Posts by Rúnar Þór Sigurbjörnsson

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

07. Jan 2020 (Updated: 15. Jan 2020)
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: 03. Jan 2020)
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: 02. Jan 2020)
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: 03. Jan 2020)
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: 17. Dec 2019)
26 ideas, and more you can do on your Icelandic journey. Glacier expeditions, helicopter tours, caving and hundreds of other .

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

19. Jul 2018 (Updated: 07. Aug 2018)
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"?“

5 Places You Should Visit On The South Coast Of Iceland

15. Oct 2015 (Updated: 02. Feb 2017)
3 min read
Every part of Iceland has something magical to look upon in wonder and awe or to capture for all those little hearts you’ll get on Instagram. The east has...

What do Icelanders speak?

23. Oct 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
2 min read
If you mean content then we mostly talk about ourselves, how fresh our water is, how clean our air is, how strong our men are, how beautiful our women are or ho...

The Viking's Guide to Icelandic Ale

08. Oct 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
Has it been a while since you raided your last village? Your chest of gold becoming so light you didn’t even have to pay for the extra weight as you check...

Viking's Guide to Icelandic Nightlife

15. Oct 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
It ain’t easy being a Viking. The hours are long, the pay usually hinges on a lowly raid commission and the health benefits are close to zero, which is pr...

Viking's Guide to Traditional Icelandic Food

16. Oct 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
It’s a well known fact that Viking’s might not have the most appealing food culture. Let’s face it, no matter how much timian you sprinkle on ...

The Viking's Guide to Reykjanes

28. Oct 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
 You won’t have to travel far to get to Reykjanes since the KEF International Airport is conveniently located right in the center of the region. As...

Justin Bieber In Iceland; The Pop Star's Ring Road Journey

04. Nov 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
4 min read
Follow in the footsteps of Justin Bieber in Iceland, where did he go? What did he do? Why did he go there?

2 Valuable Tips On How To Keep Your Alcohol Expenses Down

20. Nov 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
2 min read
For a lot of people, myself included, the most expensive part of any vacation is, arguably, holding on to the buzz. I love the fact that I don't need to do any ...

4 Great Icelandic Bands You May Not Have Heard Of

17. Dec 2015 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
2 min read
When you think of Iceland you likely envision its vast fields of unspoiled nature, raging volcanoes, astronomically proportionate glaciers or perhaps the miscon...