Snowboarding festival in Akureyri, Iceland

Winteraction – Extreme in Akureyri

Ak Extreme is an annual winter event that brings snowboarding right into the centre of Akureyri, Iceland’s northern capital. First held in 2002 this cool competition is now one of the country‘s biggest snowboarding competitions. Find cheap flights to Iceland […]

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Iceland as Iceland in Walter Mitty movie

Did you just watch Iceland in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? Are you now searching for cheap flights to Iceland? Well look no further, the Walter Mitty experience could be closer than you think, and cheaper if you travel with […]

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WOW air news: nature, prizes, nature, birthday, nature & success

In case you didn’t guess, there is a lot about nature and the environment in today’s top headlines. And why not? It is extremely important, after all… Today’s headlines are based on news from RÚV.is Arguably the pearl in North […]

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The extremely easy to pronounce Landmannalaugar area of Iceland’s southern Highlands is one of the most Icelandic looking places in the world. Landmannalaugar looks extremely Icelandic not because most of Iceland looks like this (it doesn’t), but because Iceland is […]

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The ring road

Iceland’s Route 1 highway conveniently takes a circular route around most of the country and is therefore the preferred option for people on holiday in Iceland, with a hire car and a week or more to kill. Of course, you […]

Animals in Iceland

At the time of settlement there was only one land mammal native to Iceland. Now the country is home to a lot more. Here we take a bit of a closer look at all the country’s mammals. The original Icelandic […]

The famous Kjölur highland track across Iceland

Route F35 through the middle of Iceland, usually called the Kjölur route, is unique among Iceland’s Highland roads in being the only one you can traverse in an ordinary two-wheel drive car. Of course two-wheel drive hire cars are not […]



There is no ‘nicer’ adventure than taking a trip to Þórsmörk. It’s ‘nice’ because your destination is one of Iceland’s more pleasant and welcoming pearls of nature; but it is an adventure because getting there is an exciting trek. Photo: […]

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The eye-candy Reykjavik mountain they call Esja

Mount Esja, often known simply as Esjan, is the most prominent of the many natural features you can see from the Icelandic capital city. The strikingly beautiful mountain lies across Faxafói Bay to the north of the city and has […]

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Árneshreppur warrants an article here for two reasons: firstly because it is Iceland’s least populated municipality, with only about 50 residents; and secondly because this huge, remote municipality is seriously picturesque and deserves a visit. Amazingly for a place with […]

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