With full-strength beer famously banned in the country until 1989, Reykjavik might not be top of the list for a beer lover, but don’t be fooled – the Icelandic capital actually boasts a rich beer-brewing heritage. Alongside the historic Olgerdin Brewery, Reykjavik’s craft beer scene has taken off in recent years, and the city is now home to a cluster of brewpubs and craft beer bars where you can sample a range of Icelandic offerings.
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May 17, 2016
Renowned around the world for its volcanic landscapes and thermal waters, visiting a thermal spa in Iceland is a quintessential experience. Whether you want to take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, bathe in a natural thermal pool or seek out a local swimming spot, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the mineral-rich waters. To make sure you get the most out of your experience and avoid any cultural faux pas, here are the most important dos and don’ts of visiting an Icelandic spa.
February 17, 2016
With its lava-sculpted topography, steaming lagoons and wild landscapes, Iceland offers the ideal backdrop for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Whether you’ve dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights, hiking across Europe’s largest glacier or snacking on shark, here are 10 unforgettable bucket list experiences to check off in Iceland.
December 1, 2015
From viewing the Northern Lights to attending Reykjavik’s Winter Lights Festival, there are plenty of great reasons to visit Iceland in winter, and the arctic island is at its most magical over the holiday season. For a truly unique experience, liven up your itinerary with some of these activities you probably didn’t know you could do in Iceland in winter.
October 27, 2015
Along with its UNESCO City of Literature status and thriving music scene, Reykjavik’s penchant for the creative has given birth to a strong contemporary art scene, with a growing number of internationally acclaimed artists and some excellent museums and galleries.
October 13, 2015
With its serene backdrop of volcanic peaks, rugged gorges and crashing waterfalls, North Iceland is prime terrain for hikers, with endless options for hiking around Akureyri. For short hikes, you don’t have to head far from the city — walk along the banks of the Eyjafjorour fjord, explore the Glerárdalur valley or scale the 1,144-meter peak of Súlur mountain for a dazzling view over the surrounding fjords and valleys.