Iceland Travel Guide
Iceland is the land of fire and ice. It’s a country of extreme landscapes and incredible beauty. How many places in the world can you walk on a glacier and see a volcano in the same day?
One of the main reasons tourists come to Iceland is to see the waterfalls; this country has some of the best waterfalls in the world, not just in terms of size but also uniqueness. The terrain in Iceland is a perfect combination of rugged mountains and melting glaciers in the summer, so there are over 10,000 waterfalls here.
Read through this complete Iceland travel guide for more info on what to expect!
Iceland is a great place for solo travelers and female travelers, with an extremely low violent crime rate of 0.3 per 100k inhabitants (96% lower than the global average). It’s ranked as one of the safest countries in the world. The biggest danger in Iceland is probably some kind of apocalyptic volcanic eruption, but those aren’t exactly common!
Iceland is tricky to visit on a budget, but it can be done. Hostels are available from $20 and private hotels start from $60. A simple meal is often as high as $20, so this will be one of your main costs. Transportation in Iceland is generally by car, and these can be rented.
One way to save costs on accommodation is to rent a car you can sleep in, such as a station wagon or camper van. Iceland has lots of campgrounds spread out across the country.
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My latest blog posts about Iceland
Kirkjufellsfoss is a classic waterfall in west Iceland. The name means “church mountain falls” and it comes from the peak in the background that is shaped kind of… Read More
Iceland waterfalls are insanely beautiful, and that’s why this country has become famous for having some of the best falls in the world. The terrain is a perfect… Read More
The Haifoss Waterfall hike was easily one of my favorite falls in the whole country of Iceland, but I almost skipped it completely! Háifoss is one of the… Read More
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is one of the first falls you’ll see if you drive south on the Ring Road from Reykjavik. It’s also one of the most popular and… Read More