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October 29, 2013

A Warm Welcome

I’m back in Iceland, and so happy to be here. The night we arrived I’d chosen to stay near to Keflavik airport in a hotel that I have been looking forward to trying out. Never make a judgement based on first impressions. This is a single storey building that has been set into the lava with a  geothermal power station […]
February 25, 2017

All Food Tours

Iceland’s food scene is changing and developing all the time, so we are continually adding to our Food Explorers collection. Please contact us if there’s something you’d like to do but can’t see here.  Look out for Iceland Al Fresco, an outdoor cooking and eating holiday in Reykjavik and West Iceland in June 2019. More information here The choice we […]
October 23, 2015

Amazing drone #film “Powerful #Iceland’ from Garðar Ólafsson

Stunning landscapes, beautifully shot, great editing. Just one example of his work, more to follow Garðar Ólafsson is a star in the making . If you want to see these through your own eyes, then have a look at our escorted & independent traveller tours  [vimeo 134008155 w=500 h=281] <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/134008155″>Powerful Iceland</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/gardarolafs”>Gar&eth;ar &Oacute;lafsson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>  
November 5, 2015

An Example of Iceland Traveller Knitting and Craft Tour

A group of ladies from Derbyshire UK booked a 6-night craft and sightseeing tour to Iceland and with a small tour bus and expert driver guide, they travelled from Reykjavík to the North of Iceland, staying in small, country hotels with one night spent in the capital. During their tour they visited the Icelandic Hand knitting Association shop to meet […]
September 27, 2016

Autumn Food Colours from #Iceland

Already it’s the equinox time of year, and there’s definitely a hint of Autumn in the air. Reminds me that we felt that same chill in Iceland back in August on our Food Tour. Iceland’s Modern Kitchen took us to wonderful farms, gardens, greenhouses and forests on bright sunny days.   Our next journey is about to begin, and includes […]
April 10, 2013

Avoiding the Coach Tour… Healthy Walks in Iceland!

The first thing most people say to me about Iceland is that it’s a place that is on their list of destinations to get to.  This was one of the reasons that I decided to go ahead and set up Iceland Traveller, and it’s also my cue to offer to facilitate the process of ‘getting round to booking up’. And […]
January 29, 2014

Cool Cuisine

“Think Nordic but even nicer…” enthused Diana Henry in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine (12 January 2014), following a trip to Reykjavik to check out the food.  “The shellfish and lamb are the best I’ve ever tasted.” In the decade since the much-lauded, two-Michelin-starred Noma opened in Copenhagen, and with Icelandic chef Agnar Sverrisson expanding his empire in London, Scandinavian […]
July 14, 2019

FAQs: Why book Iceland with a destination specialist?

Booking a holiday with a company that specialises in your chosen destination is the most effective way to save time, cut out the overwhelm of internet research and to see both the must-see locations and those that are off the beaten track or of particular interest to you. This is particularly true for travel in Iceland.
April 28, 2015

Fire, Ice … and weather

Iceland Traveller’s Winter Wonderland tour to Iceland in November 2015 is an intriguing exploration of the Land of Weather, Fire and Ice. The details of this tour, which combines our favourite hotels, an excellent guide and a range of interests from meteorology to stargazing and embroidery are featured here: https://icelandtraveller.co.uk/weathertour/ Want to find out more about Iceland? You can enjoy a taste of […]
January 26, 2013

Geologists on Tour?

Anyone who shares the belief that geology rocks will know that their subject and Iceland go hand in hand. From the Mid Atlantic Ridge to the Laki Craters, the Icy North is a motherland for anyone with an eye for geology. Last year, a keen team of rock lovers embarked on an adventure hitting th e key geological spots in the […]
May 27, 2013

Give it 5 Minutes

There’s been an interesting blog post recently that invited readers to share their reasons for loving Iceland, and quite a few people have.  When it comes to one of my favourite things, the weather in Iceland, I’m often asked what one should expect and my response is that it’s sensible to expect every kind of weather in a day, especially […]
March 28, 2013

Iceland Geology and Landscape Tour…#2!

