Iceland is north of The Wall

A behind the scenes look video about shooting  the Game of Thrones Season 7 in Spain and Iceland
A behind the scenes look video about shooting the Game of Thrones Season 7 in Spain and Iceland

In this short video describing shooting scenes in Iceland for season 7 of Game of Thrones they talk about what is so special about the Icelandic landscapes, the big vistas, the unique lighting condition and more.

"Winter is coming"

Check out this fun video of Will Carmack travelling around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland!
Check out this fun video of Will Carmack travelling around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland!

Winter is coming will sound familiar with everyone watching Game of Thrones. Watch Will Carmack travel around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland. Travelling in Iceland during the wintertime? Great. Ice and snow transf...

A country full of Elves, Trolls and Sea Monsters, that's Iceland.

There is nothing logical about it, but it´s true, we believe in Elves and Trolls, that´s just the way it is!
There is nothing logical about it, but it´s true, we believe in Elves and Trolls, that´s just the way it is!

There is nothing logical about it, and some say that the Icelandic people are totally mad – But it´s true, we believe in Elves and Trolls, that´s just the way it is! (at least some Icelanders do – Our boss included.) Elves and trolls and are common c...

Normally we wouldn´t tell you to take a hike, but...

We´ll recommend this list of places to get some hiking done in Iceland
We´ll recommend this list of places to get some hiking done in Iceland

As Iceland is known for it´s unspoiled, beautiful nature and stunning landscape, filled with mountains, rivers and waterfalls of all sizes, it is by many considered to be the ideal place to travel on foot – But as most of the places we´ll recommend i...

Five crazy fast food options in Iceland.

Follow former US Presidents Bill Clintons footsteps and try the 'worlds best hot-dog'
Follow former US Presidents Bill Clintons footsteps and try the 'worlds best hot-dog'

In the land of the midnight sun you´re in for a treat when it comes to grabbing a bite on the move.Here are some of our favorites.

Enjoy the travel planning phase – Watch some movies!

Iceland was the set of this scene from Game of Thrones and many others
Iceland was the set of this scene from Game of Thrones and many others

In recent years Hollywood producers have been visiting Iceland on a large scale, and the Icelandic landscape has become a very big part of some of the world´s most popular movies and TV-shows. Take a look at the destinations of your dreams on the TV...

Iceland doesn´t have to be expensive – Let the people help you

Check out our new campers and see what is inside.
Check out our new campers and see what is inside.

Our new fleet of campers is a another way for you to cut costs in accommodation. Built in beds, lights, chargers for mobiles and computers are among the standard accessories offered with every car, for your comfort and pleasure.

Christmas in Iceland

Enjoy the festive spirit in Reykjavík city center and do some shopping at the same time.
Enjoy the festive spirit in Reykjavík city center and do some shopping at the same time.

For the days leading up to Christmas, stores in Reykjavík city center will be open until 22:00. It’s a perfect opportunity to do a little shopping while enjoying the festive spirit and beautiful decorations. At Ingólfstorg square you will find a skat...

Millions of birds at Látrabjarg

Látrabjarg starts at the westernmost part of Iceland which is incidentally also the westernmost part of Europe
Látrabjarg starts at the westernmost part of Iceland which is incidentally also the westernmost part of Europe

Látrabjarg is indeed a place to visit when you take your rental car from Reykjavik to the southern part of the Westfjords. It is a spectacular and magnificent birdcliff and the largest seacliff in Europe, 14 kilometres long and 441 metres high.

Icelandic coffee is the best

Coffee is still a favorite in Iceland and there are many good Icelandic coffee houses around the country so coffee enthusiasts who rent a car to drive around Iceland don´t have to fear being without their daily creamy latte or steaming espresso.
Coffee is still a favorite in Iceland and there are many good Icelandic coffee houses around the country so coffee enthusiasts who rent a car to drive around Iceland don´t have to fear being without their daily creamy latte or steaming espresso.

Yes, you read right. Although coffee is not grown in Iceland (except for a few beans in the experimental greenhouse in Hveragerði on the south coast, where they also grow bananas) Icelanders have a long coffee tradition and have enjoyed the black dri...

Stop for ice cream

These are some of our favorite ice cream shops in Iceland.
These are some of our favorite ice cream shops in Iceland.

