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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Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik
No two trips to Iceland are the same. With so many natural wonders to see and awe-inspiring landscapes to explore, but with time constraints to consider, there’s always...
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Reykjavik-Walking-Tour-Citycenter
When you choose a private tour with Your Friend in Reykjavik, you get a more intimate tour with the possibility of a walking pick-up. If you want a...
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Reykjavik-Christmas-Walking-Tour-Yulelads
Christmas is the most magical time in the world. We here at Your Friend in Reykjavik at least think so. Your Friend in Reykjavik offers a Christmas Walking...
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There are, of course, many museums outside of downtown Reykjavik and we wouldn’t want you to miss any of them. Check out this list of the best museums...
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Icelanders may be few, but what we lack in population size we make up for with our numerous museums. We love our museums, just like our geothermal pools....
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The topic of sustainable travel is more important than ever. An environmentally conscious approach to travel can help to lessen your impact not just on Iceland, but the...
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Goðafoss Waterfall in the North-waterfall of the Gods
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...
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Whale watching visit to 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...
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Whenever you leave the comfort of your home to go on an adventure abroad, it’s only natural to have some safety concerns. If you’re heading to Iceland soon,...
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Hotel with a view in Reykjavik
Check our hotel recommendations in Reykjavik based on our experience and official rates in different categories.
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Icelanders are proud of their unspoiled nature and want to keep it like that for as long as possible – preferably forever! So before coming to Iceland, we...
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A seven-day ring road trip to Iceland, which begins and ends in Reykjavik, is the shortest amount of time you can do it comfortably, in our opinion. It...
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Ice lagoon on the south coast of Iceland
It should come as no surprise that at Your Friend in Reykjavik, we love our home city!  That’s why we have so many Reykjavik Walking Tours — so...
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The beautiful Church Mountain in West Iceland
West Iceland abounds in many natural and cultural attractions. However, tourists often overlook it on their trip to the island. Snæfellsnes Peninsula with a unique Snæfellsjökull National Park,...
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It probably will never be said enough. Iceland’s nature is something else. The island is fairly large at 102,775 km2 (39,682 sq mi), which means there are many underrated places in Iceland....
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Or how much Icelandic should you learn before visiting? First things first, most Icelanders speak excellent English – at least well enough to help you should you need...
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One of the first things to come to mind for many when thinking about Iceland – apart from fire and ice – is how expensive it is. But...
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Infinity View at the Sky Lagoon
The Sky Lagoon is the capital area’s newest spa addition, opening in 2021. They’ve already won awards for their facility, but sustainability was a driving force in the...
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Öxarárfoss Waterfall is located in the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park
Iceland is a magical and all-encompassing land. It’s been the inspiration for TV shows like Game of Thrones and is on many people’s bucket lists!  Of course, this...
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It can’t be reiterated enough; the weather in Iceland is ever-changing. You can never know that the weather will be one way or the other at a specific...
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How to Behave in Iceland - it's pretty simple, just be respectful of nature. Each country has their own customs and etiquette, which are good to know when...
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Since the settlement in the 8th century, Icelanders haven’t really gotten that many foreign visitors. In fact, it wasn’t until 2010, with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, that many...
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If you’re visiting Iceland in March, you will catch the tail-end of winter. But the days will be getting longer, and there’s still a chance to see the...
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Author Ian Fleming once said: Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it. And we agree and also endorse the idea of eating a good breakfast. A...
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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