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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE FERMENTED SHARK OF ICELAND

Everything you need to know about the fermented shark of Iceland For centuries Icelanders had to find ways to store food during long and cold winters. That was before refrigerators and modern technology. One of those „delicacies“ and one of … Read More

TEN TIPS FOR DRIVING IN ICELAND

It is great to drive around on your own time without any dependence on pre-fixed schedules or destinations. You can just enjoy the unique landscape of this rugged island on your own time. If that is what you have decided … Read More

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN IN REYKJAVIK

It can be stressful traveling with children if you are not sure what to expect. We don‘t want you to be stressed so here are a few tips on what to bring and what to do in Reykjavik as a family. While visiting … Read More

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