Iceland is one of the hottest travel destinations in recent decades. This island nation is part of Europe, but lies midway between Norway and Greenland, with easy access from North America and Europe.
The capital city of Reykjavik is colorful and quirky, but most visitors come to explore the countryside.
Iceland is best known for geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs, and dramatic landscapes. It’s also a great place to view the Northern Lights in winter.
QUICK ICELAND FACTS
Currency: Icelandic króna can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Iceland, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Iceland is Icelandic.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Iceland for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: Iceland, tap water is perfectly safe (and tasty) to drink.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Iceland.
Popular foods: – Icelandic hot dog (hot dogs are made from a blend of beef, lamb, and pork). – Hard fish (Icelandic delicacy; dried fish with a little bit of butter). – Skyr (mix between yogurt and cottage cheese; tastes like Greek yogurt and creme fraiche). – Fermented Shark (Less of a local staple and more of a history Icelandic food).
When to go: Iceland is at its finest during the summer (June to August), when the sun sets later and it’s warmer. In July and August, when all the hiking trails are open, makes it the perfect time for hikers. Winter should not be dismissed; the best months to visit Iceland for the Northern Lights are February, March, September, and October.
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