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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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    11 Unique things to do in Iceland. 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... 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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  • A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    May 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Reykjavík, a bustling port and the world’s most northerly capital, draws visitors from across the globe in record-breaking numbers – and its popularity shows no signs of waning. This is a city with a reputation for hedonistic revelry, where highbrow museums mix with colourful streets and buzzing nightlife. Ready to see what all the fuss... Read more »

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  • Hot tub happiness: the dos and don’ts of Icelandic spas

    Hot tub happiness: the dos and don’ts of Icelandic spas

    March 21st, 2016Mike MacEacheran
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    Going to a spa in Iceland can feel wonderfully alien. Against a backdrop of barren moonscapes and denuded hills, the waters are so preternaturally blue, so exaggerated and preposterously warm, that a simple dip can feel borderline indecent. Venture from the capital Reykjavik as far as Reyðarfjörður in the extreme east and you’ll also find... Read more »

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  • 360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    October 14th, 2015Colt St. George
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    Feeling far away from the natural wonders of Iceland? You’re about to feel a lot closer. Welcome to 360° virtual reality, where you can look where you want, when you want, as the video plays in real time.  After hitting play, either click and drag on the video to take control of its camera (on desktop) or tilt... Read more »

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  • 20 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

    20 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

    October 6th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Iceland‘s landscapes look different from every angle and at every time of day. Whether it’s a late-morning sunrise in the middle of winter, or the aurora borealis dancing in the skies above a glassy lake, the country produces vistas that make even the most travel-weary adventurers say “wow”. The climate can be challenging, but the rewards are plenty –... Read more »

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  • Video: 17 things you shouldn’t miss in Iceland

    Video: 17 things you shouldn’t miss in Iceland

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    One of the world’s most beguiling countries, Iceland offers endless vistas of volcanic landscapes, black beaches, snow-topped mountains and one of the coolest cities in Europe. Here, we’ve compiled 17 things not to miss. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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