Category Archives: Akureyri

Blue Ice Caves and Other Icelandic Winter Adventures

When you think of Iceland you think of, well, ice. And so you think of freezing temperatures and short days. While true, that is only one small part of this enchanting country’s beauty. We challenge you to find a more lovely place to explore Blue Ice Caves or go dog sledding. Trust us, no place else compares to Iceland’s natural wonder. We chose four of our favorite Icelandic winter adventures to share with you. The Blue Ice Caves Winter, mid-November to mid-March each year, is th ... read more

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Three Amazing Activities in Akureyri, Iceland You Don’t Want to Miss

Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest city. But with only 20,000 citizens, the city feels more like a quaint town. Don’t let the size fool you. This town is bustling with activity and boasts of the best skiing in Iceland. While winter activities excite the imagination, Akureyri offers amazing activities all year. Here is our favorite three! 1. Visit Laufás Turf Homes: These amazing homes were built in 1865. They show how Icelanders lived before modern homes. The unit is several homes buil ... read more

Christmas in Reykjavik

Many might underestimate the Icelandic winters as icy and solitary but over the years the Iceland has proved the world wrong. Last three months of the years are very important for fun loving Icelandic folks. We must say that the real fun only begins in the winter months starting from late September going all the way up to New Year’s Eve. Icelanders surely know how to light up their darker times; the illustrious illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower, tribute to the great John Lennon, Reykjav ... read more

Travel in Autumn

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus This line draws perfect analogy of this beautiful time of the year. The slight chill in the breeze, red and yellow trees, and strikingly bright backdrop, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic jaunt. Moreover it’s a low season so you’re paying less for more rewarding experience. Here are few of many reasons as to why travelling in autumn is totally worth it: 2 for 1: Who doesn’t like to enjoy freebies o ... read more

Tips on travelling with kids: DOs and DON’Ts

Travelling with kids is a tricky job. You have to cater for their needs and make sure they are enjoying a safe environment in a way that doesn’t spoil their experience because once their mood is upset your whole trip can tumbledown. Kids thrive on adventure, they take travelling so seriously, they would want everything that can make it the best experience of their life and if they are happy your journey is guaranteed to be a pleasant one. Following are some tips to make it possible: What to ... read more

Enjoy a festive summer in Akureyri with Red Apple Apartments

With population of around 17000 people Akureyri might sound like a small town but it is called the northern Capital of Iceland. This City with its diverse nature is a haven for tourist, offering a wide range of activities from sight-seeing, cruise ship tours, whale watching, hiking, mountain trekking to a spree of cultural exhibitions, music concerts and folk festivals all year round. At the edge of the most beautiful fjords of Iceland with its scenic nature of snowcapped mountains and breathtak ... read more