Iceland’s (agri)cultural highlights

March 12, 2019 Places To Go Things To Do

When travelling in Iceland, farms might not be top of your list of places to visit—but there’s actually a lot of fun to be had, and delicious flavours to experience! Here are just four you might like to check out. In West Iceland, near Búðardalur, you will find the Erpsstaðir dairy farm which makes some […]

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Game of Thrones in Iceland

March 11, 2019 Places To Go

The popular hit TV series Game of Thrones has been a global phenomenon not only for the acting and intricate plot but also for the scenery featured in the land of Westeros. Iceland is one of the many luck places to have been featured during the running of the programme and all was inspired from […]

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Who wants to go on a sled ride?

January 28, 2019 Places To Go Things To Do

Iceland holds true to its name – the land of ice. With snow comes its trials and tribulations: transport can be more difficult than in hotter countries but like any country that is used to these cold conditions, there are ways around it, and some of these methods are really memorable and fun. Aside from […]

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Cairns aren’t just piles of rocks – so be careful where you stack them!

January 24, 2019 Places To Go

You see, carefully piled rocks formed into a cairn make a landmark. That’s kind of the point. And in centuries gone by, cairns could mean the difference between life and death in the less hospitable parts of Iceland. They would break up long journeys on foot and reassure the weary traveller that they were indeed […]

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Keflavík is more than just an airport!

January 2, 2019 Places To Go Things To Do

When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavík International Airport, you are at the western tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Reykjavík is to the east, where the peninsula meets the rest of the country, and most visitors pay the 40-or-so minute drive in between little heed—but that is a mistake. One may not realize that there […]

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Famous and unusual museums of Iceland

December 17, 2018 Places To Go Things To Do

Iceland is a country that does not take itself too seriously. This can be seen in some of the country’s museums which can have some obscure and irregular topics behind them. The most famous museum for this list is the Icelandic Phallaological Museum in Reykjavik. Although this museum may get a few giggles, the museum […]

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Is Iceland the most peaceful country?

November 20, 2018 Places To Go

When looking to go on holiday, one thing you may consider is the safety of the country in both political and criminal aspects. Many websites do their research to find out the statistically most peaceful countries (combining current political conflicts, crime rate, terror threat statistics and many more to rank 147 countries and territories). Iceland […]

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Be careful where you step – the elves are watching!

November 5, 2018 Places To Go

Iceland’s rugged landscape is home to a variety of different things but there is more to the land than just rocks – some believe these are the homes and churches of Huldufólk (also known as the hidden people or elves) who have beautiful protected areas for you to visit but you cannot disturb them without […]

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Trolls in the Land of Fire and Ice

October 23, 2018 Places To Go

Icelanders were big fans of storytelling around fires in the long dark nights after settlement, the famous Icelandic sagas make many references to mythical creatures still talked about today, and also some creative theatrical performances. These creatures sure have left their impact on the country, everywhere you look there will be a link to one […]

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The Viking Village for the ages

October 1, 2018 Places To Go

Have you ever woken up one day and wanted to visit an uninhabited Viking village? In Iceland we have that! The first question you may ask is ´Why is there an uninhabited Viking village hidden away in Iceland?’ Well, good question! In 2010 an old Viking village was created for a film which was delayed […]

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