Category: Activities

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 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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May 19, 2021 8 Unique Museums to Visit in Iceland

Of course, Iceland’s most famous attraction is its breathtaking nature. However, when you drive through the country, you quickly notice how many unique museums there are! Some are big, some are small, some offer incredible interactive experiences, others can be very peculiar yet informative. What they all have in common is that they offer a […]

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May 5, 2020 5 Most Unique Experiences in Iceland While on a Budget

Iceland is an island country with fascinating extremes. Active volcanoes produce geothermal heat while frozen glaciers flow nearby. Summers feature near endless days and winters endless nights. And with such a low population, much of the nation consists of pristine wilderness areas filled with breathtaking waterfalls and other beautiful natural attractions. You can enjoy lots of […]

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December 27, 2019 How to Handle an Icelandic Winter

Telling someone you’re traveling during an Icelandic winter elicits incredulous responses ranging from, “Hold up. Isn’t Iceland dark for six months?” to “Wow, that’s crazy. Guess you’ll need Arctic gear to stay warm, right?”

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December 27, 2019 How to Spend the Winter Holidays in Iceland

How to Spend the Winter Holidays in Iceland If you think Iceland is dark and cold in the winter, you would be correct. It’s very much both, but that doesn’t mean the country isn’t alive with the bright lights, winter festivals, and traditions of the holiday season. The Christmas season in Iceland officially starts on December […]

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November 15, 2019 How, where & when to see puffins in Iceland

HOW The first step to spotting a puffin is knowing what it looks like. And to help you do that I have provided for you a nice picture of the majestic Atlantic puffin. It would be rude of me to assume that you are able to spot all the differences between the puffin and any […]

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October 18, 2019 Winter Festivals in Iceland

If you think a place like Iceland is off-limits in the winter months, I’m about to blow your mind. With a name that invokes visions of wild, uninhabited landscapes covered in thick sheets of impenetrable ice, you’re probably thinking “well, that’s not where I want to spend my vacation”. But, if you’ve ever experienced a winter in […]

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August 26, 2018 The Quietest Place in Iceland

Many people travel to Iceland to escape busy, polluted cities and stressful lives. There’s a common theme across every experience in Iceland: peace, quiet, clean, serenity. You can take a road trip to some of the most remote areas of the world you’ve probably ever been to. There are entire areas that have never been […]

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