Earth, water, air and fire… Iceland has it all. You’ll never get bored in this impressive country that will offer you a different scenery every single day. Even when you’re just driving around you won’t get tired of the ever changing landscapes of Iceland. From waterfalls and geysers, to gigantic mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. But also hot water springs and a huge variety of unique animals. And we still haven’t listed everything that Iceland has to offer. We absolutely fell in love with this country and we’re sure you will too. So what are you waiting for?
The best time to visit Iceland depends a bit on the purpose of your trip.
If you want to see the whole country and drive around the entire ring road (R1), the best months are from May to September. During these months the days are longer and weather conditions will be more pleasant, giving you the chance to explore the green landscape and to visit all highlights in this impressive country. Remember that, like almost everywhere in the world, places are more crowded during the high season summer months July and August.
In the winter months the road conditions can get really bad and dangerous because of wind and snowstorms, with the result roads being closed. Days will be much shorter and temperatures are extremely cold. But in these months Iceland transforms into a true winter wonderland and you have more chances to see the Northern Lights.
The official language in Iceland is Icelandic. But almost the entire population speaks fluent English.
The official currency is Icelandic crown (ISK) and you can pay by card almost anywhere. There aren’t many ATM’s around the island, only in the bigger cities. So remember to bring enough cash with you just in case.
Iceland is not a member of the European Union but is part of the Schengen Area. It does have a relation to the EU based on the EEA Agreement, making it easy for travelers from other EU countries to visit without a visa.
This also means that the European roaming regulation applies here and you can therefore use your mobile data if you come from another EU country.
It is not expected to tip in Iceland, but it’s always appreciated. Mostly the service charge is included, but if you liked the service and enjoyed the food you can always tip around 10% or round up the amount of the bill.
It is safe to drink tap water in Iceland. 95% of the tap water comes from springs, making it some of the cleanest and purest water in the world.
In Iceland there are two power plug types: Type C and F. They operate on 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
The time zone in Iceland is GMT year-round.
Icelandic króna – ISK
C and F
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