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  • Where to go in Iceland this winter

    Where to go in Iceland this winter

    November 27th, 2018Siobhan Warwicker
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    Winter in Iceland brings a special kind of adventure, from chasing the shape-shifting Northern Lights to trekking through caves of glacial blue ice. Despite its chilly name, the Land of Fire and Ice isn’t inhospitable to winter wanderers. The ‘Golden Circle’ region of the south-west hovers just below freezing. While it’s no-go in the central highlands, the Ring Road,... Read more »

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  • The best places to stay in Iceland: an expert’s guide

    The best places to stay in Iceland: an expert’s guide

    November 16th, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    When planning a trip to Iceland, you may realise that you’ve hit the destination jackpot. No matter where you are in the country, there is something spectacular nearby, whether that’s great food, dramatic and rugged mountainous landscapes, powerful waterfalls or charming fishing villages. What can be much harder to figure out is where the best places... Read more »

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  • Iceland travel tips and tricks to know before you go

    Iceland travel tips and tricks to know before you go

    November 9th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    A bewitching Nordic nation of volcanoes, glaciers, cosmic winter light shows and endless summer twilight, Iceland is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. The island’s mercurial weather means you’ll need to prepare for quick changes in advance. And the spectacularly dramatic landscape can bring its own challenges too. As they say, it’s good to know before... Read more »

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  • The best Reykjavik restaurants

    The best Reykjavik restaurants

    October 31st, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Hot springs and geysers are all well and good, but man cannot live on water alone. Iceland’s biggest new attraction is quickly shaping up to be the food scene in its capital. From Mexican flavours to traditional Icelandic specialities, there’s a lot to explore. Here Tamara Hinson shares the nine Reykjavik restaurants you ought to... Read more »

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  • The Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Worth a trip?

    The Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Worth a trip?

    October 23rd, 2018Aimee White
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    The Blue Lagoon is undoubtedly one of Reykjavik’s hot spots (pun intended). Yet it can be on the receiving end of criticism: its regular coach-load drop offs and steep entrance fees (compared with other spas) isn’t necessarily what everyone envisages when it comes to visiting an Iceland lagoon. However, the Bláa lónio (its Icelandic name) shouldn’t... Read more »

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  • 11 Unique things to do in Iceland

    11 Unique things to do in Iceland

    October 8th, 2018Rebecca Hallett
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    From its pocket-sized capital to the vast landscapes of its interior, Iceland overflows with inspiring spots. The only real trouble is narrowing down what you want to do. Head out to sea to scour the grey waters for whales? Scramble over slick rocks to marvel at a waterfall? Or soak up the rays on a... Read more »

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  • Best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland

    Best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland

    September 27th, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    The northern lights are elusive; you hear about them constantly from what seems like everyone and their mum, waxing lyrical about the curtain of bright green and blue wisps prancing gracefully through the sky, the chances of seeing them are limited, to say the least. You need to be in the right country, in the right season, while other elements... Read more »

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  • Top day trips from Reykjavík

    Top day trips from Reykjavík

    September 6th, 2018Rebecca Hallett
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    Icelanders have a motto which visitors should know: þetta reddast – “It’ll all work out.” Hoping to go for a day in the wilds, but the roads are too icy? þetta reddast, there are plenty of other things to do. In the mood for shopping, only to find Reykjavík packed with tourists? Don’t worry, þetta reddast. Not... Read more »

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  • Your Iceland itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    Your Iceland itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    February 28th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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    Iceland is a world unto itself. From black beaches and glacial lagoons to Martian landscapes and science-fiction-worthy geothermal craters, it runs the gamut from the reassuringly familiar to the barely believable. There are national parks, gushing waterfalls and snow-crested peaks, and yet it’s as close to lunar topography as Europe gets. This is a frozen... Read more »

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Iceland

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Iceland

    February 27th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Iceland‘s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, with travellers from round the globe capitalising on new networks of affordable flights to Reykjavík. But with so much to see and do on this volcanic island, planning the right travel itinerary can be daunting. From the dazzling lights of the aurora borealis to therapeutic dips in piping hot geothermal pools, this 1-minute... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons why you should still visit Iceland in 2018

    6 reasons why you should still visit Iceland in 2018

    February 26th, 2018Keith Drew
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    Iceland is on everybody’s lips. Stranded in the middle of the North Atlantic, this rugged island of incredible landscapes and adventurous activities is one of the hottest travel destinations around. And with new attractions to experience and little-visited places to discover, along with a rapidly developing foodie scene in Reykjavík, 2018 is set to be... Read more »

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  • Mrs all projecting favourable now unpleasing

    Mrs all projecting favourable now unpleasing

    February 16th, 2017Rebecca Hallett
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    Iceland is famous for majestic glaciers and snow-covered houses, for the Northern Lights and blue-lit ice caves. But visit in summer and it can feel like a totally different country. While there are still plenty of icy natural wonders, you can also party with the locals at summer festivals, hike across flower-strewn moorland or soak in hot... Read more »

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