Located in the Atlantic Ocean just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a country of wonder. Much more than just freezing temperatures and glaciers, the country has mystical landscapes, magical picturesque towns, diverse wildlife and the stunning northern lights. An unique destination that should be on your travel list.

Why Visit Iceland

NATURAL WONDERS

Iceland is characterized by its diverse and breathtaking landscapes, with amazing views, glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, lava fields and more. A dream destination for nature lovers and photographers, ideal for a road trip. 

WILDLIFE

Iceland is a paradise for wildlife, with some unique animals that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Whales, seals, reindeers, foxes and specially birds, with some of the largest populations in the world. Unlike other Arctic locations like Alaska or Canada, there are no bears in Iceland! 

CUISINE

Icelandic cuisine has a very long history and is among the healthiest in the world, with high quality fresh ingredients. People around the world come to Iceland to try its unique and iconic dishes, such as fermented shark and tasty skyr yoghurt. Skyr, hangikjöt and laufabrauð are a must.

NATURAL PHENOMENON

The Northern Lights and the Midnight sun are natural phenomenons that can only occur in territories crossed by the Arctic Circle, being Iceland one of the few locations where they happen. The Aurora Borealis is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky and can be seen in Iceland from September through March. The Midnight sun occurs during the Summer Solstice instead, and is when the sun is visible at midnight in either the Arctic or Antarctic Circle. More reasons to add Iceland to your bucket list.

Iceland postcards

Located in the Atlantic Ocean just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a country of wonder. Much more than just freezing temperatures and glaciers, the country has mystical landscapes, magical picturesque towns, diverse wildlife and the stunning northern lights. An unique destination that should be on your travel list.

Iceland postcards

Why Visit Iceland

NATURAL WONDERS

Iceland is characterized by its diverse and breathtaking landscapes, with amazing views, glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, lava fields and more. A dream destination for nature lovers and photographers, ideal for a road trip. 

WILDLIFE

Iceland is a paradise for wildlife, with some unique animals that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Whales, seals, reindeers, foxes and specially birds, with some of the largest populations in the world. Unlike other Arctic locations like Alaska or Canada, there are no bears in Iceland! 

CUISINE

Icelandic cuisine has a very long history and is among the healthiest in the world, with high quality fresh ingredients. People around the world come to Iceland to try its unique and iconic dishes, such as fermented shark and tasty skyr yoghurt. Skyr, hangikjöt and laufabrauð are a must.

NATURAL PHENOMENON

The Northern Lights and the Midnight sun are natural phenomenons that can only occur in territories crossed by the Arctic Circle, being Iceland one of the few locations where they happen. The Aurora Borealis is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky and can be seen in Iceland from September through March. The Midnight sun occurs during the Summer Solstice instead, and is when the sun is visible at midnight in either the Arctic or Antarctic Circle. More reasons to add Iceland to your bucket list.

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Icelandic is the official language of Iceland. However, 98% of Icelanders speak English fluently as is taught as a second language, so you wouldn’t have any problem getting by if you speak some English. Anyway, locals are very welcoming and they will always try to help you.

ELECTRICITY

In Iceland the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Icelandic króna. Euros, debit and credit cards are widely used. In larger towns and airports it is easy to withdraw cash directly through ATMs. 1 USD equals 143.92 kronas (as of 2020). Other foreign currencies may be accepted in tourist places but it is recommended to exchange or use your card.

SAFETY

Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. Crime is almost non-existent. However, travelers should be cautious when it comes to rough driving conditions and extreme weather depending on the area you are visiting.

How to get around

By plane

Air Iceland is Iceland’s primary domestic carrier. The country has 38 airports. Flying is a really good way to get around quickly although not the cheapest option.

By Car

Renting a car in Iceland is the best way to get to know the country while enjoying the spectacular views, it is also the principal mode of transport. You will need to rent a 4WD vehicle if you want to experience the entire country as there are many dirt roads and rugged tracks. Most of the major international rental car agencies can be found in Iceland, including Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt, but local agencies are cheaper. Be aware that Icelanders drive on the right.

By Bus

Buses reach Iceland’s main cities and towns. They are an alternative if you want to save some money. Please note that most bus schedules are reduced in winter.

By Train

Unfortunately, Iceland does not have a public railway system.


Visa Policy

Iceland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Visitors from non-Schengen countries who require a visa to visit the Schengen area must apply for a visa before travelling to Iceland. If you are a national of the EU, United States, Canada or Australia, you don’t need one. 


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