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What’s Iceland without ice? Posted by on Mar 17, 2016

Iceland, the name alone says something about the country. By now everyone’s probably seen that one meme that compares Iceland to Greenland making fun of the misleading names, but at least one has always been able to point out that at all times you can and will find ice in Iceland, just go visit a…

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Iceland-compass. Posted by on Mar 10, 2016

Compass, what a wonderful, helpful tool… or so you would think until you come to Iceland and realize that the Icelandic idea of what’s in which direction and what it should be called differ somewhat from the rest of the world’s idea of directions. For example, West Iceland. That would be from Westfjords to Reykjanes…

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Tourists shaping Iceland Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

Actions cause reactions. Now that tourists getting themselves deliberately in danger has finally exploded in the media things are being changed to solve the problems recklessness causes – but what kind of changes are taking place and how may they affect your future traveling experience in Iceland? (In case you missed last week’s entry Don’t Die at…

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Don’t die at Reynisfjara. Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

At the south point of Iceland, at the little town of Vík í Mýrdal, spreads Reynisfjara, an amazing black sand beach that includes the famous Reynisdrangar stone pillars and a huge basalt column cliff Garðar. It’s easy to reach, just a few hours drive south from Reykjavík along Ring Road 1, and one of the most…

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Top ten Icelandic posts! Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

The year is drawing to an end and Christmas is nearing, so now is the best time to look back a bit and see which posts of this blog have proved most popular! 1) Staving off a Disaster – Magical Tattoos Remember when it was really popular to have tattoos done in kanji with very…

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5 reasons: visit Iceland in winter Posted by on Nov 26, 2015

What, visit Iceland in the winter? But everyone knows it’s really cold! Even this blog’s writer always recommends summer as the best season to visit, why is she changing her mind now? To be honest I’m not entirely changing my mind about what’s the best season for visiting. Iceland in the summer offers easiest road…

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5 points to hiking in Iceland. Posted by on Sep 24, 2015

Iceland is a wonderful country for hiking, especially from the spring to early autumn. The scenes are out of this world and can be surprisingly near you, the routes are well-kept and clean and often offer many levels of difficulty all based on the hiker’s experience and skills. In fact you don’t always even need much…

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