The Blue Diary

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!

ice cave in Iceland
9 November 2018
Icelandic Culture

Why Iceland is called Iceland

One of the questions we get asked all the time is “Why is Iceland called Iceland?”

Gullfoss water fall in winter
9 November 2018
Practical info

The Icelandic Winter Weather - a short overview

You can be certain that there is nothing certain about Icelandic winter weather. It is as unpredictable as a young child’s moods – sweet and joyful one minute, a rollicking tantrum the next.

mosquito
9 November 2018
Practical info

Does Iceland have mosquitoes?

According to the Icelandic Web of Science, Iceland is home to 1,600 species of dryland animals. Despite this diversity, there is one species missing – the mosquito! Yes, Iceland is one of the few countries in the world that is mosquito-free.

river rafting
3 October 2018
Natural Wonders

River rafting in Iceland is as cool as it gets

River rafting in Iceland is a big thing. Over the years it has become increasingly popular and now, many tour operators have river rafting tours all over Iceland.

Árbæjarsafn museum
3 October 2018
Natural Wonders

Blue Staff’s Top 5 list of things to do in Reykjavík

We strolled through the workplace and asked our staff what they like to do in Reykjavík city. Most of them were happy to give us suggestions.

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!