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are there polar bears in iceland and are there icelandic polar bears?Wildlife

Are There Polar Bears in Iceland?

A majestic creature of the North, the polar bear is often associated with the icy landscapes of the Arctic Circle, not the volcanic terrain of Iceland. Yet, these marine mammals have been making sporadic appearances on Icelandic shores, sparking a flurry of interest and concern. But why “are there polar bears in Iceland”, native to the Arctic, being sighted in Iceland? Let’s delve into this intriguing mystery.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrWed, Dec 13, 2023 • 11 min read
Gerduberg Cliffs basalt columns on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in IcelandCliffs

Discover the Majestic Gerduberg Cliffs: Iceland's Natural Wonder Revealed

Hidden within the mesmerising landscapes of West Iceland lies a natural wonder that stands as a testament to the raw power and beauty of nature - the Gerduberg Cliffs. Formed by cooled lava and sculpted by time, these towering basalt columns offer a spectacle unlike any other.

As we journey together through this blog post, we’ll uncover the majesty of the Gerðuberg cliffs, the geological marvel behind their formation, and the steps we can take to preserve this natural wonder for generations to come.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrTue, Dec 12, 2023 • 8 min read
Sheep with two babies on a green lawn with a waterfall in the backgroundWildlife

Sheep Wonders: The Role of Icelandic Sheep

Icelandic sheep are a unique breed of sheep that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Iceland. These hardy animals have been a vital part of the Icelandic economy for centuries, providing meat, milk, and wool for the local population. In this article, we will explore the role of Icelandic sheep in Iceland and the wonders of this remarkable breed.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrFri, Dec 8, 2023 • 5 min read
Aerial view of Iceland's hot springs with steam rising from the poolsHot Springs

Hot Springs Bliss: Relaxation in the Heart of Iceland

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is home to some of the most breathtaking natural hot springs in the world, including the famous hot springs in Iceland. These geothermal wonders offer more than just a warm soak; they provide an unforgettable experience that combines relaxation, rejuvenation, and awe-inspiring scenery. Dive into the world of Iceland’s hot springs and discover why they should be at the top of your must-visit list.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrWed, Nov 8, 2023 • 7 min read
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Adventure Awaits: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Exploration

Picture yourself standing on the edge of an active volcano, witnessing the raw power of nature as molten lava flows and fountains erupt before your eyes. Welcome to Fagradalsfjall, a geological marvel located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. In this blog post, you will explore Fagradalsfjall volcano’s geology, history, and eruption events while learning essential safety precautions for visiting the site. Let’s embark on a thrilling journey to uncover the secrets of this awe-inspiring volcanic wonder.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, Nov 3, 2023 • 10 min read
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Volcanic Marvels: Discovering Iceland's Unique Geology

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, boasts an unparalleled geological landscape shaped by its volcanic activity. The diverse and magnificent Iceland volcanoes that dot this island nation offer thrilling experiences and breathtaking vistas for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. But what makes these geological marvels so captivating, and how can you safely explore and witness their awe-inspiring power?

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, Nov 3, 2023 • 12 min read
mt kirkjufell and kirkjufellsfoss waterfall in west iceland, most photographed mountain in north shoreMountains

Kirkjufell Majesty: A Photographer's Dream in Iceland

Imagine a land where ethereal beauty and raw power collide, where towering mountains stand sentinel over roaring waterfalls, and where the secrets of the earth lie hidden beneath your feet. Welcome to Iceland – home to Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall, a realm of geological wonders, heart-stopping vistas, and the mysteries of the Northern Lights. Are you prepared to embark on a journey into the heart of this mesmerizing landscape? Read on and discover the marvels that await you.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrTue, Sep 26, 2023 • 8 min read
A woman relaxing in a geothermal pool also known as hot springs in iceland that has warm water with perfect temperatureHot Springs

Volcanic Springs Serenity: Exploring Iceland's Natural Wonders

Immerse your body in a volcanic hot spring when visiting Iceland. It is one of the most tranquil activities you can do when on vacation. Fortunately, this is entirely achievable during your visit to the land of fire and ice!

