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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


Geysir, located along the Golden Circle in southwest Iceland, is the geyser from which all geysers take their name. Only here’s the ironic thing – Geysir rarely erupts any more, so most visitors to Geysir are actually coming to see the nearby smaller geysir, Strokkur erupt. Geysir was the first recorded geysir, and earliest records date its existence back to […]

Geysir: Iceland’s Famous Geyser


In Reykjavik’s city center, most tourists use the white tips of the  Hallgrímskirkja Church to help find their way around – you’re never lost in the city if you can find the “big white church” (a nickname much easier to pronounce). The church is a Lutheran church and is the sixth tallest building in Iceland. It was designed in 1938 […]

The Best View in Reykjavik: Hallgrímskirkja Church



The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most famous attraction. A pool of superheated neon blue water, it is believed to have restorative effects and is visited by over 400,000 people each year. What is the Blue Lagoon? A popular misconception is that the Blue Lagoon is a naturally occurring hot spring pool, and while the country does have many, this is […]

Soaking in the Blue Lagoon


In 2001, as construction began on a new building in the old city center of Reykjavik, an exciting discovery was made. Buried underground and nearly perfectly preserved was an ancient Viking longhouse, a traditional dwelling. The city excavated it, preserved it, and turned it into a museum. If you only visit one museum in Iceland, the 871 +/- 2 Settlement […]

871, The Settlement Museum in Reykjavik