Your Friend In Reykjavik Blog

Stories and Inspiration from Your Friend In Reykjavik

Visit Iceland in March

Visiting Iceland in March, you will catch the tail end of winter. The days are getting longer, but there is still a chance to see the Northern Lights. However, the average snowfall in March is the highest of all months of the year, so you might witness some real snow! Design March is worth checking out if you...
Read more

Love Balls (ástarpungar) – The Icelandic doughnuts’ cousin

A few months back, we gave you a recipe for the quintessential Icelandic fried pastry; kleinur. Now we’re going to provide you with a recipe for its cousin. It has raisins, so it’s not everyone’s favourite, but if you like raisins in food, this is for you! Ástarpungar or Love Balls are not nearly as old as kleinur;...
Read more

Best Breakfast Places in Reykjavik

Author Ian Fleming once said: Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it. And we agree. A hearty breakfast makes a great start to a good day. But where are the best breakfast places in Reykjavik? You’re in luck; you do not have to look any further because we have made a list! The list is in...
Read more

What Are the Best Things to See in Reykjavik? 

Iceland is known as the Land of Ice and Fire, boasting fascinating folklore and incredible natural scenery. Its capital city of Reykjavik is no exception; its name translates to Bay of Smokes and harkens back to a time of Vikings, myths, and lore. But we don’t just dwell in the past here in Iceland!  Modern-day Reykjavik is full...
Read more

The First Day of Summer and Harpa

Winter is finally over, and summer is about to begin! The First Day of Summer is always on a Thursday between 19 and 25 April. Despite being called the First Day of Summer, summer has decidedly not come to Iceland. People generally do not talk about it being summer until June; however, it can be said that summer...
Read more
Visit Iceland Cats

The Cats of Iceland

When you visit Iceland, you don’t have to be a cat person to appreciate the fondness many of us have for our feline friends. From our ancient folklore to our social media, you’ll discover cats have a special place in Iceland. Even the famous author Haruki Murakami wrote about our love of cats in an article for a...
Read more

The Best 7-day itinerary for a trip to Iceland

Iceland is on the bucket list for many, and there are many things people want to see. It can be challenging to find what to do to get the most out of your trip. So we have put together the best 7-day itinerary for a trip to Iceland. All trips are day trips from Reykjavík, so there is...
Read more
Iceland in April

Visit Iceland in April

April is one of the least busy months in Iceland. The winter season is mostly over, and the summer season hasn’t started. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do in April. In many ways, it is best to visit Iceland in April. And we will tell you why! According to the old Icelandic calendar, einmánuður, the...
Read more

What are the best hot springs in Iceland?

Going clockwise around the country, beginning in the capital area and ending in the Reykjanes Peninsula, we will check out the best hot springs in Iceland. Initially, we were just going to choose a few of the best natural hot springs you can bathe in Iceland. There are just so many, and despite some being similar, they are...
Read more
Northern Lights over the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

What is the best month to visit Iceland?

The best month to visit Iceland won’t be the same for every type of traveler. For those of you seeking the Northern Lights, you’ll want to ensure the greatest chances with longer nights. But those of you wanting to traipse across all of Iceland will need longer days and clear roads for road trips and sightseeing.  There are...
Read more

What’s the weather like in Iceland?

There are two popular weather sayings in Iceland: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes, and it’ll have changed to something elseThere’s no such thing as bad weather, only badly dressed people. In essence, that explains the weather in Iceland in so many ways. Not that it is always cold and horrible here. Iceland is a...
Read more
Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík, parking spots

Best Parking Spots Downtown Reykjavik

All of our tours start at Ingólfstorg Square in downtown Reykjavík, and some of you might come driving – so where do you park? There’s one thing to be said about Reykjavík, there is no lack of parking spots or parking garages in downtown Reykjavik. But if you don’t know the area, they might be hard to find....
Read more
1 2 3 9

Explore Our Tours

Private Diamond Circle Tour Classic

Private Diamond Circle Classic Tour

Private Airport Transfer of 5-8 people AD

Airport Direct – Private Transfer

Reykjavik Food Tour

Reykjavik Beer Tour

Midnight Sun Tour on ATVs / Quad

Northern Lights Tour on ATVs / Quad

Private & Relaxing Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Private Jökulsárlón & Black Diamond Beach Tour