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Now what? Life without our daily walking tours

Now what? Life without our daily walking tours

I’m writing this post from my living room. I’m wearing what my husband calls my smartypants outfit which is basically the clothes that you love to wear at home but would never be caught dead in outside of the house. He calls it smartypants outfit because this is what I would wear for days when I was studying ...

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How dark does it get in Iceland in winter?

How dark does it get in Iceland in winter?

By now you should know how things work over here: If I get asked a question often enough it will end up as a blog post sooner or later. Mostly because it’s obvious that people are looking for the answer and not finding it so making it available seems like a good and sensible thing to do but also a little bit so ...

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The ultimate guide to northern lights tours in Iceland

The ultimate guide to northern lights tours in Iceland

As the leaves start falling off the trees and the days become shorter again, the number of questions about the northern lights in our e-mail inbox grows exponentially. I guess northern lights questions is to an Icelander that works in tourism what pumpkin spice is to North-Americans: a sign of seasons changed. ...

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Sometimes even Rick Steves gets it wrong

Sometimes even Rick Steves gets it wrong

I have a confession to make. Until one of his writers contacted me and asked if he could join my walking tour to review it for an upcoming guidebook he was writing, I had no idea who Rick Steves was. I didn’t even know he existed. When I first started writing this blog I read every guidebook about Iceland that ...

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Should I do the Golden Circle or the South Coast?

Should I do the Golden Circle or the South Coast?

…what to see and what to miss in Iceland A lot of people find planning their trip to Iceland overwhelming. There’s so much information about what to see and do all over the internet and all these different recommendations often do more to confuse than help: Do this, don’t do that and make sure you don’t make ...

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Where to watch the World Cup in Reykjavik this summer

Where to watch the World Cup in Reykjavik this summer

  If you’re arriving in Iceland in the next few days or if you’re already here and plan to stay for a while, you may have heard once or twice (or about a million times) that Iceland is competing in the FIFA World Cup in Russia this year. The competition starts tomorrow and the whole world are waiting. Or you ...

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The foodie’s guide to the Golden Circle

The foodie’s guide to the Golden Circle

At the moment I am obsessed with food. It may be because I’m trying to eat better which means I need to deny myself of certain things more than I’ve done in the past or it may also be due to the fact that I haven’t had a kitchen for weeks and I’ve been tormenting myself endlessly with Pinterest recipes I cannot ...

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