The Blue Diary

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?

arctic surfers
15 May 2018
Natural Wonders

New activities in Iceland in 2018

When we wanted to see what’s new and interesting for travelers in Iceland in 2018, we looked to see what the good people at Startup Tourism in Iceland are up to. Some of the activities are very interesting!

turf houses in Iceland
9 April 2018
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

3 common misconceptions about Iceland

You’ve all heard rumours, seen memes or an exaggerated version of Iceland and Icelanders in TV shows or movies. We’re here to tell you that not all of it’s real!

Icelandic horse
9 April 2018
Practical info

When is spring in Iceland? Icelandic seasons explained

When is spring in Iceland? Sometimes it feels like: Never. But that’s not true. It’s in late March until the middle of June.