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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.

Buns, Explosions and Ashes: Iceland Before Lent

The Time Before Lent Many countries that have a history of being christian have a period in which  all of the rich foods are removed from the house in the days before lent. Jesus is said to have spent 40...

Rover of the Month: Cliff Proposes

Welcome to our “Rover of the Month” series! Each week we will feature individuals that were inspired to make every moment an experience in Iceland by going out on epic tours with us that allowed them to...

Mythical Beings of Iceland

They may be real, they may not be.  Some people claim to have seen them,  some people claim to have never.  The mythical beings of Iceland emerge as legends from a landscape that has historically been very...

The Nomadic Arctic Fox in Iceland

The Arctic Fox, Alopex lagopus (meaning “the rabbit-footed” in latin) has to take the crown as Iceland’s cutest animal ever.  They have short muzzles, ears and legs, and they come in two morphs: blue and...

Private vs. Tailor-Made Tours in Iceland: Which is Right for You?

So, on the one hand, er have private tours, and on the other we have tailor-made tours. Before we can start exploring how equally awesome they both are, and which might be best for you, we need to establish...

þorri, The Traditional Food Festival and Mens Day

January 19th is the start of þorri, the fourth month of winter in the old norse calendar, running from mid-January until about mid-February. How did it start? From Sacrifice to Social Occasion  Like many...

The Icelandic Lopapeysa: A History

The post has been a tricky one: getting to bottom of something about which there isn’t a huge amount of information. That has, however, made arriving at the conclusion all the more satisfying as well as...