Iceland Travel Guides

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Welcome to our Iceland travel guides, your go-to source for unlocking the secrets of the Land of Fire and Ice.

From the history and culture of Reykjavik to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Golden Circle and beyond, these guides provide insider insights to help you plan an unforgettable adventure.

Embark on a virtual journey and discover the must-visit destinations, hidden gems, and thrilling experiences that await you in the place we call home.

For even more travel inspiration, browse our range of Iceland day tours and multi-day tours in Iceland.

If you have any questions for Your Friend in Reykjavik, please feel free to get in touch.

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Tim Waters
Do you find both Icelandic nature and the Icelandic sagas interesting? We have created a route for you to drive where you visit stunning natural wonders and historic...
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A traveller stranding at Reynisfjara, the Black Beach
Are you planning a trip to Iceland or simply fascinated by its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and vibrant local life? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of...
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Meet Helga Dís, the multimedia boss at “Your Friend in Reykjavik.” She utilizes her journalistic skills and extensive knowledge of Reykjavik’s cultural and historical landscape to drive the...
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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 about Icelandic food...
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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 history. In this...
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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 Iceland, these islands...
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Tourists taking part in a zip-line tour in 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 adventure, natural wonders,...
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Húsavík Original Whale Watching
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. From thunderous waterfalls...
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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 old harbour area...
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When you think of Iceland, you likely picture stunning landscapes, geological wonders, and a rich cultural history. All these elements come together at Thingvellir National Park, a must-visit...
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The Northern Lights in Iceland
Iceland, known as the “Land of Fire and Ice,” has long captivated travelers with its stunning natural beauty, including cascading waterfalls, geothermal wonders, and breathtaking glaciers. But beyond...
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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when travelling, you must forget at least one thing. No matter how much you plan your trip, traveling to any new destination...
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As you step off your ship and onto Icelandic soil, get ready to immerse yourself in a captivating adventure. In this blog on tips & tricks for Cruise...
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Nailed it Fish And Chips. Photo: Nailed it Fish and Chips
We have given you a few pointers regarding the best restaurants in Reykjavik. Best restaurants in Reykjavik, steak restaurants, vegan and vegetarian restaurants, seafood restaurants, and breakfast places....
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Iceland has a unique and varied landscape, offering visitors a range of winter sports and activities. Some popular winter sports in Iceland include skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating,...
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So, Food Halls in Reykjavik. We’ve told you that Icelanders are a bit of a fad nation. If something becomes cool, everyone must have it. And one of...
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Humarsúpa, sægreifinn
There are a few seafood restaurants in Reykjavik, but oddly there are not that many which focus solely on seafood. But that’s good for those in a group...
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It will never be said enough but eating food is the second most important thing you will ever do on any travel (after breathing). Since it is so...
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Reykjavik Rainbow Street
So, Icelandic souvenirs. It is inevitable to want to bring something from a country you’re visiting. For many, the memories and photos are enough, but others want something...
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Icelanders are famous for their love of fireworks, and foreigners have described New Year’s Eve as sounding like a war zone. New Year’s Eve is Gamlárskvöld in Icelandic,...
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Just under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik to the west, you will find the country’s largest fjord: Hvalfjörður. The name means Whale Fjord, and while there are no...
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Going horse riding is at the top of many people’s bucket lists, and that’s not without reason. The Icelandic horse is, as you know, world-famous. Both because it...
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Around Reykjavik, you will find cultural signs telling you titbits about the history of the place. They mark historical monuments and areas within Reykjavik’s city limits. They are...
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Solo travel is a liberating, character-building experience that millions of people around the world enjoy. But there is always a large nagging question that never leaves people traveling...
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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