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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 the toast of British travellers

According to those fun financial fellows at American Express, Iceland was one of the top three hottest destinations for British travellers in the first quarter of 2013. They clearly didn’t ask everyone in the UK for their opinion, so how […]

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The economy of Iceland

The Icelandic economy has traditionally been dominated by fish and seafood; later by banking; and finally now by something hopefully far more balanced. In centuries past Icelanders had little the world at large wanted to buy – with the exception […]

The islands of Iceland

Iceland has surprisingly few islands big enough to explore and/or live on. This probably has something to do with how the country was made. The islands we do have, however, add a little bit of extra adventure to any exciting […]

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 […]

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Þórsmörk

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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Iceland holidays give a better welcome than any other. Fact.

It’s official: Iceland is the best place to visit in the world…if you place a warm welcome from friendly locals near the top of your holiday priorities. A new report by the World Economic Forum ranked Iceland as the most […]

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Ten crazy things to do in Iceland

In no particular order: 1. Go hidden Yes, it’s the old chestnut about elves, trolls and hidden people. You see, while not many people actually claim to believe in them, there are similarly few people in Iceland who categorically do […]

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Northern lights photo competition winners announced!

You may or may not remember the little competition we were running, offering free flights in return for great northern lights photographs. Well, anyway, we promised results in February and managed to stick to that promise just about…despite the fact […]

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes is one of the biggest towns in West Iceland, and the only one that the Route 1 ring road runs directly through. It is also a misunderstood town with more going for it than a lot of people think. […]

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