Iceland

Iceland is full of breathtaking geological phenomena, from geysers and waterfalls to majestic skies. Nowhere else in the world will you see this particular collection of bright colors and vast landscapes. Visit geothermal springs like the legendary Blue Lagoon and marvel at its vibrant blue waters — a result from a rare combination of silica, algae and other minerals in the water. See the surreal Icelandic midnight sun among volcanic surroundings and lava fields. Iceland is no doubt a photographer’s paradise.Visit the Iceland’s highlands where you can hike through a myriad of impressive sights and view jaw-dropping panoramas of untouched land. If you hike along Laugavegurinn, you’ll pass through Thorsmork which features mountains of nearly every color you can imagine. You’ll also encounter a variety of crystal clear brooks, hot springs and natural pools. Beautiful revines and wild rivers make this trail a must-see for any hiking enthusiast.One of the things that make Iceland such an intriguing destination are the volcanoes, which sculpted the country itself. The traces the volcanoes left behind continue to fascinate scientists. In Iceland, you’ll witness eerie lava fields, tube caves, and black sand beaches, courtesy of ancient lava flows. Visit the world heritage site, Surtsey, where scientists study the unique emergence of plant and animal life on the volcanic island. But, perhaps what Iceland is most recognized for is its legendary glaciers. In fact, glaciers cover about 11 percent of the country.From majestic ice formations to lava-formed geological wonders, sightseeing in the Land of Fire and Ice is truly a surreal experience. To learn more, check out our in-depth guide to visiting Iceland on our blog.

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Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Iceland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type…

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Banking

Currency – Icelandic krona (ISK; symbol kr) = 100 aurar. Notes are in denominations of kr5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations…

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Cuisine

Icelandic water is safe to drink and there is no need to buy bottled water. There are no specific food or drink risks in the country. – Icelandic cuisine…

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Climate

Iceland's climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream. Summers are mild and winters rather cold. The colourful Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are best…

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Transport

Air Iceland (www.airiceland.is) and Eagle Air (www.eagleair.is) run domestic services to all major airports within Iceland from Reykjavík’s…

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Dress

Lightweights in warmer months, with extra woollens for walking and the cooler evenings. Medium- to heavyweights are advised in winter. Waterproofing is…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Iceland is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in…

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Visa

Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep copies with you and back at home. If anything…

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General

Language: – The official language is Icelandic; English and Danish are widely spoken. – National Emergency Numbers:

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