Early Evening in ReykjavikWinter Lights Festival

Reykjavik’s Winter Lights Festival

With the daylight hours lasting a mere 4 hours in midwinter, Iceland can be a gloomy destination over the holidays, but what better way to celebrate the end of a long, dark winter, than a dazzling light show? Held annually in February, Reykjavik’s Winter Lights Festival brings some much needed color and sparkle to the city with a mammoth celebration of light that sets the city alight.

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January 13, 2015 by
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Reindeer filet at Dill

Hot Dogs and Hot Pools: The Perfect Night in Reykjavik

For a city of 200,000 people, Reykjavik has an outsized reputation for nightlife. On weekends, locals party in the 101 (the downtown area, referred to by its post code) until 4am, passing the long winter nights in a booze-fueled techno haze. Weekday nights in the city are a bit more tame than the Bacchanalian weekends, but they’re never boring as the capital of Iceland is chock-full of quirky charm. Here’s how to spend the perfect night out in Reykjavik.

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January 5, 2015 by
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Private Tour: ‘Game of Thrones’ North of the Wall Locations

Lake Myvatn

I was in Northern Iceland to visit the north. Not the north of Iceland but the North from Game of Thrones. As a Game of Thrones junkie, I was excited to visit the locations I’d seen on screen. There was one minor problem: Game of Thrones films all its frozen scenes north of the wall in Iceland…..in the winter.

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December 17, 2014 by
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Travel Tips for Iceland in Winter

Iceland in winter

Few destinations seem as appropriate for a winter vacation as Iceland and discovering the land of fire and ice is a completely different experience during the colder months. But before you set out to explore the icy wilderness, here are a few travel tips for Iceland in winter.

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December 16, 2014 by
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Touring Iceland’s East Fjords

Iceland's East Fjords. Photo courtesy of CaptainOates via Flickr.

A sprawling wilderness of narrow fjords, steep rocky peaks and glacial passes, where herds of wild reindeer roam the hills, roads tunnel through the cliffs and vast woodlands blanket the valleys, visiting Iceland’s East Fjords feels like traveling to the end of the earth and if you’re looking to get off-the-beaten-track, there’s nowhere more appealing.

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November 18, 2014 by
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Exploring Iceland’s West Fjords

Exploring Iceland's Westfjords

Sculpted from volcanic activity more than 10 million years ago, Iceland’s West Fjords are the country’s oldest landmass and remain one of its most visually stunning regions – an expanse of snow-capped mountains, soaring sea cliffs and glacial passes encircled by fjords. With difficult-to-navigate terrain and an abundance of 4WD-only tracks, the remote West Fjords are all-too-often left off tourist itineraries, but the adventurous few who do venture out west will find plenty of opportunities to get off-the-beaten-track.

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October 21, 2014 by
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