Your Friend In Reykjavik Blog

Stories and Inspiration from Your Friend In Reykjavik

Ástþór is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Meet Ástþór, but you can just call him Astor if that first spelling throws you for a loop. He’s your go-to guy for everything awesome...
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Slow Food in Iceland

In Iceland, as part of an international movement that began in Italy in 1986, Slow Food is taking a significant stance against the global dominance...
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Visit the Sites of Njáls Saga

Njáls Saga, also known as Njála or Brennu-Njáls Saga, is a 13th-century Icelandic saga that tells the story of blood feuds within the Icelandic Commonwealth...
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Zofia is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Meet Zofia, the go-to person at Your Friend in Reykjavik for anything tour-related outside Reykjavik. She wears many hats—brand ambassador, Travel Agent, and the one...
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The Best Tours of West Iceland

If you’re planning a trip to West Iceland, you’re in for a treat! This region offers a serene escape into Iceland’s natural wonders and rich...
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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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A few colourful houses on a small island

Flatey Island from Stykkishólmur

A ferry pulling into an island

Stykkishólmur – Flatey – Brjánslækur Tour

A group of people standing on a glacier

Glacier Hike & Helicopter Combo Tour

Mountains with glaciers in the valley below

Grímsvötn Eruption Helicopter Tour – Skaftafell

Mountainous landscape with a glacier and lake in the valley

Fast Glacier Helicopter Tour – Skaftafell

Northern lights over a town at night

3-Day Northern Lights Winter Adventure

Two people standing in a cave of ice pointing up

Ice Cave & Helicopter Tour – Skaftafell

Large crater with beautiful blue water inside

Laki Craters & Surroundings Helicopter Tour – Skaftafell

Highland waterfall

9-Day Ultimate Fjallabak Adventure