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Best Luxury and Boutique Hotels in Iceland

When you’re planning a trip to Iceland, it’s only natural to focus on exciting days filled with fun, adventure, natural wonders, and cultural interest. But...
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When Jørgen Jørgensen became the Dog Days King of Iceland

In the annals of history, few figures have led as tumultuous and captivating a life as Jørgen Jørgensen (1780–1841). Born to Denmark’s royal watchmaker and...
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The 8 Most Unique Experiences in Iceland

If you’re planning activities for your trip to Iceland, you may have already realized that you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to incredible experiences....
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From Convicts to Government: The Saga of the Prison in Reykjavik

The prison in Reykjavik was established on land from the royal estate of Arnarhóll, which was gifted to the institution. On March 20, 1759, the...
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Downtown Reykjavik: A Glimpse into the Past

Downtown Reykjavik holds a treasure trove of old houses, each echoing the city’s rich history. Beyond their vibrant exteriors and distinct designs, these buildings have...
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Rainbow Street and Hallgrimskirkja Church

Discover Skólavörðustígur: The Must-Visit Street of Reykjavík!

Ah, Skólavörðustígur! Stretching from the historic Skólavörðuholt to where Laugavegur meets Bankastræti, this street is nothing short of iconic. Tracing its history is like thumbing...
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Beer in Iceland: A Historical Overview

The history of beer in Iceland is a story of evolution and persistence. It stretches back to the times of the Norse settlers, navigating through...
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Discovering Icelandic Fashion Houses

In this blog post, we look at the fascinating world of Icelandic fashion houses. Known for their unique charm and sustainable approach, these fashion houses...
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The Pond in Reykjavik; a history

Tjörnin, or The Pond in English, is a shallow lake in the heart of Reykjavik. Its water comes from Vatnsmýrin to the south, and from...
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Ice Cream in Iceland: A Love Story

Ice cream, a beloved frozen treat enjoyed by people worldwide, has a fascinating history that stretches back thousands of years. The earliest traces of ice...
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Óli is 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...
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Discover the Best Bars in Reykjavik

Where are the Best Bars in Reykjavik? When it comes to the vibrant city of Reykjavik, it’s not just the stunning landscapes and fascinating culture...
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Explore Our Tours

Northern Lights seen from a boat

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík

A whale rising out of the water

Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík

an outdoor patio area with a bottle of wine on a table

Chromo Sapiens Experience with Prosecco

a colour art exhibit with people standing amongst it

Chromo Sapiens: Guided tour & dinner

A group of people on a RIB

Puffin Capital RIB Safari – Private Tour

A group of people on a RIB

Puffin Capital RIB Safari in the East

A display of Gin bottles

Thoran Distillery Experience

A picture of Gullfoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland.

The Fastest Golden Circle Bus Tour

Northern Lights in Iceland

Northern Lights Photography Small Group Tour