In the Travel Reykjavik blog you will find travel related articles that might lighten up your day.  They may also give you new perspective on well known places in Iceland. They hopefully also help you plan your trip. Take your time and let the articles guide through our great selection of activities we have to offer.
May 1, 2021
Cruise Ships in Reykjavik 2021
Checkout our compilation of tours tailormade for cruise passengers.
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December 6, 2019
December in Reykjavik
For Icelanders an important tradition is going to see one of the may Christmas concerts.
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December 5, 2019
The Great Ring Road Around Iceland
One of the most amazing journeys that can be taken in the world is doing the Great Ring Road of Iceland.
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December 4, 2019
Cruise Ships in the Midnight Sun of Iceland
The earliest we start to see The Northern Lights is usually around the middle of August .
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December 3, 2019
Christmas in Iceland - 13 Bad Santas?
There are a few odd traditions that can be found during the Holiday Season in Iceland.
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December 2, 2019
Cruise Ships in Reykjavik 2020
With more and more ships arriving in Reykjavik we have made a compilation on which ship will arrive where.
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November 28, 2019
When Is The Best Time To See The Northern Lights In Iceland?
Icelandic Northern Lights guides are experienced in interpreting the various forecasts there are and then deciding which places are good on any given night
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November 18, 2019
Tips for cruise ship passengers in Reykjavik
During the summer we have a large number of cruise ships docking around Iceland.
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November 18, 2019
All you need to know about keflavik international airport
Sometimes people confuse the domestic airport in Reykjavik and the international airport in Keflavik
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September 13, 2019
The food, the bath and the bubbly
An intro into the relaxing side of Reykjavik. Geothermal baths, restaurants and champagne.
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September 11, 2019
Top 6 tours from Reykjavik and what to do afterwards
A few ideas on what to do after some of Iceland´s most popular day tours.
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August 26, 2019
When Iceland went Bananas
Iceland is the northernmost producer of bananas in the world
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August 20, 2019
Northern Lights - Iceland in Autumn
People often ask what is the best time to see the northern lights and the simple answer to that is after dark.
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April 3, 2019
What should I eat in Iceland?
Remember that for centuries Iceland was very poor fighting for survival through harsh winters, cold summers, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
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April 2, 2019
Icelandic Volcanoes - Don’t Panic!
When Eyjafjallajokull Volcano erupted in 2010 it became Iceland’s Space Odyssey in some ways.
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April 1, 2019
Spring in Iceland
This is the time of year that Iceland’s nature really explodes with activity.
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February 21, 2019
Íslendingabók - Book of Icelanders
The online genealogical database, Íslendingabók Iceland was created attempting to record the genealogy of all Icelanders who have ever lived.
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February 19, 2019
Politics and passion in a hot tub
All geothermal pools in Iceland have at least one outdoor hot tub
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February 15, 2019
Iceland - Movie Locations
Iceland has provided the backdrop to many a movie in recent years.
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February 12, 2019
The Icelandic Sagas
The Sagas are exciting and dramatic, once you get past the first pages of genealogy.
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February 7, 2019
Craft beer - Reykjavik Where to find the best microbrewery beers on tap
Reykjavik now has everything one would need for a successful beer crawl
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February 6, 2019
The Best Time of Year to Visit Iceland
Your experience will undeniably vary depending on the time of year in which you visit.
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January 30, 2019
The Golden Circle
The pillars of the tour are Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir.
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January 29, 2019
Icelands bóndadagur and the midwinter feast Þorri
Bóndadagur can be translated into either farmer’s day or husband’s day
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January 28, 2019
Iceland in Movies and Filming Locations - Sci-Fi and Post-Apocalypse
The fact is that throughout its life in fiction Iceland has been the obscure reference more than anything else
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January 21, 2019
There are only approximately 350,000 Icelandic speakers in the entire world.
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January 15, 2019
Why is glacier ice blue?
Snow white didn’t get her name out of the blue. So why is snow sometimes blue and not white?
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December 10, 2018
Dark Season of Lights
The northern lights can be seen from autumn until spring, but the longer the night the better the chances, and the nights are long in winter Iceland.
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December 5, 2018
Winter Magic Experience
The most exciting part, like that old proverbial box of chocolates, is that you never know what you are going to get.
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June 21, 2018
Is it totally dark in Iceland during winter?
When planning a winter visit to Iceland people may be afraid to not be able to do anything.
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May 23, 2018
The Great Icelandic Culinary Adventure
In this article the focus is on the countryside and the diamonds out there, places worth putting a red cross next to for a great culinary experience
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May 14, 2018
In the light of the midnight sun
From mid May until the end of July the midnight sun lights up Iceland with a magical glow, giving the landscape an aura of multi-dimensional existence
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April 23, 2018
What goes around comes around
The Icelandic ring road and how driving the wrong way long way gets you to the right place.
