PRACTICAL INFO

We can’t only have fun. We need practical info too. How can you walk on ice without looking stupid? What should you pack for a holiday in Iceland? Is the country expensive and where are the puffins? Iceland isn’t really like other countries in some ways. So, it’s great to know some practical information before you arrive. Here, we post what we feel are necessary travel information. But in between, we´ll try to make you laugh.

person dressed in winter hat
9 January 2018
Practical info

How to dress for winter in Iceland?

The weather in Iceland can change dramatically from one day to the next, and you can’t rely on long-term forecasts although they give you an idea.

hands holding sparklers
13 December 2017
Practical info

Happy new year 2018!

2017 has been a great year for us at Blue car rental in Iceland. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting lots of new travelers, gotten great feedback and grown as a company and as people. We wish you a very happy new year!

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Reykjavík
4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

The best places to watch New Year's Eve fireworks in Reykjavik

Icelanders go a little mad on New Year’s Eve and blow up around 500 tons of fireworks in a couple of hours.

Christmas in downtown Reykjavík
4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

Spending Christmas in Iceland? Read a few tips from the Blue staff!

We often get asked for tips about spending the holidays in Iceland, and we’re always happy to help! Here are answers to the most common Christmas related questions we get from travelers.

Gullfoss waterfall in winter
27 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

For how long is it bright outside in Iceland during winter?

We often get asked for how long it’s bright outside in Iceland in the winter time. In the darkest time, which is November to January, we only get a few hours of daylight. So, if you’re traveling here during that time, use your daylight hours wisely!

river in Icelandic winter
26 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

Are all attractions in Iceland open during winter?

If you’re referring to natural wonders, then no. Some parts of Iceland aren’t accessible during winter. While some tours may not be operating during winter, there are others that only operate during winter, like ice cave tours and other winter-related activities.

Icelandic horse outside during winter
13 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
Practical info

Tips for driving in Iceland in November

September and October are usually OK for driving outside of Reykjavík, although you can expect icy roads, particularly in the morning and evenings. But in November you should expect to see more snow and sleet on the roads on top of the ice.

mountain covered with snow in Iceland
13 October 2017
Practical info

How cold is it in Iceland during winter?

It can get awfully cold in Iceland, as one would expect given the name of the country. But still, the answer to the question is: it depends.

hands holding a smartphone, taking a picture
25 September 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

The music festival scene in Iceland is incredibly active

Despite having a small population, Iceland has a very active and interesting music scene. Many people know about our more famous bands and artists, like Kaleo, Sigurrós, Of monsters and men, Gus Gus and Björk.