Archive of ‘Iceland’ category

5 Ways You Can Make the Most of an Icelandair Stopover

Talk about a sweet deal: the ground-breaking Icelandair Stopover scheme (which has actually been around since the 1960s) makes it possible for travellers to stay for up to seven nights in Iceland without any additional fares, either on the outbound or inbound flight between 16 North American and 27 European gateways. That is, effectively, getting double […]

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South Iceland Road Trip: My 7-Day Itinerary

Although I am a travel writer by trade, I have to stick to a very tight schedule whenever I bring my husband along because he has a “regular” job that only grants him three weeks off per year. I would’ve stayed in Iceland much longer than just seven measly days but hey, I’ll take what […]

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Facing the Notoriously Cold Icelandic Waters – Scuba Diving & Snorkelling in Silfra

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When in Iceland, right? This is what I thought to myself as I booked my Silfra snorkel expedition, trying to focus on the supposedly outstanding water visibility instead of the dangerously-close-to-zero water temperatures. After all, where else in the world could I possibly swim between two tectonic plates? This was an epic opportunity, and I would not […]

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48 Hours in Reykjavik

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Reykjavik has become quite the poster city for all things Scandinavian in the past couple of years; fresh air, accessible nature, colourful cottages and plenty of coffee shops filled with cosy candles. Indeed, gone are the days where visitors simply drove through Reykjavik on their way to the West Fjords or simply to get a […]

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Do’s and Dont’s of an Iceland Road Trip

Let’s just start by stating the obvious: Iceland is amazing. Like, I-almost-didn’t-blink-for-a-week kind of amazing. But the rugged, raw beauty of the country is not something to simply marvel at; it is also something to take into consideration when planning a trip, for Iceland is a land of extreme conditions (you will notice that I […]

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