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Backpacking Iceland: The ULTIMATE guide to Iceland on a budget

Traveling to Iceland on a budget is possible -- without sacrificing experiences.

Backpacking Iceland: Top Experiences   Gazing at the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle Walking behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall at sunrise Seeing the Northern Lights Checking out Reykjavik’s hip arts scene and Viking history Relaxing in the geothermal spa at the Blue Lagoon   Jump to the list of posts from Iceland, or read on for my comprehensive Iceland travel […]

Four days in Iceland: The best Iceland itinerary for a short trip

Base yourself in Reykjavik for the perfect long weekend in Iceland.

Iceland is one of the most naturally beautiful and unique countries on the planet. The Land of Fire and Ice has breathtaking waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, ice caves, geothermal vents, black sand beaches, adorable villages, and more. Better yet, you don’t need tons of vacation time to see the highlights. With widely available cheap flights from […]

5 Essential Golden Circle Stops: An EPIC Iceland Golden Circle itinerary

Your Golden Circle itinerary could take as little as half a day or as long as 10+ hours, depending on which route you take.

The Golden Circle is easily the most popular day trip in Iceland. And with good reason — the scenery is spectacular. You get a taste for everything the country has to offer, from volcanic landscapes to incredible waterfalls. And all the major Golden Circle stops are within 90 minutes of Reykjavik, making it a great […]

Iceland South Coast Tour: The PERFECT day on the south coast of Iceland

The highlights of south Iceland are the many waterfalls near Reykjavik.

The south coast of Iceland has some of the country’s best natural attractions. Towering cliffs and black-sand beaches. Epic waterfalls and glaciers. Cute small towns that have somehow managed to survive volcanic eruption after volcanic eruption. And of course, tons of Icelandic horses. In this post, I’ll cover the top things to see on an […]

Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Is the Blue Lagoon worth it?

A variety of Blue Lagoon packages allow you to visit this amazing geothermal spa on your Iceland trip.

You’ve seen the photos all over Instagram — steam rising from impossibly blue water. People swimming around with their faces covered in mud. Volcanic landscape dominated by huge black boulders. Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland looks pretty amazing from the photos. And much like the Golden Circle, it’s become an unmissable part of any […]

One day in Reykjavik: Best things to do in Reykjavik in 24 hours

Going to the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church is one of the main Reykjavik points of interest

Iceland is known for its natural beauty — from the Golden Circle to the South Coast, Blue Lagoon and the Northern Lights. But the gateway to these volcanic landscapes is Reykjavik. And as it turns out, Iceland’s capital is actually pretty cool. It has street art, architecture, cafe culture, world-class museums, viking history, and more. […]

Iceland in November: Seven reasons you HAVE to go

One of the top Iceland points of interest is its black sand beaches.

Iceland is quickly growing into one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. And it’s no wonder why. The island has volcanoes, glaciers, thermal baths, Viking history, black sand beaches, waterfalls, and more. And it’s small enough that you can see a lot in a short trip. Given its location in the North Atlantic, […]