What You Need to Know About Lupine Flowers in Iceland

Lupines in Iceland in Vík

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta   I think it would be safe to say that few people would think about Iceland and also think, ‘Oh, yeah, they have some pretty incredible flowers.’    You wouldn’t be wrong in saying that. As a landmass, Iceland has proven itself to be notoriously difficult to grow things. The […]

Iceland’s 2021 Eruption at Geldingadalir Volcano

Lava flow at night from Geldingadalur volcano in Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta One thing is certain about Iceland; it’s had a fiery past and present and will continue having a fiery future.    In comparison to a lot of landmasses on the planet, the island of Iceland is young. Its story began 60 million years ago when a ridge in the ocean […]

Where to See Puffins in Iceland

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is home to about 378 different species of birds. They have become an intrinsic part of the landscape that signifies the changing of the seasons, the coming of better weather and even when it’s better to just stay in the car (there are a few birds of the swooping […]

What is the Midnight Sun in Iceland?

the midnight sun in Iceland from behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is known for its abundance of natural beauty, volcanic activity, innovative artists, rich history and, of course, some of the most unique speciality foods you could ever imagine.    Iceland is also a home of incredible contrasts. It has cold dark winters where the country is covered in thick […]

The Top 12 Things To Do in Iceland When the Weather is Bad

A person standing in bad weather in Iceland on a snow-covered road

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Iceland is known for its incredible nature, volcanic activity and happy people, but it’s also known for having weather that’s a bit all over the place.   There’s an old Icelandic saying, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes.” If you spend an extended period here, you […]

A Guide to Active Volcanoes in Iceland

Eyafjallajökull eruption in a clear day in 2010

By Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Volcanoes are more than just the reason the main characters had to return to the dinosaur island in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. These natural wonders are impressive, explosive and basically the reason we have ground to stand on.      A volcano is a mountain that opens down into the […]

The Complete Guide to Iceland’s Earthquakes

Route 1 in the south coast of Iceland during a pink sunset

by Jonathan Duffy, Arctic Meta Earthquakes are a fascinating natural phenomenon. They have been the ominous villain in movies and news stories for years, the accompanying rumble for any prophecy of the apocalypse and a literal symbol in songs and poetry for ‘shaking things up.’ What some may not know is that earthquakes are a […]

A Guide to All of the Game of Thrones Iceland Locations

Kirkjufell in the snow during an Iceland winter

By Chris Ayliffe, Arctic Meta   If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent a good portion of the COVID-19 period catching up on all the box sets your friends and colleagues had been telling you about relentlessly over the past few years. Well, I can assure you, you’re not alone!   5 weeks, 8 […]

The Top 5 Waterfalls in Iceland You Need to Visit

Standing under a waterfall in Iceland at sunset

By Chris Ayliffe, Arctic Meta   There’s no doubt about it, if you’re going to travel to Iceland, you’re almost certainly going to come across at least one waterfall on your adventures. Frequently fed by glacial water along incredible canyons, Iceland currently boasts over 10,000 of these magnificent spectacles around the country.   Yes, let […]

What is the Best Location in Iceland to See the Northern Lights?

panorama glass lodge northern lights

By Chris Ayliffe, Arctic Meta Frequently, when travellers visit our shores they’re usually asking 2 questions: what are the best places to see in Iceland? And, where is the best location to see the Northern Lights?   Believe me, we get it – a trip to Iceland isn’t complete without seeing some truly awesome natural […]