One of the great things of having a rental car at your disposal while traveling is that you can choose your own stops. In a previous post we went over a few swimming pools you should stop by while traveling in Iceland, and now it’s time for the ice c...

Take a dip while you visit

Icelanders have a very special relationship with their swimming pools and use them both for leisure and socializing.
Icelanders have a very special relationship with their swimming pools and use them both for leisure and socializing.

If you meet an Icelandic expat and ask what they miss the most about Iceland – apart from family and the amazing landscape, naturally – they’ll probably mention the swimming pools.

Culture Night in Reykjavik

At Culture Night the events are as varied as they are many, as the cultural diversity, creativity and innovation are indeed being celebrated.
At Culture Night the events are as varied as they are many, as the cultural diversity, creativity and innovation are indeed being celebrated.

Culture Night, or “Menningarnótt“ is a festival that takes place in Reykjavík on a Saturday around the 20th of August, over the course of a day and spanning well into the night. All sorts of cultural events takes place on the day of the festival.

Reykjavik Pride

Reykjavík Pride is a family friendly fun event with a stage show after the Parade.
Reykjavík Pride is a family friendly fun event with a stage show after the Parade.

The Reykjavik Pride is one of Iceland‘s greatest and most colourful events. It is a six day festival held in August with all kinds of events centered on LGBT+ issues where the Pride parade is the biggest with upwards of 100.000 people watching.

Find the location of Hollywood movie scenes

Want to be part of this movie?
Want to be part of this movie?

Here is a new interactive map to make it easy to find locations where Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed in Iceland. From Game of Thrones and Interstellar to Batman Begins and Noah, this map makes it easier than ever to track the settings...

Feel like you are driving in a scene from a movie?

If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are.
If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are.

If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are in a location used in one of numerous famous Hollywood movies and TV shows. On your trip around Iceland in your Lava Auto rental car y...

The stone army

The stone army is a memorial for the biggest battle in Icelands history; The Battle of Haugsnes
The stone army is a memorial for the biggest battle in Icelands history; The Battle of Haugsnes

The stone army is a memorial for the bloodiest battle in Icelands history; The Battle of Haugsnes. The memorial consists of more than 1100 boulders in battle order, each representing a combatant. Those who fell are marked with iron crosses.

Do the Dettifoss circle

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.
Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area. Accessible in Lava Auto 4WD rental cars, perfect for a self guided daytour.

Dragons in Iceland

#LavaAutoAdventures around Iceland
Go hunting for dragons in Iceland
#LavaAutoAdventures around Iceland Go hunting for dragons in Iceland

The Icelandic Sagas contain the first description of the four guardian spirits that protect Iceland including a dragon. Go hunting for dragons in Iceland and visit the locations in your Lava Auto rental car.

Amazing location just minutes away

The lighthouse at Garður and ten other places you can visit within an hour after picking up your Lava Auto rental car.
The lighthouse at Garður and ten other places you can visit within an hour after picking up your Lava Auto rental car.

One day self drive tour around Reykjanes. Ten places you can visit within an hour after picking up your Lava Auto rental car.

You aint seen nothing yet!

People tend to be overwhelmed by the outer space looking landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula when the leave the airport but they jain´t seen nothing yet.
People tend to be overwhelmed by the outer space looking landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula when the leave the airport but they jain´t seen nothing yet.

The 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, you ain´t seen nothing yet, often comes to mind when our staff greets tourist that visit our offices in Keflavik to pick up their rental cars, people tend to be overwhelmed by the outer space looking landsca...

Normally we wouldn´t tell you to take a hike, but...

We´ll recommend this list of places to get some hiking done in Iceland
We´ll recommend this list of places to get some hiking done in Iceland

As Iceland is known for it´s unspoiled, beautiful nature and stunning landscape, filled with mountains, rivers and waterfalls of all sizes, it is by many considered to be the ideal place to travel on foot – But as most of the places we´ll recommend i...

Five crazy fast food options in Iceland.

Follow former US Presidents Bill Clintons footsteps and try the 'worlds best hot-dog'
Follow former US Presidents Bill Clintons footsteps and try the 'worlds best hot-dog'

In the land of the midnight sun you´re in for a treat when it comes to grabbing a bite on the move.Here are some of our favorites.

