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This list of 18 ideas for things to do and see in Iceland with kids, is so spot on. Ideas for tours, activities, and sights all around the country.
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Kids experience the world differently and the usual tourist stuff doesn't always appeal to them. Here is a great summary of the most kid-friendly activities to try with your kids in Reykjavik.
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The locals in Iceland love their swimming pools, and you can be sure to find one in every neighborhood of the city. Here's how to choose between them.
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Few great itinerary ideas for a family friendly vacation in Iceland during summer.
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Looking for a family friendly adventure during your stay in Iceland? I highly recommend this tour for parents that want to spend some real quality time with their young ones.
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Whale watching is popular amongst tourists that visit Iceland. Whales are a common sight in the summertime but during the other three seasons, chances are you'll spot other interesting sea-creatures.
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Iceland is known for bizarre food: fermented shark, lamb's testicles and other peculiar delicacies. Luckily, most of the food you'll find in supermarkets and restaurants is more "normal".
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Great story about what to expect from a whale watching tour in Iceland, with a little bit of informational and historic twist.
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Stunning photos and the basic information you need to know about the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley in Southern Iceland.
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A useful list of the most common wild and domesticated animals you could expect to see in Iceland.
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Berry picking is probably not on top of most visitors's to-do list. However, you'll find many locals picking berries in the fall and its a unique activity.
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Here's my selection of 5 ideal things to do with your kids while you are traveling in the western part of Iceland. The best part is that these activities won't bore the parents either!
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Puffins are simply adorable. If you are staying in Reykjavik and are eager to spot some of the world's cutest birds, this tour is ideal.
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Whoops. If you're in Iceland during the summer I'm sorry to say that you are out of luck seeing the northern lights in the sky. However, the Aurora Center in Reykjavik has a great exhibition where the lights are always on display.
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Did you even know that exploring a glacier from the interior is a possibility? Frankly, I didn't know that it was possible until I heard about this unique tour. Check it out if you want to experience something unforgettable.
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula has a whole lot to offer: Hot springs, mountains, beaches, lava fields and the magnificent Snaefellsjökull Glacier.
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If you are planning a whale watching tour in Húsavík in Iceland, this article by a local experts shares a few great tips and recommendations for tour companies in the area.
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Road tripping in Iceland on a tight budget is easier than you think, especially if you decide to camp along the way instead of spending your money on hotels. This article offers useful tips on how to save money while travelling in Iceland.
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If you are travelling outside of Reykjavik you will without a doubt spot a horse or two. Here you can learn more about the unique breed of the Icelandic horse.
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Awesome tips and tricks to make the most out of the Blue Lagoon, ranging from prices and what to bring to things like how to treat your hair.
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OMNOM is one of Iceland's most prominent chocolate producers. OMNOM's chocolate is made from high quality organic cocoa beans, raw cane sugar and Icelandic milk. Chocolate-lovers have no excuse not adding this tasty tour to their Reykjavik itinerary!
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Whale watching is a popular activity but that doesn't necessarily mean it's for everyone. This article helps you evaluating whether whale watching is worth your time and money.
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The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a beautiful part of Iceland. The nature is stunning, combining lava fields, basalt cliffs, glaciers and black beaches. Grab your friend and go for a road-trip of your life!
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Iceland has many different kinds of caves that are suitable for exploring. If you are curious about the caves of Iceland—where to find them and how to get there—this article is very helpful indeed.
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The Husafell area is surrounded by beautiful nature and is in close proximity to Langjokull Glacier. Here is a good overview of 7 things to see and do in the area.
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Iceland has a large population of puffins. If spotting these cute little birds is on your Iceland to-do list, you should definitely check this article out.
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Vatnsnes Peninsula may not be the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland. An often overlooked corner of North-West Iceland it is home to beautiful nature and wildlife.
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There are no polar bears in Iceland. Instead, there are for instance whales, puffins, reindeer and foxes. Here's a guide to Iceland's wild fauna.
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Here are some excellent suggestions for destinations that are a great alternative to the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland.
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Cape Ingolfshofdi is crowded with puffins and other sea birds. It is located on the South Coast of Iceland, not too far from Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. It is an short but challenging hike, great for puffin spotting.
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The jet black beaches of Iceland are stunning in its own unique way. In this article, you can read about the best black beaches to visit in Iceland.
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If you're looking to learn about the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads or other local Christmas tradition, this article is a great starting point.
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The Westman Islands are an archipelago just south of Iceland. With its large population of puffins, magnificent cliffs and volcanoes, The Westman Islands rank among the most beautiful and interesting places in Iceland.