You may already have seen my latest cartographic marvel on Facebook. I just hope it hasn’t upstaged the Icelandic Geology and Landscape tour (#2) that the map is designed to illustrate. The map is an interactive overview of the fully guided and escorted tour planned for the summer of 2014, which will take us to areas of Iceland that remained […]
April 7, 2016

Iceland is the place to be this year for foodie travel in 2016

and you can get there with us Get a taste for Iceland’s food at the Icelandic residency at Carousel, London Iceland is the place to be this year for foodie travel but, if you can’t get over there, local chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson is bringing his contemporary Icelandic cooking to London, with a 12-day residency at Carousel in Marylebone. Gísli […]
February 23, 2016

Iceland: every day the weather is glorious

On the way to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, this Iceland Traveller school group stopped to enjoy the beautiful day, and to find out about the glacial flood that washed away the old road bridge some 20 years ago. The twisted metal is a popular landmark and doubles up as a slide when it’s not so icy!
March 17, 2016

Iceland’s Modern Kitchen: in the company of Diana Henry.

Iceland is a culinary melting pot of passionate purveyors of quality local ingredients who create everything from succulent lamb dishes, to the finest fish and seafood to refreshing local brews and hand made rhubarb brittle. Join this unusual journey, where the beauty of Iceland will be matched with the best of local artisan cuisine for the most relaxing and fun […]
September 25, 2015

Icelandic Food Comes to London

This is the first time that the historical Borough Market, London has hosted an overseas group from Iceland, consisting of a group of 14 Icelandic food producers setting up The Icelandic Pantry from Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 October. Iceland is so remote, and its growing season so short, that people USED TO use whatever they could find from the […]
October 6, 2015

Icelandic Food Heroes at London’s Borough Market

If you think Icelandic food is just pickled fish with a heavy taste of salt, vinegar and other preservatives – think again. Yesterday evening the Icelandic Embassy hosted a welcome event for a group of 14 of the Icelandic producers who have travelled to London to show off and sell their products at London’s famous Borough Market for the first […]
June 7, 2017

If it’s Wednesday…

If it’s Wednesday, it’s knit a jumper day! To knit a jumper in a day is quite a challenge, and for any competent knitter who is traveling to Iceland this summer the chance to achieve this is now possible. Ok, so it’s a jumper for a child, but even so, here’s the time, opportunity, skilled technical help and a relaxed […]
February 9, 2015

Ingenious Icelanders

In a truck of troll size proportions we wound our way slowly and cautiously up onto the Langjökull glacier. From his highly mechanised cabin, our driver Addi gave us a running commentary on the changing pressures in each of the 8 enormous tyres together with information on many of the other technicalities associated with manoeuvring us safely to the entrance […]
February 10, 2014

It’s all starting to Unravel!

We are looking forward to catching up with old friend Ragnheiður Jóhannsdóttir at the Unravel festival of knitting, taking place at the Farnham Maltings in Surrey from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 February. Ragga, who was taught by her grandmother, is an experienced knitter with over 40 years’ experience and is also skilled in herbal dyeing and spinning yarn – […]
March 17, 2016

It’s so sunny in Iceland today!

  The sun is shining on the Iceland Traveller office and also in Iceland, wish we were there!  
June 2, 2013

Ladies’ Leisurely Winter Tour

Relax and enjoy Iceland this winter Reykjavik’s ‘pond’ partially frozen Leisurely Ladies! We are very excited about the Leisurely Ladies’ Tours.  Last Summer Ragnheiður and I spent a wonderful evening with Bryndis at her summer house overlooking the lake at Thingvellir. With no prospect of darkness and a beautiful warm evening, we had plenty of time to watch the complete stillness of the […]
April 21, 2016

Last chance to join Diana Henry in Iceland!

Discovering Iceland’s modern kitchen with Diana Henry and Iceland Traveller is an opportunity that is only available for a few more days! See you there!
May 31, 2015

Lobsters and liquorice – Iceland’s unique street food

Try this link to discover an unusual selection of food readily available from Reykjavik and the surrounding area, together with some beautiful views of the Northern Lights. A noble effort by Ainsley Harriott, who made a winter trip to Iceland to focus on street food! http://www.channel4.com/programmes/ainsley-harriotts-street-food/on-demand/57506-003 Iceland Traveller’s 2016 food enthusiast’s tour, currently under construction, includes visits to producers, demonstrations, cooking […]
January 28, 2013

Monday morning: Shopping in Reykjavik

It was light just after 10am this morning so soon after, I went out shopping in Reykjavik. I only needed to buy a few things to take back with me – some Icelandic food goodies to share with the group that are knitting with Ragga when she’s on tour in the UK at the end of February. Bonus is one of […]
August 29, 2013

New Icelandic novel, hot off the press!

