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7 Reasons to Have a Private Tour in Iceland

Planning your trip to Iceland? Do you feel overwhelmed with endless options on tours that you are dying to try out for yourself but you won't have the time to do everything you want to see in…

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Rover of the Month: Jodee Goes Full Custom!

This month's Rover of the Month tells the story of Jadee, who came to Iceland and needed a custom itinerary filled with all sorts af wonderful things, like horse rides, hot springs and epic mountain…

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7 Reason why Iceland is the Photographer's Paradise

You may have seen a lot of remarkable photos come out of Iceland. Of course, with the right amount of planning, it is possible to take incredible photos almost anywhere. And yet, there remains something special about Iceland; what is it exactly that makes Iceland such a special place to photograph?…

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Rovers of the Month: Dan and Christina Honeymoon!

After hearing so much about Iceland, Dan Jones and Christina Wiens came to see what all the fuss was about. And what better time to visit than your honeymoon? They frolicked between the tectonic plates and stood on top of a glacier! Here, they tell us more about their trip with us.…

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7 Weird Things about the Icelanders

Every country, culture and it’s people have quirks, and Iceland is no different. It all feels very normal to them, as you would expect. However, to outside eyes you might notice some strange things about Iceland. These are our top 7.…

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When and Where to see Whales in Iceland

It’s peaceful, calm and then suddenly very exciting. A burst of water, a breath. A fluke (tail) rises from the water, then descends gently back down again. The gentle giant dives. Whale watching in Iceland is great. It’s really special experience to head out to see a whale move greacefully through gentle fjord waters or out across a bay, relatively close to the shore. It turns out tha…

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How did Reykjavik get it's name?

Reykjavik. It’s the capital of Iceland. Population 123 300, and 216,940 in the Greater Capital Area. For a lot of people, it’s difficult to pronounce (like a lot of things in Icelandic), but the story of how Reykjavik was named is actually pretty simple. As always, however, with all things Icelandic and historical, there is some pretty interesting back story to how this all unfolded.…

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Rover of the Month: Laura Knits and Hikes!

When you like knitting as much as being out in nature, you need a specific kind of tour. Laura found exactly the right tour for her, “knitting on ice” and went home with a lifetime of memories. Super jeeps, awesome nature and a tonne of knitting are just some of the experiences that we offer to special interests.…

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6 Icelandic Churches (Other than Hallgrímskirkja) Worth Seeing

Iceland has a lot of quirky little churches, and the diversity is immense: some are cute and cosy, some look like spaceship that are primed for take off. There are at least 1000 churches in Iceland, so for this little list we have chosen our 6 favourites. We decided to exclude Hallgrimskirkja, the central Lutheran church in Reykjavik, because that would make it too easy. Here are 6 others that you should try to get around and see.…

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