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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

The Vikings weren’t exactly known for their romance skills. In part because of its history, and even moreso because of its unique geography, Iceland isn’t “swaying palm trees and long walks on the beach” romantic. Its romance is more of the “powerful waterfalls, alien landscapes, alone in the middle of nowhere” variety. And that’s perfectly fine by me. If you […]

Romantic Things to Do in Iceland

Of the places in the world to travel solo, Iceland may be one of the best. Whether you want to bike around Iceland for a week alone as part of your round the world trip or stay in Reykjavik and do some light-adventure day trips to the surrounding areas or even just pop over on a quick layover while you […]

Solo Travel in Iceland

Despite its small size, Iceland is a deceptively large country to travel across. Due the inhospitable nature of the rugged and snowy interior, it’s impossible to drive across in winter (and should only be undertaken with the proper training and equipment in summer), so in order to travel from Reykjavik to the northeastern side of the country, you’ll need to […]

See More of Iceland with an Air Iceland Day Trip

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