Bookings for our new west Iceland location are released!

You can now book our three new Lodges at the new west Iceland location near Borgarnes! Bookings are possible from April 2023 and also for the whole year of 2024 in all of our Lodges. Pick your favourite Lodge and book your 2024 stay now! Finally the new West Iceland location is ready for bookings, […]

Your Guide to Réttir in Iceland

A sheep alone in the Icelandic countryside

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta The month of September generally brings a significant seasonal change in Iceland. The endless summer days begin to disappear, and dusk starts to creep in a little bit earlier each day. It’s a time of year when the locals start cracking out their autumn and winter clothing. The weather gets […]

A Guide to Galdrastafir, Icelandic Stave Symbols and Runes

draumstafir art on wall

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is a nation of many fascinating quirks, peculiarities, customs and traditions that captivate the attention of many travellers all over the world. Almost every facet of Icelandic culture and history holds its roots in very ancient practices. The first settlers of Iceland arrived over a thousand years ago. When […]

The Ultimate Guide to Iceland’s Latest Meradalir Eruption

Meradalir eruption in Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is called the land of fire and ice because it literally contains both of them for much of the year. The entire land mass rose out of the sea about 60 million years ago as the result of volcanic eruptions between two tectonic plates, and this behaviour hasn’t stopped […]

What Are the Best Hot Springs to Visit in Iceland?

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta People from all over the world flock to Iceland each year to experience the abundance of natural attractions that the country has to offer. Iceland’s rich volcanic activity can be seen in almost every corner of the land. From the black sand beaches of the south to the vast, remote […]

The Top 18 Restaurants in West Iceland

A road through the sea and mountains in West Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta One of the most fascinating and exciting aspects of travelling is getting to sample the local cuisine. It’s a way to get to know a country and its people on a whole new level. Experiencing the sights, smells and tastes of each plate in a new land can create a […]

The Top 13 Festivals in Iceland

Festivals in Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta There are many things Iceland is known for. Long summer days, snow-covered winters, fascinatingly beautiful landscapes, volcanoes, black sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers, and the list goes on.  Each year, people travel to Iceland from all over the world to be able to see and experience the best attractions the country […]

What To Do in West Iceland

A boat in West Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is a country filled with some incredible sights and fascinating contrasts. It’s called the land of fire and ice for a reason. It is a place where glacial mountains, volcanoes and lush green plains all mix together to create a landscape that belongs in the pages of a fantasy […]

The Top 11 Adrenaline Pumping Experiences to Have in Iceland

Vestrahorn mountain in south east Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is a travel destination that many people think of when they want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s possibly one of the last great wildernesses on Earth that is still relatively easy to access. It’s a country of incredible natural beauty and stark visual contrasts […]

The Ultimate Guide to Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar mountains in Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta People come to visit Iceland for a wide variety of reasons. Some are fascinated by the country’s otherworldly beauty, some want to see the Northern Lights or experience the midnight sun, and others want to find a way to escape the pressures and distractions of the modern world and truly […]