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 geysirs, 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Currency: Icelandic króna can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Iceland, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it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. The tap water is perfectly safe (and tasty) to drink.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Iceland.
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