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.
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're headed to Iceland, you better try some of the delicious (and some not as) local authentic and traditional food. This article focuses on four really awesome things we love and urge you to try!
This tour takes you through scenic landscape, riding the Icelandic horse. The tour finishes with beer tasting in one of the best micro breweries in Reykjavik, Micro Bar. I guess that a happy ending is guaranteed!
Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland's tallest summit. The peak, which is 6900 feet high, is located in Vatnajökull Glacier in southeast Iceland. Climbing Hvannadalshnjúkur is challenging and a professional guide is needed.
There are several hiking routes around Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, and each has it’s own appeal. In Skaftafell you are guaranteed to have a memorable hike, and here are some of our favorite routes.
Friðheimar is a wonderful organic vegetable farm, focusing on tomatoes. Inside the greenhouse there is a fabulous restaurant which is open during lunchtime. Friðheimar is located very close to the attractions of the Golden Circle Route.
Icelanders have a deep affection for coffee. As a result, there are a lot of places in the city where you can get high quality coffee. Here's a list of the 5 best places in Reykjavik to get your daily dose of caffein.
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.
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.
Reykjavik has got a lot of fabulous restaurants but the price tag is often way too high. Here's a helpful article if you are looking for a decent restaurant in the capital without having to break the bank.
Eating is an essential part of a good vacation and it's also a way to get to know the culture of each place a little better. Here's a list of a few irresistible Icelandic treats you should absolutely try during your stay.
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.
Eating out in Reykjavík is a great experience but it can also empty out your wallet pretty quickly. If you have access to a kitchen you should definitely consider cooking "at home". Here's a guide to Reykjavik's supermarkets and grocery stores.
Reading Icelandic novels during your vacation can enhance your experience and give you more insight into Iceland's society, culture and history. Here are a few Icelandic novels that in our opinion are an ideal travel companion.
Akureyri, the second biggest town in Iceland, has so many things to offer. If you are spending time in this charming town, this article by Dísa—who lived in Akureyri for several months—is a fantastic read.