Category: Iceland

The best hotel to see the Northern Lights?

The best hotel to see the Northern Lights?

Hotel Ranga in Sudurlandsvegur, Iceland, a member of Special Hotels of the World, has been recommended by The Sunday Times as the best hotel in the world from which to view the northern lights. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora borealis, are one of Hotel Ranga’s biggest attractions and can be best seen

Test your taste buds in Iceland

Iceland’s most notorious delicacy hákarl (rotten shark) may have made Gordon Ramsay‘s stomach turn on the The F-Word but curious foodies can sample some for themselves from 25th January  to 23rd  February 2009 during Thorrablot – Iceland’s annual mid-winter Viking feast. Join the locals for the month-long festivities and try unusual Viking dishes such as
Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t
Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

When flying Icelandair to one of their European destinations such as London, Paris or Copenhagen, stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.   For more information, see http://www.icelandair.com/icestop/  – go for Saga Class if you want to fly in style and comfort, have more leg room and the usual perks.

Hotel Glymur, Iceland

A light-hearted look at the recently re-designed Hotel Glymur, 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik in Iceland.
4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavik

4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavik

The 4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavik is a recently improved boutique hotel with eighteen rooms with one, two or three beds, and one luxury suite. With a décor influenced by modern minimalism trends in a color scheme of white, black and brown,  the hotel  offers an atmosphere of soothing comfort. All rooms come with luxury
Luxury Adventures Iceland

Luxury Adventures Iceland

Luxury Adventures Iceland offers clients a chance to travel in the style usually reserved for movie stars and heads of state. Guests are greeted at the airport by a guide that speaks their native language. From there they are chauffeured in a luxury vehicle to the destination of their choosing. The first stop is usually
10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French