7 reasons to visit Iceland during low season
Oh, traveling to Iceland! Just the thought of it makes many start to daydream about their glorious vacation. Vik's black sand beaches, Vatnajökull glacier, temperamental volcanos like Eyjafjallajökull, places bursting with tourists. Wait, what? If you are a little puzzled by reading that last sentence, it’s probably because visiting overcrowded places is not what we look for when traveling....
Winter travel tips for Iceland
Some people love it, others hate it. But nobody can deny that there is something special about winter, especially in a place like Iceland. I mean, who doesn’t love a cup of hot cocoa, watching movies and snuggling with a soft, cozy blanket? All the while watching the rain spatter the windows and the wind blow hard. Ok, sorry!...
Iceland's February weather has a lot of snowfall
Iceland is a spectacular vacation destination for the winter. The country’s snowy landscapes are pristine and beautiful. Outdoor activities like glacier hikes on Skaftafell or exploring the Crystal Ice Cave in Breiðamerkurjökull are everywhere. February is a great time to visit Iceland, but there’s something very important to keep in mind when planning a trip during this time. The...
Iceland's Northern Lights over Kirkjufell mountain in winter
Don’t you just love checking out those mind-blowing pictures of Iceland on Instagram? If you’re not an Instagram fan, you can still see some pretty astonishing photos of Iceland on Pinterest. OK, and if you don’t have Pinterest either, we can always look on Google Images. I’m pretty sure that one applies to everybody. Regardless of the website you...
Cars, campervans and motorhomes at Iceland campsite
Camping trips in Iceland have grown in popularity for couples, families, and solo travelers alike. They're a great way to see the country. They’re also a cheap alternative to extremely pricey hotels on an already astronomically expensive island. But camping in Iceland is a blanket term that encompasses a wide range of activities and travel styles. Your preferences and...
A tourist (hopefully) wild camping legally in Iceland
Camping in Iceland is one of the most popular ways to explore the country. It also provides a cheap alternative to staying at hotels. With prices of around $10-15 per night per person to stay at a campsite, there just no comparison. But Iceland Camping might be a little different than what you’re used to. In many countries (like...
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...