First Day of Summer In Iceland

First Day of Summer In Iceland

April 19th marks first day of summer in Iceland, well,  according to the Old Norse Calendar. This day is when two seasons meet, and is said in Icelandic folklore that if this night drops down to the frost mark, then the summer will be warm and plentiful. Fingers crossed for frost that night.    If…

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Lost and Found and the Red Cross

Lost and Found and the Red Cross

Hats, gloves, scarves, cell phones, umbrellas, wallets and much much more. So many items get left behind on our buses after a long day of exploring and travelling our beautiful country.   WHO does this effect? Everyone! It is of course a common habit most of our passengers have had happen to them once, if…

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Rekjavik Winter Activities

Rekjavik Winter Activities

You have to be a special person to come to a cold, wet island during the winter time. If you are reading this, then I guess you are one of those special people. Even though Iceland has about 4 hours of sunlight during the darkest winter month; Reykjavik is teeming with life and plenty of…

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The Next Eruption in Iceland

The Next Eruption in Iceland

It’s been approximately 3 years since the last eruption in Iceland. Holuhraun, which started in August 2014 and ended February 2015 was the largest eruption in Iceland since 1783. There is an eruption here approximately every 4 years and is about due for the next eruptions. In this blog I will give you a couple…

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Vegan Iceland

Vegan Iceland

It’s no surprise that Iceland is a meat-eating country. Due to Iceland’s remote location and that is one huge volcano, very little grows here. Traditional Icelandic dishes revolved around lamb and fish since these were the most common resources around. But today I’m not going to discuss the meat options but the vegan ones. If…

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Hmmmm….Icelandic Soup Recipes

Hmmmm….Icelandic Soup Recipes

Kjötsúpa – Icelandic Meat Soup Recipe INGREDIENTS 2 pounds Icelandic lamb shank, on or off the bone (If off the bone, cut into 1 inch chunks) 8 -10 Icelandic lamb neck bones (about 2 inches) 5- 6 carrots, chopped 1 white onion, chopped 4 – 5 yellow potatoes, cubed 1 large rutabega (aka Swede), cubed Arctic…

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A night beneath the skies with BusTravel

A night beneath the skies with BusTravel

Definition:// a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, especially near the northern or southern magnetic pole. The effect is caused by the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere.   …or in other words, Northern Lights. One of…

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We scream for ice cream in Iceland!

We scream for ice cream in Iceland!

Icelanders are no different from anyone with a right mind to love the tasty frozen dessert. However, we eat these all year round. So when you come to Iceland, come rain, sun, snow or volcanoes. We know the best spots to find a tasty treat.  Here are our top 5 stops. 1. Valdís  Located: Grandagarður,…

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Rental Cars VS. Tour Buses

Rental Cars VS. Tour Buses

Travelling abroad is always a bundle of emotions. Whether you’re a travelling pro or a first timer, the process from booking your ticket to decided what to pack, to the beehive operations that is commonly known as the airport. A lot is to be carefully planned out and thought through. The most common concern when…

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