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The interior of Jólagarðurinn, The Christmas Garden store in Akureyri, Iceland.

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

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…


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. Oh yes, the food in Iceland is quite delicious. In a county…


What to Wear in Iceland

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 what to wear in Iceland…

Where to stay in Iceland

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…


The Cursed Rocks of Iceland

If you’re here to find out if you can take rocks from Iceland or take sand from Iceland or if it is illegal to take rocks/sand from Iceland, please scroll down to the end of this post where I…


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?…