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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 September 2017
Practical info

Is Iceland expensive?

You’ve probably already heard that Iceland’s expensive. While we mostly agree, we also know that you can get by on a relatively low budget if you’re frugal and don’t mind skipping fancy restaurants and private tours.

12 September 2017
Practical info

When and where can I see puffins in Iceland?

Puffins are so cute, just look at their funny little faces! Luckily for us Icelanders, we have millions of them. Our theory is that once, a penguin and a parrot got intimate, and much to their surprise, their offspring was a puffin.