Category: Iceland

Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

Aside from, when is the best time to visit Iceland, the biggest follow-up question I tend to get is: What should I pack when coming to Iceland? Well firstly, you would assume (rightly and wrongly) that travelling to Iceland in winter is going to require a very different suitcase than if you are travelling in
Northern Lights

6 luxury experiences you shouldn't miss in the land of Fire and Ice

Iceland has become one of the world’s top travel destinations, yet it still feels like you’ve stumbled across an untapped gem. If its natural beauty and sheer vastness of incredible scenery aren’t enough to tempt you there, the thriving local culture should be. The country will have you in awe; every corner you turn has
Iceland drops all COVID-19 border and domestic restrictions

Iceland drops all COVID-19 border and domestic restrictions

It’s been a little while since I wrote with A Luxury Travel Blog but I’m glad to be back and sharing such illuminating news. Hopefully I’ll be sharing more good news on Iceland more regularly again going forward. Iceland drops all border and domestic restrictions As of the 25th of February 2022, the Icelandic authorities
We're heading to Iceland!  Your recommendations, please...

We're heading to Iceland! Your recommendations, please...

We took the plunge and just booked flights to Iceland. Whilst some of us have been away at various times, we haven’t been on an international trip together as a family since before the pandemic so we are already looking forward to this one. We have no plans as yet, so welcome your recommendations. We
The safest places to visit in 2022

The safest places to visit in 2022

In conjunction with the upcoming 65th anniversary of its first publication in 1957, Frommer’s has revealed a special list of elite destinations: the Safest Places to Go in the coming year. Using what they claim is a host of internationally respected measures including the Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
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Where can Americans travel for the holidays?

As life adapts to the new normal in this brave new world, vaccinated travelers can get out and explore this Holiday Season – the perfect time to make a difference for those less fortunate. However, even if you are vaccinated, you do need to have a negative PCR test taken no less than 72 hours
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Where can Americans travel this Summer?

Are you traveling yet? Have you been vaccinated? This Summer is looking set to be a much-needed boon for destinations reliant on tourism. Our hearts ache for what is happening in India, but fortunately, there are other parts of the world where you can travel to safely. You can travel to the following countries without
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Where can Americans travel to in May?

Travel is back! ‘Flights’ is one of the most searched for terms on Google, and especially if you have been vaccinated, you may want to start turning those pent-up travel dreams into reality. The following destinations will let you in without testing if you are fully vaccinated: Belize Croatia Ecuador Georgia Iceland Seychelles In further
Iceland opens its borders to the entire world (if vaccinated)

Iceland opens its borders to the entire world (if vaccinated)

This month’s post will be a little more ‘breaking news’ style than normal. But for good reason. Iceland, as of the 19th of March 2021, will officially open its borders to anyone (and I mean anyone) around the world who has been double vaccinated or has a certificate confirming you have antibodies. Read on to
Top 5 recommendations for the Nordics

Top 5 recommendations for the Nordics

For the ones that are not sure which countries “The Nordics” actually means, do not worry there has been much debate about it. Most commonly recognized as the Nordics are the five countries of Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. There are many reasons for travel depending on an individual’s own interest and desires of
The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

Similar to last month’s post, I want to hand out another love letter to one place in particular in Iceland that never fails to impress – the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. And by extension, the Diamond Beach. This is a location in the south east of Iceland that changes every time I see it. I don’t
Sapphire ice cave in Iceland

Sapphire ice cave in Iceland

If you haven’t heard about the ‘Sapphire’ ice cave in Iceland yet, you will once you arrive. It’s worth coming to Iceland for that reason alone. Add in the Northern Lights, a snowy landscape and a remote location (perfect for social distance holidays) and you have an incredible trip awaiting you. So this blog post
Where can Brits travel to in January?

Where can Brits travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out in the UK, which is positive, and good news for those eager to travel. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Brits can travel to in January.  But with January having some of the lowest temperatures in the UK, you may have a hankering to get out
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The darkest days in Iceland: A wonderful contradiction

Don’t forget the stars while looking to the heavens. As I write this, on the 13th of December, I am squeezed into the few daylight hours left in Iceland. The sun didn’t rise until 11:16 today and will say good bye at 15:30. That’s barely more than 4 hours. On the darkest day of the
Iceland in 2021 - social distance locations

Iceland in 2021 - social distance locations

Despite news of vaccines and a changing political environment, I think it’s safe to say that the COVID-19 virus won’t be fully eradicated any time soon. Not in the first half of 2021 anyway. However, that doesn’t mean that travel and ‘life’ can’t take on a semblance of normality as countries and borders get to
6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when