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The interior of Jólagarðurinn, The Christmas Garden store in Akureyri, Iceland.
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Souvenir Story: The Yule Lads of Iceland

Souvenir Story: The Yule Lads of Iceland Meet Bjúgnakrækir. That’s Icelandic for “sausage swiper.” And this is his mother’s cat, Jolakotturinn (The Yuletide Cat), who enjoys lounging in the sun, sleeping all day, and eating children. Yum. Every December…

Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
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In Search of the Secret Ice Cave

In Search of the Secret Ice Cave Silence. We’re standing on the edge of Fjallsárlón. It’s a glacier lagoon adjacent to it’s more famous counterpart, Jökulsárlón. It’s different, however. The water is murky brown like chocolate milk. Too opaque to peer…

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Food in Iceland You Need to Try

  When it comes to food in Iceland, one may not expect a small island hovering below the Arctic Circle to hold a fork in culinary delight. But it does. In a county that has ZERO McDonald’s (yes, you read that…

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What to Wear in Iceland

SUGGESTED READING: 9-Day Iceland Itinerary It’s difficult enough to figure out what to wear on your average Monday. But figuring out what to wear in Iceland is a a whole new challenge. Especially when you’re trying to figure out…

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Recommended 9 Day Iceland Itinerary

When I sat down to plan our Iceland itinerary for our epic honeymoon road trip, I became instantaneously overwhelmed. For a few reasons: Despite it’s size, it’s astounding how much there is to see/do in Iceland. It’s difficult to determine…

Where to stay in Iceland
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Where to Stay in Iceland

Where to stay in Iceland? There are so many Iceland accommodations available for the traveler, depending on budget and type of trip. Budget travel in Iceland? Consider camping, hiring a camper van, or hosteling. Luxury travel in Iceland? Check…

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The Cursed Rocks of Iceland

There’s a reason they say: Take only memories, leave only footsteps. Because travelers should not disturb nature. Because travelers should not leave their garbage. Because travelers should respect the places they visit and remember them forever. Because travelers do…

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Glorious Gluttony: Fermented Shark (hakarl) of Iceland

The wind and rain inhibited our sightseeing plans for Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The visibility was so poor, we drove around the iconic Kirkjufell and could only see a faint outline of the monolithic mountain. Exploring new restaurants and trying local cuisine…

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7 Reasons You NEED to Visit Iceland NOW

A tiny country hovering close to the Arctic Circle has captured the international travel spotlight: Iceland. And for good reason. Have you seen how many times Iceland is listed as one of the most mesmerizing places on the planet?…

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A Honeymoon in Iceland

We promised forever to each other, packed our new wedding-shower luggage and honeymooned in Iceland. The word “honeymoon” seems synonymous with the image of azure seas, white sand, swaying palms, and all-inclusive resorts with fancy meals and bottomless frozen cocktails. Not…