Author Archives: Marisa

Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja: A tribute to all that is Iceland

At over 70m high, you can see the majestic Hallgrímskirkja from almost anywhere in Reykjavik, and a little beyond. Dedicated to our most influential poet and pastor, Hallgrímur Pétursson, this church is a national monument that is a definite must-see … Read More

Cheers from the Reykjavik Beer Tour

Visit Reykjavik for the Unique Þorri Midwinter Feast!

You may think January is the first month of the year, but, if you visit Reykjavik now, you will see we also recognize that this is the fourth month of winter. If you follow the old Norse calendar, the end … Read More

Visit Iceland in July

Visit Iceland in July

Summertime is a wonderful time to visit Iceland. July in particular, is a lovely time to plan a holiday to our little island. Music festivals from traditional to experimental across the country. Long, warm days to frolic in nature. And, … Read More

Midight Sun Iceland

Iceland in Summer: Land of the Midnight Sun

Your Friend in Reykjavik wants you to visit Iceland anytime of year. And while you may hear a lot about catching the spectacular Northern Lights, there’s another phenomenon that is also well worth visiting Iceland for — the Midnight Sun! … Read More

Visit Iceland in June

June has the first official days of summer, with warmer and much longer days. Visit Iceland in June for the excellent weather conditions, but also for the many celebrations as it is also when we celebrate all things Iceland with … Read More

visit iceland in January

Visit Iceland in January

To visit Iceland in January is to enjoy wintry weather without it being too cold but with the possibility of blankets of snow. There are fewer crowds but with some truly unique festivals and holidays. The days are short but … Read More

Iceland on a budget

8 Tips for Traveling Iceland on a Budget

Next to the natural beauty and wonderful locals, the next thing many people mention about Iceland is the cost. Because we’re on an island in a relatively remote location, many travelers worry that they cannot travel Iceland on a budget. … Read More

Movies in Iceland

Be in the Movies in Iceland!

We don’t mean going to the cinema during your visit to Iceland (although you’re more than welcome to check out our cinema scene!). We are talking about how filmmakers, both for the big screen and small, have turned to our … Read More

hot springs in Iceland

Blue Lagoon is not the only hot springs in Iceland

As you plan your Iceland trip itinerary, you’ll probably find Blue Lagoon recommended as a “must go”. Gorgeous blue waters, mineral-rich water and mud, and serene natural beauty await every visit. Blue Lagoon is a beautiful spot, but there are … Read More

The beautiful Sun Voyager or Sólfarið by the Reykjavik harbor

Visiting Iceland in December

Every time is an excellent time to visit Iceland, but December is especially special. We have the Northern Lights, ideal wintry landscapes, and 13 Santas to celebrate Christmas! Whether you venture out around the island or explore in and around … Read MoreRead More