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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, […]

Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in Iceland






The 90-kilometer long Snaefellsnes Peninsula sits just to the northwest of Reykjavik. Often called “Iceland in miniature,” the peninsula is home to many of the beautiful landscapes found elsewhere in the country. If you don’t have time to drive around the entire island, a visit to the  Snaefellsnes Peninsula will give you an idea of what you would have seen […]

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula


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



Drinking in Iceland is expensive. There’s just no getting around that. But there are a few ways to reduce the cost while still enjoying the city’s legendary nightlife. Here’s how to save money drinking in Iceland. Make the Duty-Free your first stop Located inside Keflavik Airport, the Icelandic Duty Free shop sells liquor at prices that are up to one-third […]

Drinking in Iceland


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


The Golden Circle is the name given to the tourist track that starts from Reykjavik and ventures to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Dozens of tour companies, like Reykjavik Excursions and Grey Line Iceland, offer bus tours to go see these beautiful natural wonders. The tours vary in duration from 6-9 hours and may or may not include lunch […]

Exploring the Golden Circle



In a land full of natural wonders – waterfalls, geysirs, glaciers, and volcanoes – it seems somehow right than even the horses are special. Short, stocky, and strong, they’re unique among other breeds for their fifth gait, the tölt. They’re also just about the the cutest and friendliest animals on the planet. Icelandic horses played a big role in encouraging […]

The Incredible, Adorable Icelandic Horse