Iceland

Tips and Articles in Iceland

Garðar Ólafsson says it best: "Iceland is such an amazing country that everyone should witness with their own eyes." To help those who have never been—or travelers who have and want to relive its beauty—the Iceland-based photographer put together ...
%image2 Tunneling all the way through Langjökull, Into the Glacier's ice cave stretches for 550 meters, nearly 30 meters below the surface. Let's just say it's not for the claustrophobic. But if enclosed spaces are no big deal, and you're curio...
%image2 Tunneling all the way through Langjökull, Into the Glacier's ice cave stretches for 550 meters, nearly 30 meters below the surface. Let's just say it's not for the claustrophobic. But if enclosed spaces are no big deal, and you're curio...
Icelandair has decided to make its stopover program more enticing by appealing to that most Nordic of pursuits, of living in a lighthouse on a rugged stretch of coastline. Book a stopover through the carrier, and they’ll set you up with a night at...
Filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee was at the right place at the right time during a solar maximum over Iceland last March. (A bit of background: a solar maximum is a time in the 11-year solar cycle of the sun where an increase in sun spots and irradianc...
Iceland is having a moment. This past May, more than 20,000 American tourists made a stop in the country, increasing 2014’s numbers by 76 percent. This isn’t the first year the country has seen a jump like this. In 2014, the number of U.S. tourist...
Sometimes when researching travel plans, all one really wants is a local to spill all of their neighborhood secrets. Iceland gets it. Promote Iceland, public-private partnership meant to promote Iceland businesses has created a network of regional...
Last September, my husband and I embarked on a road trip in Iceland, which took us west to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (which I wrote about here), around the Golden Circle, and east to the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón. On our last day before heading...
Last September, my husband and I embarked on a road trip in Iceland, which took us west to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (which I wrote about here), around the Golden Circle, and east to the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón. On our last day before heading...
T+L Pick: Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee has always been home to country music but we’re noticing the rise of exciting, enterprising chefs. Start at Josephine, a farm-to-table-style spot in the 12 South area, then hit Pinewood Social...
Polar Regions Looking for something truly exotic? Go north. These days you can hike across Iceland’s fjords with Cunard or visit Russia’s reindeer herdsmen with MSC Cruises, Ponant, and Holland America Line. Don’t Miss: Wildlife tours (look for ...
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The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
On a chilly August morning in eastern Iceland, a herd of reindeer paused to graze along a granite ridge. Eymundur (“Eymi”) Magnússon, a dead ringer for the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, slammed on the brakes, and his truck skidded to a halt on the stony t...