Are you planning a trip to the land of fire and ice? Iceland is an amazing, unique destination with so much to offer travelers. From stunning vistas and natural hot springs for relaxation, to vibrant city life in Reykjavik, there’s something for everyone.
But before you pack your bags and book your flight, here are 5 things that you should consider before your trip to Iceland.
The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, so it’s important to plan accordingly. While summers are mild and relatively warm (with temperatures topping out around 15-20 degrees Celsius), winters can be cold (temperatures can drop below 0 degrees Celsius) and wet (it rains a lot!).
Pack layers that can easily be removed or added depending on the temperature. Bring waterproof shoes and a raincoat too!
Iceland is known for being an expensive destination but there are ways to save money while you’re there. Look into budget accommodations such as hostels or Airbnb rentals instead of pricey hotels, research affordable restaurants that serve traditional Icelandic cuisine, take advantage of public transportation or rent a car if you plan on exploring outside of Reykjavik
these are all great ways to save money on your trip!
Depending on when you visit Iceland, there will be certain activities available or unavailable due to weather conditions. For example, during winter months many attractions may be closed due to snow and icy roads making them unsafe for travel; however, winter also offers some unique opportunities such as whale watching from the comfort of a heated boat! In summer months attractions open up again with plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, biking and horseback riding available for exploration.
Make sure you do your research ahead of time so you know what activities will be available during your visit!
English is widely spoken in Iceland but its official language is Icelandic which is quite different from English in terms of grammar structure and pronunciation. Knowing a few basic phrases such as “hello” (góðan daginn) or “thank you” (takk fyrir) can go a long way when interacting with locals—they will appreciate it!
The currency used in Iceland is Icelandic krona (ISK). Credit cards are accepted in most locations but make sure that you have some cash handy just in case—especially if you plan on visiting smaller towns where cash may still reign supreme!
With its stunning landscapes, vibrant city life and myriad of activities available year round – no matter when you decide to go – there’s something for everyone in Iceland! Just make sure that before planning your trip, take into account these five considerations that will help ensure that your vacation goes smoothly from start to finish!