Icelanders like collecting things and that shows in the few hundred museums in Iceland of varying sizes we have in Iceland. Many are art museums and cultural museums. But, there are quite a few that are unusual. Like museums that only include various rocks, gemstones, and crystals. Or like the Smámunasafnið in North Iceland, where there are small collections of every-day things like screwdrivers, pens or keyholes.
So,below you can find three museums in Iceland we find very interesting and unusual and urge you to visit.
Times are changing! Back in the day, most Icelanders ate the same type of food during Christmas. But now, while some hold on to tradition, others like to try something new every year.
There are plenty of caves in Iceland. We recommend that you explore at least a couple of them unless you’re claustrophobic! With some of the more popular caves, you can go on a guided tour. It costs more, of course, but it’s fun to know more about how the caves were formed and their history. Here’s an example of what we feel are the coolest caves in Iceland.
This is a great question and it doesn’t really have a simple answer. Here are a few things to consider:
Your budget for the trip
Iceland isn’t exactly the cheapest country to travel to. For those who are budget conscious, a camper might be a good option. When you start comparing hotel-, Airbnb- or guesthouse cost with the cost of renting a camper you might be surprised. Let us save you some time and tell you that the camper is way, way cheaper (unless you’re staying in someone’s dog house in the garden)! Not only is it cheaper because of the cost of accommodation. It’s also cheaper because you can cook some of your meals in the camper instead of eating out all the time. Normally you can’t do that in hotel rooms, except if you pay a lot of money for a room with a small kitchen.