The Blue Diary

Akureyri town
23 August 2018
Natural Wonders

Three things to try on your way through Akureyri

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.

Bakkagerði town
25 July 2018
Natural Wonders

Why you should get your ass to the east

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.

Reykjavík
12 July 2018
Practical info

Fast food places in Reykjavík you should know about

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.

Dynjandi waterfall
12 July 2018
Natural Wonders

What to do in the West Fjords in 2018?

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.

breakfast
12 July 2018
Practical info

How easy is it to find vegan food in Iceland?

It is reasonably easy to find vegan food in Iceland today, especially in the capital area.

Iceland mountain scenery
20 June 2018
Icelandic Culture

Iceland is the Smallest Nation to Ever Compete in the World Cup

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.

inside the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
15 May 2018
Icelandic Culture

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft yes, it’s a thing

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.

the Icelandic flag
15 May 2018
Icelandic Culture

What do the colors of the Icelandic flag represent?

One would think there would be a long and interesting epic saga about the colors in the Icelandic flag and their meaning. Unfortunately, no.

sheep head jam
15 May 2018
Practical info

Can you actually buy roasted sheep heads in jelly in stores?

Yes, of course, you can! Who doesn’t like to eat roasted sheep cheeks, tongues, etc., mashed into bits and covered in jelly?