Hiking in Iceland: A guide to the best canyon trails

February 7, 2023 Blog Places To Go Things To Do

When it comes to canyons, Iceland punches above its weight. These beautiful steep-sided valleys entice visitors away from the road and into the countryside – and with good reason. Often remote and unspoilt, sometimes fragile and always breathtaking, they lead to interesting rock formations and hidden waterfalls. While many of Iceland’s canyons are deserving highlights […]

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Can you drive with a foreign driver’s licence in Iceland?

February 6, 2023 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips Things To Do

A large proportion of travellers to Iceland are keen to rent a car. When you think about it, that makes a lot of sense: many of the country’s most scenic spots are hard to reach on public transport and tours can quickly get expensive, especially if there’s a group of you. But Iceland’s roads are […]

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How long does it take to drive around Iceland?

February 2, 2023 Blog Places To Go Things To Do

Spend any time on internet forums or social media and it won’t be long before you see posts asking how long it takes to drive around Iceland. In an ideal world, the answer would be “how much time have you got?” But in truth, constraints such as annual leave and the relatively high cost of […]

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Top 10 Iceland travel tips for first-time visitors

November 21, 2022 Blog Places To Go Things To Do

If you’re planning your first ever trip to Iceland, you’re in for a real treat. But first, you have a daunting array of choices ahead – where to go, what to do, where to stay, how to get around. It can feel overwhelming, but that’s where we come in – here are our top ten […]

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Which rental car insurance should I get in Iceland?

November 15, 2022 Blog Safety Tips Things To Do

It’s always a good idea to have comprehensive insurance coverage when you’re driving, and that’s doubly the case when you are abroad. Iceland’s no difference, but there are a few decisions you will need to make that don’t crop up elsewhere. Here’s our handy guide to choosing which rental car insurance you should get in […]

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A quick guide to driving in South Iceland

November 11, 2022 Blog Places To Go Things To Do

Chances are, if you’re planning to come to Iceland you’ll have allocated at least a few nights to the capital, the Golden Circle and Reykjanes. But if you intend to venture beyond those popular areas, you’ll most likely have set your sights on South Iceland. This region is second only to Reykjavik/Reykjanes when it comes […]

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Top 5 things to see close to Keflavik airport

September 14, 2022 Blog Places To Go Things To Do

Keflavik Airport serves the Icelandic capital, but in fact it’s located on the Reykjanes peninsula a 45 minute drive away from Reykjavik. While some dash straight off to the city, increasing numbers of visitors are realising that there’s plenty to see close to the airport itself. Wild and windswept, in many places unspoilt, this region […]

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Winter driving in Iceland – things you need to know

September 12, 2022 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips Things To Do

Renting a car and exploring Iceland independently has grown considerably in popularity with tourists in recent years. The freedom to design your own itinerary and set your own pace is enticing, and in summer, the traffic swells accordingly as people take to the road. But what if you’re planning to visit in winter? With fewer […]

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Everything you need to know about Iceland’s volcanic eruption

August 30, 2022 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips

Witnessing a volcanic eruption is one of the most incredible experiences any traveller can have. These rare and dramatic events remind us that we live on a planet that is still in the process of being created and sculpted. Iceland’s raw and rugged landscapes already have an exceptional beauty. But add in fountains of orange […]

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7 things you should know before renting a car in Iceland

June 9, 2022 Blog Places To Go Things To Do

Are you thinking of renting a car for your upcoming Iceland trip? It’s a great way of making sure you have the freedom to go as you please and tailor make a bespoke itinerary that’s exactly right for you. Before you hit the “Book now” button, here are the seven things you should know before […]

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