The Wonder of White Nights in Northern Europe

Midnight Sun at North Cape Norway

  Come inside the Arctic Circle, where during most of the summer, the sun never sets. Northern European countries that lie inside the Arctic Circle provide some very interesting White Night experiences. Because the sun does not set throughout the  night, you can take the opportunity to change the way you travel…take a chance, do something you haven’t done before, stay up late (really ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in Reykjavik: Editor’s Picks

Foss hotel Reykjavik

  For those looking to travel to Iceland, Reykjavik is a great base for exploring this diverse country. Not only is it the capital, it is also the largest city in Iceland and home to many cultural attractions and activities to include: nightlife, dining, theaters, parks, and even geothermal swimming pools. The city also has quite an upbeat and artsy feel and you will immediately be taken ... Read Full Article

Reykjavik’s Cool 101 Hotel

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Iceland is listed as one of the top 10 places on the planet to spend your Christmas holiday - and for good reason. In Iceland you will find chic Santas, grannies downing vodka, the absolute best Christmas markets, and so much more. The capital, Reykjavík, has been described as a young, daring city that feels like a cosmopolitan European center as well as a tiny seaside village - all wrapped-up in ... Read Full Article

Iceland Tourist Information

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With a population of just 325,000, Iceland is one of the most unique nations in the world, providing a diversity of attractions for the traveler. The geological wonders of this island nation are never ending, while the capital city, Reykjavik, is known for its carefree and intellectual nature as well as its first class infrastructure and tourism facilities. Passports & Visas for ... Read Full Article

Experience Iceland by Horseback

Riding in Iceland

  Iceland is a refreshingly unconventional  eco-destination that you may just want to experience by horseback. This island nation is bustling with subterranean activity, and a boundless supply of geothermal heat used for thermal spas, cheap house-heating and natural energy creation. Iceland is the world’s second biggest user of geothermal energy, producing as much as the United States. ... Read Full Article

Reykjavik Dining and Drinking Guide

Grilled whale at Tapas Barinn

  For a small city of only about 200,000 people, Reykjavik has a disproportionately large number of restaurants and bars. You'll find the classics of Icelandic cuisines, new twists on local traditions, and international dishes from places like India, Nepal, Mexico, Spain, China, Japan, and Italy. Dining in Reykjavik can be expensive, with entrees at the trendier Icelandic cuisine ... Read Full Article

Outdoor Adventures in Iceland

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  Iceland’s varied topography and beautiful landscapes makes it an ideal place for the outdoor and adventure enthusiast. Long daylight hours in summer mean there’s plenty of time to pack in activities and your favorite adventure in Iceland - like golfing, white-water rafting, and hiking, but even in winter you’ll find plenty of action in this small but stunning wonderland. Tour companies ... Read Full Article

Reykjavik Up Close City Guide

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Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital and largest city. In fact, of the approximately 300,000 people who live in Iceland, about 200,000 live in Reykjavik. Situated on the harbor, in the shadow of snow-covered mountains, the size and sensibility of a small town meets the style of a city here. There’s plenty to do to keep a visitor busy for a few days, yet it’s easy enough to get around on foot. Despite ... Read Full Article

Iceland’s Natural Wonders

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Iceland abounds with natural wonders. It sits at the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian continental plates. The plates are slowly moving apart, which means that the country is slowly, by just a few centimeters per year, getting wider. The rift runs diagonally from the southeast corner of the country to the northwest and makes Iceland a hotbed of weird geological activity. Geysers ... Read Full Article

Europe’s Spas: Getting Naked With the Locals

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Europeans are nothing if not total hedonists. They love good food, good wine, and at the end of the day, they love a good spa. From Iceland to Estonia, spas are an integral part of life and often one of a city's major tourist attractions. But these aren't new-age, luxury spas where you have chocolate massages and drink matcha tea. These European spas are hot and sweaty, in centuries-old buildings, ... Read Full Article