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In the Cockpit with Iceland’s Volcano Pilot

The first time I visited Iceland was in the spring of 2016. Like many who have been there, I was completely blown away by its wild beauty. I was certain that I would return...

Guide to Icelandic Wildlife

Iceland’s rugged, barren terrain doesn’t make life easy for animals, but they’re as part of the landscape as the country’s glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains. The unforgiving land makes spotting the eyes of an Arctic...

Instagram Spotlight: Tom Shu (@tom.shu)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Tom Shu (@tom.shu) takes us on a worldwide tour through some of his most...

Getting to Know the Woman Behind I Heart Reykjavik

Auður Ösp loves her home country and its capital city so much that she created a blog dedicated to helping travelers make the most of their experiences. We caught up with her to talk...

Conor MacNeill and the never-ending holiday

On the rare opportunity that Conor MacNeill gets a holiday, he often spends it exactly as he would one of his work expeditions — he just doesn’t get paid for it. When you first...

Photographing the Women of Iceland

On my last day in Iceland, I wandered through the streets of Reykjavík, looking for Icelandic women to interview for my study . I had initially approached two women working in a local retail...

The Best Instagram Spots in Iceland

We’ve all seen jaw-dropping photos from Iceland — the otherworldly landscapes, picturesque houses, serene wildlife, and unbelievable views. But trying to figure out exactly where those photos were taken can be tricky, given that...

What to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

When in Iceland, spend some time in the compact capital city that offers art, culture, cafés, and churches, all contained within its 106 square miles (274 square kilometers). Use this guide to plan a...

Guide to Iceland’s Small Towns

Contrary to its name, Iceland is brimming with colorful, lively towns set in rolling green hills and atop black-sand beaches. And, there’s much more to the country than its capital city, Reykjavík. Today, we’re...

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