The Blue Diary

seal swimming in the ocean
26 July 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

What to do in Iceland? - Our top 5 picks for 2017

In Iceland, there are endless possibilities for things to do. But unless you have all the time (and money) in the world you want to choose wisely. Icelanders are always coming up with new and innovative stuff. The travel industry is no exception! So, since you’ve probably heard about all the regular...

inside Nostra Restaurant, Iceland
29 June 2017
Icelandic Culture

Blue top 3 picks for fine dining restaurants in Reykjavík 2017

Icelandic cuisine isn’t all about rotten shark and roasted sheep heads. On the contrary, you´ll find plenty of excellent fine dining restaurants in Reykjavík. We’ve put together a list of what we feel are the top 5 fine dining restaurants in Reykjavík in 2017.

forest in Iceland - Photo by: Axel Kristinsson. Published under a creative commons license.
29 June 2017
Practical info

Does Iceland have trees?

Most pictures of Iceland show barren landscape, ice and mountains. But we have several types of trees growing here, even a few forests. It’s a common misconception that Iceland doesn’t have trees because it’s too cold. It’s not. We rather like to blame the sheep.

Ásbyrgi canyon in Iceland
29 June 2017
Natural Wonders

Ásbyrgi: Sleipnir's footprint in Midgard

Out of all the places in all of Iceland, Icelanders tend to LOVE Ásbyrgi canyon the most. They usually call it the most magical place you can find in Iceland. Now, we can describe Ásbyrgi in words, but you must visit the place to understand the magic of it.

Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland
29 June 2017
Natural Wonders

The Golden Triangle in Iceland - or was it a circle?

We get asked a lot about the Golden Triangle in Iceland. We’d be evil if we told you that it’s a thing. It’s not. You probably meant to search for the Golden Circle! It’s Iceland’s most popular route and consists of three stops

Laki craters in Iceland
12 June 2017
Natural Wonders

So, you want to visit volcanoes in Iceland?

If you land in Keflavík airport, pick up your rental car from us and drive to Reykjavík, you´ll already have passed a few volcanoes. You don’t have to drive far from Reykjavík to find volcanoes such as the Blue mountains and Hengill.

driving on gravel road in Iceland
12 June 2017
Practical info

What should I pack for Iceland in the summer time?

If you're wondering what to pack for Iceland in the summer time, look no further. We've put together a list of the most important things.

Geysir Strokkur in Iceland
15 May 2017
Natural Wonders

Self drive with extra stops along the Golden Circle route

The traditional Golden circle consists of three stops. There's Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. Now don’t get us wrong, these are all fantastic places and we highly recommend them.

Landscape in Húsafell, Iceland
5 May 2017
Natural Wonders

Our top 3 attractions in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland

West Iceland is beautiful. What’s more, it’s a little less crowded than the South coast and Golden circle. Driving the whole area of Borgarfjörður is a perfect day tour from Reykjavík or a fun detour from the ring road. We had a tough time picking our favorite stops. There are simply so many interes...