Posts by Rúnar Þór Sigurbjörnsson

Icelandic travel enthusiast, author of Amazon travel guide Iceland 101 & co-founder of Northbound.

07. Jan 2020 (Updated: 05. Feb 2021)
Everything you need to know about snorkeling in the Silfra rift at Thingvellir or more places across Iceland. What to expect, what to be aware of and how to book.
30. Dec 2019 (Updated: 05. Feb 2021)
Everything you need to know about the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Where to stay, what tours to do and more than 18 iconic sights to see.
27. Dec 2019 (Updated: 30. Dec 2019)
Learn about the naming conventions of the Icelandic language. How are Icelanders named? What are the naming regulations? How do you pronounce Icelandic names?
20. Dec 2019 (Updated: 05. Feb 2021)
Everything you need to know about the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Budget tips, things to do and what to keep in mind. Written by local former Blue Lagoon staff.
17. Dec 2019 (Updated: 18. Dec 2019)
Read all about money and currency in Iceland. Conversion rates, average prices, tax-free shopping and tons of budget-saving tips!
03. Dec 2019 (Updated: 05. Feb 2021)
Everything you need to know about traveling to Vík in Iceland and visiting the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. traveler advice, warnings, and recommendations.
05. Nov 2019 (Updated: 02. Dec 2019)
How big is Iceland? Why is Iceland called Iceland? When is the best time to visit Iceland? Find out the answers to all of your burning questions about Iceland.
21. Aug 2019 (Updated: 18. Dec 2019)
A comprehensive guide for everything you need to know when renting a car in Iceland | Where to find the best prices, what to read, when to book and more!
25. Jan 2019 (Updated: 05. Feb 2021)
26 ideas, and more you can do on your Icelandic journey. Glacier expeditions, helicopter tours, caving and hundreds of other .

Renting a Car in Iceland - The Step By Step Guide

14. Nov 2018 (Updated: 14. Jan 2021)
9 min read
Learn the tips and tricks to having an affordable, reliable and enjoyable rental car experience in Iceland.

Local Car Rentals vs Big Brand Rentals - Which Is Better?

19. Jul 2018 (Updated: 12. Jan 2021)
2 min read
Should you choose the smaller, family-run local rental car companies or go with the big global brands for some good old "peace of mind"?“

Driving Highland Road F26, Sprengisandsleið in Iceland

17. Jun 2016 (Updated: 12. Jan 2021)
1 min read
Everything you need to know about the F26 highland way, Sprengisandsleið. Sprengisandur is a vast stretch of sand in the Icelandic highlands.

Iceland 101: Food, Drinks & Society

01. Aug 2016 (Updated: 12. Jan 2021)
7 min read
Iceland is an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, with its own currency the Króna, one city, one international airport, 130 volcanos, 320,00...

Driving Highland Road F206, Lakagígar in Iceland

25. Nov 2016 (Updated: 12. Jan 2021)
1 min read
Lakagígar, or Craters of Laki, is a volcanic fissure in south Iceland. The road F206 runs through the area and gives way to some of Iceland's most e...

Driving Highland Road 550, Kaldidalsvegur in Iceland

25. Nov 2016 (Updated: 12. Jan 2021)
0 min read
Everything you need to know about the 550 highland route, Kaldidalur. Kaldidalur is one of the shortest and easiest highland routes in Iceland.

Driving Highland Road F35, Kjölur in Iceland

18. Jan 2017 (Updated: 12. Jan 2021)
0 min read
One of the longest of the Icelandic highland roads, Kjölur runs a good stretch from Gullfoss all the way up to route 1 in the vicinity of Blönduós.

Types Of 4x4 Rental Cars In Iceland

14. Dec 2018 (Updated: 11. Jan 2021)
4 min read
A comprehensive comparison of the most common 4x4 rental cars in Iceland. Luggage space, ground clearance, cabin space and more.

6 Top Camper Rentals in Iceland [2019]

05. Jun 2019 (Updated: 11. Jan 2021)
9 min read
A 2019 list of the highest rated campervan rentals in Iceland. Who has the best service or highest quality vehicles?

The Fabulous Guide to Gay Iceland

14. Apr 2016 (Updated: 11. Jan 2021)
5 min read
Iceland has become increasingly popular with LGBTQ+ tourists lately thanks to the country's open-mindedness and the marketing efforts of certain specialize...