Monthly Archives: February 2012

Iceland Travel News 06/24/2010

SONIC ICELAND – a portrait of Iceland and its music Love Icelandic music? Check out Sonic Iceland. “We know that there are hundreds of great Icelandic artists. And we think they deserved to be mentioned and presented in such an extensive project.” The Gear Junkie: Volcano Climb in Iceland | The Outside Blog Stephen Regenold takes on Iceland’s highest peak. […]

Getting from Reykjavik to Isafjordur

Isafjordur is the largest city in the Westfjords, and makes an excellent home base for exploring the area. From Reykjavik, you have three options for  getting there. By plane The flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur on AirIceland takes only 40 minutes and costs anywhere from 6000 to 14,000 ISK each way, depending on when you book and which class of […]

Getting from Reykjavik to Snaefellsnes Peninsula

About 3 hours by car from Reykjavik, on the west coast of Iceland, the 90km-long Snaefellsnes Peninsula offers mountain ranges, glaciers, windswept beaches, seaside fishing villages, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing. It seems a world away from Reykjavik, but actually it’s quite close and easy to get to. By car The drive from Reykjavik to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is […]

How to Get to Hornstrandir

Hornstrandir is one of the most remote places in Iceland. The area, the northernmost spot in the Westfjords, is a nature reserve and is only accessible in summer. There are no roads in Hornstrandir either, so getting there is further complication. Here’s how to make the trip. Organized tours By far the easiest way to get to Hornstrandir is by […]

Getting from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon

Visiting Reykjavik and not visiting the Blue Lagoon is like visiting Paris and not going to the Eiffel Tower. While some people undoubtedly do it, the Blue Lagoon is considered the largest tourist attraction for those visiting Reykjavik, though it’s not actually located in Reykjavik. The Blue Lagoon is actually about 4o minutes from Reykjavik. Because it is so close […]

Getting from Reykjavik to the Golden Circle

Iceland’s Golden Circle is a series of natural wonders located in the southwest of the country, outside of Reykjavik. An easy day trip from the city, the three attractions can all be visited in one day, and while you can ride along on a group tour or hire a private driver, the best way to take in these sights is […]

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Iceland

1) At roughly 39,000 square miles, Iceland is small – about the size of the US state of Ohio. 11% of the country is covered with glaciers, and 8% of that is a single one, Vatnajökull, which is located in the vast and nearly uninhabited interior. Three of Iceland’s five glaciers are the largest in Europe. Another 30% of the […]