Winter landscape in Iceland with the Northern Lights dancing in the sky
Iceland is a place that can change completely depending upon the time of year you visit. The country that you experience in the summer, with music festivals, whale watching, and the Midnight Sun, is a completely different one than the island blanketed in snow where tourists go trekking on glaciers or explore ice caves and glacier caves. One of...
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...
What are some hacks and tricks for saving money in Iceland on a budget?
One of the things that surprises people most when they come to Iceland is how expensive things are. Tourists who come here regularly experience sticker shock when they see the prices on everything from groceries to transportation to gasoline to accommodation and just about everything else. One of the reasons many people go camping in Iceland in the first...
Icelandic has funny and weird expressions
I love looking at some of the funnier sayings of different languages. Many times, they can give you an insight into the culture. It's always amusing when there are lots of idioms having to do with food because you know exactly what's on their mind. Iceland also has some weird phrases and funny expressions, mostly related to bakeries or...
24-hour Reykjavik itinerary for one day in Iceland's capital
If you've decided to come camping in Iceland, chances are you're going to spend some time in the country's main city, Reykjavik. Our international visitors usually fly into Keflavik International Airport (KEF) and spend a day or two in the capital and then head out on their trip around Iceland’s Ring Road. So if you’ve got 24 hours in...
Couple planning their Iceland campervan road trip
Taking a road trip around Iceland in a campervan is one of the best things you will ever do. Not only will you make tons of memories during this trip of a lifetime, but you'll also see some of the most breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders on our planet. Traveling around Iceland in a camper gets you out into...
How windy is Iceland? Are there strong gusts?
One of the mistakes first-timers make when visiting Iceland is underestimating just how windy it really gets. Are we talking gentle breezes? Or are gale force winds a more suitable description? I'll let you judge for yourself. A quick glance at this week's wind forecast for Reykjavik shows wind speeds between 13-32 mph (21-51 km/h). So while it's not...
Iceland's currency the Króna. How expensive is Iceland?
When planning a trip to Iceland, you'll probably hear many responses. “Wow, Iceland is so beautiful! That's amazing” is a popular one. “It's going to be cold/windy/snowy/other awful weather condition” is another one. Yet another is “I've heard it's really expensive to visit Iceland”. So, is that true? Well...Iceland is a Scandinavian country, and much like its Nordic neighbors,...
What is the best tent for camping in Iceland?
Camping in Iceland is a popular way to get up close and personal with the country’s natural beauty. Not only that, but you’ll also spend less money than if you stayed in a hotel. An important thing to know about Iceland camping trips is that they are nothing like anything you've experienced anywhere else. The country's unique weather conditions...
F208 in Landmannalaugar Iceland
Anyone driving in Iceland will quickly learn a thing or two about the country’s roads. To start, Iceland’s Ring Road (Route 1) circumnavigates the island. It's a paved, two-lane highway that any vehicle can drive on. When you decide to go further inland and enter the Highlands, you'll need to drive on Iceland's F-roads. But what exactly is an F-road?...