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Visit Vestmannaeyjar – The Westman Islands

Just off the coast of South Iceland, near the stunning Seljalandsfoss, lie the Vestmannaeyjar (The Westman Islands). Inhabited since shortly after Ingólfur Arnarson’s arrival in...
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Valur is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Introducing Valur, the key person at Your Friend in Reykjavik. His name translates to “Falcon”, and he oversees the operations as the manager and lead...
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Tourists taking part in a zip-line tour in Iceland

The Best Tours of South Iceland

What are the best tours of South Iceland? South Iceland is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and diverse landscapes. This region attracts travellers seeking...
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gæðabakstur / ömmubakstur flatkökur

Recipe for Icelandic Flatbread

The Icelandic flatbread, or flatkaka (or flatkökur plural), is a traditional staple—an uncomplicated round bread traditionally crafted without leavening agents, comprised solely of rye flour...
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What Not to Pack for Your Iceland Trip: A Guide to Packing Light

Photo by Jared Erondu on Unsplash When planning a trip to Iceland, it’s important to pack wisely, considering the country’s varied climate and terrain. To...
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Húsavík Original Whale Watching

The Best Tours in North Iceland

North Iceland is a region less travelled yet overflowing with hidden treasures. It offers a variety of experiences that cater to every kind of traveller....
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Learn Icelandic, the Language of the Vikings

Are you captivated by the enchanting sounds of the Icelandic language? Whether you’re prepping for an Icelandic adventure or are a linguistics enthusiast, diving into...
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The Best Food and Drink in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a city that offers a diverse range of culinary experiences, from traditional Icelandic dishes to international cuisines. Whether you’re looking for a cozy...
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19th Century Travelogues Unraveled

From Simple Attire to Pungent Potions and Feasts Fit for Vikings Iceland’s enduring interest in how the world sees it is more than a mere...
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Grandi Travel Guide

In this Grandi Travel Guide you will learn all the most important facts about this interesting place. Just off Reykjavík’s city centre lies the charming...
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Glazed Ham – The Quintessential Icelandic Christmas Food

While smoked lamb (hangikjöt) is often eaten over Christmas, it is generally not eaten on Christmas Eve – the main Christmas holiday in Iceland. While...
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The So-Called “Circumstances” in Iceland During World War II

May 10, 1940—a date etched in the collective memory of Icelanders as a fateful day that forever altered the course of their history. In the...
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Glacier Hike Discovery on Vatnajokull

Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar and the Valley of Tears

Reykjavik Meet & Greet

Reykjavik Meet & Greet

Harpa

Private 6-Hour Airport Transfer & Tour

Car

Private 5-Hour Airport Transfer & Tour

Perlan

Private 4-Hour Airport Transfer & Tour

Car

Private 3-Hour Airport Transfer & Tour

Lava

Litli Hrutur Active Volcano Hike