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Rainbow over the Sunvoyager

Visiting Iceland as an LGBTQ+ person

Iceland is LGBTQ Friendly  At first glance Iceland might not seem the obvious choice for LGBTQ+ travelers- you never hear about a Reykjavik queer district, and Iceland’s beaches are more known for their volcanic sand than Speedo wearing gay men. … Read More

Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager

Sólfarið – The Sun Voyager

Hi there!  I’m Valur, Your Friend In Reykjavik, and today I want to talk to you about the history behind Sólfarið or The Sun Voyager.  Artist Jon Gunnar Arnason made this sculpture, and it’s located down by the seafront here … Read More

Brennivin: the Icelandic’s distinctive spirit.

Brennivin – The Black Death of Iceland

What is Brennivin – The Black Death? Brennivin, better known as “Black Death”, is the Icelandic’s distinctive spirit. It was created from the “aquavits” introduced by Danish merchants in Iceland in the 17th Century. The exact translation for Brennivin is … Read More

Ester trying out Icelandic design

Shopping in Iceland – Icelandic clothes design

Shopping in Iceland – Icelandic clothes design From outdoor wear to haute couture Words by Ester, one of the expert local guides of Your Friend In Reykjavik I am a closet fashionista. I would love to dress in designer clothes … Read More

Walk With a Viking at the starting point Ingólfur Square

6 REASONS TO DO A REYKJAVIK WALKING TOUR

There are some things that are meant to be seen on foot, which is why we are passionate about providing our walking tours to those visiting Reykjavik. Participating in a walking tour on your next vacation is a great decision … Read More

Galadriel the elf from Tolkien's Middle Earth

THE ELVES OF ICELAND

Or the Hidden people like we Icelanders call them It is common knowledge that Icelandic people are superstitious by nature. I was raised in a family where the Elves were like part of the landscape and life in general. My … Read More

A screenshot of the Weather App

BEST APPS FOR ICELAND

Here is a list of the top  apps I recommend for your trip to Iceland The five first ones are kind of vital especially in winter time here on this rock 1) The official Icelandic weather app = Veður– On Android– … Read More

A stop at the Icelandic hot dog stand on our Reykjavik food tour

THE ICELANDIC HOT DOG

The Icelandic lamb hot dog The Icelandic Hotdog is an absolute top ten Icelandic food you must try. There is no fast food that comes close in popularity to the Icelandic Hot Dog. We call them Pylsur or Pulsur. The … Read More

The special Icelandic Rye Flatcakes

RYE FLATBREAD: ICELAND’S TOP TEN FAVOURITE FOODS

Rye Flatbread is a traditional Icelandic food and definitely one of the top ten foods to try in Iceland. Every time I ask Valur if he needs anything from the store the answer is always flatbread. He really loves it … Read More

A pic from the Reykjavik Flea market

REYKJAVIK’S FAVORITE FLEA MARKET = KOLAPORTIÐ

If you like strolling through markets and see people from all walks of life the Reykjavik flea market is for you! It’s the biggest flea market in Reykjavik, it’s named Kolaportið and it’s very popular among the locals. It’s right … Read More