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The best day trips from Reykjavík

In addition to being Iceland’s captial city, Reykjavík is an ideal base for those who want to explore more of what the country has to...

Landmannalaugar

The trek between Landmannalaugar and Thórsmörk is one every Icelander walks at least once in their lifetime.
Andrew Evans is a travel writer and TV host who has reported from over 100 countries and all 7 continents. As National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, Andrew broadcast from arctic glaciers, the jungle, the middle of the ocean, and from inside King Tut’s tomb. He gained a worldwide following when he made his epic overland journey from National Geographic headquarters all the way to Antarctica, using public transportation. Andrew has written for National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Outside, Readers Digest, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The Times (London). He is also the host of four TV programs on the National Geographic Channel. He holds degrees from BYU and Oxford University, and lives in Washington, DC. He is the author of the Bradt guides to Iceland and the Ukraine.

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On the road in Iceland

Join author Andrew Evans on the road as he shares photos from his research trip to Iceland on our Instagram account. 

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Landmannalaugar

The trek between Landmannalaugar and Thórsmörk is one every Icelander walks at least once in their lifetime.

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Reykjavík Streetwise

A selection of brief descriptions of places in Reykjavík, to help put some context to your wanderings.

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Galdrasýning: Witchcraft in Strandir

Like dentists, actors, and mechanics – some witches are better than others, Andrew Evans writes. 

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The Lagarfljótsormur

Andrew Evans discovers the story of Iceland’s answer to the Loch Ness Monster, with thanks to Hrafnkell Lárusson of the East Iceland Heritage Museum in Egilsstaðir for his help with research.

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Kría – Iceland’s bloodthirsty beast

Andrew Evans discusses the defensive quirks of the arctic tern.

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