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21 Fun Facts to Know About Iceland Before You Visit

Despite the welcoming, ruddy faces of the country’s folk, and how adventure-prone its geography is, Iceland has plenty of twists and turns that go way beyond its rugged roads.

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9 Essential Iceland Car Rental Tips You Need to Know

Renting a car in Iceland is the best way to see the beauties of this beautiful country. Read on to learn Lotus’s nine Iceland car rental tips you need to know!

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Everything You Need to Travel Iceland's Golden Circle

Iceland’s Golden Circle is one of the most popular scenic routes in the country, encompassing the very best of the natural wonders that Iceland has to offer including waterfalls, spas, volcano craters, and so much more in addition to the three main attractions. In our ultimate guide to Iceland’s Golden Circle, we cover everything you need to know in order to create the perfect itinerary and embark upon the adventure of a lifetime!

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Iceland as Shooting Location

Among films shot in Iceland for the icy backdrops were “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” featuring Angelina Jolie. The scenes were shot at the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Ice was also the focal point of the producers of “A View To A Kill” (1985), Roger Moore’s last James Bond film.

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On Ghostly Paths

The Deacon of Dark River (Djákninn á Myrká) takes place in Hörgárdalur, North Iceland, and is arguably the most famous Icelandic ghost story.

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Iceland as a Shooting Location

Considering Iceland’s unique nature, it will probably come as no surprise that numerous foreign productions for cinema as well as television have been shot in Icelandic locations, either partly or completely.

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Icelandic Ring Road

If there is one thing that facilitates travels around Iceland it’s the National Route 1 - the epic Ring Road - that conveniently encircles the entire country. Whether you are simply driving a particular stretch of the Ring Road to get from A to B or living the dream of making a road trip of the Ring itself, you will be exposed to photography opportunities on a regular basis

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Iceland Golden Circle

As a savvy traveller researching Iceland you will most likely have heard about the fabled “Golden Circle” in Iceland. And sure enough, pretty much everything you’ve heard is true. In a convenient loop of approximately 300 kilometers (around 186 miles) you can check off several bucket list-worthy sights, where rich history and stunning landscapes make sure you leave with your mind duly blown.

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The Best Day Trips and Tours from Reykjavík

Iceland has a lot to offer, one need look no further than a large spike in recent tourist interest as evidence of this. The Capital, Reykjavik is a vibrant city with unique people, culture, history, nightlife, and a thriving arts scene. But the real draw for most people visiting Iceland is its stunning natural beauty.

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‘Number Two Man’ is Number One Seller

A new sign showing a squatting figure and a dark piece of something dropping from its behind is selling well these days in Iceland. As you may imagine, the piece shown dropping is what some of us politely refer to as number two. The reason for the popularity of the sign is that landowners are tired of tourists using their property as a toilet.

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