Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Best Restaurants for a Splurge Meal in Reykjavik

While it’s easy to dine on a smaller budget in Iceland, it’s also easy to spend a few hundred dollars on dinner, especially at Reykjavik’s more upmarket, trendy restaurants. Here, dinner for two with wine (for which you can expect to pay at least 4500 ISK per bottle) one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert, will cost anywhere from $160 […]

Should You Visit Iceland While Eyjafjallajökull is Erupting?

After a week of interfering with air travel in Europe, the ash from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption started messing with flights over Iceland (which had previously still be able to operate flights domestic flights and flights from North America with no problems) this week. Keflavik was closed on several occasions but, determined to keep the country open to visitors, Icelandair got […]

Photos of the Iceland Volcano

However disruptive and destructive Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano may be, you’ve go to admit that it is amazing to look at. A perfect example of the raw power and beauty that you’ll find on Iceland, the volcano certainly does its job of making one feel very small and insignificant compared the forces of mother nature. Here are some of the best […]

Iceland Volcano Jokes

Since the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began erupting, spewing ash into the air and shutting down air traffic all over Europe, jokes about the volcano’s hard to pronounce name have been circulating, along with jabs at Iceland for its financial state. Though the situation is far from funny for those stranded and for the Icelanders who are dealing with the ash cloud […]

Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

If you’ve been watching tv or surfing the web at all lately, you’ve probably heard that Iceland has been experiencing a little bit of volcanic activity. The land of “fire and ice” didn’t earn its nickname for nothing, and the island is no stranger to volcanic activity, but the most recent eruption is earning lots of headlines because of the […]

Dining on a Budget in Reykjavik

Despite the high prices in Iceland, it is possible to eat on a smaller budget, especially in Reykjavik, where you’ll have many more options for cheap eats. Market shopping If you’re on a very small budget and are staying at accommodations with a kitchen, you can eat quite cheaply while still sampling some of the local cuisine. Head to the […]

Icelandic Delicacies

In early times, the people of Iceland had to work hard to feed themselves. They ate what they could find and, as time progressed, developed some interesting ways of living off the land and sea to keep their bellies full. These traditional foods , called “thorramatur“, are particularly popular with locals during the winter and include preserved foods like smoked […]

The Reykjavik Runtur

Financial collapse. A belief in elves and a delicacy of rotten shark. Volcanic eruptions. Sure, these are all things you may have head about in association with Iceland. But I know what you what you really want to learn about….the Reykjavik rúntur. What’s the  rúntur? The word rúntur translates to “round tour” and that’s pretty much what it is – […]