What to wear in Iceland

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What to wear in Iceland

What to wear in Iceland

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Top 5 in Iceland

Photographic places


Wild sea stacks surrounded by an angry sea that seems to always make for a rad picture.


Easily one of the coolest waterfalls in Iceland that gives you a rare top-down perspective often hard to find.

Sandvík beach

One of the first places I saw waves in Iceland, a gem of a beach that feels rough and raw with black sand dunes


A colorful geothermal area in the Reykjanes peninsula that reminds me of the highlands.

Kerið Crater

A gorgeous lake filled crater is hidden in plane sight.



Get the chicken sandwich, thank me later.

Hjá Höllu

Healthy spot with amazing smoothies & yogurt. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options in an area that can be hard to find healthy food.


Low key stylish coffee shop that offers epic breakfast. Extra points for the killer interior and book selection.


Iceland’s original health food restaurant and the one I always visit no matter what. The Mexico bowl is amazing, tortilla soup is to die for. Also, the vegan lasagna...

Coocoo's Nest

A relaxed brunch/lunch spot that has amazing omelets and breakfast burritos. Staff is cool. It can be tough to get a table.

Swim spots

Nauhólsvík Geothermal Beach

Consider yourself a local if you make it here. A great place to appreciate Iceland’s sea swimming tradition and take a soak in a community hot spring.

Silfra crack

A once in a lifetime, must do experience for any iceland lover. I suggest the freediving option so you have more freedom of movement.

Hvammsvík hot springs

A once private hot spring that has recently been reopened to the public. The entire property feels incredibly special and it has one of the most stunning views of Hvalfjörðir I have seen.


Don’t come here looking for warm water. It’s freezing but on a warm summer day this pool below the waterfall is amazing to soak in.

Guðlaug Baths

Hot spring tubs that sit within an arm's reach of breaking waves. The sound of the ocean while you soak is worth the trip alone.


Ólafur Arnalds

The music fits the landscape in the most perfect way. Listen while roaming in the highlands on a moody day.

Sandrayati Fay

Balinese-born, Icelandic living. This music is a breath of fresh air on a cold day.

Ragnar Axelson - RAX

If one artist's work can summarize Iceland's culture, people, and beauty, it is RAX. I could write volumes about the influence his work has had on me. If you get the opportunity - find his book or see his work in a gallery.

Ívar Pétur

Incredible DJ and all-around the amazing human being. This guy can light up a room. Check out his band also, FM Belfast.

Hugleikur Dagsson

Not much to say about Dagsson except the world needs more of his humor!