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How to travel sustainably in Iceland

It is no secret that it is difficult to travel to Iceland sustainably. In fact, some might say it was impossible. To get here, you will always have to travel by plane or boat; as of now, they are still operated on fossil fuels. But, you can do a few things to offset your carbon footprint. So, how...
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Goðafoss Waterfall in the North-waterfall of the Gods

What are the Most Scenic Waterfalls in Iceland?

Iceland is synonymous with many natural wonders. These include the northern lights, glaciers, ice caves, geysers, hot springs, and volcanoes. But it’s the sheer number of photogenic waterfalls that stuns most visitors. It’s no exaggeration to say that you can find awe-inspiring falls all over Iceland. In fact, it feels as though every stop on the ring road...
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Whale watching visit to Iceland

What are the Most Exciting Things to Do in Iceland?

Are you coming to Iceland for an action-packed adventure? Whether you’re staying in Reykjavik and the southwest of the country or heading out on the ring road for an unforgettable road trip, you’ll be spoiled by the sheer amount of natural beauty here in ‘the Land of Fire and Ice’. At Your Friend in Reykjavik, we provide a...
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How to Enjoy Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland Safely

There are volcanic eruptions in Iceland fairly regularly. In the afternoon of the 3rd of August 2022, it started erupting again in Reykjanes Peninsula. It came after thousands of small and large earthquakes had been shaking the ground. This is what also happened last year when the eruption began then. The new eruption is a fissure eruption, about...
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The Best Icelandic TV Shows

With the growing popularity of Nordic Noir, Icelandic TV shows have garnered more and more attention in recent years. Most series are firmly set within the Nordic Noir genre. There have, of course, been Icelandic comedy shows as well, but very few, if any, have been released outside of Iceland. Honorable mentions of comedy shows: Fangavaktin (Prison Shift),...
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Best Icelandic Films

From Angel of the Universe. Watching foreign films can be a great way to understand each country’s culture or just to discover new films. Choosing the right film can be hard, so we put together a list of the best Icelandic films. We have also added other recommendations, which are worth checking out. When you have finished all...
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Best Road trip food in Icelandic Grocery Stores

So, what is the best road trip food in Icelandic Grocery stores? The island of Iceland often surprises people with how large it actually is. Despite the small population, the island is larger than Ireland and Scotland, or roughly the size of Ohio in the United States. That means you will have to drive a fair bit if...
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How safe are tourists in Iceland?

How safe are tourists in Iceland? Well, Icelanders are around 360000 people, and despite the population being that of a small town in many countries, we do have our crimes like other nations. However, Iceland is generally considered one of the safest countries in the world. It has been in first place on the Global Peace Index since...
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Film Locations in East Iceland and the Highlands

Film locations in East Iceland and the highlands are not as many as in other parts of Iceland. Or the areas have not been utilised as much as other parts. Apart from the Westfjords, where only one Hollywood film was shot, the beautiful East Fjords and the highlands have the fewest film locations. Secret Life of Walter Mitty...
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Surprising Facts About Iceland

There will always be some surprising facts about Iceland you will not find out about until later. No matter how much research you will do into your trip, there will always be something you didn’t know. We made a list of surprising facts about Iceland that you might not have known! Check it out! Price of alcohol This...
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Hotel with a view in Reykjavik

Hotel recommendations in Reykjavik

Check our hotel recommendations in Reykjavik based on our experience and official rates in different categories.
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Film Locations in West and Southwest Iceland

What are the film Locations in West and Southwest Iceland? One of those places is the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, which is sometimes said to have everything Iceland offers in one location, and it is true! There are volcanos, glaciers, hot springs, lava fields, beaches (both black and white), great animal life, and beautiful fields and mountains. No wonder the...
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Gullfoss waterfall and Silfra fissure

The Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Tour

Horseback riding tour in Iceland

Horseback Riding Viking Tour

The attractions of the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon

The Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour

Horseback riding tour during Icelandic summer

Horseback Riding Lava Tour

Bonfire and fireworks on New Year's Eve in Iceland

New Year’s Eve Bonfire Tour in Reykjavik

Fireworks show during Reykjavik New Years' Eve

Reykjavík New Year’s Eve Celebration at Sea