Photo story: the autumn ritual of wild horse herding in Iceland's Kolbeinsdalur Valley

The snow is falling lightly in the Kolbeinsdalur Valley. Everyone is waiting; anticipation lies heavy in the air. A distant rumble of hoofs breaks the silence and over the horizon, right on cue, a herd of more than 500 wild horses thunders into view. Welcome to Laufskálarétt, Iceland’s biggest annual horse round-up.

Stories from the Arctic Coast Way, Iceland's epic new road trip

Trace the very edge of the world on a new road trip around Iceland’s northernmost reaches. Here, long summer days spent exploring element-blasted peninsulas and fjords rich in marine life are teamed with stays in cosy fishing towns swirling with stories.
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Iceland uncovered: An Interview with Óli Ólafsson

Winter is a magical time to explore Iceland, a country with incredible landscapes and ice formations, as well as the world’s most beautiful natural light display. Guide to Iceland expert, Ólafur Ólafsson, talks through his ultimate winter road trip.

How Icelandic cuisine is being transformed in Reykjavik

A culinary revolution has swept through Iceland’s capital, its traditional offerings now sharing the spotlight with the likes of reindeer tartare and seaweed-inspired cocktails.

How the Icelandic are embracing the island's native ingredients

The people of Iceland are embracing their natural larder like never before, creating everything from traditional skyr to birch sap to vegan sausages

Top 9: Iceland adventures

With a landscape packed with volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields and hot springs, Iceland is a paradise for nature nuts — and these activities fit the outdoorsy bill

Sleep: Reykjavik

Once just a jumping-off point for tours of Iceland's geological freak shows, Reykjavik is a destination in itself, boosted by innovative new places to stay

Five ways to spend a weekend in Iceland with the family

Iceland for the weekend? It's closer than you think, and makes for an unforgettable family break.

At the chef's table: Ragnar Eiríksson

Ragnar Eiríksson is at the helm of Iceland's first Michelin-starred restaurant, Dill — in the vanguard of the island's culinary renaissance

A weekend in Iceland's West Fjords

From abandoned fish factories to volcanic beaches, the hinterlands of the West Fjords are Iceland at its most desolate

Long weekend: East Iceland

Often overlooked by visitors, Iceland’s east coast is a ravishingly beautiful rural landscape, dotted with friendly fishing villages, wild horses and an implausible abundance of waterfalls

Food: Reykjavik

Great British Menu star and restaurant owner/chef Richard Bainbridge reveals his foodie picks in the Icelandic city

Food: Westfjords, Iceland

Journey to the Westfjords, Iceland — a windswept peninsular, blessed with a rich natural larder — and delve into its organic local food scene

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