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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 5, 2017 Happy Campers Road Trip Highlights In North Iceland

I came, I saw, I conquered North Iceland with a Happy Camper…Finally! One of my oldest friends, Sarah, visited me for the first time since moving to Iceland and it was the perfect moment to plan a trip to the North. It’s somewhere I’ve been dreaming of travelling to since I moved to Reykjavík, so […]

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July 1, 2017 Camping Out Reykjavik Pride

Iceland is pretty famous for equal rights, LGBTQA support, and gay history. It is the land of waterfalls, rainbows, and elves after all. There haven’t been any unicorn sightings, but there’s plenty of stunningly beautiful regular horses. Lonely planet has even deemed it one of the most gay-friendly travel destinations in the world. Reykjavik has been celebrating […]

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June 26, 2017 South Iceland’s Slakki Petting Farm Experience

If you love animals and like getting up close and personal with them, I can highly recommend visiting Slakki Petting Farm in Southwest Iceland, a family-run attraction. It’s the perfect family fun trip to get to know some local animals as you tour Iceland. And it’s not just for families. Oh, no. I went with […]

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June 22, 2017 Reykjavik Record Shopping

Iceland has a very peculiar music scene. It’s well known for Secret Solstice, Iceland Airwaves, and many other music festivals, but the local shop scene is also well endowed. 101 is the hub of all things vinyl, LP, and old school. That being said, you can rifle through the stacks and find anything from 1960’s […]

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June 19, 2017 Reykjavik Food Walk

It should come as no surprise by now that I love food. I’ve already shared my favourite budget eats around Reykjavík as well as my burger experience on Vestmannaeyjar. What if I told you there was an epic tour named Reykjavík Food Walk dedicated to traditional foods of Iceland? And what if I also told you the tour consisted of […]

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June 5, 2017 Going Inside a Volcano

Going on a campervan trip in Iceland gives you a lot of bragging rights among your friends back home. You can tell them all about the breakfasts you cooked beside a glacier, nights spent chasing the midnight sun, or camping out like Walter Mitty. But how many people can say they’ve been inside a volcano? Inside […]

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May 27, 2017 10 Free Things to Do & See in Reykjavík

It doesn’t matter if you’re a new traveler to Iceland or a seasoned veteran in this incredible country. The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavík, is the perfect place to start or end your adventure in the North Atlantic. Although it’s easy to spend a pretty penny shopping, dining, and sightseeing in this charming destination, there are […]

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May 23, 2017 Journey to Vatnshellir Cave on Snaefellsnes

“Please turn off your personal flashlight and then close your eyes”, our tour guide, Soffía, said before turning off her super-powered lamp. “Now, open and listen.” Total darkness surrounded me, blinded without an ounce of light. Drip, drip, drip. Only the echoes of water splashing on my shoulder could be heard while everyone stood in silence […]

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May 19, 2017 Horseback Riding

The Icelandic horse is a one of a kind breed. Equestrians from all over the world agree. The horses that the vikings brought over from Norway have been on the island for so long without change. For this reason, modern caretakers of these horses are very protective of them. If you’d like the chance to ride […]

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