Guide to the Icelandic Language
- Culture & Music
- Complete Guide to Iceland
- Travel Guide
An In-depth Guide - Origin - History - Toponymy - Travel Vocabulary - Helpful Language Tips
Icelandic is the official language of the Republic of Iceland. As one of the Nordic languages, it belongs to the family of the Germanic languages. You might wonder what you need to know for your visit to Iceland. In this in-depth guide, we are going to make approaching the language easy, with helpful, practical tips.
A Complete Guide to Hiking in Iceland
When is the best time to hike in Iceland and what are the most stunning hiking areas
Hiking is the best way to explore any country, especially Iceland. Discover places that are hidden from those who only follow the most frequented tourist routes. Read our guide to find out which are Iceland’s best hiking areas, when the best time to go hiking is, and what the most crucial items to have in your backpack
A Complete Guide to Puffins in Iceland
Where to see the puffins in Iceland, what season is best and further information
Iceland is home to more than 60% of the Earth's entire Atlantic puffin population, with anywhere from 8–10 million puffins inhabiting the island. Iceland is the world's puffin capital for sure! When is the best time and where are the best places to find puffins in Iceland? Read on to find out the answers!
A Complete Guide to Vatnajokull Glacier
What to See and What to Do in Europe's Largest national park
Vatnajokull glacier stretches over 200 km in Southeast Iceland. Rugged glacier tongues, giant icebergs, glacier-carved canyons, jagged mountain ranges, Iceland’s highest peak, and its deepest lake await exploration. Read our guide to learn more about Europe's most voluminous ice cap!
A Complete Guide to Whales in Iceland
Everything You Need to Know Before Going on a Whale Watching Tour in Iceland
Learn all about whales in Iceland. Whales are among the most enigmatic and fascinating creatures on our planet. Icelandic waters are some of their favorite areas to live, thanks to the advantageous location and natural assets. Uniquely in the world, you have a more than 90% chance of seeing whales around Iceland!
A Complete Guide to Eyjafjallajokull Glacier
2010 Eyjafjallajokull Eruptions - South Coast of Iceland - What to see - What to do
If we must pick one volcano to represent the dynamic volcanic energy beneath Iceland, it has to be Eyjafjallajokull glacier. The glacier volcano is unique in many ways.Now, it’s time for us to dive in - what’s so special about Eyjafjallajokull? And what to do and what to see when you are in the area.
Thingvellir National Park | Complete Guide
A Historical site and a jewel of nature - Nowhere on Earth is continental drift more visible!
Located on the Golden Circle route, Thingvellir National Park is one of the most frequently visited attractions in Iceland. This area contains interesting landscapes and has an outstanding significance both historically and geologically. Read our guide to get tips on what to do and see in Thingvellir National Park!
The Elephant Rock
A Guide to "Elephant Rock" in Westman Islands
'Elephant Rock’ is a natural rock formation in Heimaey, part of the Westman Islands or Vestmannaeyjar. The islands are a visitor attraction in their own right, but Elephant Rock is the main draw. The basalt rock structure is completely natural, but remarkably, largely resembles that of an elephant!
A Complete Guide to Vík í Mýrdal
South Iceland's Sea Front Village
Vik is the Southernmost village in Iceland and the only place that offers services and supplies in between Skógar and the West bank of the Mýrdalssandur, remote seafront village. Its population is gradually increasing due to tourism and its popularity is increasing as a picturesque stopover.
A Complete Guide to the Midnight Sun in Iceland
The Summer Solstice - The Best Places to Visit - Summer in Iceland
The Midnight sun - one thing all travelers find enchanting about June in Iceland. The light evenings help people unwind from the long Icelandic days and it’s one of the best times to visit the land of fire and ice! Find out more in the complete guide about traveling during the Midnight Sun in Iceland.
The Complete Guide to Dettifoss
The Most Powerful Waterfall in Europe
As the most powerful waterfall in Europe and most voluminous waterfall in Iceland, Dettifoss has a reputation to uphold. Measuring 144 ft or 45 meters high and 100 meters wide, Dettifoss draws huge crowds each year and is one of the sites which make up the famous Diamond Circle of North Iceland.
