The Iceland Tourism board  has  just launched a new video campaign under the Inspired by Iceland brand.   The video  is a bit  funny and  also  informative. Tourists get important guidlines, especially tailored for  first time visitors.  “Do not walk on the vulnerable moss,  everyone must wash thoroughly, without swimsuit, before dipping in and very importantly, drive carefully ...

The Icelandic men’s national football team played the most important game last night when the team met Kosovo in Reykjavik. The Icelandic team beat Turkey 3: 0 in the first round of the World Cup last week and the victory against Kosovo 2-0 last night, means that Iceland has qualified for next World Cup,  for the first time in history.   There were more than 10.000 viewers at t ...

The days in Iceland are getting shorter with winter is slowly setting in. The temperature is relatively warm for October and trees and shrubs are sporting the beautiful autumn colours.  The Arcanum Café has been slightly overhauled, as from now be switching to more self-service than sit down service.  This is done for the convenience of our customers.  It’s going to take less t ...

The actresses of the Real Housewives of Orange County were here in September. Iceland will play a big role in the next series of the show.  The housewives went to Hafnarfjordur town for food,  climbed Sólheimajökull glacier where, oupps, one of them had go.....  need we say  more. There are  no lavatories on top of Icelandic glaciers. It will be exciting to see how this inciden ...

The summer has been great, good weather and good snow on the glacier. But one of the biggest thing this summer are the new glacier trucks we got. They make the transfer to the glacier much more comfortable for our customers. Great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and surrounding on the way to Mýrdalsjökull glacier for snowmobile tour. You can find a short video of the glacie ...

Iceland Airvawes Music Festival time is here again.  The dates for this years festival are November 1st-5th.   Reykjavik City and Akureyri town  will be vibrating  with music. The Iceland Airwaves festival was founded by Icelandair in 1999. The first Iceland Airwaves was supposed to be a one time only gig, with five bands performing. The venue was an old hangar at Reykjavík Ai ...

After you have enjoyed a glacier tour with  Arcanum Glacier Tours, there is ample time to explore more of South Iceland, so let’s head east.  Vík í Mýrdal village is located less than 30 minutes drive  east of   Arcanum’s base.  Vík  is a seafront village, Iceland’s southernmost  - sitting in the shadow of Mýrdasjökull glacier. The drive into the village is very panoramic, the ...

Aurora Borealis  is a magnificent lightshow caused by collisions between particles released from the sun.  When the electrically charged particles enter the earth’s atmosphere they collide with oxygen and nitrogen.  What happens is a bit like turning on a neon light bulb.  The Northern lights  which can be seen around the magnetic north- and south poles are called Aurora Boreal ...

If you have already been riding on a snowmobile, walked the ice on Mýrdalsjökull glacier on top of Katla volcano, visited the Lava Center, experienced the wonders of Katla Geopark and still have not had enough of Iceland's ice & fire history, we suggest that you take a trip to the Westman Islands.

Starting on August 17th the Flowering Days festival will be held in Hveragerdi. The festival is open to both locals and visitors. The locals are very active, they show their horticultural products and also participate in different cultural events. During the festival in Hveragerdi, the guests will able to see interesting art exhibitions and listen to music every day.