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.
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!
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.
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.
Here I have curated a few awesome outdoor experiences with local tour operators that I have personally tried and loved.
These are some of my favorite hikes in Iceland ranging from short and sweet to multi-day adventures in remote nature.
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.
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.
Here are a few other popular things to do and see in Iceland which many of my friends have enjoyed.
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.