The Blue Diary

flag of Iceland with shape of Iceland
1 February 2019
Practical info

Where is Iceland “On the Map”?

Let’s talk about two things: where is Iceland on the World map, and what events have put Iceland “on the map”?

turf houses in Iceland
16 January 2019
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

A Memorable Iceland Vacation

When planning a vacation in Iceland, it is essential to make time for relaxation and spontaneity.

Jóhanna Guðrún in the Eurovision song contest in 2009
28 December 2018
Icelandic Culture

Is Iceland in the EU?

Since Iceland is in Europe this is a common question. Most of the Scandinavian (North-Europe) countries belong to the EU like Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

map of Iceland
20 December 2018
Icelandic Culture

Who settled Iceland?

This young island has no real “natives” except maybe the arctic fox. Let's settle the question: who settled Iceland ? The story of the settlement

mountains in Iceland
23 November 2018
Natural Wonders

How Iceland was formed

Iceland is uniquely situated on both two tectonic plates and on a mantle plume (better known as a hotspot).

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!