Category: Things To Do

Exploring the Diamond Circle From Akureyri

March 10, 2015

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Dettifoss Waterfalls, Diamond Circle, Iceland

A 232km ring road looping around North Iceland’s top attractions, the Diamond Circle offers a dazzling introduction to the northern wilderness, dotted with jaw-dropping natural wonders. As the main transport hub of the north, Akureyri is the best starting point for exploring the Diamond Circle, where it’s possible to rent a car, take a self-drive tour or join a multi-day guided tour. You’ll need around 4 days to take in all the sights en-route, but it’s possible to take in top attractions like Myvatn Lake or the waterfalls as part of a day tour too.

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Seeing Iceland’s Incredible Landscapes by Helicopter

February 23, 2015

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One of the best ways to see Iceland’s landscapes is on a helicopter tour. Viewing Iceland by helicopter is appealing any time of year, but it’s an especially attractive way to see the country in winter.

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Reykjavik’s Winter Lights Festival

January 13, 2015

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Early Evening in ReykjavikWinter 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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Private Tour: ‘Game of Thrones’ North of the Wall Locations

December 17, 2014

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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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Travel Tips for Iceland in Winter

December 16, 2014

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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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Touring Iceland’s East Fjords

November 18, 2014

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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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