A Complete Guide to Kirkjufell Mountain
Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall on the Snæfellsnes peninsula
Kirkjufell is a mountain 463-meter or 1519 feet above sea level on the Snæfellsnesnes peninsula in the Western part of Iceland. Standing tall above the small fishing town of Grundarfjörður, Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in Iceland, one of the top 10 most beautiful mountains in the world, and yet most rec
A Complete Guide to Kerlingarfjöll in the Icelandic Highlands
The Kerlingarfjöll Mountains and the Hveradalir Geothermal Area
Kerlingarfjöll is one of the most precious natural gems in Iceland featuring small glaciers, green valleys and one of Iceland's largest geothermal areas. Read our comprehensive guide to find out more about the natural attractions, hiking trails and winter activities in Kerlingarfjoll.
A Complete Guide to Reykjavik, the Capital of Iceland
The world's northernmost national capital
Get to know everything about Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland is a vibrant Nordic metropolis with colorful houses and interesting streets, where impressive museums and inspiring galleries unexpectedly pop up next to bakeries and bars. Find out detailed travel information about Reykjavik in this complete guide.
A Complete Guide to the Weather in Iceland
Iceland's climate and weather conditions - month by month
When it comes to standing in the open air looking for the Northern Lights, backpacking in the wilderness searching for hot springs, or just wandering around the colorful streets of downtown Reykjavík, the weather will be the most important factor affecting the way you feel. Read how to plan your trip accordingly.
A Complete Guide to Skogafoss Waterfall
The waterfall between the Glaciers
With a height of 200ft (60m) and a width of 82 (25m), Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s greatest and most beautiful waterfalls. Due to the amount of spray produced by the cascade, you can see at least one rainbow at any time on a sunny day!
A Complete Guide to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
The Amazing Waterfall You Can Walk Behind - Location, When to Visit and More
Iceland has a lot of waterfalls. A LOT. Each one a little different, a little better than the last! What makes Seljalandsfoss waterfall different and better, is the option to walk behind the torrents of the fall. If you follow the path from the cliff base it will take you right behind the waterfall!
A Complete Guide to Húsavík, North Iceland
The Ultimate Guide to the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland
Visit the Capital of North East Iceland, join a whale watching tour in the whale capital of Iceland, enjoy a delicious meal made from local fresh ingredients or get an interesting history lesson at one of the town's many museums. Here is the Ultimate Guide to Húsavík!
Northern Lights in Iceland | The Complete Guide
Aurora Borealis Explained - Where & when to see the northern lights
Best time and locations, photo Tips & more - Learn all about the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) before your trip to Iceland. Don't miss the chance to see this amazing natural phenomenon!
Complete Guide to Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
The Most Spectacular Canyon in Iceland
Fjaðrárgljúfur is one of Iceland’s most spectacular natural gems. It's a a dreamlike sight that is truly difficult to describe with words. Standing above this distinctive canyon and admiring the unusual sight is an unparalleled experience, for sure! Read on our detailed guide to Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in South Iceland!
A Complete Guide to The Golden Circle in Iceland
Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall
Planning on driving The Golden Circle Yourself? The Golden Circle is an extremely popular route in the South of Iceland. Read our 2018 complete traveler's guide to the Golden Circle, including detours, must-sees & more!
A Complete Guide To The Snaefellsnes Peninsula
The Most Beautiful Places that You Must See in West Iceland
Snaefellsnes peninsula is the perfect place to visit if you only have a few days in Iceland. This enchanting area is only about a two-hour drive from Reykjavik, so it is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Learn about the most beautiful and must-visit places on the Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland!
A Complete Guide to Diamond Beach in Iceland
Complete guide to Iceland's famous Diamond Beach - Location, When to Visit, What to see & More
The Complete Travel Guide to Diamond Beach in Iceland. Even though it’s a six hour drive from Reykjavik, Diamond Beach is one of the most popular stops on the south coast
Black Sand Beach Iceland - Complete Travel Guide
The Most Beautiful Black Sand Beach in the World
Read our complete guide to the most beautiful black sand beach in Iceland - Reynisfjara. The most beautiful black sand beach in the world is located in Iceland. The world-famous Reynisfjara beach has enormous basalt stacks, hexagonal-shaped basalt columns, stunning lava formations, towering cliffs and breathtaking view