The Blue Blog

23 November 2018

How Iceland was formed

Iceland is uniquely situated on both two tectonic plates and on a mantle plume (better known as a hotspot).   The Mid Atlantic Ridge Iceland sits on the Mid Atlantic ridge. The Mid Atlantic ridge separates the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates in the North and separates the African...

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23 November 2018

Is Iceland safe?

Is Iceland safe?   The Global Peace Index measures social, political and economic factors and how the contribute to peace in each country   According to the Global Peace Index by the Institute of Economics and Peace, Iceland is the safest country on Earth. Iceland has ranked number one for...

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23 November 2018

What Icelandic horses are like in winter

The Icelandic horse is special for many reasons. In winter the horses hair grows long and bushy in order to keep them warm.

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23 November 2018

Driving in Iceland in January and February

Driving in winter can be tricky. If you are visiting Iceland in January or February this is the blog for you.

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9 November 2018

Fun facts about the Snaefellsjokull glacier

We have so many fun facts about the Snæfellsjökull glacier, some are stranger than others!

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9 November 2018

Why Iceland is called Iceland

One of the questions we get asked all the time is “Why is Iceland called Iceland?”

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9 November 2018

The Icelandic Winter Weather - a short overview

You can be certain that there is nothing certain about Icelandic winter weather. It is as unpredictable as a young child’s moods – sweet and joyful one minute, a rollicking tantrum the next.

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9 November 2018
Practical info

Does Iceland have mosquitoes?

According to the Icelandic Web of Science, Iceland is home to 1,600 species of dryland animals. Despite this diversity, there is one species missing – the mosquito! Yes, Iceland is one of the few countries in the world that is mosquito-free.

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3 October 2018
Natural Wonders

River rafting in Iceland is as cool as it gets

River rafting in Iceland is a big thing. Over the years it has become increasingly popular and now, many tour operators have river rafting tours all over Iceland.

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