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Westfjords, Iceland Road Trip with Sixt Iceland

Westfjords, Iceland Road Trip with Sixt Iceland

If you’ve been following Tiny Iceland from the beginning you might have seen and/or read about my epic "Iceland Challenge 2013" and "Iceland Stopover 2014" trips. I was focusing on introducing Icelandair’s stopover program which is a great way for travelers flying a transatlantic flight that want to have the opportunity to visit Iceland with no extra fligt cost. This week, from June 20th-25th I'm doing a road trip around the Westfjords of Iceland with Sixt rent a car Iceland and joining me is my good friend Trish, from Los Angeles, California. In this post I'm sharing my Westfjords itinerary list. Cheers, Inga, founder of Tiny Iceland.

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Road trip around Snæfellsnes Peninsula, West Iceland

Road trip around Snæfellsnes Peninsula, West Iceland

[Guest Blog] What I’m about to describe should not be attempted ever again: The Snæfellsnes Peninsula in a day. It deserves a week at least, perhaps a year, probably a lifetime. To do it in a day is ridiculous but that’s all we allowed ourselves in our dash around Iceland. Karina and I woke in total darkness at 8am, carb-loaded at the breakfast buffet, and then put on our essential Icelandic winter-gear – our swimsuits – under multiple warmer layers. We imagined ourselves stopping at hot springs around the way but when we cross referenced our research with the local knowledge of our host, it seemed we were out of luck. By Patches McGee, aka Naomi Doyle. (Nov 10th, 2015)

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Tips for safe traveling in Iceland

Tips for safe traveling in Iceland

Before you travel to an unknown country there are a few things to keep in mind. In this post you will find helpful information and links about Iceland. Good links to have in hand when traveling in Iceland so make sure to bookmark this post. As you might have heard before the weather can easily change in Iceland and you might even experience all seasons in one day. If you are visiting Iceland during autumn, winter or spring you should always check the weather and road conditions. Don’t forget to follow Tiny Iceland via social media for frequent updates.

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Visiting Reykjavík, Iceland for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Visiting Reykjavík, Iceland for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

I’ve gathered information, basic tips, links and more for travelers visiting Iceland over this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you haven’t already planned a trip, then keep on reading and you might end up booking a trip for next year. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if I recommend visiting Iceland during summer or winter. There is no simple answer to the question as both seasons offer great opportunities for travelers. However, December is one of my favorite months and I believe December in Iceland is magical! December is the darkest month of the year in Iceland, with only 4-5 hours of daylight each day. The Winter Solstice is December 21st, with daylight of just over four hours. 

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South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 3/3

South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 3/3

I often get emails from people asking for informative tips on what to see & do while road tripping around South Iceland. The South coast is a popular route to drive throughout the year and I always recommend this area for travelers who only have a few days in Iceland.

So I decided to make a three part post about South Iceland, from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón. This is part 3 where I share my knowledge about e.g. VÍK, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Hjörleifshöfði, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Fjallsárlón, Jökulsárlón, Þakgil and more.

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Visiting West Iceland

Visiting West Iceland

Are you planning a road trip around Iceland or maybe you only have a few days to spend and not sure what to do. West Iceland is a magical area in so many ways, so definitely add it to your #TripInIceland itinerary list! 

In this blog I'm sharing highlights on what to do & see in West Iceland. Some of the places I recommend you to visit: Hraunfossar (lava waterfalls), Deildartunguhver hot spring, Reykholt, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell mountain, Djúpalónssandur beach, Vatnshellir cave tour and Into the glacier tour. 

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Explore Iceland on an Icelandair Stopover - #MyStopover

Explore Iceland on an Icelandair Stopover - #MyStopover

I get a lot of emails from people who want to visit Iceland and often they only have a few days to spend, so the big question is what to see & do! If you didn't know about the Icelandair Stopover program then I want to share with you a great way to explore Iceland when flying a Transatlantic flight! An Icelandair stopover is when you get two destinations for the price of one. On your way across the Atlantic, you can stop in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare. In this blog post I’ve gathered all kinds of information and ides how to plan your perfect #TripInIceland

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Iceland ideas via Pinterest

Iceland ideas via Pinterest

When traveling to a country for the first time I'm assuming people research and plan their trip ahead, at least I do. If you are a spontant traveler who doesn't like to plan then I think you might still like to read this post! Anyway, I usually search online when planning what places to see & do for each country I visit. So I must admit that Pinterest is a great tool to help with researching and planning. If you are not familiar with Pinterest then click here for information. I’ve gathered over 3K pins divided into 58 boards. Enjoy the photogenic post and make sure to follow Tiny Iceland via Pinterest.

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South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 2/3

South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 2/3

I often get emails from people asking for informative tips on what to see & do while road tripping around South Iceland. The South coast is a popular route to drive throughout the year and I always recommend this area for travelers who only have a few days in Iceland.

I decided to make a three part post about South Iceland, from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón. This is part 2 and I share my knowledge about e.g. Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, US navy plane wreck, Seljavallalaug, Dyrhólaey, VÍK and more. If you haven't read part 1 then click here

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A ten day tour of Iceland

A ten day tour of Iceland

The lovely couple behind Pure Adirondacks, Evan & Hilary Williams contacted me to help them plan an 10-day road trip around Iceland. They drove around the island, hiked mountains, explored, and took some amazing footage. Here is their official blog post filled with ideas what to see & do while road tripping around Iceland. "In early June 2013, after months of excitedly researching and planning our trip, Evan and I finally landed in Iceland.  Our friend Morgan had flown in earlier in the day, picked up our trusty rental car and camping gear, and made his way back to the airport to rendezvous with us."  

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US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland

US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland

Useful guide finding the US Navy plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. By Stu, who publishes Wheres My Passport, with his wife Nat. 

When we first went to Iceland in 2012, I really wanted to visit the Iceland plane wreck (US Navy Dakota DC-3, it could actually be a C-47 Skytrain) that crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, a vast area of sand and gravel in South Iceland close to the town of Vik. It looked like a truly interesting place to visit and one that offered some great photography potential.

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