for breakfast. Why not head to a bakery in downtown Reykjavik and enjoy the city’s quaint buildings and parks with an equally delicious baked good? Enter Sandholt Bakery and Eatery. While it’s not Reykjavik’s oldest...
Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe's largest glacier and spectacular ice caves and glacier caves
In the last few years, social media has exploded with photos of otherworldly landscapes of lava fields, imposing emerald mountains with snow-capped peaks, and thrilling slow-motion footage of frost covered gloves gliding over polar blue ice covered walls. I’m a sucker for both slow-motion footage and ice, and posts with Icelandic glacier caves in places like Vatnajökull National Park...

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