tourist attractions

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

If there’s one souvenir that embodies Iceland, it’s the lopapeysa – a traditional Icelandic sweater with a distinctive pattern. These sweaters are made by hand with sheep’s wool and incredibly warm. They can also be incredibly expensive, going for over 30,000 ISK in the stores that line Laugavegur street, Reykjavik’s main shopping drag. For a cheaper (but still high-quality) version, […]

Shopping at the Kolaportið Weekend Market

The Lake Mývatn region is one of Iceland’s most geologically active. The area is dotted with volcanic craters and bubbling mud pits and is one of the most-visited areas outside of Reykjavik. One of the most-popular attractions in the region is the Mývatn Nature Baths, one of Iceland’s newest geothermal spas. Opened in 2004, the Mývatn Nature Baths, are similar […]

The Mývatn Nature Baths

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