Iceland Travel Tips

Best places to see puffins in Iceland

Best places to see puffins in Iceland

28 Jan 2020


Iceland is the breeding home to more than 60% of the world’s Atlantic puffin population. If you don’t know already, the Atlantic puffins are cute black and white birds with bright orange webbed feet and a bright orange beak. They usually stay in the water, but come to land for breeding and that is when you can see them.

Driving in Iceland During the Winter

Driving in Iceland During the Winter

23 Jan 2020


During the winter months Iceland’s frosty weather can transform it into a beautiful scenic winter wonderland, yet can create less attractive driving conditions. Road conditions can vary widely, but with advanced planning, taking precautionary measures, and knowing weather forecasts, driving in Iceland during the winter is overall safe and doable.

How to avoid speeding tickets in Iceland

How to avoid speeding tickets in Iceland

20 Jan 2020


Iceland is a beautiful country with many vibrant and exciting places to visit. This is why so many visitors are known for stopping by to pick up a rental car, so they have complete control over how much of the country they get to see during their stay. Driving in another country can be a little intimidating, but it is generally a fairly simple transition to make as long as you understand the local laws.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

6 Dec 2019


New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik is a time when everyone gathers to celebrate. From the popular bonfires and fireworks throughout the city to the more private get-togethers among family and friends, everything is focused on joyfully bringing in the New Year. It is a wonderful time to visit Iceland, not only to embrace the beauty of the season, but to also experience the friendly people and celebrate the culture and traditions. The New Year’s Eve festivities in Reykjavik are lively and sure to be just as fun for visitors as the residents of Iceland.

Celebrating Christmas in Iceland? Here are 7 Things You Should Know

Celebrating Christmas in Iceland? Here are 7 Things You Should Know

25 Nov 2019


Spending Christmas in Iceland can be intriguing, as you’ll very likely experience a white Christmas and enjoy many familiar traditions along with a few that are very unique to Iceland.

Everything You Need to Know About Parking in Reykjavik

Everything You Need to Know About Parking in Reykjavik

11 Nov 2019


When traveling to Iceland, most visitors stay, or at least shop in the downtown part of Reykjavik because of the amenities. While public transportation is available, renting a car will give you the freedom to experience Iceland to the fullest. Though, if you do plan on driving, it is helpful to understand the parking rules, schedules, and different parking zones to avoid parking violations.

Tipping Etiquette in Iceland

Tipping Etiquette in Iceland

8 Nov 2019


When it comes to tipping in Iceland, the myths and stories floating around are sometimes astounding. From travelers expressing their desire to tip, but skip it because they’ve heard it is either illegal or offensive, to being confused about how much to tip. The following information should to help answer common questions.

Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Iceland

Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Iceland

1 Nov 2019


Experiencing a firsthand view of the northern lights is nothing short of amazing. Peering into the night sky, canvased in a backdrop of darkness, with the stars twinkling, and then witnessing the spectacular northern lights. These colorful streams of lavender, green, and pink hues, also known as the Aurora Borealis is an amazing natural occurrence indeed.


VISA MasterCard
Thawte