When does it get dark in Iceland during winter?

It is true that it gets dark here in winter early, especially in December and January - around 4 PM. And ...

5 minutes

04 Jan 2022

The Yule Cat Legend and Icelandic Christmas Traditions

  Icelandic Christmas traditions Considering that Iceland has been rather isolated from mainlan...

5 minutes

16 Dec 2021

Who are the Icelandic Yule Lads, Gryla and Leppaludi?

That‘s a little competition to the well-known Norse mythology pantheon, right? While one might think that 13 I...

5 minutes

10 Dec 2021

The Clean and Safe Pledge

The Clean and Safe Pledge The Icelandic Tourism Board introduced a pledge, called Clean and Safe (Hreint og...

03 Feb 2021

Icelandic names

First names only, please One of the things visitors first notice about Icelander’s is that everyone just ca...

25 Jan 2021

Jólabókaflóð: A Special Icelandic Christmas Tradition

As mid-winter fast approaches Icelander’s turn their thoughts to the festive season which brings hope in an ot...

04 Dec 2020

Recipe: Icelandic pancakes (pönnukökur)

Icelandic pancakes are very similar to British pancakes, light with crispy edges. In fact, they are so alike t...

29 Sep 2020

Northern Lights: what is the KP-index?

The KP-index is a scale which defines the strength of the Northern Lights activity for a certain time frame. T...

3 minutes

15 Sep 2020

5 days in Iceland

We understand that planning a trip to Iceland can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. You want to make sure ...

01 Sep 2020

Snæfellsnes Peninsula 101

Tucked away on the western side of Iceland, jutting out from the mainland and into the North Atlantic Ocean, t...

5 minutes

25 Aug 2020

Safe Travel in Iceland: New Regulations

For more information on traveling to Iceland and entrance requirements please visit the website of the Icel...

10 minutes

21 Aug 2020

Winter Wonderland Weekend in Reykjavik

Reykjavik makes a perfect city break destination, only 2.5 hours from the UK and with many things to offer the...

18 Aug 2020

What to expect on your Northern Lights hunt?

Seeing the Northern Lights is a dream for many people and it is always an unforgettable experience. Even for m...

5 - 10 minutes

11 Aug 2020

Best Museums in Reykjavik

Alongside more traditional museums, visitors to Iceland can also discover much more unusual cultural attractio...

10 minutes

04 Aug 2020