Your Friend In Reykjavik Blog

Stories and Inspiration from Your Friend In Reykjavik

The Wonderful Quern – Folktale

This folktale shows that making a deal with the devil in a folktale sometimes turns out well for you. But you better put your affairs in order before...
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Nature Reserves and Parks in Reykjavik

You don’t have to go far to enjoy Icelandic nature, as there are many nature reserves and parks in Reykjavik. If you are here only for a few...
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Pirate Attack in Iceland – The Turkish Abductions

In the summer of 1627, pirates from northwest Africa kidnapped people in Grindavik, The Westman Islands, and the East Fjords and sold them into slavery in Barbary. Barbary...
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Midnight sun in Iceland

Summer vs. Winter: When’s the Best Time to Visit Iceland?

Are you planning your dream vacation in Iceland? With so many activities and experiences waiting for you in the Land of Fire and Ice, it can be difficult...
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Arctic Coast Way in North Iceland

The Arctic Coast Way opened on World Ocean Day, June 8, 2019. The road is 900 kilometers of coastal roads close to the Arctic Circle and mainly outside...
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Naval Battles Around Iceland During WWII

There were a few naval battles around Iceland during WWII, with a few Icelandic fishing vessels sunk by German submarines. Iceland’s strategic location also allowed the British fleet...
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Ester – Your Friend in Reykjavik!

Get to know Your Friend in Reykjavik! When you join us for a walking tour, you will meet your special friend in Reykjavik, but getting to know them...
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The Icelandic Language – What Makes it Special?

The Icelandic language is a fascinating and unique language spoken by around 330,000 people, primarily in Iceland. With roots in Old Norse, Icelandic has managed to maintain its...
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Gluten-Free Options in Reykjavik

Despite Iceland’s small population, we offer a wide variety of foods, and most people will find something to suit their diet. There are quite a few gluten-free options...
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Iceland in World War II – How it Began

On May 10, 1940, the quiet island of Iceland was abruptly thrust into the global conflict of World War II. Operation Fork, a code name for the British...
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Breaded Lamb Chops – Yummy!

Imagine it, your mom calls you to dinner. You smell melted butter, maybe some vegetables, potatoes and, best of all, lamb chops. Not just any lamb chops, but...
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Who is Your Friend in Reykjavik?

Get to know Your Friend in Reykjavik! When you join us for a tour, you will meet your special friend in Reykjavik, but getting to know them a...
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Explore Our Tours

Icelandic Viking Valur Attack

Private Viking Age Walking Tour

Whale Watching Akureyri

Whale Watching Akureyri

The attractions of North Iceland

3 Day North Iceland Tour

Inside the Volcano tour from Reykjavik

Inside the Volcano

Whale Watching tour in Iceland in a big boat in the midnight sun

Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour in the Midnight Sun

Hot lava in Iceland

Lava Show Reykjavík