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Things to Do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland, and the place most tourists make their home base. Even if you plan on exploring Iceland’s more rugged areas, chances are you’ll spend at least a day in Reykjavik (and you should!). The city is compact and walkable, safe and (with the very notable exceptions of Friday and Saturday nights) very […]


Reykjavik Airport Hotels

Generally speaking, staying near Keflavik airport isn’t ideal for tourists. The airport is close to an hour from the city of Reykjavik (though only a few minutes from the famed Blue Lagoon in southwest Iceland. However, if you are arriving very late or departing very early and want to stay close by, these are your best options. Bed and Breakfast […]


Things to Do in Iceland in Fall

Fall in Iceland is most definitely off season; actually any time other than June – August is off season. If you visit from September to mid-December, you’ll much better deals on flights to Iceland, lower prices on accommodations and car rentals, and far fewer people. And while the days keep getting shorter (and colder) as the days creep towards December, […]


Iceland in Fall

Autumn begins Iceland’s off-season, after the peak travel season of mid-June to late August. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to visit. While you won’t see the Midnight Sun, temperatures will be lower, and some areas will no longer be accessible, there’s still plenty of reason to explore Iceland in the fall. In September, the Northern Lights make […]


Traveling to Vik from Reykjavik

Vik is the southernmost village in Iceland, located off the Ring Road about 180 kilometers from Reykjavik. Despite its small size of about 300 people, it’s one of the largest villages in south Iceland and the largest for about 50 miles. There’s a supermarket, bank, post office, campground, hostel and three other lodging accommodations, plus a restaurant, church, and popular […]


I Heart My City: Katie’s Reykjavik

Though I live in Chicago, there’s no place I feel more at home in than Iceland. From the moment I saw the lights of Keflavik airport blinking in the darkness after the (surprisingly short) flight from New York, it just felt familiar, comfortable. Since then that feeling has only gotten stronger. Though I spend most of my days in an […]


Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in Iceland

Most cold-weather destinations and Scandinavian countries aren’t typically thought of as romantic destinations, and Iceland is no exception. The food can seem a bit strange at first, the accent doesn’t exactly make foreigners swoon, and few people look sexy in cold-weather outdoor gear. But if beautiful vistas and the raw power of nature are what set your pulse to racing, […]


Luxury Accommodations in Iceland: Icelandair Hotels

Due to the high cost of visiting Iceland, even travelers who don’t consider themselves “budget travelers” may have a hard time coming to terms with the prices for accommodations. While private rooms (usually with shared bathrooms) in smaller guesthouses and hostels can be had for around $100 per night, you’ll spend more like $200 on anything even approaching luxury. If […]