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Iceland Travel Guides

Iceland is known as the land of Ice and Fire, and it’s easy to see why. This island nation is a continuous contrast of volcanoes and glaciers, lava fields and ice caves.

It’s a dream destination for outdoors lovers. With its dramatic landscapes and rugged nature, it’s the perfect destination for those searching for an escape.

I only spent one week in Iceland but it was packed with epic waterfalls, geysers, stunning views and overall loads of epic things to do. It’s a country I loved and would love to see more of, next time in a different season.

Here you will find all my top Iceland travel tips!

Quick travel facts about Iceland

Where is Iceland? Iceland is an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Iceland via SkyScanner.

Currency: Icelandic Krona (ISK) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Iceland: Types C&F, the standard ones you get in most of Europe – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Reykjavik

Best time to visit: The best time to visit ultimately depends on what you want to experience in Iceland. Iceland has a very volatile weather, and it’s not uncommon for it to be sunny, rainy, cloudy and maybe even snowy all in the same day.

However summer is characterised by fairly mild temperatures, where you can expect long sunshine days and great weather for hiking and being outdoors. The temperatures drop considerably in winter, but that’s also when you can see the Northern Lights.

Summer tends to be the peak summer season. If you’re looking for mild weather I would visit Iceland in spring, whilst if you’re hoping to see the Northern Lights you have to visit in winter. 

How to travel around Iceland: The easiest way to travel around Iceland is to rent a car and drive yourself. The majority of the roads are quite easy to drive on, also in winter.

Having your own car will give you the most flexibility, as well as being the most affordable option.

Visa requirements: Iceland is part of Schengen. Depending on your passport you can either travel to Iceland without limitations or for up to 90 days without a visa.

My Iceland travel guides

One Day In Reykjavik: The Very Best Of Reykjavik In One Day!

  Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland. It sits on the southeastern side of the island on the waterfront, and has seen a large influx of tourists in the last couple of years. This is due to Iceland’s tourism sector booming, with people catching on to all the magical and mysterious things …

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The 10 Best Waterfalls In Iceland + Map & Exact Location!

  When I came back from Iceland and people asked how it was, my answer was always along the lines of; “beautiful landscapes and lots of waterfalls” (little bit of an over simplification but you get the gist of it). For such a small island, with its 10,000+ waterfalls, Iceland has one of the highest …

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7 Days In Iceland: The Best Iceland 7-Day Itinerary

  Iceland is an increasingly popular destination, with tourism levels skyrocketing in recent years. With its stunning landscapes, explosive geysers, dramatic waterfalls and breath-taking nature it’s easy to see why. In August I was lucky enough to spend a week exploring this beautiful country. In this article I will run you through my exact 7-day …

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Iceland Bucket List: The Top 20 Things To Do In Iceland

  Iceland is an increasingly popular tourist destination, and with its stunning waterfalls, geysers and landscapes, it’s easy to see why! If you’re planning a trip to Iceland but aren’t sure where to go, this Iceland bucket list is the guide for you! I’ve teamed up with some other awesome travel bloggers to share with …

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula Day Trip: Tour The Peninsula In One Day!

  Snaefellsnes, Snæfellsnes, Snaefellsness, Shnar-fell-shnes? If you can pronounce this one, you’re already halfway there! This magical peninsula is in a region in western Iceland known for its scenic and dramatic landscapes. Think of a 90km stretch of peninsula that incorporates legend with magic and beauty. This is the place where you’ll find glaciers, fjords, …

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Westfjords, Iceland – Ultimate Itinerary & Everything You Need To Know

  After exploring the Golden Circle, we set off on an epic road trip to the Western fjords of Iceland. The Westfjords are also known as “Iceland’s Best Kept Secret”, since it is so rural and off the beaten track. The Westfjords is one of the most beautiful regions of Iceland, with some stunning natural landscapes. …

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Iceland Summer Packing List: What To Wear In Iceland In Summer

  So you’ve finally bought flights and are soon headed on that dream trip to Iceland, but you’re probably wondering what to wear. You’re wondering what is the weather going to be like? What should I pack? The weather in Iceland continuously changes, to the point that in the same day you might experience wind, …

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Map Of The Golden Circle, Iceland: 4 Places You Must-See

  Iceland is known as the Land of Ice and Fire, and for good reason. I recently spent one week in Iceland, exploring the volcanoes, glaciers and stunning landscapes of this country. This post is all about the best things to do and places you have to visit along Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. This is …

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