LavaAuto your carrental on the moon?

Neil Armstrong practiced in Icelandic landscapes before travelling to the moon.
Neil Armstrong practiced in Icelandic landscapes before travelling to the moon.

Well, not quite yet, but some say that a visit to Iceland resembles a visit to the moon. The landscape is according to specialists in this field very similar – At least in some places.

Iceland doesn´t have to be expensive – Let the people help you

Check out our new campers and see what is inside.
Check out our new campers and see what is inside.

Our new fleet of campers is a another way for you to cut costs in accommodation. Built in beds, lights, chargers for mobiles and computers are among the standard accessories offered with every car, for your comfort and pleasure.

Lake Mývatn and more

Lake Mýtatn and river running from it are known for rich bird life and the whole area is a nature preservation
Lake Mýtatn and river running from it are known for rich bird life and the whole area is a nature preservation

Lake Mývatn is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its powerful and peculiar landscape. Lake Mývatn has a large population of water fowl and is surrounded with geothermally active areas, craters and curious rock formations.

Westfjords of Iceland

Hornbjarg cliff in the Westfjords. There is much to see and do in the summertime and a number of marked hiking routes through the wild and untouched nature, including one to Hornstrandir, Iceland’s most remote location..
Hornbjarg cliff in the Westfjords. There is much to see and do in the summertime and a number of marked hiking routes through the wild and untouched nature, including one to Hornstrandir, Iceland’s most remote location..

The northwestern part of Iceland is geologically the oldest part of the island, with basalt cliffs over 50 million years old. It was one of the last regions covered by the glacier of last ice age and still has some snow cover left, mainly in Drangajö...

Millions of birds at Látrabjarg

Látrabjarg starts at the westernmost part of Iceland which is incidentally also the westernmost part of Europe
Látrabjarg starts at the westernmost part of Iceland which is incidentally also the westernmost part of Europe

Látrabjarg is indeed a place to visit when you take your rental car from Reykjavik to the southern part of the Westfjords. It is a spectacular and magnificent birdcliff and the largest seacliff in Europe, 14 kilometres long and 441 metres high.

The village at the end of the world.

Driving in between the two gatekeepers, entering what could easily be described as “the village at the end of the world” and watching the fjord open up before you makes it all worthwhile.
Driving in between the two gatekeepers, entering what could easily be described as “the village at the end of the world” and watching the fjord open up before you makes it all worthwhile.

Patreksfjörður is one of the wonderful adventure places in Iceland. You need to rent a good car to enjoy Patro as residents call it and all the wonders nearby since the road there is both long and hazardous and the drive takes six hours from Reykjav...

Take a dip while you visit

Icelanders have a very special relationship with their swimming pools and use them both for leisure and socializing.
Icelanders have a very special relationship with their swimming pools and use them both for leisure and socializing.

If you meet an Icelandic expat and ask what they miss the most about Iceland – apart from family and the amazing landscape, naturally – they’ll probably mention the swimming pools.

North and Northeast Iceland

Akureyrarkirkja church and the steps leading up to the church.
Akureyrarkirkja church and the steps leading up to the church.

Visit beautiful Akureyri, magnificent waterfalls like Goðafoss and Dettifoss, Mývatn lake and relax in a geothermal spa. All in a one day self drive tour.

East Coast Iceland

Above you see Stapi in Stapavík, East Iceland. You can find this spot right by the main road nr. 1 on the way between Höfn & Djúpivogur
Above you see Stapi in Stapavík, East Iceland. You can find this spot right by the main road nr. 1 on the way between Höfn & Djúpivogur

The region is characterized by deep and narrow fjords, vegetation and widespread forestry as well as the beautiful mountains and highlands. Anyone who likes hiking, outdoor adventures or simply just filling their lungs with unbelievably fresh air wil...

South Coast Iceland

You can go swimming in Seljavallarlaug, a geothermal swimming pool hidden up in the mountain, a 15 min hike from the parking lot.
You can go swimming in Seljavallarlaug, a geothermal swimming pool hidden up in the mountain, a 15 min hike from the parking lot.

