Our Blog

Welcome to the official blog of Iceland Rovers, Iceland's trusted super jeep and adventure company.  Here you can learn more about Iceland's beautiful nature, culture and travel tips to help you make the most of your time in our magnificent country.

Halldór Laxness: Iceland's Nobel Laureate

They say that iceland has the highest number of Nobel Laureates per capita in the world, which is true. That’s enough for a little country like Iceland, with a population of only 330,000. Per capita is the...

Iceland's Independence Day

Iceland wasn’t always independent, and the march towards independence culminated on June 17th 1944, a great day of celebration in Iceland.   This week, we are covering some of the events that led to...

7 Weird Things about the Icelanders

Every country, culture and it’s people have quirks, and Iceland is no different.  It all feels very normal to them, as you would expect. However, to outside eyes you might notice some strange things about...

When and Where to see Whales in Iceland

It’s peaceful, calm and then suddenly very exciting. A burst of water, a breath. A fluke (tail) rises from the water, then descends gently back down again. The gentle giant dives. Whale watching in Iceland...

How did Reykjavik get it's name?

Reykjavik. It’s the capital of Iceland. Population 123 300, and 216,940 in the Greater Capital Area. For a lot of people, it’s difficult to pronounce (like a lot of things in Icelandic), but the story of how...

Rover of the Month: Laura Knits and Hikes!

When you like knitting as much as being out in nature, you need a specific kind of tour. Laura found exactly the right tour  for her, “knitting on ice” and went home with a lifetime of memories. Super jeeps,...

Interview with Master Craftswoman Hélène Magnusson

Most people who are even slightly familiar with Iceland know that knitting is a big deal. Even still, the popularity of knitting in Iceland has ebbed and flowed, but currently it is stronger and more...