Nordics

The Best Hiking Boots for Iceland

Iceland is a destination that has been growing and growing in popularity with each passing year. Enchanting photos of its spectacular landscapes fill our Instagram feeds and more and more people are taking advantage of extended layovers in order to experience this beautiful country for themselves. Iceland, however, is also a land of inclement weather and the landscape is mostly rugged and rural so it is likely that you will be … 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

What To Pack & What To Wear In Iceland

Visit South Iceland: Beyond the Golden Circle

It can be difficult to figure out what to wear in Iceland and piecing the perfect Iceland packing list can be an especially daunting task. Iceland has extreme weather conditions and even though it might be bright and sunny one minute, the next minute could bring an apocalyptic snowstorm with winds strong enough to transport you to Oz. It is very common to experience every season within the span of a … 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. This sometimes leads to travellers deciding that, rather than dealing with finding a way to get to the airport in the middle of the night, they instead decide to stay as close as possible to the airport. This is particularly true in Iceland, where getting from Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport is at … 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

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 Ultimate 6-Day South Iceland Itinerary

Visit South Iceland: Beyond the Golden Circle

Iceland has always been a dream destination of mine. Like for most people when travelling to a destination that they’ve dreamed about for years, I had grand illusions of packing as much as possible into my 6 day Iceland itinerary.  I wanted to travel all around the Ring Road and see everything that Iceland had to offer. However, the more I researched, the more I realised that it simply wasn’t … Read More

Complete Guide to Iceland’s Golden Circle Stops (with Map!)

The Complete Guide to Golden Circle Stops

For most travellers on a short trip to Iceland, after spending a day or two in Reykjavik and soaking in the Blue Lagoon, their last day is spent touring the famous Golden Circle, easily accessible as a day trip from Reykjavik. While many tour operators stick to the four most popular Golden Circle stops, there are a number of spectacular additional stops possible if you self-drive the Golden Circle. That being … Read More