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Guide to Iceland

Iceland is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as 'the land of fire and ice' iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight.

Icelandic nature is unspoilt, exotic and mystical with its spouting geysers, active volcanoes, tumbling waterfalls, towering mountains, vast lava plains and magical lakes. Iceland’s fjords, glaciers and highland plains present visitors with some of the most beautiful and enchanting places they will ever see, as well as a rare feeling of utter tranquillity. Iceland supports a surprisingly diverse Nordic flora and fauna and is an ideal place for ornithology enthusiasts, while also offering some of the world’s best whale watching destinations.

Things to do
  • Keep Watch on Northern Lights
  • Explore Volcanic Landscapes
  • Waterfalls
  • Glaciers
  • Whale Watching – Europe’s Cetacean Hotspot
  • Chill Out in a Geothermal Lagoon
  • Get Off the Beaten Track in a Superjeep
  • Local Food and World-famous Hotdogs
  • Hike the Highlands
  • Restaurants around the country offer a wide variety of both foreign and Icelandic dishes, inspired by the ingredients found in nature.
  • Most popular dishes still involve fish, lamb and the Icelandic skyr.
  • Fresh food was rarely available during the winter months so to survive in this desolate and severe environment; the people had to preserve their food.
  • But those who are picky eaters should always be able to find a pizzeria or a fast food joint (not McDonald's though).
  • Food is very expensive in Iceland. A basic grocery store sandwich will set you back €9!
  • Vodafone SIM card! It only cost me €13 for 3 gigabytes of data
  • car and 4×4 rentals, to accommodation, to be about double the price during high season
  • All visitors to Iceland must carry a valid passport
  • Nationals outside the EEA need to have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from Iceland
  • Nationals of EEA (European Economic Area) countries need not apply for a visa
Season to Visit
  • February
  • March
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 05-08 days

Known For
  • Volcanos
  • Glaciers
  • Waterfalls
  • Northern Lights
  • Golden Cirle
Areas to Visit
  • Reykjavik
  • Jokulsarlon
  • Myvatn
  • Husavik
  • Vik
  • Hofn
  • Akureyri


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