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!

Quick Facts








Shengen Area rules apply


Subarctic; long, cold winters & short, cool summers. Sunny months are June - Aug

Power Plugs




The main airport in Iceland is in Keflavik (code: KEF), which has direct flights from many cities in Canada, Europe, and the United States. This airport is only about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik. You can shop for flights to Iceland on Skyscanner.


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 3,000 Krona ($23 USD) and private hotels start from 8,000 Krona. A simple meal at a restaurant is often as high as 3,000 Krona, so food 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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