You know the feeling when you see something so beautiful and

raw it breaks your heart a little bit? That’s Iceland.

 

I Heart Reykjavik Walking Tour

If you have been researching Iceland and Reykjavik, then I'm certain you have come across the website, I Heart Reykjavik. It's the brainchild of Auður Ösp and is essential reading before going to Iceland. One of my favorite things to do in a new city is take a walking...

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Northern Lights in Iceland with SuperJeep

Iceland’s lunar landscapes are mentioned in every guidebook. People talk about the terrain feeling like another planet, but I think it’s equally the lighting. The sky in Iceland is otherworldly. Blues, purples, oranges and yellows throughout the day are hypnotic. I...

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Icelandic Christmas Cat: He’s a Bad Guy

Jólakötturinn: Icelandic Christmas Cat Have you ever heard of Jólakötturinn or Jólaköttur? He's the Icelandic Christmas Cat and he is a giant black cat-monster that frightens children who misbehave around Christmas. At least this is what I heard from some Icelanders....

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Cafe Paris, Reykjavik

I've said this on just about every Reykjavik post--the dairy in Iceland is spectacular. For this, I couldn't get enough coffee drinks and drank my weight in cappuccinos and lattes. Cafe Paris is across the street from the first hotel I stayed at, Hotel Borg. .   ...

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Glo: Healthy Food in Reykjavik

Glo is located right off Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik. It's near the major hotels and the famous church, Hallgrímskirkja, and not at all hard to find. It's easy to get to on foot and a must for anyone looking for healthy and yummy (mostly...

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CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik

CenterHotel Thingholt was my favorite hotel of the four I tried in Reykjavik. Interesting decor, a touch of strange, and a great comfort level made it a place I'd want to return. From the moment I entered the hotel, with the textured black lava walls approaching the...

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Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

My first stop in Reykjavik was Hotel Borg. An art deco hotel with a friendly staff and excellent location made it a good introduction to the city. I took the Gray Line from Keflavík airport and got dropped off right in front of the hotel.   The Room The room was...

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SuperJeep Tour: South Iceland

If you only have a couple of days in Iceland (as many people do, due to Icelandair's famous stopovers), there is one thing you have to do--go on a SuperJeep Tour. Hands down one of the best things I've ever done.    My first tour with was the South Iceland...

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Laundromat Cafe, Reykjavik

One of my favorite memories of Reykjavik was the time I spent at Laundromat Cafe. It's a bustling, vegetarian friendly cafe with smiling faces and rainbows. Literally rainbows. It's centrally located, so pretty much any hotel you're at downtown will give you easy...

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Icelandair Saga Class: What it’s like Up Front

Thinking of flying Icelandair Saga Class? Icelandair is Iceland's flagship carrier. They are based in Keflavik and have been operating flights since 1937. You may have heard about Icelandair's famous free stopovers. They have a deal where you get a free European...

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Iceland Playlist: Music for Your Trip

For as long as I can remember, I've made playlists for my trips. I always try to pick songs from bands originating in whatever country or state I'm visiting but some stuff is a completely random association I have or a song attached to a memory. I'm excited to share...

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Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik

The Radisson Blu Hotel 1919 is a pretty popular place to stay in Reykjavik, particularly with people maximizing hotel points. Well, it used to be popular for that reason. It's not as good a deal anymore because Club Carlson changed it's award structure. And, without...

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