The Blue Diary

Árbæjarsafn museum
23 November 2018
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

Is Iceland safe?

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 10 years in a row. But why?

Icelandic horses
23 November 2018
Natural Wonders

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.

rental car in ICeland at a lake in winter
23 November 2018
Driving in Iceland

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.

Snaefellsjokull glacier
9 November 2018
Natural Wonders

Fun facts about the Snaefellsjokull glacier

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

ice cave in Iceland
9 November 2018
Icelandic Culture

Why Iceland is called Iceland

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

Gullfoss water fall in winter
9 November 2018
Practical info

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.

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.