Camping in Iceland: Motorhome vs Tent

If you are planning a vacation in Iceland and want the freedom to explore at your own pace, without doing a lot of pre-planning or joining a tour, then you’ll definitely want to rent a car and camp. Some people choose to rent a motorhome that has a comfortable bed and a kitchen, while others…

How to Prepare for a Trip to Iceland

Iceland is a dream destination for everyone, and it’s easier than ever to get there now that Icelandair offers affordable flights to and from cities all over the world. It is one of the most beautiful and remote islands in the world with an incredibly dramatic landscape to explore. Massive waterfalls, black sand beaches, hot…

16 Things to Know Before Traveling to Iceland

Planning a trip to Iceland and wondering what to expect? We were lucky enough to get to spend 2 weeks driving the ring road in a motorhome and exploring all of the amazing sights of Iceland. But there were a lot of things that we encountered that we wish we would have known about before…

How Much Does Iceland Really Cost? Plus a Few Tips for Saving Money

If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you’ve probably already heard about how expensive it is. Prior to our 2-week Iceland trip, I talked to people who survived off of gas station hot dogs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during their stay. We heard that gas was expensive and even basic accommodations would…

What to Pack for a Trip to Iceland: A Complete Packing List

Iceland is one of the most beautiful and remote islands in the world. It is also one of the most expensive. So if you are planning a trip, you’ll want to make sure that you pack everything you need to avoid having to make some pricey purchases during your visit. Check out our list of…

Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: The Best 2-Week Itinerary

As we were planning our two week trip to Iceland, we were completely overwhelmed. We couldn’t figure out which sites were just off the road and which required some hiking. And it wasn’t clear whether the roads were paved or gravel. So we marked a bunch of sites on our downloaded map and hoped for…

Complete Guide to Iceland’s Golden Circle

Depending on the amount of time that you have to spend in Iceland, there are two popular routes that allow you to see the highlights of the island. The “Ring Road” route would ideally take 10-14 days and would take you around the circumference of the island (we spent 2 weeks driving Iceland’s Ring Road)….

Complete Guide to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located about 13 miles from the international airport and about 30 miles from the city of Reykjavik. You’ve undoubtedly seen photos of the milky blue water that is supplied by the nearby Svartsengi Geothermal Power Station. The high silica content is what gives the water its blue color…