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Originally from New York City, Jenna Gottlieb made her first trip to Iceland in 2007, promptly fell in love with the island and relocated in 2012. She lives with her Icelandic husband in rural West Iceland.
Thinking about a day trip to one of the islands off the coast of Iceland? Here is a list of our favourites to explore.
Viðey is the largest island in Kollafjörður, the bay off..
Planning a trip to Iceland but feeling a little overwhelmed by the number of choices? Here is a handy list of the best and most unique experiences to have in Iceland, as chosen by our local travel s..
Blogs, Iceland, In Brief, Things to Do
There‘s a saying about the conditions in Iceland that rings true. If you don‘t like the weather in Iceland, wait 10 minutes. Indeed, Iceland’s weather is as varied as its incredibl..
Blogs, Iceland, In Brief
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones hits our screens in April 2019, and we are beyond excited to see how things work out. Are you a super fan? Below is a handy list of some sites tha..
Blogs, TV and Movies, Things to Do
Iceland during the winter is pretty special. The island dressed up in its white winter coat, with pillowy snow falling on the rough, barren landscape, provides a soft light to the winter darkness. I..
Winter in Iceland is magical, with the soft light, cosy days, and lots of activities. We asked some of our Nordic Visitor colleagues what they like best about the Icelandic winter season.
Blogs, Things to Do
Do you love a good story just like us in the content team at Nordic Visitor? With Scottish fantasy nerds and North American literature lovers in our number, someone here was bound to get excited abo..
Blogs, General, Destinations, Scotland, TV and Movies
Iceland is arguably the most romantic destination in Europe. Okay, we‘re biased, but hear us out. It‘s a remote island with wondrous waterfalls, heavenly hot springs, secluded villages,..
Blogs, General, Iceland, Romance
The English Lake District is a scenic mountainous region, that is home to charming villages, gardens and parks, and well-maintained hiking trails. Steeped in history and nature, the Lake District ha..
Our People, My Destination, Scotland
The mere mention of Norway evokes images of famous fjords, flickering northern lights, sweeping mountain roads, and a thriving, rich culture. We're biased, but it's a pretty special place. A..
Norway, In Focus
While South Iceland attracts the most tourists out of any region, it still feels untouched and exotic in many places. It‘s not all about the Golden Circle, after all.
A wide and diverse reg..
Iceland, Our Favourite, In Brief
Enjoying the summer weather in your neck of the woods? While the Summer Solstice is just behind us, and the Nordics are enjoying long sun-filled days, some of us at Nordic Visitor are pining for sno..
Lapland, Sweden, In Focus, Finland, Things to Do
Take it from our local travel lovers: the Westfjords are simply beautiful. Endless coastlines, jaw-dropping bird cliffs with thousands of nesting birds, well-maintained hiking paths, quirky museums,..
Iceland, In Focus, Things to Do
Visit the lush landscape and quaint villages of North England.
In Focus, Scotland
Hot springs, rivers, quiet fishing towns, and a glacier accessible by foot await you in west Iceland. Reykjavík’s urban sprawl gives way to sheep grazing at the edge of huge craters, wi..
Iceland, A little something about, In Focus, Road Trips, Things to Do
Iceland’s uninhabited interior is home to the island’s largest glaciers (Vatnajökull, Langjökull, and Hofskjökull) and is full of dramatic and wild scenery, cut by endless..
Iceland, In Focus
There’s a lot to explore in North Iceland, including secluded fjords, thundering waterfalls, rustic fishing villages and bubbling hot springs. Below is Nordic Visitor's list for 8 must-see..
The east is often looked at as the region of the island people can miss, but if you have the time, you should explore what is possibly the most pristine, untouched nature in Iceland. Below are..
The Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is home to roaring waterfalls, sweeping black sand beaches, and the towering Snæfellsjökull glacier. The glacier covers a dormant volcano t..
Lofoten, an archipelago above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, is well known for its natural beauty, unique light conditions and idyllic villages with rustic fishermen huts. The Lofoten archipe..
Scandinavia, Norway, My Destination
Winter is a special time in South Iceland. While many travellers come for the chance to see northern lights flickering in the sky, the light across the land can be just as beautiful. Think abou..
General, Iceland, Nordic Photo of the Month
Lapland is a dream destination for many travel enthusiasts. A region of pure wonder and adventure, the stark white winters provide the ideal backdrop for dog-sledding, as well as snowmobiling a..
General, Lapland, Nordic Photo of the Month
This is the time of year when travellers in Iceland hope to get a glimpse of the majestic northern lights, also known as aurora borealis. With luck and patience, an aurora hunt c..
Iceland is often referred to as a dream destination for every photographer. The diverse landscape, beautiful natural wonders and the ever-changing light is something that sets Iceland apart. As Icel..
Hunting the northern lights is a sport that just about every winter traveller can get behind. Watching these majestic lights dance and flicker in the sky is on the bucket lists of thousands, and the..
Northern Lights, Scandinavia, Lapland, My Destination
Depending on the time of year, it may be challenging to find actual ice in Iceland.
Photos of floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón remind people that despite the rolling lava f..
Iceland, A little something about, We Tried It
Every September, Icelandic farmers embark on the annual tradition of scaling mountains to collect their sheep before Iceland's long and dark winter sets in. The sheep roundup, called r&eacu..
When Ekaterina Kozhevnikova and her husband visited Iceland this summer, they were treating themselves to a very belated honeymoon and captured a photo that melted the Nordic Visitor team's hearts.