Does Iceland get polar nights? Reykjavik church Northern Lights
Iceland is a country of extremes; after all, we’re known as the Land of Fire and Ice. But it’s not just the elements here that are opposites. The hours of daylight you find during Iceland in winter and summer are also quite different. We all know about the Midnight Sun, but does Iceland get polar nights as well? Exactly...
Iceland tap water running from faucet
After you’ve booked your trip and planned your itinerary, you start to dream more about your upcoming adventure. Practical concerns come to mind, like can you drink tap water in Iceland. It’s a crucial piece of information to know before you set off on your road trip. You may have heard rumors about Iceland tap water and it having...
Icelandic currency and króna coins
One of the fascinating things about going to another country is that everything is new. From the people to the cuisine to the culture; even the money looks different! Icelandic currency is no exception, so we thought we’d dive into this interesting topic. What is the currency in Iceland? Many people mistakenly think that we use the Euro, but that’s not...
The Diamond Beach in Iceland chunks of ice
Along the South Coast of Iceland, there’s a natural wonder that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. It’s a black sand beach with large chunks of ice scattered along its shores.  While most people stop across the road to visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, there’s another surprise waiting for those who cross the Ring Road. The Diamond Beach,...
Iceland driving safety tips and advice snowy road
Planning a road trip to Iceland is exciting. Just thinking about the waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers, and other natural wonders would make anyone giddy. But there are some more practical matters to take into account. Iceland driving is a unique experience, and keeping safe on the road is our primary concern. I’d like to share some information about...
Things to do in Iceland in summer
Summer’s just around the corner! And if you’ve got an Iceland road trip planned, you are probably beyond excited. While you can only see the Northern Lights during the winter months, don’t worry. There are plenty of activities and things to do in Iceland in summer 2019 to keep you occupied. The summer months were made for festivals and...
Óbrúadar ár is a special road sign in Iceland
I'll be the first to admit that I can repeat myself a lot. But there’s something about Iceland travel that bears repeating: This is a totally unique county in many ways. After you’ve read a few articles, you start to become aware of the country’s unique natural beauty and unusual climate. But there’s one aspect many people don’t take...
Hikers on Iceland's Skaftafell glacier in Vatnajökull National Park
When you go to Iceland, it seems like there are a million outdoor activities to choose from. Which waterfalls are the most beautiful and which hiking trails in Lanmannlaugar should you trek? When planning an Iceland itinerary, one thing is for sure. You definitely need to include a glacier hike on your list of excursions. Taking a tour where...
Bruarfoss with snow in Iceland in April
When you decide to go camping in Iceland in April, the weather is going to have a big impact on your trip. Because you'll be closer to the elements than if you were staying in a traditional hotel, you need to be sure that you're prepared and that you know what to expect. Rain, sleet, snow, hail, and icy...
Iceland's famous black sand beach on the South Coast near Vik
Iceland is famous all over the world for the breathtaking beauty of its dramatic natural landscapes. In the country known as the land of Fire and Ice, mammoth glaciers, rushing waterfalls, explosive volcanoes, eerie ice caves, haunting glacier lagoons, bubbling hot springs, and narrow fjords all take center stage. The island also possesses some of the best volcanic beaches...