9 January 2018
Practical info

How to dress for winter in Iceland?

The weather in Iceland can change dramatically from one day to the next, and you can’t rely on long-term forecasts although they give you an idea.

9 January 2018
Driving in Iceland

Driver Guide – the preventative road safety system

he system has already gathered some publicity in Iceland and overseas, for its unique value, quality, and level of innovation. While roads and road safety in Iceland has come a long way in the past few years and will continue to improve, we feel that the system is necessary and very helpful considering the circumstances here.

13 December 2017
Practical info

Happy new year 2018!

2017 has been a great year for us at Blue car rental in Iceland. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting lots of new travelers, gotten great feedback and grown as a company and as people.We wish you a very happy new year!

4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

The best places to watch New Year's Eve fireworks in Reykjavik

Icelanders go a little mad on New Year’s Eve and blow up around 500 tons of fireworks in a couple of hours.

4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture

Icelandic Santa Clauses, their Semi-Evil troll parents, and the Christmas Cat

When we start thinking about the Icelandic Christmas stories, and folklore our parents and books told us about as children, we’re amazed that we’re not more traumatized!

4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

Spending Christmas in Iceland? Read a few tips from the Blue staff!

We often get asked for tips about spending the holidays in Iceland, and we’re always happy to help! Here are answers to the most common Christmas related questions we get from travelers.

4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture

Weird but delicious Icelandic Christmas food

This post made us very, very hungry. Christmas won’t be here just yet, but we’re going to find any excuse to feast on weird and not-so-weird food for all of December.

27 October 2017
Icelandic Culture

Our secret recipe for Icelandic Presidential Cookies

In the late 1800’s, a woman named Jakobína Thomsen lived in Bessastaðir and she originally made the recipe for the “Bessastaðakökur” (cakes of Bessastaðir). Some of the Icelandic presidents have served them to their guests since they’re delicious!

27 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

For how long is it bright outside in Iceland during winter?

We often get asked for how long it’s bright outside in Iceland in the winter time. In the darkest time, which is November to January, we only get a few hours of daylight. So, if you’re traveling here during that time, use your daylight hours wisely!