Iceland Travel Guide

Background

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.

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 not easy 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 a camper van. Iceland has lots of campgrounds spread out across the country.

Quick Tips

  • Language: Icelandic
  • Currency: ISK – Icelandic Krona
  • Visa: Shengen Area rules apply
  • Climate: Subarctic; long, cold winters and short, cool summers. Sunny months are June – Aug

Destinations

Things To Do

West Iceland

West Iceland

West Iceland

West Iceland

West Iceland

North Iceland

North Iceland

East Iceland

East Iceland

East Iceland

South Iceland

South Iceland

South Iceland

South Iceland

South Iceland

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