The Blue Diary

mosquito
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.

river rafting
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.

Árbæjarsafn museum
3 October 2018
Natural Wonders

Blue Staff’s Top 5 list of things to do in Reykjavík

We strolled through the workplace and asked our staff what they like to do in Reykjavík city. Most of them were happy to give us suggestions.

rental car in front of Blue Lagoon Iceland
2 October 2018
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

How Long Does it Take to Drive Around Iceland?

A lot of our customers ask us how long it takes to drive around Iceland and the answer is always the same: “Oh dear, hmmm … 2-100 days?” It’s an impossible question to answer.

Seltún geothermal area Iceland
2 October 2018
Natural Wonders

5 Geothermal Areas Close to Reykjavík City

If you want a nice road trip out of Reykjavík to explore geothermal areas, we know all the right places. There are a lot of areas to choose from, but these are our favorites!

road in Iceland - sunset
5 September 2018
Natural Wonders

3 Legendary Detours from Iceland’s Ring Road

If you’re driving the ring road around Iceland you most certainly do not have to stay on it for the whole time! There are a lot of fun detours with hidden gems, fewer people, and magnificent sites.

coins
5 September 2018
Practical info

A Guide to Tipping in Iceland

We know that some people want to know every little thing before they travel abroad. Maybe it’s social anxiety, maybe people want everything to be perfect. We totally understand you and made this guide.

Blue Lagoon Iceland
4 September 2018
Natural Wonders

5 Exciting Outdoor Pools in Iceland

When you hear Iceland, everybody thinks of the Blue Lagoon, the Northern Lights, and volcanoes but there are more spas and pools to dip your toes in while touring the country.

Liz Connor FeelingBlue winner
27 August 2018
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

#FeelingBlue Winner Announcement!

We have a winner! Our #FeelingBlue video contest was immensely popular and after reviewing all the entries we've chosen Liz Connor as a winner.