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10 Best Places to Eat in Iceland Outside Reykjavik

The Iceland culinary tradition will depend mainly on the needs and lifestyle of its descendants. Gathering, farming, and hunting on a rocky island in a cold ocean are some of the things islanders used to need to do to gather food. The booming tourist industry of this country has helped the food industry immensely. It … Read more

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Myvatn Iceland: What to Do When Exploring Another Planet

Getting to Myvatn is an adventure in and of itself. Most of the year, the central part of Iceland is relatively impassable. This being the case, most who drive to arrive in Myvatn have traveled hundreds of miles in one direction on the Ring Road to get to this destination. Myvatn’s landscape is unlike any … Read more

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Fosshotel Vatnajokull: Our Unbiased Customer Review

The following is a guest post review of the Fosshotel Vatnajokull by Steven Smith of Forever Travels. There is a small board pointing the direction to the Fosshotel Vatnajokull on Highway 1 (the Ring Road). It is a sign that you could easily miss, but thankfully we didn’t because we had a reservation at the … Read more

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Iceland Waterfalls: Our 3 Underrated Waterfall Picks

Are you on the hunt for some free time? Have some vacation to burn and you are on the lookout for some serious adventure? Look no further than the beautiful extremes found in the Land of Fire and Ice: Iceland. Imagine being transported into a world where you can leave the troubles of the daily … Read more

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The Magical Forgotten Eastfjords: The East Coast Of Iceland

Have you ever thought about taking a trip to Iceland? There are many amazing countries in the world, but Iceland will hold a spot in the heart of many tourists. This is not a coincidence. The Eastfjords (Eastern Region of Iceland) has become popular for many reasons. As of 2007, the Eastern Region was home … Read more

Iceland Itinerary Example: Our Eight-Day Website Namesake

Iceland is incomparable to any other country on Earth. Opaque blue glaciers were dancing with boiling geysers. Snow-capped coastlines dotted with sprawling lava fields. Setting forth to conquer Iceland in one swoop is impossible. It is a commonplace for long, multi-day layovers due to promotions by airlines such as Icelandair and Wow Air. Those long delays … Read more

Iceland Day 8

DAY 8: EXPLORING REYKJAVIK AND A RELAXING FAREWELL Highlights: Reykjavik Street Art, Cathedral of Christ the King, Harpa Concert Hall, Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture, Hallgrímskirkja, Blue Lagoon Meals: Storm Hotel, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, Café Babalú, Roadhouse Snorrabraut Lodging: Storm Hotel This was it. The final full day of our Iceland adventure. Bittersweet, but incredible to look back and know that this past … Read more

Iceland Day 7

DAY 7: REYKJAVIK AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Highlights: Reykjavik Old Harbour, Puffin Express Tour, Þingvellir National Park, Öxarárfoss, Strokkur/Geysir, Gulfoss, Kerið Meals: Fosshotel Hellnar, Slippbarinn, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, Cafe Loki Lodging: Storm Hotel This was going to be a long day. We wanted to squeeze in the breakfast buffet at Fosshotel Hellnar before making a very fast, nonstop 200km drive to the Reykjavik Old Harbour in time for an 11:00am Puffin … Read more

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Iceland Day 6

DAY 6: MANEUVERING THE SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Highlights: Helgafell, Kirkjufellsfoss, Kirkjufell, Vatnshellir Cave Tour, Snæfellsjökull, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, Icelandic Horses, Búðakirkja Meals: Hvammstangi Cottages, Laki Hafnarkaffi, Guesthouse Snjofell Restaurant Lodging: Fosshotel Hellnar After a relaxing night’s sleep and a breakfast of Skyr, we packed up and checked out of the Hvammstangi Cottages. Hvammstangi to Helgafell was a long, 160 kilometer push, so we set out early. The Ring Road looped … Read more

Iceland Day 5

DAY 5: EXPLORING NORTHERN ICELAND Highlights: Grjotagja, Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant, Boiling Mud Pots, Krafla Power Station, Viti Crater, Dettifoss, Selfoss, Góðafoss, Ljósavatn, Akureyri, Akureyrarkirkja Meals: Vogafjos Guesthouse, Kaffi Ilmur, Sjavarborg Restaurant Lodging: Hvammstangi Cottages After a restful night sleep, we packed up and drove across the street to the breakfast buffet in the guesthouse check-in area. We arrived early enough to see the cows being milked, … Read more