I’ve just opened my brand new copy of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites. To be accurate, it was actually more than half an hour ago, it’s going to be a very absorbing read. I’m keen to get back to it so this will be short, but apart from the great smell of a new book, I have also got very excited about […]
March 29, 2015

Ready for an Icelandic weather experience?

We started planning this special tour to Iceland long before the extraordinary winter of 2014/5 took hold. Prompted more by the ever changing weather there, rather than by its extremes, we have created ‘Iceland’s Winter Wonderland: Weather, Fire and Ice’. Apart from meeting a meteorologist and hunting the Northern Lights, we have also arranged night sky stargazing together with the services of an astronomer to help interpret […]
April 21, 2016

Rick’s in Reykjavik!

Don’t miss seeing Rick Stein’s Long Weekends on Friday April 29 on BBC2. One of the food producers he visits is one that we will also be visiting during our tour with Diana Henry! See you there!
May 16, 2016

See What an Amazing Country Iceland is!

Here is a great video from Icelandair that shows all the most interesting sites and scenes in Iceland. These include what to see in Reykjavik,  the surrounding countryside and the natural gems of Iceland.  Great for tourists, wanting to see puffins, eat local food, black beaches, ice & fire, northern lights, etc.  It is a bit long (23 minutes) but […]
January 13, 2017

Seeking even greater experiences in Iceland

We are packing our bags again for the start of our 2017 adventures to Iceland. In January, it’s the annual travel trade event organised by Iceland’s national airline, Iceland Air. At this Mid-Atlantic trade show, we have some 40-50 business appointments scheduled and will be meeting up with old friends to hear about their new ventures and experiences, and making […]
January 13, 2020

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March 22, 2016

The Northern Lights – and Yvonne

“Wow- what a start to my first two months with Iceland Traveller! Last month was my first official trip to Iceland on behalf of the company. The week was spent meeting new and exciting suppliers as well as completing the next round of safety audits. The days were long and busy and I made the most of every minute I […]
March 4, 2014

The Vikings are Here!

We’ve been looking forward to Vikings: life and legend, the major new exhibition at the British Museum (6 March – 22 June 2014). Among the artefacts on show are swords and axes, coins and jewellery, amulets and religious images.  At its centre, the exhibition includes the surviving timbers from a 37-metre Viking warship, the longest ever found. Of course, Iceland’s […]
August 30, 2015

Thinking of Becoming a Self-Drive Iceland Traveller?

Driving in Iceland is an amazing experience, what more do you want beautiful landscape? But there are some difficulties and dangers for the driver, so this short light-hearted and informative animated video tells you what to bear in mind when driving in Iceland and how to avoid these hazards. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRqwsaecFLQ&w=560&h=315] Enjoy your journey as an Iceland Traveller.
January 11, 2013

Thrihnukagigur is on my List for 2013…

Last summer’s launch of a trip to see inside an Icelandic volcano was met by me with some trepidation. I’d  read about the venture just before it opened and contacted the company to find out more, and to make sure that I could book the tour for Iceland Traveller clients. With the possibility that the summer of 2012 would be […]
July 14, 2015

Walking with friends in Iceland

Waterfalls and wildlife, alpine valleys or walks specifically designed to seek the Northern Lights. All good reasons to walk with a group of like minded people and a knowledgeable guide to combine sightseeing, sociability and some leisure time.  The Aurora Special is coming up, so if you are free in the middle of October please join us! These walks are […]
October 8, 2015

Wonderful day with food producers from Iceland

We’ve had a wonderful day at the Borough Market Hall getting acquainted with our food producer friends from Iceland. We’ve tried award winning hot smoked mackerel (a new arrival to Icelandic waters), delicious and tender mutton that is steeped in berry juice before smoking, cod liver, more delicious than I could have imagined and pickled herring in a lightly curried sauce, surprisingly […]