The south coast of Iceland holds some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iceland. The area boasts a unique mix of volcanoes and glaciers, geysers, hot springs and waterfalls, along with multiple historic sites like the UNESCO site of Thingv...

Do the Dettifoss circle

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.
Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area. Accessible in Lava Auto 4WD rental cars, perfect for a self guided daytour.

Amazing location just minutes away

The lighthouse at Garður and ten other places you can visit within an hour after picking up your Lava Auto rental car.
The lighthouse at Garður and ten other places you can visit within an hour after picking up your Lava Auto rental car.

One day self drive tour around Reykjanes. Ten places you can visit within an hour after picking up your Lava Auto rental car.

The Arctic Henge

Similar to its ancient predecessor, Stonehenge, the Arctic Henge is like a huge sundial, aiming to capture the sunrays, cast shadows in precise locations and capture the light between aligned gateways
Similar to its ancient predecessor, Stonehenge, the Arctic Henge is like a huge sundial, aiming to capture the sunrays, cast shadows in precise locations and capture the light between aligned gateways

Set in one of the most remote and northernmost villages in Iceland where the Arctic Circle lies just off the coast rises the Arctic-Henge on the Melrakkaás in Raufarhöfn. The Heimskautsgerði is around 50 meters in diameter, with 6 meter high gates t...

LavaAuto your carrental on the moon?

Neil Armstrong practiced in Icelandic landscapes before travelling to the moon.
Neil Armstrong practiced in Icelandic landscapes before travelling to the moon.

Well, not quite yet, but some say that a visit to Iceland resembles a visit to the moon. The landscape is according to specialists in this field very similar – At least in some places.

Lake Mývatn and more

Lake Mýtatn and river running from it are known for rich bird life and the whole area is a nature preservation
Lake Mýtatn and river running from it are known for rich bird life and the whole area is a nature preservation

Lake Mývatn is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its powerful and peculiar landscape. Lake Mývatn has a large population of water fowl and is surrounded with geothermally active areas, craters and curious rock formations.

Snæfellsnes peninsula

The highest point on the peninsula is Snæfellsjökull glacier standing at 1446 meters. Under it lies a dormant volcano which once had a starring role in Jules Verne’s Journey to the center of the earth as the starting point of the epic journey.
The highest point on the peninsula is Snæfellsjökull glacier standing at 1446 meters. Under it lies a dormant volcano which once had a starring role in Jules Verne’s Journey to the center of the earth as the starting point of the epic journey.

From the west coast of Iceland, the Snæfellsnes peninsula stretches out to sea taking in some of the Atlantic’s worst winds. As might be expected, the peninsula is scarcely populated. Along the south coast the land is mostly flat but no good harbors ...

See the northern lights

Put on lots of layers so you can stay outside as long as you want to enjoy the magic. You might even want to consider bringing a thermos with some hot chocolate. It’s not only smart, but also pretty romantic.
Put on lots of layers so you can stay outside as long as you want to enjoy the magic. You might even want to consider bringing a thermos with some hot chocolate. It’s not only smart, but also pretty romantic.

If you travel to Iceland in the winter you may be lucky enough to witness the spectacular northern lights, or aurora borealis. Sometimes they may be strong enough so that you can catch a glimpse of them in whatever town you stay in, but for the optim...

The Golden Circle

Beautiful hot springs and erupting geysers at the Geysir area.
Beautiful hot springs and erupting geysers at the Geysir area.

If there are any attractions in Iceland that stand out and most frequently get mentioned, it‘s the ones that comprise the Golden Circle, and for good reason. They consist of three wonderful sites, Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir and the Gullfoss...

Do the Dettifoss circle

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.
Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area. Accessible in Lava Auto 4WD rental cars, perfect for a self guided daytour.

You aint seen nothing yet!

People tend to be overwhelmed by the outer space looking landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula when the leave the airport but they jain´t seen nothing yet.
People tend to be overwhelmed by the outer space looking landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula when the leave the airport but they jain´t seen nothing yet.

The 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, you ain´t seen nothing yet, often comes to mind when our staff greets tourist that visit our offices in Keflavik to pick up their rental cars, people tend to be overwhelmed by the outer space looking landsca...

Feel like you are driving in a scene from a movie?

