Full of sharp contrasts and dramatic landscapes such as the northern lights, Iceland is a country with fire and ice co-exist. You’ll find volcanoes, geysers, and several hot springs, including the famous Blue Lagoon. You can take a tour through a lava field, into ice caves, or hidden treasures.
Take a hiking tour along one of the massive ice glaciers found in the Snæfellsjökull and Vatnajökull national parks. The capital Reykjavik is home to the majority of the country’s population, powered by geothermal energy. Iceland has an exciting Viking history that you can learn about in one of the capital’s many museums.
Best Time to Visit Iceland
Plan your trip according to what activities you want to do. Check out my post on The Best Time to Visit Iceland for more details.
Iceland is full of diverse adventures there is sure to be one that suits everyone. From hiking a volcano to whale watching, these adventure tours are a must on your visit to the land of fire and ice.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: Gaelic was the native language of many early Icelanders. Today Icelandic is the official language of Iceland.
Currency: The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Króna
Credit Cards and ATMs: Cards are preferred at almost all locations in Iceland including gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels. I would recommend carrying a small amount of cash to tip your tour guides.
Plugs: The plugs in Iceland are types C and F. The standard voltage is between 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter and using a converter for hairdryers and hot tools.
Safety: Overall Iceland is a very safe country. You may come across petty crime if you’re not careful as is true in many countries.