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A woman in a bathrobe relaxes besides the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The accidental Blue Lagoon

Ever heard of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland? Of course you have. This is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland and it’s renowned for its healing powers. If you’ve already booked your cheap flights to Iceland with WOW […]

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Ten WOW things to do on the East Fjords in Iceland – Sara Dis Tumadottir

Sara Dís is 24 years old and works at the Tourist Information Centre in Egilsstadir. She shared with WOW magazine her top ten WOW things to do on the East Fjords in Iceland. Sandra Dís says: The East Fjords are […]


Ten WOW things to do in Iceland – Catherine Côté

Catherine Côté is a very colourful French-Canadian girl, who has lived in Iceland for almost a year now. She came to Iceland for the first time in 2010, and loved it so much that she promised herself to go back […]

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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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Selfoss is the fifth biggest town in Iceland (if you lump the capital city municipalities together as one) and is the biggest settlement in the South. And as Route 1 runs right through it, there is a very good chance […]

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The East fjords

It is easy to wax lyrical about the beauty of Iceland, so in this particular article you’re going to have to take a leap of faith and accept the contention that landscapes don’t come any grander or more awe inspiring […]



The town of Egilsstaðir is East Iceland. Or, to put it another way, it is the biggest town and major service centre in the whole east of the country. It has a population of under 2,500. The East Fjords are […]

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Akureyri is Iceland’s largest urban centre outside the Greater Reykjavik capital region. It is the country’s ‘second city’; much like Shanghai, Birmingham, L.A, or Milan…but Akureyri has just 18,000 inhabitants. It might therefore be considered one of the world’s smallest […]