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April 17, 2018
Spring in Iceland – What to do with the long days and lack of Northern Lights
Now that the days getting longer most operators stop going to hunt for the northern lights. This is however no reason not to come to Iceland.
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February 8, 2018
Impressions of Iceland
Read about some of the impressions of life in Iceland you may get during your stay.
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January 22, 2018
Driving in Iceland
Our guide to driving properly on Iceland´s road.
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December 13, 2017
Samples of South Iceland: Part 2
This article covers the south east of Iceland. We take you on a journey from Vík to Höfn.
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December 7, 2017
Samples of South Iceland - Part 1: Keflavík to Vík
Iceland is a place where there is always something more to see just around the corner. The south shore main road stretching from Keflavik to Höfn.
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November 29, 2017
When and where can you visit Ice caves?
Ice caves are an mazing feature of Icelandic nature. Read more about them here.
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November 24, 2017
Glorious Golden Circle
By far the most popular day tour in Iceland is The Golden Circle, and for a good reason.
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November 17, 2017
By Fire and Ice: Borgarfjörður and beyond
Borgarfjörður to the north of Reykjavik is one of the slightly lesser travelled areas in the day tour vicinity of the city.
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November 10, 2017
Selfoss: Operation South Coast
Selfoss is about 45-minute drive east of Reykjavik and is situated right on the crossroads between the Golden Circle and the South Coast
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November 6, 2017
A guide to Iceland´s capital region
The capital area consist of the municipalities of Reykjavik, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Mosfellsbær, Seltjarnarnes and Kjósahreppur.
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November 1, 2017
5 tips for a Weekend in Reykjavik
With cheap airfares shorter stays in Iceland have become increasingly popular.
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October 27, 2017
Northern Lights Inspired Travel Reykjavík Mojito!
Ever experienced a Mojito with a dash of Northern Lights as an ingredient? Here is our recipe for such an beverage. Enjoy!
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October 24, 2017
Tips for travelling in Iceland in Winter
Only a few years ago tourism in Iceland did concentrate on summer. This has recently changed with an increasing number of tourists coming in during winter.
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October 18, 2017
Travel Reykjavík´s guide to Iceland Airwaves 2017
Iceland Airwaves festival is the biggest event in Iceland with local bands alongside foreign bands perform at various locations in the heart of Reykjavik.
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October 16, 2017
Why book a longer Northern Lights tour?
When it comes to visiting Iceland in winter, many visitors prefer to stay in Reykjavik and do day tours from there.
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September 26, 2017
Where are the best bakeries in Reykjavík?
Life’s too short for boring bread and tasteless cakes. In Reykjavík, there are many bakeries but we believe that some of them are better than others.
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September 15, 2017
The best places to go seal watching around Iceland
With seal watching there are never any guarantees, but knowing the best places and times to go seal watching gives you the upper hand.
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September 11, 2017
The top 3 most unique ice cream places in Reykjavík
Some people might think that Icelanders don’t eat a lot of ice cream since the weather isn’t always that great. Well, they are wrong.
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August 25, 2017
Do Icelanders think it's cool to wear a lopapeysa sweater out in public?
Lopapeysa is a knitted garment made from wool yarn. For it to be an authentic lopapeysa, of course it needs to be made with Icelandic wool yarn.
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August 18, 2017
The most interesting museums in the Reykjavik area
You need guidance to find the most interesting museums in Reykjavík area?
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August 16, 2017
Can you get to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in one day?
The Glacier Lagoon is one of the most amazing sights in Iceland. And probably one of the more well-known from the multiple Hollywood productions in Iceland
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August 10, 2017
Geothermal energy and moonlike landscapes, Reykjanes Peninsula in a nutshell.
If you are lucky with the weather when flying in to Keflavik Airport, you will see the moonlike landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula below you
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August 8, 2017
Is there really an active volcano in Snæfellsnes national park?
As you can clearly see on our Snæfellsnes day tours and private tours, the Snæfellsnes peninsula has seen its fair share of volcano eruptions.
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August 1, 2017
The coolest Icelandic waterfalls you can walk behind
There are countless waterfalls in Iceland. and there’s a special kind of waterfall; the waterfalls you can walk behind.
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July 28, 2017
Can you see the Northern Lights from Reykjavík during winter?
We suspect that all travelers who come to Iceland during winter would like to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights, Aurora borealis.
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July 19, 2017
The top 4 lesser known stops on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is a treasure trove of quirky little stops mixed together with natural wonders.
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July 14, 2017
What’s the difference between Geysir in Iceland and Old faithful in Yellowstone?
Geysir and Old faithful are both very famous attractions. Geysir, after all, is the namesake of all geysers.
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July 10, 2017
Beautiful churches to see in Reykjavík city
Reykjavík has plenty of pretty churches, if you’re into that sort of sightseeing.
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July 6, 2017
Top 5 tips for how not to get lost in Iceland
Iceland is a vast and beautiful country. Unfortunately, every year a few travellers and tourists lose their way in the rugged wilderness.
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