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March, 2013

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Iceland volcano alert. Things you should know (updated)

You may have heard that a heightened state of preparedness was declared last week at the Hekla volcano in South Iceland. If you are in Iceland, or plan to fly to or from the country in the near future, please […]

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The softer side of Vatnajökull

If you’re a bit of an Iceland nerd you’ll know all about Vatnajökull glacier and the national park of the same name. It is huge, it is harsh, and it is brutally beautiful. But, as with most glaciers, it is […]

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How to get the adrenaline pumping in Iceland

Few places are as dramatic or exciting to look at as Iceland. Just being here is a real thrill; but what activities are on offer designed specifically to get the blood pumping that little bit faster? You see the challenge […]

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Staying beautiful in Iceland

In many ways Iceland is just like the rest of the world when it comes to people wanting to look good. When you visit Iceland you’ll notice there are gyms and tanning salons, plenty of beauty parlours and all the […]

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Iceland’s progressive heritage

The Icelandic language is the cornerstone of Icelandic culture, in large part due to a strong literary heritage. Icelanders still read the tenth-century Sagas in the original Old Norse, once spoken by all of the Nordic countries, but now only […]

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Creative Iceland

For an isolated culture in the North Atlantic, creativity is important. Since Iceland was settled in the 9th century, writing and music have been an integral part of life in the country; and have in recent years reached a large […]

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Pure Iceland

Icelandic restaurants enjoy some of the purest materials available, grown and caught in a pure and unpolluted natural environment. The Icelandic fish is renowned for its quality, harvested in a responsible manner, and produced to the highest industry standards. Icelandic […]

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Adventurous Iceland

Iceland is the outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The scenic landscape is the perfect setting to enjoy some of your favourite outdoor activities, be it winter sports, cross-country running, hiking, mountain-biking or kayaking. Icelandic hillsides are perfect for extreme skiing and snow- […]

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Life away from home: what’s not to miss?

Text by Guðrún Baldvina Sævarsdóttir Photos: Birtíngur photo collection In a few weeks time I will return home after spending 6 months in Berlin, Germany. Home is Reykjavík, Iceland and always has been. I was raised in the 80s, in […]

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WOW destinations: Where to next?

Every city has its charm and usually there is also a dish favoured by the locals. We recommend eating your way through Europe’s greatest cities. Tap into Barcelona Tapas is the dish and you will not be disap- pointed. The […]

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