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The Reykjavik pond looking at Hallgrimskirkja and Frikirkjan churches

20 FREE THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND REYKJAVIK

Are you coming to Iceland and discovering how much everything costs here? 🙂 Here are 20 free things to do in the greater Reykjavik area for you to enjoy so you can save some Icelandic krona A visit to Hallgrímskirkja … Read More

The Icelandic licorice

ICELANDER’S LOVE OF LICORICE

Icelanders have always had a thing for licorice. To many travelers’ surprise, so much of the sweets contain some kind of licorice. We don‘t really know why except for the fact that it’s just so good! A few decades ago … Read More

Different versions of cans

WHAT IS SKYR?

So Skyr to us is what cheese is to you (at least if you‘re European)! We have it for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. It has been a part of the Icelandic traditional diet since the country was settled in … Read More

A puffin dessert

HAVE YOU TASTED THE ICELANDIC PUFFIN?

We just added a delicious Puffin taster to The Reykjavik Food Lovers tour Iceland is the largest Atlantic puffin colony in the world with around 66% of the total puffin stock. They have been hunted for centuries by Icelanders and have been an … Read More

IF SPENDING EASTER IN ICELAND REYKJAVIK IS NOT THE PLACE, BUT ISAFJORDUR IS

There really is just one place to be at Easter and that is Isafjordur. Isafjordur is a small town in the North-West of Iceland. It can get pretty hard to get to this time of year, but somehow people do … Read More

Icelandic lamb soup dish

THE ICELANDIC LAMB SOUP

The Icelandic lamb soup or Kjötsúpa is known as a cure for all and of course, it’s a part of our Reykjavik Food Tour. Cold, the flu, hangover, winter blues that comes with dark days and even a broken heart. It … Read More

Hilda hiking up mount Esja

HIKING UP MOUNT ESJA

It‘s fair to say that for those of us living in Reykjavik, we have a particular love affair with Mount Esja, which dominates the skyline to the north of the city. We look to it to predict the weather, we … Read More

An Overview of the Blue Lagoon

Tips on the Blue Lagoon

Most people traveling to Iceland visit the Blue Lagoon, and no wonder, it is a pretty unique place. The lagoon has a unique composition and consists of three active ingredients, Silica, Algae, and Minerals, all supposedly good for you, particularly … Read More

66 degrees North model

A MODEL AT 81

The famous Icelandic outdoor clothing company 66°North with their Keeping Iceland Warm since 1926 slogan recently received a job application different from most others. The application came from Ásdís Karlsdóttir, age 81 and living in Akureyri, for a modeling position. … Read More

A full pint of Einstök White Ale on Laugarvegur

THE ANNUAL ICELANDIC BEER FESTIVAL

Beer was banned for 74 years in Iceland Amazingly enough, its only been 27 years since beer became a legal product in Iceland. For fear of people drinking too much, the government banned all beer in Iceland from 1915 – … Read More