26 November 2020
Icelandic Culture

Two advent Christmas traditions in Iceland

In Iceland, the Christmas season starts with the advent, four Sundays before Christmas Eve. Like every country, Iceland has some unique traditions surrounding Christmas and the advent. We want to tell you about two of them.

18 November 2020
Icelandic Culture

What do Icelanders do in November?

It's November and the days in Iceland are getting shorter and shorter. It is starting to snow, which is good since the white snow brightens the days just a little bit. We enjoy the season and all its opportunities. From snow activities to swimming in geothermal water, there are a lot of things Icelanders do in November.

30 October 2020
Icelandic Culture

The top 3 Icelandic bands you need to listen to

From the country of poetry, we bring you the top three Icelandic bands! With some fantastic bands that are already hitting the international billboards we thought it would be a great idea to list a few of our favorite Icelandic bands.

27 October 2020
Natural Wonders

How does Iceland compare to Hawaii?

What's the real difference between Iceland and Hawaii? Well, read on, and you just might find out.

30 September 2020
Practical info

7 reasons why you should HATE Iceland

It wasn’t really hard to come up with a few good reasons for people to hate Iceland. It’s not all Björk, waterfalls, and Northern Lights here, you know? Iceland has its bad sides as well.

28 September 2020
Natural Wonders

The 3 Best Places to Visit in Iceland - Staff Picks!

We really don’t like to start arguments in the workplace, but when it comes to choosing the best places to visit in Iceland, all hell breaks loose. Everyone at Blue Car Rental has a favorite spot and since Iceland has so many beautiful and magical places it was very difficult to choose only 3.

26 August 2020
Icelandic Culture

What you need to know about Iceland and herring

A quiet fjord in Iceland called Siglufjörður (sailing fjord) is perhaps not where you would expect to be the center of one of the most crucial eras in Icelandic history. The herring adventure changed the nation in a significant way in the 20th century, and in Siglufjörður, you can find out how.

24 August 2020
Natural Wonders

The top three most interesting lighthouses in Iceland

Fun Fact of the day: Iceland has over 104 lighthouses around the island. Since the Vikings
first settled Iceland, we have been a fishing nation making lighthouses an essential part of
Icelandic culture.

30 July 2020
Icelandic Culture

What’s the deal with Icelandic poetry?

Iceland has a long history of poetry and when you look at the environment you'll see that poetic inspiration isn’t hard to come by. When the nordic settlers first arrived in Iceland, it seems they wrote the famous Poetic Edda.