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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 […]

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Iceland


For a small city, Reykjavik has a lot of dining options and, financial crisis or no, it seems that new ones continue to spring up while the best of the old favorites are kept in business by tourists and loyal locals. While it can be tough to stomach the thought of paying the high prices at some places, every visitor […]

Where to Eat 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 […]

The Best Restaurants for a Splurge Meal 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 […]

Dining on a Budget in Reykjavik


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 […]

Icelandic Delicacies