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistSat, Aug 26, 2023 • 15 min read
Tourist walking on the bottom of Studlagil Canyon with basalt columns.Canyons

Stuðlagil Canyon: A Natural Wonder in Iceland

Imagine standing in a beautiful canyon, surrounded by towering basalt columns, with a powerful glacial river flowing at your feet. Welcome to Studlagil Canyon, an otherworldly wonder hidden in eastern Iceland! In this blog post, we’ll unveil everything you need to know about visiting this unique destination, from its fascinating geological formation to hiking trails, viewpoints, and nearby attractions. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of Studlagil Canyon!

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrTue, Aug 22, 2023 • 12 min read
Magnificent Canyons in IcelandCanyons

Canyon Wonders: Natural Beauty in Iceland

Prepare to embark on a journey through the majestic canyons in Iceland, where glacial rivers carve breathtaking landscapes, and stunning geological features await curious adventurers. In this exploration, you’ll uncover the hidden gems and awe-inspiring beauty that make canyons in iceland an unforgettable experience for millions of visitors each year.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Aron Freyr
By Aron FreyrMon, Aug 21, 2023 • 13 min read
Sunrise over Vestrahorn mountain at Stokksnes Black Sand Beach in IcelandBeaches

Golden Sands: Best Beaches to Visit in Iceland

Calling all beach lovers! Iceland has so many sandy treasures for you to explore. There is truly something for every traveler, from striking black beaches to golden sandy shores. Iceland’s beaches are located all over the country. So you can visit one, or all of the best beaches in Iceland, by taking a road trip. From famous locations to unknown treasures, we got you covered. Enjoy a full beach day in the land of fire and ice. So what are you waiting for? Grab your beach towel and let’s hit the road!

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistMon, Jul 17, 2023 • 15 min read
A stunning view of Svartifoss Waterfall in Iceland illuminated by bright sunlight.Waterfalls

Hike to the Stunning Svartifoss in Iceland

Svartifoss, or the 'Black Waterfall', is an exquisite natural wonder tucked away in the Vatnajökull National Park of Iceland. Known for its distinctive basalt columns and cascading water, this waterfall is a must-see for nature lovers and travelers.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistWed, Jun 28, 2023 • 6 min read
The mighty Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall, mesmerizing visitors with its sheer power and beautyWaterfalls

Visit the Powerful Dettifoss Waterfall

The second most powerful waterfall in Europe, after the famous Rhine Falls in Switzerland, is Dettifoss Waterfall in Northern Iceland. The waterfall is 147 feet or 44 meters high and 328 feet wide or 99 meters, which is also why it is sometimes referred to as “The Beast”. Not only due to its size but also because of its comparison to “The Beauty” of Godafoss, which is another sensational waterfall. Dettifoss is one of the most visited waterfalls in the country, and we are going to tell you everything you need to know before you go!

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistWed, Jun 14, 2023 • 9 min read
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Exploring Iceland on Horseback: The Icelandic Horse Experience

Icelandic horses are one of the most photographed animals in Iceland. You will spot them grazing in vast fields during your Iceland road trip. These equines are considered to be curious and kind, making them a tourist attraction of their own. We are going to tell you all about Icelandic horses, what makes them so unique, and how you can visit them with your rental car. After learning about them, book a horseback ride through Iceland’s landscape, you will not be disappointed!

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistWed, Jun 7, 2023 • 13 min read
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Marvel at the Beauty of Dynjandi Waterfall

The Westfjords are located in Iceland’s remote lands and the area has so much untouched beauty! This includes the infamous Jewel of the Westfjords, also known as Dynjandi Waterfall, the largest waterfall in this region. We are going to tell you where it is located and how you can visit Dynjandi in Iceland.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, May 26, 2023 • 5 min read
aerial view of a well maintained krossneslaug pool a natural hot springs with fjords in the background in mid mayHot Springs

Wilderness Soak: Krossneslaug Pool Exploration

While popular geothermal pools, such as the Blue Lagoon, are wonderful places to visit when traveling to Iceland, hidden pools are even better. Sometimes it is therapeutic to get away from the busy areas of the country and soak your worries away in a remote area.

