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5 Reasons to visit Iceland in the winter

5 Reasons to visit Iceland in winter

There’s no such thing as the low season in Iceland anymore, but there are lots of reasons to visit Iceland in the winter, and not just because there are fewer tourists (though with visitor numbers expected to reach 3 million in the next few years it’s a good place to start!). 1. You can see the Aurora Borealis Ok the skies are not on fire every single night but one of the things you need to see the aurora (one of the main […]

West again – Road tripping in the Westfjords, Iceland

  After leaving Ka at the airport (and conveniently collecting two friends who arrived just as he was leaving) I headed north again. It was a bit late in the day to go right into the Westfjords so I decided to find a place to camp near Eiríksstaðir, the site of Eiríkur Rauður’s farm and birthplace of Leifur Eiríksson. After driving up and down a washboard gravel road trying to find the campsite, I finally called and was told it […]

Iceland on a budget - how to save money on your Iceland trip

Iceland on a budget: how to save money on your Iceland trip

With Wow Air Iceland is cheap and easy to get to from both sides of the Atlantic. However Iceland is insanely expensive. It’s expensive for travellers because the krona is so strong and it’s expensive for locals because everything costs so much. And that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. It is hard to go to Iceland on a budget – that said there are a few ways to save a few krona so here are a few tips on how […]

How to plan a trip to Iceland - 3 day Iceland stopover

How to plan a trip to Iceland – 3 day Iceland stopover

Are you planning a 3 day Iceland stopover? I’m doing a new series of guides on how to plan a trip to Iceland, so let’s get started! First of all this is a terrible idea. You need way more time than that. Like a few months. And then you end up moving here.. wait no, that me! But if the real world only allows you a couple of days here in this beautiful island let’s make the most of it. How to […]

5 Tips for planning an Airbnb trip

5 Tips for planning an Airbnb trip

Airbnb has revolutionised travel accommodation, although somewhat controversially. Iceland has recently restricted Airbnb rentals as much of the rental market has switched to more profitable, short-term rentals. For travellers, especially in a group Airbnb can be quite reasonable when compared to hotel rooms and much cosier. I stayed in one in Reykjavik and honestly it was my dream house. I want to live there it was just so beautiful. We got a much better rate for a group to stay in […]

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