TRAVEL GUIDE to ICELAND
This is your ultimate travel guide to Iceland!
Iceland is the perfect destination to visit outside of peak season in Europe. Also, it is perfect for a first-time solo traveler or a family road trip around the island. Locals are very friendly, they will be more than happy to show you the stunning scenery and make you discover tons of adventure in their land.
What can you do in Iceland? A lot of things, but mostly take a road trip around Iceland’s Ring Road, scuba diving in the Silfra Fissure, explore the Golden Circle, try the local seafood in Reykjavik, the very famous Blue Lagoon, and many other things to do around the island.
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European Union: Although Iceland is not a member of the European Union (EU), its relation to the EU is mainly based on the EEA Agreement, which came into effect in 1994.
Language: The main language spoken is Icelandic. English is taught as a second language and almost every Icelander speaks the language fluently.
Currency: The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic króna. Many touristic places will accept the Euro and the US Dollar.
Card Payments and Cash Withdrawals:
All types of credit cards are accepted and very well spread around the country. However, you’ll need a card that uses the chip and pin method, the general credit cards used in Europe.
ATM: ATMs are widely available in Iceland and like all European ATM machines, they require a PIN. Cash can be obtained for Electron and Maestro cards at all ATMs and banks, as well as for Cirrus and Euro cheque ATM-only cards. Diners Club and JCB cardholders with Cirrus acceptance have access to all ATMs in Iceland.
Connexion: Icelanders rank among the top Internet users in the world. Finding an internet connection for your smartphone, laptop, or other web-enabled devices will not be a problem. Also, tourist information centers often provide many types of services, including mailing or Internet access.
If you are from European Union, please note roaming is not included, but many operators choose to extend these offers to third countries as well. Better check with your provider.
Railroads: Iceland does not have a public railway system. The main reasons for the lack of railways are the small population, competition with automobile traffic, and the harsh environment.
Plugs: Plugs are Type C and F. Plug type C has two round pins and plug type F has two round pins, with two earth clips on the side. The standard voltage is 230V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.
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Best Time to visit
The best time to travel to Iceland depends on what you want to do. From April to May, it’s the spring season, and it’s a great time to explore the outdoor area.
The summer months (June to August) are peak tourist season and this is the best time of year for hiking on the island. However, it is the most expensive time to visit, so be sure to book your flights and accommodation in advance.
From October to September cold starts to show, but it’s still possible to drive the Ring Road. In winter it is very difficult to travel around due to the snow, but this is the best time to experience the Northern Lights in Iceland.