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 .

The Golden Circle of Iceland

26. Jan 2016 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
4 min read
Everything you need to know about the Golden Circle of Iceland and the many attractions it contains.

The Fabulous Guide to Gay Iceland

14. Apr 2016 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
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...

The Complete Guide to Icelandic Festivals

14. May 2016 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
11 min read
A comprehensive guide to the biggest annual events all across Iceland. The best and biggest annual events in Iceland.

Iceland 101: Weather & Nature

22. Jul 2016 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
7 min read
The key components in any Iceland holiday are the nature and weather. An overwhelming majority of tourists come to Iceland for the astonishing natural aspects t...

Iceland 101: Culture and The City.

28. Jul 2016 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
6 min read
A detailed guide to Icelandic culture, habits and the little big city of Reykjavík. Chapter 4 of our Iceland 101 series.

Iceland 101: Food, Drinks & Society

01. Aug 2016 (Updated: 01. Feb 2017)
8 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...