We're currently traveling the length and breadth of Iceland. The purpose is to film some of what Iceland has to offer but probably haven't heard of. The ultimate 10 day tour is part of the latest Inspired by Iceland campaign which will showcase some of the amazing things people should do when they visit.
Have a Snow Day
When you travel in Iceland one thing you should know is that nature is always in charge, if your travel plans are disrupted don't get upset. Go play in the snow.
Inspired by Iceland crew having a snow day. Image by Ross McLennan
Just 30 minutes outside of Reykjavik there is Iceland's only Dog Sledding company. With a whole team of Huskies ready to whisk you off why not take in the nature in a whole new way.
Huskies at Iceland's only dog sledding company. Image by Neil Andrews
Go For a Drive
A great way to explore Iceland is by car. Winter on the country roads can be tricky out here but if you're a skilled driver heading off on a road trip will give you the chance to head into nature and take in the sprawling countryside. If hitting the roads in winter the highlands are out of bounds and it pays to know what the weather is going to do. Safety tips are available here.
Travelling on the peninsula on a windy day. Image by Neil Andrews
Much of the produce grown in Iceland happens in geothermal greenhouses. You can visit and try all kinds of tomato based food including soup, tomato soup, tomato sauce, tomato chutney and if you're lucky you might even get a Bloody Mary (If tomatoes aren't your thing they have peppers and cucumbers too!)
Tomato vines in a geothermal greenhouse, south Iceland. Image by Neil Andrews
Take an Internal Flight
Reykjavik is undoubtably an amazing city and one full of culture and vibrancy but if you're coming to Iceland for a few nights then sacrifice one of them and jump on an internal fight. There is so much to see in each corner of Iceland and you can get to any one of them in less than an hour.
Domestic plane at Reykjavik airport.
Out in east Iceland is Seyðisfjörður, It's not the easiest town to reach but the journey there is pretty phenomenal and once you arrive you'll be immersed into the culture arts and local community.
Mountain road into Seyðisfjörður.