With the eagerly anticipated fourth season of HBO epic Game of Thrones hitting the small screen this April, fans are gearing up for a dramatic return to the Seven Kingdoms. There’s plenty to get excited about for the new season, as the fateful War of Five Kings finally comes to a head, new characters like Oberyn Martell, the ‘Red Viper’, are introduced and ever more spectacular set locations are revealed, including a series of brand new Game of Thrones filming locations in Iceland.
With its unearthly volcanic landscapes, vast glaciers and hissing geysers, Iceland offers up one of the world’s most unique landscapes, and it’s an ideal destination for couples or honeymooners with a sense of adventure. From sipping champagne beneath the stars in a steamy lagoon to cuddling up beneath the majestic northern lights, here are some of the most romantic things to do in Iceland.
Icelandic culture places value in the arts, especially music, and music in Iceland is as rich and varied as the landscape. Depending on whom you ask, there are different theories as to why Iceland has such an opulent musical offering despite its relative isolation and miniscule population. A few Icelanders told me that it was [...]
If you’re looking to get off the beaten track in Iceland, the west coast town of Borgarnes is a good place to start, perched on a small peninsula in the Borgarfjörður lowlands. Despite being located on Iceland’s main ring road, just 40 minutes drive from the capital, the laid back town remains largely undiscovered and makes a unique day trip from Reykjavik.
Despite its name, Iceland doesn’t get as cold in the winter as you might expect. It’s still quite chilly but you’ll find temperatures rarely dip below 20° F so you can still enjoy all that the country has to offer without worrying about frostbite. There are plenty of things to do in Iceland in winter, and you can even comfortably stroll the ice-free sidewalks (which are heated) of Reykjavik, shopping and visiting some of the history, culture and art museums in the compact city center.
Icelanders have a reputation for partying hard and they don’t contradict it on New Year’s Eve. December 31 in Reykjavik sees a party like no other, with thousands of fireworks lighting up the night sky at midnight.