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If you're looking for a story of how to get out of the city and experiencing wild Reindeers in the East Fjords, this article is a great read.
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Looking to spend a day (or many more) exploring the North East of Iceland? This article gives a good overview of some of the things you shouldn't miss.
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Although some might consider Snæfellsnes peninsula nothing but a detour on the traditional Ring-road road trip, it is well worth exploring. The region is a favorite amongst many Icelanders due to its magical and diverse landscape.
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A great overview of the Dimmuborgir lava fields in North Iceland, by Lake Myvatn.
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Described primarily through the lens of stunning photos, this travel story describes a road trip through the East Fjords in Iceland.
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Inspiring photos and a personal travel story about a road trip to Snæfellsnes Peninsula during winter.
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A personal travel story infused with some vivid photos about a trip to Fjallsárjökull Glacier in Southeast Iceland.
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Excellent step-by-step guide with pictures and a map, to help you locate this famous plane wreckage.
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If you think the Blue Lagoon is a natural hot spring where the locals hang out, think again. This article helps set the right expectations before visiting.
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Autumn leaves are not a common sight in Iceland, but there are a few great options. Most people go to Thingvellir, a national park rich in history and tourists, but the alternative is Heiðmörk which is closer to Reykjavik.
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Seals are beautiful sea mammals that are quite common in Iceland. On this tour, you get the oportunity to catch a glimpse of them. Hvammstangi is conveniently situated between Akureyri and Reykjavik.
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This tours lets you get up close and personal with the gigantic whales and adorable puffins, travelling by a small speedboat. The tour departs from Husavik in northern Iceland and lasts for two and a half hours.
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The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is one of Iceland's most unique destinations. This tour gives you the opportunity to go sight-seeing on the lagoon on an amphibian boat.
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Puffins are hardly ever seen in Reykjavik city, but there are large numbers of them around the small islands just off the shore. This tour gives you an oportunity to spot these lovely birds in their natural habitat.
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Seljavallalaug is the first swimming pool that was built in Iceland. The pool, which is located near Seljalandsfoss in South Iceland and filled with warm geothermal water, is still relatively undiscovered by tourists.
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This article features a great overview of the Glacier Lagoon, with awe-inspiring photos of what you could expect to see on a good weather day.
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Jökulsárlón Lagoon is one of Iceland's most unique attractions. It's possible to go sailing on the lagoon which is an unforgettable experience, according to this inspiring article.
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If you like bathing in the nature, Iceland has plenty to offer. There are unique spots to go swimming all over the country and some of them totally undiscovered by tourists. This article reveals four exciting swim spots in Iceland.
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The Icelandic horse is truly incredible. It is different from the usual horse, not only because its smaller, but also because it is a "five-gaited" breed. Here's an article about the Icelandic horse.
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There are loads of hot springs in Iceland you can bathe in. The Blue Lagoon might be the most famous one but there are many more options. Most of them do not have an entrance fee so it is well worth it to do some research.
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There are some gorgeous beaches in all regions of Iceland and some of them are actually suitable for sunbathing. Check out this post for some inspiration and info.
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Your bucket list of what to see and do around Myvatn is right here. Five places you probaly shouldn't miss if on your trip in North Iceland.
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Overview of 15 famous waterfalls in Iceland, divided up in sections of the country. The photos are worth more than a thousand words.
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While this is a page about a local project called "Friends of water", focused on maintenance of geothermal pools, it's also an excellent list of pools to visit in the Westfjords.
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Looking for a family-friendly adventure in Reykjavik? Exploring Reykjavik by boat is wonderful, and there are puffins too!
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Sailing out to a beautiful bay for a sea angling adventure is a super fun way to kill a few hours in Reykjavík. Great combination of sightseeing, relaxing with friends and catching some delicious Icelandic fish on your own.
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If you haven't heard about the Golden Circle day tour yet, you'll hear about it soon! Here's a little article for those who intend to drive the Golden Circle route themselves want to make interesting stops on the way.
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Akureyri is Iceland's second largest town. Akureyri is a charming little town with plenty to offer so be sure not to miss it while travelling in the northern part of Iceland.
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While whale sightings happens most often on tours, sometimes luck is not in your favor. This travel story shares insights into a great tour in winter without spotting any whale.
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Húsavík, a small town in northern Iceland, is a central hub for whale watching in Iceland. This article features an excellent travel story about an eco-friendly whale watching tour.
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Here's a list of eight attractions near the renowned Golden Circle that are mostly overlooked by travellers. If you are driving yourself, these destinations are well worth a little detour from the usual Golden Circle route.
