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Iceland Guy Approved.Many of the links on this page are "Iceland Guy Approved", which means I have used / experienced the product, service, location, web site, activity, store, etc. listed and I recommend you consider as well when planning your trip to Iceland. All "Iceland Guy Approved" links are presented in RED.*Iceland Guy Approved.
1. Travel:
  • Air Iceland Connect - For flights around Iceland, day trips, and excursions to Greenland, Faroe Islands and Scotland.
  • FlyBus - provides airport transfer between Keflavik Airport and downtown Reykjavik (~ 30 minutes) for approximately $30.
  • Guide to Iceland - Comprehensive trip planning web site.
  • Highlander Adventures - The best in the business for guided trips around Iceland.
  • Iceland CloseUp - Travel tips and insights from a Beijing native living in Iceland since 2013.
  • Iceland Naturally - Recent news and events throughout Iceland.
  • Icelandair - Now with 16 North American gateway airports.
  • Lonely Planet - Iceland - Lonely Planet is my trusted source for Iceland and all other places I go.
  • - English language website with up-to-date road conditions around Iceland.
  • Sixt Car Rental -- Affordable and reliable option with both airport and city locations.
  • Stride Travel - Website where you can research and compare guided tour offerings of Iceland.
  • Viator - Hop On, Hop Off Bus - Comprehensive site on visiting the country.
  • Inspired by Iceland - Comprehensive site on visiting the country.
  • Visit Reykjavik - Tips on visiting the capital.

2. North Iceland Links:

  • Visit North Iceland
  • Visit Akureyri - Akureyri is "the capital of the North" and this web site leads you to all the activities throughout the area.
  • Visit Myvatn - A visit to the North is not complete without travelling to the other-worldly Lake Myvatn and its nearby attractions -- Dettifoss waterfall, Asbyrgi canyon, Husavik (whale watching), Myvatn nature baths.
  • Myvatn Nature Baths - This is the "Blue Lagoon of the North" located on a high ridge overlooking Lake Myvatn.

3. South Iceland Links:

  • Secret Lagoon (Gamla Laugin, Fluðir) - Oldest natural hot spring in Iceland opened in 2014 to the general public.
  • Skaftafell National Park - Second largest national park that includes great hiking, camping and access to nearby glaciers.
  • Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - 30 minutes east of Skaftafell is this other-worldly sea of floating icebergs.
  • Friðheimar - Unique restaurant located in a greenhouse with exclusively tomato-themed menu. On the Golden Circle route near Geysir and Skaholt.

4. Reykjavik Accommodations:

  • Reykjavik City Hostel - Excellent, affordable accommodations adjacent to Laugardalslaug swimming pool, World Class Iceland gym, bike rentals, and large nature park.
  • Icelandair Hotels
  • Hilton Reykjavik Nordica - My favorite hotel in Reykjavik. Request an even-numbered room for a beautiful view of sea and mountains.
  • Airbnb - Enough said...
  • Fosshotel - National hotel chain with several locations in Reykjavik.

5. News / Info / Events / Books:

6. Icelandic Music Sites:

7. Food / Clothing / Products:

8. Money:

9. Forecasts:

  • Weather - never know what you are going to get!
  • Northern Lights - Best chances to see the Aurora Borealis is when it is cold, clear and away from the city lights. White areas on map show possible locations on a daily basis.

10. Videos / Photos of Iceland:

11. Activities:

Craft Breweries:



  • World Class Iceland - Chain of fitness centers in the capital region with the largest next to Laugardalslaug swimming complex.


Horseback Riding

Soccer / Football:

Smallest country in the world to ever qualify for the men's World Cup (2018) and in Europe to ever qualify for the men's Euro 2016 tournament, taking the world by "Viking Clap"!

Swimming / Hot Springs

  • Blue Lagoon - Geothermal pool with skin-healing powers only 20 minutes from the Keflavik airport. Minimum adult entry fee is either 40 or 50 Euros depending on season. Pre-booking is now required!
  • Swimming In Iceland - general info site for swimming pools around Iceland
  • Krauma baths (Reykholt) - New (2017) spa adjacent to active geothermal area in picturesque area about one hour's drive from Reykjavik.
  • Laugardalslaug - My favorite pool / hot pot in Reykjavik and one of the largest in the country; adjacent to World Class Iceland gym and a large nature park.
  • Sundhöllin - Downtown swimming pool with rooftop hot pots overlooking the city center.
  • "Iceland Swimming Tips," Iceland Review, 11/28/2012

White Water Rafting


  • FlyOver Iceland - Popular new attraction with locals and tourists alike where you get to "fly" over Iceland in about 10 minutes.
  • Via Ferrata - (Cliff Face climbing course), only one located in Iceland - Isafjordur (WestFjords).

12. Festivals:
These all take place in Reykjavik unless noted.

*The Iceland Guy offers these links to you based on my personal experiences with travel to Iceland and with my personal knowledge of Icelandic goods and services. If you have any questions or doubts about any of these links or recommendations, I encourage you to check with other resources, on-line or otherwise, that can provide you with additional background and feedback on these companies, products and services. The Iceland Guy will not be held responsible for any negative consequences that occur as a result of you doing business with the organizations linked from this web site.

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