Scenes From an Epic Adventure in Iceland with Reyka Vodka

Jun 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Ice and snow. Glaciers. Mountains. Crisp, clean air. The bracing scent of the sea. All the images conjured up by the mention of Iceland lend themselves perfectly to what we think of when we feel like drinking vodka.

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Iceland's Blue Lagoon Gets its First Luxury Hotel

Mar 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve been to Iceland, chances are you’ve visited the Blue Lagoon. One of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the geothermal spa gets around 700,000 visitors a year. Even celebrities can’t resist it’s healing powers. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates have all made their way to the natural pool.

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5 Must-Do Outdoor Experiences To Try in Iceland

Mar 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Namrata Bhawnani

Iceland’s landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the world with active volcanoes, glacier-cut fjords, and black sand beaches that will leave you with selfies and memories that will last a lifetime. Travelers have been visiting the European country for decades and immersing themselves in its natural wonders. As they’ll tell you, the best way to get to know Iceland is to spend time outdoors on active adventures. If you’re looking for ways to get the best out of your vacation, here are five of the country’s must-do, al fresco experiences:

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A Land of Ice & Fire: Exploring Iceland's Natural Wonders, Luxury Hotels & Fine Cuisine

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Iceland is on fire, both literally and figuratively. The country, a jagged island tossed adrift northwest of its Scandinavian neighbors, is sparsely populated with barely 300,000 people. Tourists, however, according to the Iceland Tourism board, are coming at a clip close to one million a year and for good reason. The world is discovering that the entire country is rather like Mother Nature’s rendition of a Pollock painting, an intense terrain of gushing geysers, bubbling mud beds, volcanoes that spit out lava, and glaciers that grind deep valleys between jutting mountain ranges.

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Take On Iceland Behind the Wheel of a Land Rover Discovery on Frontiers' 5-Day Trip

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If walking tours and museum exhibits sound like boring ways to explore a destination, this five-day trip from Frontiers may be more up your alley. Putting travelers behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery 4, Frontiers is taking travelers on stunning and exhilarating journey across Iceland with a self-driving tour designed by Land Rover's experts.

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Seabourn Adds Zodiac Shore & Kayak Excursions to Trip Offerings

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This summer, Seabourn will be adding new Zodiac and kayak shore excursions to their list of offerings. Called Ventures by Seabourn, the trips will journey on three Northern Europe voyages and will include optional shore adventures. Taking place aboard Seabourn Quest, the tours will also be enhanced by expert guides, scientists, scholars and naturalists providing in-depth insights into each destination’s ecology, wildlife, history and culture.

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Five Icelandic Eateries That Offer Much More Than Just Adventurous Fare

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

From fermented shark and sheep’s head to sour rams' testicles, it’s fair to say that the type of food Iceland is traditionally associated with can be described as adventurous. These bold dishes aside, what many people outside of Iceland may not realize is that this small island country boasts a culinary scene that could soon be on par with the creativity of New York and San Francisco.

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Give the Gift of Travel With a Trip for 2 to Greenland's Remote Coast in 2015

Dec 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

‘Tis the season for gift-giving and receiving; and when it comes to the former, there’s one type of present that will almost always put a smile on your loved one’s face: travel. Next fall, Natural Habitat Adventures has just the trip for nature lovers taking place in Greenland from August 1-9, August 9-18, August 18-26 and August 26–September 3. The nine-day, eight-night excursion is open to only 12 travelers and includes luxury glamping in the arctic wilderness.

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Iceland's Sleek and Poised ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is for the Design-Loving Traveler

Sep 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  2 Comments

Situated less than an hour outside of Iceland's capital city Reykjavik, the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is a four-star property where unique design meets gorgeous landscapes under the beauty of the glowing Northern Lights. On clear evenings, guests can step outside to view the sparkling spectacle, while during the days, rivers, glaciers and mountains stand ready for exploration and activities.

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Fourth Annual 'A Taste of Iceland' Festival Brings Nordic Culture Across the Pond to Seattle

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

From October 10-13, Seattle streets were filled with the traditional cuisine and culture of Iceland as the annual "A Taste of Iceland" festival returned for its fourth year.

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Reykjavík House Disappears Into The Icelandic Landscape

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the capital and largest city in Iceland, Reykjavík is often hailed as the world's safest and cleanest city. It's also believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement by Norsemen around AD 870, giving it a rich cultural history that brings in waves of visitors. Polish firm Moomoo Architects felt similarly drawn to Reykjavík's dreamlike landscape, inspired by the first settlers to design a modern home that fits right in with the pure white snow blanketing the Icelandic city in winter.... Read More

Game of Thrones Locations: Beautiful Spots From the HBO Hit Series

Mar 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

There are a lot of special effects in the HBO blockbuster fantasy series Game of Thrones, but one thing that’s never faked is the spectacular scenery. If you’re looking at an elegant medieval port city, an endless expanse of frozen white wasteland, or an exotic oasis within a parched desert, you’re probably looking at the real deal, not some sort of green screen. Many destinations have worked with GOT producers to get this impressive cast/crew of hundreds over to their most unusual and beautiful corners for filming. Now, as fans get ready for the start of Season 3, here’s our guide to where your favorite scenes were shot in real life.... Read More

Touring Reykjavik, Iceland: Museums, Shopping, Dining & More

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Imagine walking over charcoal black volcanic stone with miles of untouched landscape in front of you, while hand-in-hand with your sweetheart. Imagine gazing at the sky and seeing mass lights dance across the horizon in a rainbow of colors, then stealing a quick nose kiss. Nothing short of magical, this place really does exist. Welcome to one of the most unique landscapes on earth. Welcome to Iceland.

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A Virtual Visit to Four European Culture Capitals

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

No matter how many years have passed since we’ve cracked a textbook, the seasonal change of summer to autumn will always be imbued with back-to-school significance. Reading, writing, history, foreign language... inconceivable, isn’t it, that we once got a daily dose of each? In honor of school days, we’ve created a virtual field trip to four European cities that offer four distinctive perspectives on the humanities.... Read More

A Virtual Visit to Four European Culture Capitals

Oct 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

No matter how many years have passed since we’ve cracked a textbook, the seasonal change of summer to autumn will always be imbued with back-to-school significance. Reading, writing, history, foreign language... inconceivable, isn’t it... Read More

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