The Blue Diary

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.

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.