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A 3 Day Itinerary for Your Stopover in Iceland

I’ve created this itinerary for anyone who’s visiting Iceland for a long weekend or on a stopover. Iceland is actually perfect for both of these things because Icelandair have an excellent stopover programme, which allows you to extend your stopover for up to 7 days for free! It’s also perfect for short breaks because Iceland is crazy expensive, so the less time you spend there, the less money you’ll use up on food, drink and hotel nights! You’ll be packing …

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Will You Really See the Northern Lights in Iceland?

Author: Diana Robinson. Source After a fun day of admiring street art and eating hot waffles in Reykjavik, we were picked up at 8pm by Gray Line tours. This large tour company operates all over the world, and we had booked their ‘Northern Lights Mystery Tour’ for that evening. We were collected by a small minibus and then dropped off at the main coach station to board a larger 60 seat vehicle, complete with our own tour guide. As we …

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Should You Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

I hung my blue towel on a hook amongst a sea of white ones, and was instantly chilled. It was a beautiful sunny day but the air temperature was around 3°C in November. I ran across the wooden flooring, scampered down the steps and practically flung myself into the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. A group of Chinese tourists giggled at me, and I grinned back. It was as hot as bath water, instantly comforting, and I …

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Horse Riding in Iceland: What to Expect From Your Tour

Author: Asta. Source ‘Here you are. This is Friður, the Icelandic word for peace.’ The tour guide said, passing me the reins of a glossy chestnut horse. She was the size of a pony. Andy and I were preparing to go horse riding in Iceland at a Ishestar Stables just outside of Reykjavik. ‘Friður..’ I repeated, pronounced ‘fray-ver’, stroking the long main that flopped across her nose. Icelandic horses have unstyled manes, so the hair covers the horse’s stocky face, …

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Snowmobiling in Iceland: Bad Weather and High Adrenaline

We were wrapped up from head to toe in thick snow suits, balaclavas, scarves, gloves and a large padded helmet. This was to protect us against the blistering cold. Andy and I were finally going snowmobiling in Iceland after months of anticipation! It was difficult to move due to the number of layers, and difficult to see through the narrow visor, but I was grateful for the extra protection against the winter weather. I held onto the snowmobile handlebars tightly, …

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One Day in Reykjavik, Iceland: a 24 Hour Itinerary

Spending one day in Reykjavik could be the highlight of your holiday to Iceland. Reykjavik is a hip, fun, cultural capital. It’s a city defined by great coffee, boutique shops, fresh seafood and creative street art. The mountain views aren’t bad either! In fact, Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, greenest, safest, and richest cities in the world today. Having spent a day exploring Reykjavik on our last holiday to Iceland, this 24 hour itinerary will make sure you see …