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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hot springs in Iceland
You’ll probably find Blue Lagoon recommended as a “must go” as you plan your Iceland trip itinerary. Gorgeous blue waters, mineral-rich water and mud, and serene natural beauty...
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The beautiful Sun Voyager or Sólfarið by the Reykjavik harbor
It is hard to say one month is better than another for visiting Iceland, but December is exceptional. We have the Northern Lights, ideal wintry landscapes, and 13...
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Visit Iceland in November 1
Plan to visit Iceland in November if you want to embrace the cold and fun across the island! Look up to the skies for the Northern Lights or...
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Almost every community has at least one swimming pool in Iceland. It may be hard to believe, but Icelanders love to swim. But when you find out that...
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Visit Iceland in October
October is one of the least busy months in Iceland. The summer rush is over, and the festivities of early winter are yet to set in. So, plan...
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Northern lights in Iceland
Most travellers look forward to seeing the wondrous Northern Lights in Iceland. Science calls them the Aurora Borealis when the sky glows with greens, blues, and sometimes reds,...
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Iceland in September A perfect private walking tour
Are you planning to travel to Iceland in September? Your Friend in Reykjavik is excited to welcome you to the Land of Fire and Ice!  September is a...
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A fun group on our Reykjavik food tour visiting Iceland in August
Are you focusing on August for your summer trip to Iceland? Excellent choice! As covered in our previous guides Visit Iceland in June and Visit Iceland in July,...
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A fun family on a private Reykjavik Walking Tour
Private tours in Reykjavik, Iceland, are ideal for discovering the magical Bay of Smoke. Today, the steaming hot springs that gave this port city its name make way...
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Coffee is sacred in Iceland
We LOVE coffee Searching for the best coffee shops in Reykjavik can be a daunting task because there are quite a few. Icelanders love their coffee, and we...
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Consistently excellent restaurants in Downtown Reykjavik Iceland’s beauty is unparalleled. From fiery, active volcanoes, sparkling waterfalls, rugged mountain cliffs to the beautiful northern lights dancing in the sky,...
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A screenshot of the Weather App
Here is a list of the top apps I recommend for your trip to Iceland. Apps can help you get around, give you extra knowledge, and make your...
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If you like strolling through markets and seeing people from all walks of life, then the Reykjavik flea market or Kolaportið flea market is for you! Kolaportið is...
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A gravel road in the middle of nowhere in Iceland
It is great to drive around on your own time without dependence on pre-fixed schedules or destinations. You can just enjoy the unique landscape of this rugged island...
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Kids playing, Helgi Halldorsson
Family holidays are supposed to be enjoyable experiences filled with memories that you’ll look back on for many years to come. But it’s not always that easy! It...
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The Reykjavik pond looking at Hallgrimskirkja and Frikirkjan churches
It is no secret that Iceland is an expensive country. It consistently ranks in the top 5 of the most expensive countries in the world. But even if...
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Westfjords of Iceland
Does your trip to Iceland coincide with Easter in March? If you’re looking for a holiday experience like no other, there’s only one place to be — Ísafjörður!...
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Hilda hiking up mount Esja
It‘s fair to say that for those of us living in Reykjavik, we have a particular love affair with Mt. Esja, which dominates the skyline to the north...
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An Overview of the Blue Lagoon
Most people travelling to Iceland visit the Blue Lagoon, and no wonder it is a pretty unique place. The lagoon has a unique composition and consists of three...
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Enchanting waterfall landscape next to Kirkjufell

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

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