Wanderguide for Iceland
Andri Kristinsson

Andri Kristinsson

andrikristins

My Guide to Iceland 🇮🇸

This is my curated list of travel recommendations for Iceland :) I am born and raised in Iceland, an entrepreneur, foodie, outdoor enthusiast and a father... and the founder of Travelade. I lived in the US for six years where I started sharing tips with friends visiting my beautiful home country.

🍇 Eat & Drink

As you probably know, I am a big foodie and love to try out new places to eat and drink. Here is a collection of my favorite local spots in Iceland!

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My Top 10 Restaurants in Reykjavik vs TripAdvisor's Top 10
Andri :Here is an article I wrote with my top 10 restaurants in Reykjavik!
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The Best Places for Lunch in Reykjavik
Andri :My friend Nína wrote this great article. I highly recommend Ostabúðin for lunch if you want to get fresh fish at a great price

🚣 Best Experiences

Here is a list of my favorite guided tours and experiences. Some of these are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experiences! I recommend booking all of these well in advance as they often get fully booked.

Image - Midgard Super Jeep Surprise Adventure Tour
$ 277
Experience
Midgard Surprise: The Ultimate Super Jeep Adventure
Andri :These local guys from South Iceland run an awesome company, super fun, knowledgable and simply the best I have tried if you are looking for a super jeep tour in South Iceland
Image - Zodiac Tour on Glacier Lagoon Iceland
$ 79
Experience
Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Tour
Andri :Just do it! You will regret not seeing the lagoon up close and personal in a zodiac. Have done this several times and enjoy it every time!
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$ 350
Experience
Inside the Volcano Tour
Andri :On the expensive side, but if it fits your budget I highly recommend this experience. Tried this myself a couple of years ago and it is a once-in-a-lifetime tour

♨️ Hot Springs

I highly recommend my friends to explore both the local swimming pools in Iceland as well as venturing out into the nature to search for a fully natural hot springs - some of which are easy to find while others are remote and hidden.

✈️ Airport Transfer & Rental Cars

Let's start with the basics. Depending on if you are optimizing for budget, convenience and speed, here is how I travel to and from KEF international airport to Reykjavik. I most often choose Airport Direct Premium as it takes me straight to my doorstep without changing shuttles at a bus terminal. I have also added a couple of great car rental companies in Iceland I have good experience with.

🗺️ Touristy things worth doing

While some of the most popular things to do in Iceland have become mainstream and somewhat touristy, these are things I still recommend first-time visitors to check out.

🌌 Northern Lights

If you are visiting Iceland in winter (or late fall/early spring) you might be one of the lucky ones to spot the northern lights. I have curated a few resources to help up your changes of spotting these natural phenomena.