Krossneslaug swimming pools is one of those hidden gems that can be accessed when renting a car in Iceland. It is also a more affordable option than most of the touristy geothermal pool in the country. If you are looking for a secluded natural hot springs that is nestled in the heat of Iceland’s nature, then get ready to take a road trip to this isolated area in the Westfjords.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, Mar 31, 2023 • 5 min read
Couple admiring aurora borealis in the blue and starry sky of iceland in winter time Northern Lights

Aurora Adventures: Chasing Northern Lights in Iceland

The Northern Lights are one of the most sought-after natural wonders of the world. Viewing them is a common bucket list item for many, but most do not get a chance to see them in their lifetime. Iceland is home to some of the best aurora activity due to the country's long Northern Lights season and dark skies.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, Mar 17, 2023 • 11 min read
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Sparkling Wonders: Exploring Diamond Beach

With a name like Diamond Beach, there is no wonder why visitors from all over the world flock here. Nestled on the South Coast of Iceland is this literal gem that you can reach with your rental car. Diamond Beach has so many features, from striking black sand to icy glaciers floating in the water. You can also visit nearby attractions that turn your beach trip into a full-day one. or even a weekend getaway. We broke down a complete guide, so you can learn all about Diamond Beach and its surrounding area.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistWed, Mar 15, 2023 • 7 min read
Panoramic view on the Godafoss waterfall and its green landscapes ,accompanied by a beautiful sunsetWaterfalls

Experience the Majestic Godafoss Waterfall

Welcome to the land of fire and ice! Iceland, with its breathtaking landscapes and stunning natural formations, is a traveler's paradise. One of its crowning jewels is the Godafoss waterfall. Interested in visiting? Let's explore this beautiful attraction.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistTue, Mar 14, 2023 • 7 min read
Reynisfjara a Black Sand Beach in Iceland on a blue sunny sky dayBeaches

Black Sand Marvels: Reynisfjara Beach Adventure

The Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, which sits on south coast of Iceland, is one of the most notable tourist attractions in the entire world. This beach has won awards over the years, including Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet by National Geographic. Today, it attracts travelers from all over. In fact, over 133,000 people visited Reynisfjara in the first half of 2022. That comes as no surprise since black sand beaches are rare and only in a few countries. But Reynisjara is one of the most memorable ones and we are going to tell you why.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistMon, Mar 13, 2023 • 8 min read
A small hot spring in Iceland with a small turf house next to it. The Hrunalaug Hot Spring.Hot Springs

Relaxation in Nature: Hrunalaug Hot Spring Adventure

There is only one thing we love more than Iceland’s hot springs, Iceland’s hidden hot springs! With tourism skyrocketing and visitors exploring the land, it is hard to keep anything hidden in the country. Luckily we have a best-kept secret that we are going to share with you. The small and intimate Hrunalaug hot spring is the place to be for an isolated soaking trip. It is also known to be one of the oldest pools in all of Iceland. You will most likely not run into many people here. If you do, it will most likely just be a few others who are seeking the same thing you are, peace.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistSat, Mar 11, 2023 • 4 min read
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Charm of the Cliffs: Puffins in their Natural Habitat

Is it one of your life goals to spot a puffin? If yes, then Iceland is the place to be. These adorable birds are striking with their vibrant orange beaks and black-and-white bodies. So it is no wonder why they are so sought after by wildlife enthusiasts and bird lovers. Iceland has the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in the whole world, roughly around ten million. So we are going to recommend the top places to find these loveable birds, throughout the whole country.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistWed, Mar 8, 2023 • 7 min read
Woman and a man relaxing in Sky Lagoon hot spring IcelandHot Springs

Reykjavik's Hot Springs: Relaxation in the Capital

Iceland is known for its breathtaking landscapes, dramatic scenery, and abundant natural hot springs. If you're looking for a unique and rejuvenating experience during your trip to Reykjavik, exploring the hot springs should be at the top of your itinerary. From geothermal pools to steamy rivers, there's a hot spring for every type of traveler in Iceland. In this guide, we'll explore the best hot springs near Reykjavik and how to get there with Go Car Rental.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, Dec 9, 2022 • 9 min read
grettislaug iceland hot Grettir's hot springHot Springs

Grettir's Pool: A Hidden Gem in Icelandic Nature

Hidden deep within the rugged landscape of Iceland lies a natural wonder that has captured the hearts and imaginations of adventurers for centuries - Grettir's Pool. This stunning natural pool, surrounded by towering cliffs and lush greenery, is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable outdoor adventure. In this article, we will delve into the mysteries of Grettir's Pool and discover why it should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistThu, Dec 8, 2022 • 9 min read
People sitting in Hot river in Iceland in winter snowy mountainsHot Springs