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This is a classic whale watching tour departing from Akureyri, the largest town in North Iceland.
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Ten great natural hot springs that are more authentic and natural than the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon.
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Combine the most popular Húsavík original whale watching tour with a stop at Puffin island in the Skjalfandi Bay to see these magnificent birds.
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Rauðisandur is a truly unique beach in the Westfjords of Iceland. It's characterized by its rust red color, its remoteness and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and cliffs.
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"The Golden Circle" is an extremely popular tourist day trip in Iceland. There are beautiful attractions on the way but these places tend to be crowded with tourists. Here's an article about a great alternative to "The Golden Circle".
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A listicle of ten great natural attractions in Iceland, including lakes, waterfalls and canyons.
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Looking for ways to save money in expensive Iceland? How about not spending any. Here are ten good ideas of what to do for free in the capital, Reykjavik.
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While some of these "hidden gems" are gaining popularity fast, this article provide some great ideas of places to visit in Iceland where you still won't see any big-tour busses!
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This travel story takes you on a journey through unique remote places, tiny fisherman villages and rugged wilderness of the Westfjords in Iceland during summer.
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Húsavík is by many considered to be the best spot in Iceland for whale whatching. This tour is ideal for those who want to explore whales, dolphins and birds in their natural habitat. Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns included!
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Ever wanted to walk behind a waterfall or swim in a glacial lagoon? Nuria is a blogger from Barcelona and here are her seven favourite attractions in South Iceland.
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This list and a map is a great resource for getting ideas for things to do and see during a trip to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.
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A Douglas DC-3 crashed on the black beach of Sólheimasandur on the south coast of Iceland in 1973. Fortunately, there were no casualties, but the wreck still remains untouched on the shore.
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Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon is probably one of the most unique sights in Iceland. Here's a blog post full of amazing pictures and information on this heavenly place.
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Flatey used to be home to hundreds of Icelanders but now it consists of one farm and a few guesthouses and cottages. It's full of wildlife and surrounded by thousands of small islands scattered around the fjord.
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The "Crystal Cave" is a large ice cave located in Vatnajokull Glacier in the southeastern part of Iceland. It was discovered in 2005 and it is the largest ice cave in Iceland. These bloggers made their dream come true and visited this unique cave.
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Most visitors in Iceland try to stop by at the famous Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, but unfortunately many miss out on a really cool black sand beach right next to it!
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Ásbyrgi is one of the most magical places in Iceland. This horseshoe-shaped canyon offers spectacular views and scenery.
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If you are travelling to the famous Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, be sure you don't miss the beautiful "diamond beach" of Breiðamerkursandur, which is just across the street from the Lagoon.
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Iceland is not known for dogsledding and it is actually not a part of authentic Icelandic culture. Nevertheless, there is a company that offers dogsledding tours for those who are interested.
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Here's a good collection of ten places in Iceland that are scenic and worthwhile stopping by for a photo.
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For a 5 day trip to Iceland in October, I would recommend spending only 1-2 days in the capital Reykjavík before heading out to the countryside! Here's one itinerary idea.
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a great place for whale watching, especially if you are interested in catching a glimpes of the magnificent killer whale.
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The prison break escape game is basically a game where you have an hour to escape a room by solving all kinds of riddles and mysteries. If you've been resting your body and mind in Iceland, it's now time to let your mind to work!
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Icelanders are known to be very keen on all kinds of snacks, candy and quick bites. Here's an article about the best authentic snacks you can get in Iceland. They are all yummy, we promise!
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Holaskjol Waterfall is surrounded with basalt columns, lava and green moss. It is one of Iceland's less known waterfalls, located in the Highlands.
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Hjalteyri is a little town close to Akureyri. It's a fantastic spot for whale watching and the town is charming as well. Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns are included!
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Driving the East Fjords is an unforgettable experience with a small village in almost every fjord, each having its own special kind of charm.
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If you have a base in Reykjavik and are planning day trips from the city, here are 10 great ideas about where to go.
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If you want to know what you'll see on the Golden Circle, this article is all you need - with 58 beautiful pictures of this popular self-drive tour.
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Fun, detailed and super helpful travel blog to get some great ideas for your road trip in Iceland. 14 day travel guide with maps.
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Due to its remoteness, the Westfjords of Iceland are commonly dismissed by tourists. The region is in fact absolutely stunning, like this article illustrates.
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Thjofafoss and Hjalparfoss aren't among Iceland's most famous waterfalls, perhaps due to their remote location. If you are travelling to Iceland's Central Highlands, you should definitely take your time to visit them.