If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are.
If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are.

If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are in a location used in one of numerous famous Hollywood movies and TV shows. On your trip around Iceland in your Lava Auto rental car y...

Enjoy the travel planning phase – Watch some movies!

Iceland was the set of this scene from Game of Thrones and many others
Iceland was the set of this scene from Game of Thrones and many others

In recent years Hollywood producers have been visiting Iceland on a large scale, and the Icelandic landscape has become a very big part of some of the world´s most popular movies and TV-shows. Take a look at the destinations of your dreams on the TV...

Iceland doesn´t have to be expensive – Let the people help you

Check out our new campers and see what is inside.
Check out our new campers and see what is inside.

Our new fleet of campers is a another way for you to cut costs in accommodation. Built in beds, lights, chargers for mobiles and computers are among the standard accessories offered with every car, for your comfort and pleasure.

A country full of Elves, Trolls and Sea Monsters, that's Iceland.

There is nothing logical about it, but it´s true, we believe in Elves and Trolls, that´s just the way it is!
There is nothing logical about it, but it´s true, we believe in Elves and Trolls, that´s just the way it is!

There is nothing logical about it, and some say that the Icelandic people are totally mad – But it´s true, we believe in Elves and Trolls, that´s just the way it is! (at least some Icelanders do – Our boss included.) Elves and trolls and are common c...

Icelandic coffee is the best

Coffee is still a favorite in Iceland and there are many good Icelandic coffee houses around the country so coffee enthusiasts who rent a car to drive around Iceland don´t have to fear being without their daily creamy latte or steaming espresso.
Coffee is still a favorite in Iceland and there are many good Icelandic coffee houses around the country so coffee enthusiasts who rent a car to drive around Iceland don´t have to fear being without their daily creamy latte or steaming espresso.

Yes, you read right. Although coffee is not grown in Iceland (except for a few beans in the experimental greenhouse in Hveragerði on the south coast, where they also grow bananas) Icelanders have a long coffee tradition and have enjoyed the black dri...

Millions of birds at Látrabjarg

Látrabjarg starts at the westernmost part of Iceland which is incidentally also the westernmost part of Europe
Látrabjarg starts at the westernmost part of Iceland which is incidentally also the westernmost part of Europe

Látrabjarg is indeed a place to visit when you take your rental car from Reykjavik to the southern part of the Westfjords. It is a spectacular and magnificent birdcliff and the largest seacliff in Europe, 14 kilometres long and 441 metres high.

Find the location of Hollywood movie scenes

Want to be part of this movie?
Want to be part of this movie?

Here is a new interactive map to make it easy to find locations where Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed in Iceland. From Game of Thrones and Interstellar to Batman Begins and Noah, this map makes it easier than ever to track the settings...

Westfjords of Iceland

Hornbjarg cliff in the Westfjords. There is much to see and do in the summertime and a number of marked hiking routes through the wild and untouched nature, including one to Hornstrandir, Iceland’s most remote location..
Hornbjarg cliff in the Westfjords. There is much to see and do in the summertime and a number of marked hiking routes through the wild and untouched nature, including one to Hornstrandir, Iceland’s most remote location..

The northwestern part of Iceland is geologically the oldest part of the island, with basalt cliffs over 50 million years old. It was one of the last regions covered by the glacier of last ice age and still has some snow cover left, mainly in Drangajö...

Normally we wouldn´t tell you to take a hike, but...

We´ll recommend this list of places to get some hiking done in Iceland
We´ll recommend this list of places to get some hiking done in Iceland

As Iceland is known for it´s unspoiled, beautiful nature and stunning landscape, filled with mountains, rivers and waterfalls of all sizes, it is by many considered to be the ideal place to travel on foot – But as most of the places we´ll recommend i...

South Coast Iceland

You can go swimming in Seljavallarlaug, a geothermal swimming pool hidden up in the mountain, a 15 min hike from the parking lot.
You can go swimming in Seljavallarlaug, a geothermal swimming pool hidden up in the mountain, a 15 min hike from the parking lot.

The south coast of Iceland holds some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iceland. The area boasts a unique mix of volcanoes and glaciers, geysers, hot springs and waterfalls, along with multiple historic sites like the UNESCO site of Thingv...