Soak and Enjoy: Reykjadalur Hot Spring Adventure

Reykjadalur Hot Spring is not just a destination; it's an experience. Nestled in the heart of Iceland's rugged landscape, this natural hot spring offers a unique blend of relaxation and adventure. It's a place where geothermal warmth meets the wild Icelandic outdoors.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistTue, Dec 6, 2022 • 16 min read
Man and a woman with a face max in blue lagoon hot spring in IcelandHot Springs

Immerse in Luxury: Blue Lagoon Iceland Experience

The Blue Lagoon is a top tourist attraction in Iceland, drawing visitors from all over the world. It is known for its healing tranquil blue waters, gourmet dining, and five-star spa. So it is no wonder why the lagoon receives more than 700,000 visitors every year. It is also a quick detour from Keflavik International Airport. So what is the best way for you to experience The Blue Lagoon? There are a variety of packages, a spa, and even luxurious overnight accommodations. We are going to go over everything you need to know before visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistWed, Nov 9, 2022 • 9 min read
Reynisfjara black sand beach iceland nearby village called vik on the south coastBeaches

Feel the Magic: Black Sand Beaches of Iceland

Iceland's majestic black sand beaches are some of the most sought-after beaches in the world. Some travelers go to Iceland primarily for them. However, to snap that bucket list photograph or just to see one in real life is a marvel everyone should experience. From a short and quick journey from Reyjavik to the remote South Coast, Iceland has plenty of black beaches to explore. So let's talk about where they are and how you can visit them.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistFri, Sep 9, 2022 • 12 min read
Sky lagoon in Iceland, a hot spring near ReykjavikHot Springs

Soak in the Skies: Sky Lagoon Iceland Adventure

Are you ready to experience a day full of utter relaxation when visiting Iceland? If yes, then get ready to visit Sky Lagoon. A majestic place that allows you to soak in the sky, literally. Conveniently located just minutes away from the city center of Reykjavik. We will tell you all about this Kársnes Harbour geothermal bathing hotspot and exactly what to expect once you get there.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistMon, Jul 18, 2022 • 12 min read
Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland during sunny day.Waterfalls

Explore the Beauty of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Imagine experiencing one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world: a waterfall so stunning that you can walk behind it, feeling the mist on your skin while you revel in the breathtaking scenery. This is Seljalandsfoss, a remarkable gem in the land of fire and ice, Iceland.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistThu, Jul 14, 2022 • 10 min read
mosquito sitting on her hand drinking bloodWildlife

Mosquito Myths: Does Iceland Have Mosquitoes?

Amidst the majestic glaciers, effervescent hot springs and spellbinding landscapes, lies a land like no other - Iceland. A land where the allure of its breathtaking natural beauty and endless outdoor escapades draws countless tourists annually. But, as you ponder the prospects of exploring this mystical land, one question may arise - "does Iceland host these tiny, blood-sucking creatures called mosquitoes?" Well, this is a quandary that requires an answer.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistTue, Jul 12, 2022 • 4 min read
A hidden Hot Spring in Iceland near green mountains Hot Springs

Swim in Serenity: Seljavallalaug Hot Spring Adventure

Seljavallalaug is by far the best hot spring in Iceland. In this guide, we are going to break down how Seljavallalaug came to be, how you can access it, and what to do when you get there.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Leah BIlquist
By Leah BIlquistTue, Jun 21, 2022 • 11 min read
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From Puffins to Reindeer: Iceland's Fascinating Animals

Back in the 9th century, there was only one type of land mammal in Iceland. The rest of the fauna were either birds or marine wildlife. Fast-forward to the 21st century - the island has countless animals adapting to the harsh conditions. Unlike its Arctic neighbors with dangerous bears and wolves, animals in Iceland are much friendlier, cuter, and more captivating to watch. If you’re wondering what animals you can expect to see in Iceland, sit tight, as I’ll share that, and where you can find them.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Michael Baikepi
By Michael BaikepiTue, May 24, 2022 • 11 min read
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland

Iceland is world-renowned for its bubbling volcanoes and pure glaciers, hence the nickname "Land of Fire and Ice." The two combine to form some of the largest and most exquisite waterfalls humanity has ever seen. With over 10,000 waterfalls to explore, you have no excuse for not visiting at least one before you depart. Should you be at a loss for which ones are worth checking out, refer to this list of the top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.

Go Car Rental Iceland travel writer Michael Baikepi
By Michael BaikepiSun, May 22, 2022 • 11 min read