Iceland Travel Guide
Iceland is the perfect destination for a seasoned traveler, a first time solo traveler, or an adventurous family looking to road trip around the island. With friendly locals, stunning scenery, tons of adventure, and a lively tourism scene, you should experience Iceland at least once in your lifetime. I’ve been back twice now, and every trip brings something new.
The highlights of my trips have been a road trip around Iceland’s Ring Road, scuba diving the Silfra Fissure, exploring the Golden Circle, trying local seafood in Reykjavik, and of course, lounging in the Blue Lagoon and other hot springs around the island. There is no shortage of adventure in Iceland!
The best time to travel to Iceland all depends on what you want to do. From April to May, it’s spring, and it’s the perfect season for fishing, golfing and exploring the mountains.
The summer months of June to August are one of the busiest periods for Iceland. It is the most expensive time to visit, so be sure to book your flights and accommodation in advance.
December to April is the best time to experience the Northern Lights in Iceland. You can also go glacier hiking and scuba dive in the fissures if you’re brave enough!
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What To Expect
Language: The main language spoken is Icelandic, as well as English in the touristy areas.
Currency: The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic króna, but many places will also accept the Euro and the US Dollar. 1 USD is equivalent to about 119,60 ISK.
Credit Cards and ATMs: Icelanders tend to pay for almost everything with credit or debit card, so you don’t need to worry about carrying too much cash around with you. However, you’ll need a card that uses the chip and pin method.
Plugs: The plugs in Iceland are type F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: Iceland is the best country for solo female travelers! It’s safe to walk around by yourself, and crime levels are super low.
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