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Iceland: Circling the Land of Fire & Ice

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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming Iceland expedition or just want to learn more about the land of ice and fire, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips, to nature trivia and thrilling travel stories to fuel your excitement.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Iceland? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about wildlife, weather, transportation and more.
Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about Arctic foxes, marine mammals, seabirds and other animals you may encounter on your Iceland expedition.
Photography Tips

Photography Tips

Whether you're an experienced photographer or just getting started, you'll want to read these essential photo tips from our Natural Photographer blog before your Iceland adventure.
Iceland Trivia

Iceland Trivia

Take our Iceland nature quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about the land of fire and ice!
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions in Iceland in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and precipitation.
Packing List

Packing List

Not sure what to bring on your Iceland adventure? We've got you covered with our comprehensive packing list.
Travel Stories & Articles
Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
According to the Sagas of Icelanders, a Norwegian named Naddoddr was the first Norseman to reach Iceland, arriving in the ninth century. During the one summer that he stayed there, he was surprised by the fact...
Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Historically, many cultures—such as those in Denmark, Norway and Sweden—have believed in elves. In Iceland, references to the word alfar (“elf” in Icelandic) first appeared in Viking-era poems that date back to the ninth century...
Inspiring Iceland: Five Facts About the Land of Ice & Fire

Inspiring Iceland: Five Facts About the Land of Ice & Fire

—By Emily Goodheart
From cascading waterfalls to glistening glaciers, Iceland is full of hidden wonders waiting to be discovered by the adventurous traveler. Slumbering volcanoes and labyrinths of caves await exploration at Vatnajo¨kull National Park...
Traveler Story: Adventures ‘Round Iceland

Traveler Story: Adventures ‘Round Iceland

—By Patricia Marron
From whale watching in the Westfjords, to an early morning Zodiac cruise in a glacier lagoon, to puffin photos on the rocks near Reynisdrangar Rocks, our journey ‘Round Iceland was an amazing collection...
Taking on the Tolt on an Icelandic Horse

Taking on the Tolt on an Icelandic Horse

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Small but strong, with a thick tail and a gorgeous, flowing mane, an Icelandic horse always inspires dreams of gracefully galloping over an ice- and snow-encrusted landscape on the back of a beautiful and spirited steed...
Icelandic Women & Natural Wonders in the Land of Fire & Ice

Icelandic Women & Natural Wonders in the Land of Fire & Ice

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
This seafaring nation that leads many social well-being indicators is also one of the far North’s most incredible places to experience the wonders of nature. In fact, although Iceland is a small island nation...
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