Nordics

The Best Coat for Iceland in Winter (and Summer!)

Iceland continues to grow as one of Europe’s top travel destinations, especially as the prospect of a prolonged layover on this subarctic island nation gain popularity. Because of its unique climate with little weather variation between the seasons, Iceland is also very much a year-round destination. However, there is no denying that no matter the season, Iceland can be a cold, damp, and windy place. While we have already written … Read More

The Best Hiking Boots for Iceland (Winter or Summer!)

Enchanting photos of Iceland’s spectacular landscapes fill our Instagram feeds as more and more people are taking advantage of extended layovers in order to experience this beautiful country for themselves. However, is also a land of inclement weather and the landscape is mostly rugged and rural so it imperative to find the best hiking boots for Iceland as you will be spending an extended period of time trekking through some wilderness. … Read More

The Best Horseback Riding in Iceland: Tours & What to Expect

Horse Riding in South Iceland

While the mere thought of our trip to Iceland had me starry-eyed and dreamy as I was filled with images of breathtaking sub-arctic scenery, black sand beaches, and cascading waterfalls, there was one thing that I was looking forward to beyond all else, and that was riding an Icelandic horse. I love animals of all kinds and have been riding horses since I was a little girl, so finding the … Read More

The Best Hotels Near Keflavik Airport and Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Early morning or late evening flights can be stressful, particularly when arriving or leaving from a new country. That’s why if you’re flying into Iceland it might be worth staying in one of these hotels near Keflavik Airport. Many flights to Iceland land late at night or depart early in the morning meaning that rather than dealing with finding a way to get to the airport in the middle of … Read More

How to Get From Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik or The Blue Lagoon

One of the most worrying things for less experienced travellers arriving in a new country can be figuring out the best way to get from the airport to wherever they’re staying. And while you’re unlikely to encounter many airport scams in Iceland, it can still be incredibly useful to know how to get from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik before you arrive in the country. Not only can planning this in … Read More

Where to Stay in Vik, Hofn, and near Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Vesturhorn Mountain, located near Hofn

For most travellers visiting Iceland, their next stop after spending a day or two in Reykjavik and exploring the Golden Circle is to drive along the Southern Coast of the Ring Road towards Vik and Jokusarlon. This is one of the most quintessential Iceland itineraries for a first-time visitor, however, unless you have rented a camper van and have somewhere to sleep for the night, there are limited accommodation options … Read More

10 Best Stops on the Reykjavik to Vik to Jokulsarlon Drive

Visit South Iceland: Beyond the Golden Circle

One of the main reasons behind Iceland’s surge in popularity in recent years has been the increasing number of visitors using Iceland as a short layover when they cross the Atlantic. A common three day stop involving Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon & touring the Golden Circle means that many travellers in Iceland miss out on some other fantastic South Iceland attractions that are located on the Reykjavik to Vik to Jokulsarlon … Read More

The Best Pants for Iceland in Winter or Summer

Iceland is known for its dramatic scenery and ever changing weather, which makes packing for a trip to this Nordic country a complicated task no matter the season. In a country where it is possible to experience the climate of all four seasons in one day, finding the best gear to keep you warm and dry throughout your visit is absolutely essential. And while many people might concentrate on finding … Read More