1. Iceland is the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup finals with population slightly over 335,000. The previous smallest country to qualify for the finals was Trinidad & Tobago with population around 1.3 million people. 2. Hannes Halldórsson the goalkeeper who saved the penalty shot from Messi against Argentina in the first game for Iceland in the World Cup al ...

Travelling to Iceland is easy, flights are available from many international destinations. Iceland is located midway between America and Europe. It’s the perfect stopover destination as it takes only about 3 hours to fly from Europe and 5 hours from North America. Keflavik International AirportKeflavik International Airport is located in the southwestern part of the country, o ...

If you are planning on visiting Iceland don’t forget to bring your bathing suit! Iceland is filled with natural geothermal water and you can find a swimming pool almost in every town and village in Iceland. Bathing in a natural hot spring or geothermally heated pool has been a part of Icelandic culture for centuries. It’s not just a summer thing in Iceland, relaxing in the war ...

Gjáin is a small canyon located close to the historical farm Stöng in Þjórsárdalur valley in South Iceland. Gjáin is one of the most magical places you will find in Iceland, it was formed thousands of years ago and is believed to be the home of many elves (believe it or not). Gjáin is located about 135 km away from Reykjavík, the perfect day trip to and it’s also located close ...

Brúarárfoss (Brúarfoss) waterfall is like many other waterfalls in Iceland, something you should not miss. The waterfall is located between the hot spring area of Geysir (around 15 km away), and the village Laugarvatn (about 14 km away) on Laugarvatnsvegur road number 37.  There is a small parking lot by the river Brúará, the parking is not too big so it can be hard to find a ...

Selfoss is the largest town in South Iceland with population of about 7.000 people. The town is part of the municipality Árborg, along with the historical town Eyrarbakki as well as Stokkseyri and Sandvíkurhreppur. Selfoss is the main service center of trade and industry in South Iceland and offers great variety of accommodations, restaurants, coffeehouses and bars. There is al ...

Friðheimar is located at Reykholt in Biskupstungur on road number 35, only about 20 minute drive from the hot spring area at Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall, we can say it’s in the heart of the Golden Circle route. Friðheimar are in general a big greenhouse where they produce mainly tomatoes by using geothermal heat and green energy. They do not use any poison or chemical fo ...

The Borgarfjörður fjord in West Iceland is a true natural paradise and known for its beauty, exquisite nature and interesting history. You can choose from many adventures activities in the area and visit some beautiful sights. While traveling around the fjord you can see many stunning waterfalls, hot springs, caves and for those who are interested in Icelandic history it’s the ...

Eldhraun is the name of the lava field located in south Iceland between Vík and Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The lava flowed in the great volcanic eruption called Skaftáreldar, in Lakagígar (Laki) craters about 40 kilometers north of Kirkjubæjarklaustur village. Eldhraun lava field is a very interesting phenomenon, not only for being a magnificent natural wonder but also regarding it’ ...

Easter in Iceland is a nice long weekend that starts on Maundy Thursday (Skírdagur) and ends on Easter Monday (Annar í páskum). Most people are off work during those days and all schools are shut, so many people decide to leave town with family or friends to enjoy the holiday somewhere else. Easter traditions in Iceland Lutheran confirmationsMost Icelanders belong to the Luth ...