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.
No matter what day it is, there is always a great chance that you’ll find an exciting music event in Reykjavik during your stay. We chose some fantastic ongoing music events in the city that you should definitely check out when you are in town.
If you think the Blue Lagoon is the only option for a geothermal pool experience in Iceland, you're wrong! There are countless geothermal pools, rivers and ponds in Iceland and many are relatively unknown, like this one.
The town of Seyðisfjörður is a must see if you are planning to visit the East Fjords of Iceland. Despite having only 650 inhabitants, the town is bustling with culture and arts and not to mention the stunning nature surrounding it.
"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".
Hvalfjordur is a fjord just north of Reykjavik. If you are driving north from Reykjavik, you might as well skip the Hvalfardargöng Tunnel and drive the fjord instead, since there are so many beautiful attractions in the area.
North Iceland is full of surprises. If you are visiting the northern part of Iceland and you want to experience something other than the typical tourist attractions, check out this great compilation of "off the beaten track" destinations in North Iceland.
Hveravellir is one of the most remarkable attractions of the highlands of Iceland. With good hiking routes and stunning landscape all around, it is probably one of the most interesting geothermal areas to visit in Iceland.
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.
During this day tour you will have a chance to see some of the most remote parts of the Westfjords while exploring the picturesque landscape and visiting small fishing villages rich with history and culture.
Being alone in Iceland's magnificent nature is a life-altering experience for many travellers. Here's an article listing the best places to visit if you want to strengthen your bonds with Mother Earth.
Thjofafoss Waterfall is absolutely beautiful, despite being relatively unknown. It is situated in remote mountainous landscape in South Iceland but it is well worth a detour. More info in this blog post.
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.
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.
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the most remote places in Iceland, being located at the northernmost tip of the Westfjords. Hornstrandir's dramatic cliffs and raw beauty will take your breath away while you hike along the seaside.
Being a native Icelandic foodie, living in San Francisco, I couldn't help noticing recently that TripAdvisor's restaurant rankings for Reykjavik are pretty bad. So, I figured I would share my alternative top ten list of restaurants in Reykjavik.
The Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is a around 15 miles long — it is possible to split the hike between two days or complete it in one day. In my opinion, this hike is ideal to experience the best of Iceland's nature.
The Seljavallalaug swimming pool is often overlooked by tourists despite being very close to the ring road. This blog posts offers information on this truly unique pool and a detailed map with directions how to get there.
There is so much more that South Iceland has to offer other than the Blue Lagoon and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. If you want to experience something more unique, this article might help you to find the right places to visit.
Most people that travel to Iceland don’t make long stops in Reykjavík. If you can tear your eyes from the beautiful mountains surrounding the city, you will notice that downtown Reykjavík is literally covered with outdoor art.
Grimsey is a remote island, north of Iceland. With the population of around 80 people, Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited territory in Iceland. This tour takes you to the magical Grimsey, where you can actually cross the Arctic Circle.
There are hundreds of waterfalls in Iceland. Some of them are famous, like Gullfoss and Dettifoss, while others are less known. Although Kvernufoss waterfall belongs to the latter category, it's extremely pretty.
Some think of the Westfjords as a massive detour from the regular ring road trip and end up not going there at all. I think a separate trip to the Westfjords, exploring the whole area, is well worth your time. Here are the reasons why:
If you are into hiking in the wilderness, this is day tour is a fantastic option. You will drive from Egilsstaðir in the Eastfjords and then hike for 9–10 hours while enjoying the stunning scenery. This hike is truly a hidden gem!
Most blogs that tell you what to pack for your Iceland trip forget to mention that the dress code in Reykjavik is quite different from what goes in the wild. That's why we have chosen a few essentials you should consider to bring with you for the city.
It was a hard task selecting only five places in the Highlands to feature in this article. I have to point out that there are numerous other destinations in the Highlands well worth checking out, but here are five of my favourites!
The Westfjords of Iceland are largely off the tourist radar, perhaps due to lack of public transportation and pretty poor road conditions. If you are driving a rental car, it's actually not that much trouble to visit the Westfjords.