Making a name for itself as the world’s northernmost botanical garden, Lystigardur, Akureyri’s famous botanic garden, is among the city’s top attractions and belies its chilly arctic location with a surprising variety of plants from all over the globe.
Category: Things To Do
June 25, 2015
In Iceland, volcanic eruptions are a fact of life. The country has more than 100 volcanoes packed into a landmass the size of Kentucky, and those volcanoes regularly erupt, spewing ash into the atmosphere, creating new islands, and lately, luring tourists who come to see the fiery show. But above-ground isn’t the only way to […]
June 2, 2015
With natural spectacles like the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun, a renowned nightlife and music scene, and a host of unique annual festivals, there are plenty of excuses to stay up late in the Icelandic capital. Don’t want the fun to stop at dusk? Here are eight great things to do in Reykjavik at night.
May 29, 2015
With its cool waters and abundant sealife, Iceland’s coast makes a popular feeding ground for whales throughout the year, and whale watching from Reykjavik has long been a popular pastime for visitors. The islands of Akurey and Lundey are both popular spots for whale watching, as well as hosting a large population of puffins and guillemots, and there are numerous options for cruises.
May 12, 2015
Iceland’s dazzling glacial landscapes, thermal pools and ominous volcanoes are endlessly captivating, and it’s the ideal terrain for adventurous travelers to explore. Don’t want to miss anything? Put your guidebook to one side and instead print out this list of 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Iceland.
May 5, 2015
Iceland may be small, but its dramatic scenery is hard to beat, and the vast, glacial landscape is dotted with hundreds of waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. From jaw-droppingly beautiful natural wonders to Europe’s most powerful falls, here are five of Iceland’s best waterfalls.