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Golden Circle Tour of Iceland

Golden Circle Tour of Iceland

Gill Haynes explores Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri and Seydisfjordur on a Golden Circle Tour of Iceland. With the news full of wild fires this summer, seeing smoke billowing from the horizon…

10 of the Best Hikes in the World

10 of the Best Hikes in the World

Although hiking is fulfilling for many reasons, there’s no denying that it’s always better when the scenery is spectacular. These ten hikes are some of the world’s most scenic and…

Become ‘Trapped’ in Iceland

Become ‘Trapped’ in Iceland

Explore the lesser-visited Northern and Eastern highlights of Iceland, the main filming locations for hit BBC4 ‘Nordic noir’ drama series Trapped, which has just returned for a second season, on…

Interested in Iceland?

From the volcanic Mývatn region in the north to the stunning coastline of the Eastern fjords and the spectacular landscapes of the Vatnajökull glacier in the south, Iceland is a true paradise for lovers of raw nature and the quiet.

Things to Do in Iceland

Hike one of its more than 1,000 volcanoes, photograph its majestic waterfalls, relax outdoors in a hot spring, go whale spotting, make a boat trip in a glacier’s lagoon and get up and close with a spouting geyser. Most wildlife can be spotted in the air and in the sea, with the arctic fox the country’s only native land mammal.


This attractive city is the world’s most northerly capital where trendiness and tradition go hand in hand. Ascend the futuristic Hallgrímskirkja church from where you have Reykjavik’s best panorama.

Iceland Weather

The coast has a cold sea climate while inland there’s a tundra climate. However, it’s milder than you would expect but the weather is notoriously fickle.

Iceland Population

As of end 2018, the island counts 355,000+ humans and 800,000 sheep.