Stays that Slay: Iceland

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We have two annual tours running through The Land of Ice and Fire: Iceland Northern Lights & Essential Sites and Iceland Countryside and Reykjavik Pride. The first is a winter weekend getaway while the latter is a week-long excursion in mid-August. For both, we’ve selected a handful of incredible hotels and guesthouses right beside some of the country’s strongest geysers, largest volcanos and most imposing glaciers.

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Just the Trips: 5 Forays for Design Enthusiasts

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Does poly-cotton bedding make you perspire with anxiety? If coffee’s not French press, is it the Spanish Inquisition? These five Out Adventures are for the cognoscenti. If you swoon for slick design and a good story, pack your carmarker-designed luggage and see you in style.

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How to Pack for Iceland: Anthony Nove’s advice to prepare for a volatile climate

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Make sure you wear layers, and always have a hat, gloves and scarf handy. Image courtesy of Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingson

Written by Out Adventurer, Anthony Nove.

Iceland’s climate is full of extremes, which is why I personally love its slogan The Land of Fire and Ice. The name speaks to the obvious of course; there are over 130 active volcanoes, and over 11% of the country is covered by glaciers.

Below are a few practical items you’ll need to be resilient and comfortable for Out Adventures’ Iceland Winter Weekend.

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Warm up to our Iceland Guide: Gudni Kristinsson

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Gudni Kristinsson

Gudni Kristinsson, who has led our Iceland getaways since 2012, is best remembered by guests for his delicious smile and huggable persona.

He’s always the first to snorkel the Silfra fissure. The first suited up and into the Blue Lagoon before you’ve started to strip. And he’ll finish his first pint before you’ve screamed “Skál”.

Since he’s a a massive part of this August’s Iceland Pride Adventure, we had him over (okay, we Skyped) to let him introduce himself.

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