Large waterfall (called Skogafoss) with rainbow and grassy rock wall. Person on picture look really small.

29 Jan: Things to do with kids while driving Iceland’s South Coast

Driving with children in the back of a car for long distances can be both challenging for the kids and their parents. Being born and raised in the southeast Iceland I know all too well what is feels like being a kid and drive long distances to the capital of Reykjavík, Akureyri town in the north or other places around the country.

Man standing inside a blue ice cave.

25 Dec: Guide to Natural Ice Caves in Iceland

Nothing that people can build, not even if they are the world’s greatest architects, comes close to the majestic beauty of nature. That’s especially true of Iceland’s breathtaking ice caves. A guided tour to one of these extraordinary subterranean caverns is guaranteed to leave you wide-eyed and open-mouthed. But before you book your Fjallsárlón excursion to visit a natural ice cave in Iceland, it’s a good idea to read this guide as we explain what they are, how they’re formed and where you can find them.

A floating igloo hut with a person.

18 Dec: Aurora Hut bed & breakfast “a room” with a view!

It can be hard to find accommodation in southeast Iceland during the months of June, July, and August. Scrolling through guesthouses and hotels with no luck can take its toll. You may start thinking about buying a tent and finding the next camping area or sleeping in your rental car. If that is not your style maybe it is time to think outside the box when it comes to finding a place to stay. That’s it! How does overnighting in a boat next to a glacier and icebergs sound?  Some might think, now why did I not think of this sooner? Maybe because the only possible place on earth to experience this unique stay is on Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

View over Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with lot of floating icebergs in the lagoon. Öræfajökull glacier and Breiðarmerkurfjall mountain in the background.

11 Dec: Glacier lagoons in Iceland: Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón

Iceland’s glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, is one of the most popular sights in the country. Most travellers will find themselves there at some point – or wish they had been able to visit. But did you know it’s not the only glacier lagoon in this part of the country? A short drive away, Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon is still one of the south coast’s hidden gems, yet it shares many characteristics with its more famous neighbour. Let’s take a look at both places and find out why you need to include them both in your itinerary….