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Goodbye Northern Lights, Hello Icelandic Summer

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Reykjanes Peninsula Iceland View All Our Trips Goodbye Northern Lights, Hello Icelandic Summer. First Day of Summer in Iceland. Winter is starting to fade away in Iceland, nights get shorter and shorter everyday, meaning we sadly have to say goodbye to the Northern Lights for a few months but we are also very happy to welcome the Midnight Sun back to Iceland! Mid April is when most tour companies stop running their Northern Lights Tours because nights in Iceland [...]

How to prepare for a trip to Iceland – FAQ

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Spring, Summer, Winter|

View All Our Trips When you go to a country for the first time, it is normal to have a lot of questions, so here I will try to help answering some of them. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Iceland. How cold is Iceland? Despite its name, Iceland maintains moderate temperatures all year round, thanks to the Gulf Stream. If the average summer temperature is rarely higher than 15°C, the [...]

Visit at South Shore and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Summer, Winter|

South Shore View All Our Trips The South Shore with its mesmerizing waterfalls and Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon, with its floating icebergs are among the most beautiful destinations in Iceland. When searching the web for places to see in Iceland, you will surely come across amazing pictures of waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers and icebergs, pictures of natural wonders you will want to see with your own eyes. The best way to do this is to take the great 2 [...]

5 Reasons to book a private transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik Iceland

Autumn, Summer, Winter|

Private transfer to Reykjavik View All Our Trips When flying to Iceland from another country, you will fly into Keflavik International Airport, which is a long way from Reykjavik city center. To get from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik, there are a few shuttles run by different companies and even a public bus service, but if you are not on a budget and you are looking for a more practical way, I believe a private transfer is your best option, even [...]

5 Reasons to Visit the Reykjanes Peninsula Iceland

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Summer, Winter|

Reykjanes Peninsula Iceland View All Our Trips Iceland is famous all over the world for it Geysir, its black sand beaches, its glaciers and the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle and the South Coast are the most popular destinations for tourists visiting Iceland. With the exception of Keflavik International Airport and the Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Peninsula remains very often unexplored, which is a pity because the Reykjanes Peninsula is a gem that deserves more attention. Iceland is not only glaciers, [...]

Northern Lights Boat Tours Iceland

Iceland Tours, Winter|

Northern Lights Iceland View All Our Trips Northern Lights Boat Tours Iceland One of the main reasons people decide to come to Iceland in the winter is to see the Northern Lights. If you are coming to Iceland in the winter and you are trying to catch the Lights, there are many tours you can choose from but a Boat Tour is certainly something different and a bit more special. What to [...]

Justin Bieber in Iceland: how not to imitate him.

Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Follow Justin Bieber in Iceland” one day private tour from Reykjavik View All Our Trips When Justin Bieber's video “I'll show you” was released, it soon became very popular and so did Iceland among the Beliebers, who decided to come to the country and follow the steps of their favorite singer. In this video, Justin Bieber “shows you” beautiful Iceland, but he also “shows you” how not to behave when you are visiting Iceland. If you are interested in seeing [...]

How to make the most of your winter days in Iceland.

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Winter season in Iceland View All Our Trips The winter season in Iceland goes from November to April: the weather can be challenging and the days are shorter but, on the bright side, it is off peak season, there are less tourists, prices are a little lower than during the summer and everything is much calmer and peaceful. In the peak of winter in Iceland, there are only 4 or 5 hours of daylight, but how can you make the [...]

The Northern Lights Season 2018 is here!

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Northern Lights Season 2018 View All Our Trips Time flies, the Icelandic never ending summer days are over and the Northern Lights season is approaching again. The Northern Lights are visible in Iceland from late August to late April, so make sure you book a ticket to Iceland during these months to get a chance to observe this beautiful natural phenomenon. The Northern Lights are actually active all year but [...]

6 Good Things About Iceland’s Winter Darkness

Winter|

Iceland Winter View All Our Trips Iceland is always dark in the winter right? This is a question I get very often and well, it is not always dark but there is a lot of darkness in Iceland in the winter and, for a foreigner, this might be a little hard to get used to. Because of the country's high latitude, if Icelandic summer days are never ending and the sun never really sets, Icelandic winter days only have 4/5 [...]

Whale Watching in Iceland

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography, Summer, Winter|

Whale Watching View All Our Trips Whale Watching in Iceland   Iceland has a lot of folk tales about whales, suggesting the importance these sea giants have always had in Iceland's history and culture, even before Iceland became such a popular whale watching destination. The first very famous whale of Iceland, that helped the growth of whale watching as one of the most popular activities in Iceland, [...]

The Yule Lads, Iceland’s very own 13 Santa Clauses.

Winter|

Yule Lads View All Our Trips If you walk down Laugavegur, the main street in Reykjavik city centre, you might notice a Christmas shop open all year round with a huge red mailbox outside where you can send letters and get a reply from one of the 13 Icelandic Santa Clauses.... yes, that is right, Iceland has 13 Santas, but who are they, really? The Yule Lads. These 13 Icelandic Yule [...]

Caves in Iceland

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Caves in Iceland View All Our Trips Iceland has a large number of caves, both glacier caves, lava caves and man-made caves. Exploring these caves is a great activity you should not miss during your trip to Iceland and the great thing is that it can be done even in bad weather. Ice Caves in Iceland The most popular caves in Iceland are the glacier caves, often  referred to as  ice [...]

