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December 3, 2021

5 Things You Must Do on Your Holiday Trip to Iceland

Christmas is a magical time in Iceland. Often the volcanic island is covered under a blanket of snow, and it looks like a true winter wonderland. The Christmas mood in Iceland can be felt all throughout December. More and more travelers have come to Iceland for the Holidays in recent years. And why wouldn’t you – Iceland has unique Christmas traditions, making […]

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October 29, 2021 Driving in Iceland: Parking Fees and Road Tolls

The vast majority of destinations in Iceland offer free parking, and you can drive without worrying about paying any parking fees or road tolls. However, there are some places where the fee is mandatory, and sometimes travelers forget to look around to see if they parked in a paid parking spot. Generally, you can expect to pay in such […]

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October 11, 2021 Iceland in Winter: How Dark and How Cold Does It Get?

Visiting Iceland in winter is an adventure on its own. Northern lights, snowy mountains, and waterfalls covered with icicled – a true winter wonderland. There is plenty to see and do, and generally, it is a lot cheaper to travel to Iceland outside the summer months. So, where is the catch, you might ask? Well, […]

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September 16, 2021 Réttir – The Annual Sheep Round-Up

Every September brings Réttir, the Annual Sheep Round-up. This is one of the oldest Icelandic traditions and one of the most important dates in the Icelandic calendar. Réttir takes place every year, starting 1st September until roughly the first week of October. In recent years, it also became a unique activity that some travelers come […]

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September 3, 2021 What is the best season for a trip to Iceland?

Did I pick the right season to travel to Iceland? Some people believe that visiting Iceland is only possible in summer. They also think we spend the winters buried under 10 meters of snow, waiting for the spring (and the tourists) to come back. The truth is, there is no bad season for a trip […]

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August 20, 2021 Ring Road 2 – Ultimate Guide through the Westfjords

We all know the Ring Road, but have you heard of Ring Road 2 in Westfjords? I know, not the most original name, but I can assure you it is one of the most breathtaking roads you can drive through.  It circles around the Westfjords – a sparsely populated part of Iceland, full of untouched nature. […]

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August 9, 2021 5 Reasons to visit Iceland this Autumn

Don’t be sad that the summer is almost over and you didn’t get a chance to take a selfie in the sea of purple lupines. Yes, Iceland in the summer is beautiful – lush green valleys, purple lupines, clear waters, and never-ending days. In fact, the best season to visit Iceland might be ahead of […]

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August 4, 2021 Floating Hot Pots in East Iceland: Soaking in Vök Baths

There are pools and hot pots all over Iceland. Thanks to all the geothermal energy resting under our feet and creating natural hot rivers and hot pots to relax. I can not imagine a better way to relax after a long day of hiking and exploring beautiful Icelandic nature. Vök Baths are definitely one of […]

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July 28, 2021 Commerce Day in Iceland: Unofficial Camping Holiday

The first Monday of August is a public holiday here in Iceland, known as Commerce Day (a.k.a Tradesmen’s Day or Merchant’s Holiday). In Icelandic, it is called Fridagur verslunarmanna. Icelanders get really excited about this holiday. Since it always falls on Monday, it means you get a long weekend off, and it is not unusual […]

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July 21, 2021 Iceland is Open: Border Restrictions Lifted from July 1st (updated)

19th JULY UPDATE:Starting 27th July, vaccinated travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving in Iceland. Both PCR test certificates and rapid test certificates will be accepted. Tests must be less than 72 hours old. The rules for non-vaccinated travelers will remain unchanged. For more details please check the official government […]

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