The Blue Diary

24 September 2019
Icelandic Culture

Icelanders are mad for craft beer

Since the beer was made legal in Iceland in 1989 (it's true!), Icelanders have gone mad for craft beer. Small breweries are springing up like mushrooms and even more bars that specialise in craft and microbrewery beers.

Northern Lights in Iceland
19 September 2019
Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland in the winter

If you want to be technical, the winter in Iceland lasts from the end of October to the end of April. But winter conditions can happen anytime between late August and early June, Iceland is a sub-Arctic country after all.

audience at a concert
19 September 2019
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

How is the nightlife in Iceland?

Iceland is known for its nightlife, but there are a few things you need to know before heading out on the town on a Monday night, for example.

Snæfellsnes
18 September 2019
Icelandic Culture

3 Completely Different Facts About Iceland

If you could learn any three things about Iceland, which you hadn't seen before, we are sure the items on this list wouldn't cross your mind.

18 September 2019
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

Iceland Winter Photography

One of the best things about Iceland is that no matter where you look, there is something spectacular to photograph. In this blog post we will give you some ideas on what to do if you find yourself on your way to Iceland, with dreams of taking beautiful, instagrammable photographs.

burger
11 September 2019
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

Where are the best burgers in Reykjavík

The first thing you need to know about burgers in Iceland is that we don't really do fast-food burgers. You can find them, but we do not have any McDonald's or Burger Kings in Iceland. They all went bankrupt because why buy that when you can get gourmet burgers for not that much more money?

Iceland Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
11 September 2019
Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland in March

For many Icelanders, March marks the beginning of spring, but spring doesn't really start until April, no matter what Icelanders try to tell themselves. But it is getting warmer and brighter, and the darkness of the previous three months has lifted a little bit.

lightning in Iceland
21 August 2019
Practical info

A guide to the climate in Iceland

Despite its name, Iceland isn’t as cold as you would think. Iceland is categorised as having a subarctic climate which is characterised by long, sometimes freezing winters and short, cool summers.   However, Iceland benefits from the warm ocean current North-Atlantic Gyre. Without it, it w...

ocean in Iceland
20 August 2019
Natural Wonders

You can surf and kayak in Iceland!

It can be challenging to choose what activities you want to do when travelling in Iceland; there are just so many things to choose from! Hiking, soaking in the Blue Lagoon or a hot tub in one of the many local geothermal pools around the country, see an ice cave, walk on a glacier, drive on a glac...