Your Local Guides to Iceland
Hey! We are Hallveig Runarsdottir and Jon Thorsteinsson and we run and edit the Stuck in Iceland Travel Magazine. Our goal is to be your local guides to Iceland and to help people share their Iceland adventure.
We live in Reykjavik, Iceland, with our teenage daughter and an extremely smart cat called Athena. Jón is the Marketing Director for the leading travel company Iceland Travel and Hallveig is a renowned opera singer, one of the leading artists in the field in Iceland and Singer of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2013.
If you are interested in becoming a guest writer for the magazine please let us know 🙂
For about twenty years we have been traveling (and hiking) since we hiked across Fimmvörðuháls in South of Iceland in atrocious weather. Since then we have traveled quite a bit in Iceland and around the world.
Find the best things about Iceland from the locals
We love being out in nature, seeing the wide open spaces and getting away from the computer and smart devices that dominate our modern world. Jón is also a bit of a fitness freak and he loves the physical effort of a demanding hike. And yes, food tastes better outdoors somehow! Jón started this online travel magazine dedicated to our home country of Iceland in 2012. It combines his interest of photography (although he is a poor photographer!), traveling in Iceland, online publishing and social media. Hallveig loves finding interesting things for tourists to do while in Reykjavík and other places, be it concerts to go to (Icelandic musicians are some of the most exciting and innovative composers and performers around), exhibitions or finding the only cabaret in town! We share love love for good food and local icelandic beers. Rest assured, our restaurant– and pub recommendations can be trusted!
We have had the great fortune of meeting a lot of great people who all have great affection for Iceland.
Our favorite trips and things to do in Iceland include
- Snowmobiling on a glacier
- Hiking in the mountain range above Akureyri
- Checking out ancient caves in the Southern Iceland
- Hiking up to Hvannadalshnjukur, the highest peak in Iceland and to the nearby Hrútfallstindar peaks
- Going on a boat on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
- Visiting the settlement museum in Reykjavik
- Going to the massive Dettifoss waterfall
- Driving to the amazing Westfjords
- Checking out the medieval hall at Keldur
- Having coffee and cake at Café Haiti by Reykjavik harbor
- Drink craft beer at Skúli Craft Bar
- River rafting!
Stuck in Iceland in the press
It is our mission to give you an opportunity to share your Icelandic adventure or find fun things to do and beautiful places to see here in Iceland. Stuck in Iceland Travel Magazine has been featured in the press several times:
- Interview with mbl.is – the largest online news site in Iceland
- Misadventures With Andi
- My Life is A Movie
- Nordophile blog
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