Iceland Travel Guides

Helpful travel insights from Your Friend In Reykjavik

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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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Learn our insider tips and tricks for the best experience in Iceland
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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Reykjavik Rainbow Street
Iceland is known as the Land of Ice and Fire, boasting fascinating folklore and incredible natural scenery. Its capital city of Reykjavik is no exception; its name translates...
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We, of course, want you to join us for at least one walking tour of Reykjavik when you visit us. But, we totally understand you want to explore...
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Iceland is on the bucket list for many, and there are many things people want to see. It can be challenging to find what to do to get...
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May is a real spring month in Iceland and can even feel a bit like summer. It is the brightest month of the year with the least precipitation,...
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Iceland in April
April is one of the least busy months in Iceland. The winter season is mostly over, and the summer season hasn’t started. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t...
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