Travel Guide




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 […]

Things to Do in Reykjavik



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, […]

Things to Do in 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 […]

Iceland in Fall


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 […]

Traveling to Vik from 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 […]

I Heart My City: Katie’s Reykjavik


The Westfjords, the gnarled fingers of land that reach from northwest Iceland into the Atlantic, are not the easiest place to travel. Covered in snow several months of the year, they are a remote and rugged region. However those who do make the trip will find one of the most beautiful and untouched areas of Iceland, where mountains slope to […]

Where to Stay in the Westfjords


The Westfjords are one of the most spectacular areas in all of Iceland, boasting some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. However, due to its location outside the famous Ring Road (a popular route for travelers that circumnavigates Iceland’s central land area), the region isn’t heavily visited. Couple that with a harsh landscape and unforgiving weather for nine months […]

Four Things to Do in the Westfjords