Did you know that Iceland is the 3rd highest coffee consumer in the world per capita? Icelanders love their cup of coffee and the average person here enjoys 9kg of coffee every year. Funny enough, however, you won’t find a single Starbucks, Costa, or other major chains on the island. The spirit of...

Read More

Iceland’s food scene has not always received the warmest of receptions overseas. You’ll often hear tales of sheep heads and fermented shark, but please don’t let these dishes put you off, as in reality, these are only a select few out of a whole range of delicious foods to try in Iceland. Let us...

Read More

Everything you need to know about craft beer in Iceland’s capital of Reykjavík. It’s no surprise that Iceland is one of the most exciting travel destinations for people who love the great outdoors, but more and more people are drawn to this Nordic nation for its more urban attractions. Hipster...

Read More

This article is special to me, so special in fact that I felt the need to put my uncomfortable Alienware headphones over my head, locate a long Game of Thrones playlist on Spotify and turn the volume all the way up, blasting my ears with the opening theme and other iconic songs from the series as I write.  Why...

Read More
Updated: 17. Oct 2018 | by Liam Davies | 4 min read

Gyms In Iceland

Now, if you're like me then fitness and training is a big part of your life. When I go on vacation, I still try to make time for training when I can. I recently went to the U.K. and was lucky enough to train at Eddie Hall's 'Strength Asylum'. Once when I was in Spain, I trained at...

Read More

Iceland is set to welcome its first ever cat-friendly café.  Kattakaffihúsið will be in the downtown area of Reykjavik at Bergstaðastræti 10a and is scheduled to open before the end of the year. We know what you're thinking: Isn't it unhygienic? Well, new regulations in Iceland now...

Read More

Last night, after a heavy shopping experience at Costco and IKEA, me and my family were trying to decide on what to eat. Now, for some people this can be a quick decision. But not for us! Firstly, you have the 'You decide' 'No, you decide' stage which brings out the inner child within...

Read More

The new year is upon us! One more year down and one more year closer to death... Yes, that's right! Here at Northbound, we have an extremely positive outlook on life. I'm just joking, of course. It really means that we're closer to the WORLD CUP!New Year's celebrations in Iceland...

Read More

Sushi Social is a popular restaurant located in downtown Reykjavík, it is a 'unique fusion of Japanese and South American cuisine combined with the freshness of Icelandic ingredients'.  I've eaten there, and it is amongst my favourites! Truth is before I moved to Iceland I would never...

Read More

Bæjarins beztu pylsur translates to 'the best hot dog in town'. And I must say, they are correct. There's no false advertising here. In 2006 it was selected as the best hot dog stand in Europe! No easy feat! Located downtown, close to the Harbour (Tryggvatagata 1, 101 Reykjavík). It...

Read More