Category: Iceland

A visit to the Secret Lagoon in Iceland's Golden Circle

A visit to the Secret Lagoon in Iceland's Golden Circle

The not-so-secret Secret Lagoon is known locally as "Gamla Laugin" which means "The Old Pool" - a much more fitting name given that this is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland.
The Icelandic greenhouse restaurant where everything on the menu is made from tomatoes

The Icelandic greenhouse restaurant where everything on the menu is made from tomatoes

When you think of Iceland, you tend to think of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, earthquakes and dramatic landscapes. Rarely do people think of tomatoes.
White water rafting in Iceland's Golden Circle

White water rafting in Iceland's Golden Circle

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill and beauty of river rafting in the heart of Iceland's Golden Circle? Since 1985 Arctic Rafting have been doing exactly that.
Geysir & Strokkur at Haukadalur Valley in Iceland's Golden Circle

Geysir & Strokkur at Haukadalur Valley in Iceland's Golden Circle

Thanks to its location on the mid-Atlantic ridge where tectonic plates diverge, Iceland is famous for its geothermal energy and is home to not only volcanoes, but also geysers.
Short stay: Antarctica Suite, Hotel Rangá, Hella, Iceland

Short stay: Antarctica Suite, Hotel Rangá, Hella, Iceland

You could be forgiven for wondering how a hotel that is largely made from wood, in a country that is relatively devoid of trees, has come about.
Snorkelling between tectonic plates at Silfra in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park

Snorkelling between tectonic plates at Silfra in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park

Iceland lies along the mid-Atlantic Ridge and exists because of the divergence of two tectonic plates - the North American plate and the Eurasian plate - and a great place to see this first hand is at Silfra.
Safari Quads - what to expect from a buggy safari in Iceland's Blue Mountains

Safari Quads - what to expect from a buggy safari in Iceland's Blue Mountains

One of the activities that our kids most enjoyed on our trip to Iceland was our buggy safari in the Blue Mountains with Safari Quads - the number #1 rated ATV and buggy operator in Iceland.
Krauma Natural Geothermal Baths & Restaurant - what to expect from one of Iceland's newest geothermal spas

Krauma Natural Geothermal Baths & Restaurant - what to expect from one of Iceland's newest geothermal spas

The journey from Reykjavik to the geothermal baths at Krauma is just under an hour and a half, so this is easily a place you could visit on a day trip out of the capital.
Húsafell Canyon Baths - what to expect from a trip to these geothermal pools in Iceland

Húsafell Canyon Baths - what to expect from a trip to these geothermal pools in Iceland

These man-made geothermal pools are located in the Icelandic highlands and set in a surreal canyon landscape. Tickets for an exclusive minibus tour are available from the Húsafell Hotel.
Into the Glacier - what to expect on a journey into the heart of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland

Into the Glacier - what to expect on a journey into the heart of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland

For an Icelandic experience with a difference, we heartily recommend Into the Glacier which can be visited as part of a tour from Reykjavik or by self-driving to Husafell or Klaki basecamp.
Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Kriunes, Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Hotel Kriunes is a unique luxury hotel that is often overlooked by visitors heading directly for Reykjavik, yet it offers a lovely alternative on the capital's outskirts.
Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Exploring Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano site

Instead of driving straight to our hotel after collecting our bags at the airport, we instead headed for Grindavik so that we could explore the Fagradalsfjall volcano site.
Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

Driving in Iceland - what you need to know

If your travel plans involve the land of Fire and Ice, I'm sure you can't wait to explore the many glaciers, geysers and waterfalls, as well as Iceland's many other natural wonders.
The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

The pros and cons of taking tours versus renting a car in Iceland

One of the first things you will need to consider when planning your Iceland itinerary is whether to rent a car or whether to take tours.
Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

Car rental in Iceland - what you need to know

There are many things to be aware of when renting a car in Iceland. This guide covers a number of issues you'll want to consider.
Breaking news: Iceland has a new volcanic eruption!

Breaking news: Iceland has a new volcanic eruption!

Breaking news: there is a new volcanic eruption at Geldingadalir in the Reykjanes Peninsula.