Akureyri is often considered a capital in its own right. The capital of the North. Both a mandatory road stop and an excellent base for day trips, the town has a lot to offer travelers.
Not only has the weather this summer been WAY better in the eastern fjords of Iceland than in southwestern Reykjavik, but the east has tons to offer curious travelers. Be sure to get off the main road to one of the area's idyllic fishing villages. Or get your ass to some serious hiking.
Fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy, and everybody loves it. Icelanders love fast food a lot, and there are quite a few places to choose from. We made a list with a few of them.
If you want to get away from the crowds, the West Fjords are the place to go to. The area is just over 22.000 km2, but due to the many mountains and limited flatlands, the population is only about 7000 people.
It is reasonably easy to find vegan food in Iceland today, especially in the capital area.
When Iceland qualified for the World Cup last year, the news broke fast all around the world. No one could believe a nation of 350.000 had a good enough team to qualify for the tournament.
Do you know what necropants are? If you have the stomach for learning about them and other sorcery-related stuff, make sure you visit the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft in Hólmavík.
One would think there would be a long and interesting epic saga about the colors in the Icelandic flag and their meaning. Unfortunately, no.
Yes, of course, you can! Who doesn’t like to eat roasted sheep cheeks, tongues, etc., mashed into bits and covered in jelly?