Travel stories

Browse our travel stories where you can find great tips for your trip to Iceland. In our guides we cover everything from what to pack to the best sites to visit around the island.

Travel Stories

April 16, 2019

Driving in Iceland? How to Stay Safe on the Road

One of the things you might hear about Iceland is that the island nation has the least developed road system in western Europe. Preparing to drive in Iceland means being aware of the specific hazards. It is not that every road in Iceland is bad, but that there are unique conditions that apply to the […]

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January 31, 2019 Three days road trip itinerary in South Iceland

A travel story by Rita Kulesovaite from Once Upon My Travel. Iceland is wildly rugged and incredibly beautiful. Its ever-changing landscape includes some of the country’s biggest volcanoes, glaciers, and most iconic waterfalls. It was simply out of this world and blew my mind! I did a solo 4-day road trip around the Golden Circle and the […]

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November 29, 2018 9 Top tips to save money while visiting Iceland!

Iceland has a reputation for being expensive, at present, it is currently ranked as the third most expensive country to live in. But with the draw of cheap flights and some of the most beautiful and obscure landscapes in the world, Iceland is hard to resist. While a visit to Iceland may not be as […]

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October 3, 2018 Adventure activities to do in Iceland

A travel story by Kain Mellowship on adventure activities to do in Iceland Adventure activities in Iceland: Go Hiking The Fimmvörðuháls trail. With so many attractions accessible by car, it’s easy to see why so many excited visitors flock to the south coast of Iceland as their first stop. With majestic waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and […]

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October 2, 2018 Traveling the Ring Road in Iceland

Traveling the Ring Road in Iceland: HEADING NORTH A light drizzle taps on the window of our guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavík. It’s only 9 am but we need to rush to start our adventure and head down to Lagoon Car Rental to pick up our vehicle. We’ve got a hard day of traveling […]

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June 13, 2018 Bruarfoss waterfall in Iceland – the Blue Mystery

How to drive to Bruarfoss waterfall (Brúarfoss waterfall) Home to scenic landscapes and monumental feats of nature, Iceland is an explorers dream. It is no wonder that an increasing number of people are now flocking to the country to experience this beautiful country first hand. However, to explore the heavenly places in the country, I […]

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October 3, 2017 Traveling to Hornstrandir in Iceland

The Phantasmagorical Territory of Hornstrandir in Iceland For my eighth Icelandic adventure, I decided to forego the exciting places around the Ring Road and head to the phantasmagorical territory of Hornstrandir in Iceland, which I had often gazed at on the horizon during my many trips to the Westfjords, but which I had yet to […]

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July 25, 2017 Fjadrargljufur in Iceland – the Magical Canyon

How to drive to Fjadrargljufur in Iceland (Fjaðrárgljúfur) Those of you who have visited Iceland will agree this magical country is full of surprises. You may find yourself driving for miles without a soul in sight then all of a sudden, you reach a destination that will genuinely leave you in awe and question nature. […]

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July 20, 2017 Crash landing at Sólheimasandur

How to drive to Solheimasandur crash landing (Sólheimasandur) Commonly referred to as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is not only home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes but harbors a wealth of mysterious travel gems that entice people from all over the world to visit and discover. The Solheimasandur Plane Wreckage […]

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June 24, 2016 Taking a break at Seljavallalaug

One of Iceland’s oldest hot spring pools A travel story by Merlin Kafka. Seljavallalaug, a water pool built almost 100 years ago and supplied with natural hot water is one of the attractions that are easy to miss along the South Coast of Iceland, as it is along the route between Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. I had […]

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June 15, 2016 First light at Skogafoss

A morning at a waterfall A travel story by Merlin Kafka. When driving around Iceland, one cannot help but notice the astounding number of waterfalls that seem to be everywhere – the moment you think you have seen them all, another one will appear around the corner. Skogafoss is one of the most impressive ones and […]

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