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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 FreyrDec 13, 2023 • 11 min read
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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 FreyrDec 8, 2023 • 5 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 BIlquistJun 7, 2023 • 13 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 BIlquistMar 8, 2023 • 7 min read
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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 BIlquistJul 12, 2022 • 4 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 BaikepiMay 24, 2022 • 11 min read