Skaftafell Morsárdalur marek-piwnicki

29 Apr: Skaftafell in a Day: How to Make the Most of Your Visit

Skaftafell is located in the heart of Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. It has been protected since 1967 and is a breathtaking wilderness that combines spectacular natural scenery with cultural heritage. You’ll pass by on the way to Fjallsárlón if you’re coming from the west. Like many places in Iceland, Skaftafell boasts extraordinary landscape and is a good focus point for several outdoor activities, not least scenic hikes. At Skaftafell, you will also find food trucks, good camping grounds and tourist information centre if you decide you want to stay overnight.

Höfn Harbour overview

22 Apr: The Food Lover’s Guide to Höfn, Iceland: Best Eats and Treats

When you travel, is food your thing? Getting to know an area’s cuisine and trying out its restaurants and cafés can be a great way of finding out about the cultural heritage of a place. But even more than that it’s a chance to enjoy delicious food in new surroundings. If you haven’t eaten at Frost Restaurant while you’ve been visiting Fjallsárlón, you might be feeling peckish by the time you reach Höfn. Or perhaps it’s your next overnight stop. Either way, here’s our food lover’s guide to Höfn in Iceland, including where to track down the best eats and treats.

Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon - Asa Steinars

17 Apr: The top 5 Activities to Do near Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Fjallsárlón is an exquisite lagoon whose backdrop is Fjallsjökull, one of the outlet glaciers of magnificent Vatnajökull (see photo above). Here, the glacier drops down steeply towards the water, adding drama and accentuating the contrast between the lake and its background. Trust us, this is a landscape worthy of the overused epithet awesome.

Svartifoss waterfall Skaftafell gigi

11 Apr: Southeast Iceland in April – Top Attractions & Tour

In recent years, Iceland has become a popular destination for travelers all year round. This is a big change from the time Iceland was mostly visited in July and August. The Southeast of Iceland boasts of natural attractions such as Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell National Park, Diamond beach, Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Mulagljufur canyon.

icelandic horses winter martin-jernberg

08 Apr: The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic horse is the original breed that the first inhabitants, vikings of Iceland brought with them in the early settlement of Iceland in 874. Many believe that the settlers picked out the very best livestock possible to transfer oversea when they relocated to a land with such harsh weather conditions. It is also believed that once livestock had been established in Iceland that the settlers that followed soon ceased bringing livestock with them and simply purchased what they needed from previous settlers.

Iceberg Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon - Hallgrimskirkja Church

01 Apr: Icebergs in Iceland – Formation and Forms

Icebergs are large chunks of ice that break off glaciers. They come in all shapes and sizes and more than one color. At Fjallsarlon iceberg lagoon and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland you will see them floating around during spring, summer, and autumn.

Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon - blue ice boat tour

25 Mar: Sightseeing boat tours in Iceland

There is so much to see and do in Iceland! It can be hard to pick which nature attractions to stop at or which boat tours to book with limited time travelling in the country. You could spend weeks or even months travelling and always find some new destinations to explore or tours to book. There are several sightseeing boat tours in Iceland that could change an already good holiday to an unforgettable holiday, read on for more information!

Reynisfjara Black Beach Iceland

22 Mar: Black Sand Beaches in South Iceland – Facts and History

The vast black sands and black beaches you find in the South of Iceland often leave many feeling as though they’ve stepped onto another planet. The most famous black sand beaches in Iceland are the Diamond beach and the Black Beach (Reynisfjara). Another frequently visited tourist attraction is the airplane wreck on Solheimasandur, black sand beach.

Igloo bubble hotel Iceland

18 Mar: Igloo in Iceland – Glamping on another level

When thinking of housing in Iceland, one might think that in the past Icelanders used to live in igloos made from snow. The fact is that this is not the case, Icelanders never lived in snow igloos. In the much colder neighboring country Greenland housing was however mostly made of snow. The names “Greenland” and “Iceland” might seem contradictory given the contrasting climates of the two countries. Greenland has always been much icier and colder than Iceland. The reason for the conflicting names dates to when the Norse explorer Eric the Red discovered both countries. He wanted to attract settlers to the icy country, naming it Greenland and deter settlers from coming to Iceland with its milder climate and fertile lands.