Why to choose a Private Tour in Iceland

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Winter in Iceland     View All Our Trips Iceland is safe country and it is easy to get around on your own exploring the most famous areas of the country. However, if you want to have a more special experience, see different places and learn more about the culture, guided tours are a great option, especially private tours. You can choose day trips or longer private tours; a great time is guaranteed. 1. Private Tours [...]

Winter in Iceland

Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Winter in Iceland     View All Our Trips Winters in Iceland are not as cold as you might think, temperatures are usually  between -10° and 5°C thanks to the Gulf Stream. Of course, the strong winds will make you feel colder but, with the right clothes, winter is a great season to visit Iceland. If you come to Iceland between November and February, you should expect both snow, ice, storms and sometimes beautiful cold sunny days. Driving around Iceland [...]

An exciting trip to the LAVA Centre

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Winter|

Lava Center     View All Our Trips Winter is coming to Iceland and very often we have what Icelanders call “window weather”: cold , an often windy,  sunny weather that looks nice through the window if you are inside, but it is not so nice to be outside in. The weather was like this in Southern Iceland a few days ago, the perfect day for a nice drive, so I decided to go on a day trip from Reykjavik [...]

6 Reasons to come chase the Northern Lights in Iceland

Iceland Tours, Uncategorized|

Northern Lights Private Tour View All Our Trips The Northern Lights are a spectacular show of nature that lightens up the northern skies during dark nights. The season to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is from the end of August to mid April and although it requires certain weather conditions and quite a bit of luck, seeing the Northern Lights is an amazing experience that will leave you breathless in front of nature's power and beauty, especially if you [...]

5 Golden Circle Detours

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Golden Circle   View All Our Trips   One of the tours you will certainly want to take when you are in Iceland is the Golden Circle Tour. Not far from the capital, easy to get to, with beautiful natural wonders to explore, the Golden Circle is by right one of the most popular destinations in Iceland. If you want to see something more than the usual Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss, there are many other locations that are [...]

5 Reasons to visit the Golden Circle

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography|

Golden Circle   View All Our Trips If you are planning your trip to Iceland and you are checking the internet for what to see and do, a Golden Circle tour is surely one of the first things you will read about and there is a reason for that: the Golden Circle is one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in Iceland and you really should not miss it, no matter how long your stay in Iceland is. Iceland [...]

7 places you must visit on Westman Islands

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Westman Islands View All Our Trips The Westman Islands   The extraordinary Westman Islands form a group of fifteen islands located approximately 10km off the south coast of Iceland. Famous for its puffin population which attracts countless visitors every year, the islands are of great historical and geological importance and have been drawing attention since the year 870 when the Westmen, who were a group of rebellious Irish slaves, sought refuge there after [...]

Glacier Lagoon autumn/winter 2017

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Skaftafell   Book your Glacier Lagoon Tour The Glacier Lagoon Known as Jokulsarlon in Icelandic, the Glacier Lagoon this is one the country's most iconic attraction. Famously framed in the background by the impressive Vatnajokull Icecap, the lagoon features an ever-changing canvas of icebergs freshly carved from the serrated edge of Breidamerkurjokull glacier tongue. They float gently and silently in the fresh blue water, but every now and then the scene is interrupted with an almighty [...]

South Iceland

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography, Summer, Winter|

South Iceland   The south of Iceland is home to many of the country’s most celebrated attractions including Gullfoss, Geysir and the historically significant site of Thingvellir. The majority of people visiting the region tend to focus on these areas, but for the more determined explorer South Iceland has a wealth of natural treasures to be discovered. Apart from its rich agriculture, folklore and Saga-age legends, the area is also renowned for its magnificent volcanoes like Mt. Hekla and Eykjafjallajokull [...]

Autumn 2017 in Iceland. What to do?

Autumn, Iceland Tours, Photography|

Autumn 2017 in Iceland. What to do?   Autumn in Iceland goes from late August to late October or beginning of November, when we then start talking about winter! Autumn is a great time to visit Iceland! Autumn temperatures are similar to the spring, it gets colder throughout September and October but it is usually not too cold. Of course there is often quite a bit of wind and the weather in Iceland is always unpredictable in any season but the good [...]

13 best Reykjavik attractions

Iceland Tours|

Reykjavik Celebrated as the world's most northerly capital city and one of the smallest in Europe, Reykjavík has fast become one of the world's hottest alternative travel destinations, with plenty of top tourist accolades to fuel the enthusiasm. With a fascinating history rooted in the great Sagas and its unique location, Reykjavík manages to combine a terrific blend of hip and wholesome, but without the stress that usually follows a cosmopolitan metropolis. Whether illuminated by the unending daylight of summertime [...]

The Northern Lights 2017-2018 Season is coming!

Iceland Tours, Photography, Winter|

Northern Lights Iceland   View All Our Trips   Time flies, the Icelandic never ending summer days are over and the Northern Lights season is approaching again. The Northern Lights are visible in Iceland from late August to late April, so make sure you book a ticket to Iceland during these months to get a chance to observe this beautiful natural phenomenon. Northern Lights     The [...]

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