June 25, 2022

Weekly Report 18.06 – 24.06

After exceptionally warm and sunny May the weather in Iceland regressed toward the mean in June. Temperatures dropped, heavy showers came and went like a boomerang, and most of the rare sunny days were spoiled by strong winds. It feels like instead of progressing to summer the weather in Iceland went backward to early spring. […]

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Gleðilega þjóðhátíð!/Happy National Day!  Today is Independence Day in Iceland. So, don’t be surprised when you’ll find festivities all over town! Not even the Icelandic weather can keep people away from enjoying celebrating it in the streets. You can see the parade usually around Tjörnin, downtown Reykjavik. There is even a streetball competition on Hverfisgata. […]

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With a degree in civil engineering and a passion for biking, Tyler Wacker talks about moving from San Francisco to one of the most remote places in Iceland, Westfjords. He sold all of his belongings, cycled for eight months across the United States, and finally moved to Iceland to study Coastal Communities and Regional Development. Slowing down […]

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Are you traveling to Iceland this summer and wonder what events are there to enjoy? You’re in for quite a treat! We gathered 15 events and new activities ready for you to enjoy throughout the Icelandic arctic summer all over the country. Get ready for a busy summer, from cultural events to marathons, golf or […]

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Will Iceland win Eurovision 2022? The annual Eurovision Song Contest is back next week. Everyone has their eyes on Turin, the host city, as the European competition is more famous than ever. You either hate it or love it, but one thing's for sure: you can't ignore it.

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Have you ever heard of Icelandic Ash Wednesday? The day when children dress up, go store to store, sing for candy and make ash bags to put on the back of unsuspecting “victims”? It’s part of a 3-day celebration that starts today. Ash Wednesday is similar to Icelandic Halloween, where the tradition is not about […]

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True fans of Games of Thrones know that many scenes were shot in locations in Iceland during the making of this series. Probably everyone agrees that Iceland’s landscape is breathtaking and the perfect place to experience the atmosphere described in the books. It’s no wonder then that Iceland has been chosen to film so many […]

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January 14, 2022 The Dynjandi Waterfall

If you plan to visit the Westfjords, the waterfall Dynjandi is a must-see destination. It is the biggest waterfall in Iceland Westfjords. A literal translation of Dynjandi is thunderous, and you will understand why when you hear the sound it makes. Many consider it the most magnificent waterfall in Iceland, not the least because of […]

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Bird watching in Iceland (or birding) is an intense activity. Many of you will enjoy spending a day out trying to spot birds and puffins in their natural habitat and perhaps shooting them. With a camera, of course. One quite interesting and very cute bird is the puffin, and it just so happens you can find it in Iceland. Perhaps, you won’t need […]

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December 17, 2021 Guide to Christmas in Iceland

Have you ever thought about spending Christmas in Iceland? Would you like to know more about Icelandic Christmas traditions as well as New Year celebrations? Who are the Icelandic Yule Lads, and what are their names? Icelandic holidays hide many secrets, and in this post, we will walk you through this fantastic festive time and answer any questions you might have.  […]

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Iceland is a fantastic place to discover natural hot springs hidden all around the country. This is because of Iceland’s volcanic activity. This is why you can find dozens of geothermally heated pools around the ring road. Being a geologically active nation, new hot springs frequently pop up with earthquakes and eruptions, bringing fresh hot […]

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When the settlers came to Iceland over a millennia ago they brought with them a a creature that would prove instrumental in the survival of the country's inhabitant: The Icelandic horse.

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It is time to announce the winner of a 5 day trip around Iceland in our Easy Clever 4x4!

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