Category Archives: Reykjavik

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

Surf in Iceland- Ice Included!

You work hard. Sometimes you need to play hard too. We have the answer to invigorating playtime: Surfing in Iceland- Ice included! Where to Surf in Iceland Many people looking for ice surfing venture to Reykjanes peninsula an hour outside of Reykjavik. This spot is the home of a moon-shaped landscape caused by lava fields. This spot is for the more advanced surfer as sharp volcanic reefs lie just below the surface.  For those new to surfing but want the invigorating experience of surf ... 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

Five Nordic Hot Spots for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve in the Nordic countries offers tourists a variety of celebrations. Spend time outdoors in a large event or settle into a cozy restaurant or bar. If you are looking to celebrate the New Year in style, read to the end for a bonus tip. There is a location you can celebrate twice in one night! 1. Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen celebrates with a celebration at the town square Amalienborg, the Royal Palace. The Royal Guard dresses in the red gala uniforms for the Royal Guard Par ... read more

Let’s Tango in Reykjavik Iceland

Let’s Tango in Reykjavik Iceland Tango is more than a ballroom dance; an intimate and graceful play between power and vulnerability. This passionate exchange between the leader and follower captures the hearts of those who experience the dance. Steps are not mirrored, giving each partner freedom of expression within the frame of their two bodies. The dance traces its origins to the 1880s along the border of Argentina and Uruguay. It grew in popularity; reaching Paris, London, and Berlin. ... 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

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Where to go on New Year 2014/15

Amsterdam: (Romance is in the air) Amsterdam is taking the crown off Paris in being the most romantic getaway for couples. Many are seen boating around the canals reflecting shimmery lights atop the classic architecture of the city or sharing a cuppa at one of the back alley cafes or taking a quaint evening walk just before the New Year’s eager crowds have not yet fully taken up the streets around the canals. Amsterdam builds up the best New Year excitement starting as early as 24 hours bef ... read more

Accommodation For Iceland Airwave 2015: Reykjavik

Long gone are the days when Iceland was only appreciated for its natural phenomenon and tourists would travel all the way to this isolated island to take in the breath-taking panorama of glaciers waterfalls, blue lagoons and midnight sun. Don’t be mistaken they still do but they have more of a reason to visit Iceland and its entrancing capital Reykjavik. With the development of modern structures like Harpa, Vigdis Language Center, the Stöðin and Bicycle Bridges, Reykjavik has got worl ... read more