DISCOVER THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE
Iceland is one of those countries where it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve visited it. Every single time that I land and I walk outside I am blown away by its beauty.
It’s the perfect destination for a seasoned traveler, a first time solo traveler or even a family who is looking for an adventurous road trip! Iceland truly is the country that keeps on giving!
It’s where you can spot 3 waterfalls at the same time when you look out of your car window. Where one minute the sun is shining on your face and 5 minutes later you get pretty much blown away by Icelandic winds.
Iceland is by far my favourite destination ever due to the feeling of freedom that overcomes me every time I am there. And the nature is pretty much out of this world. It makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a different universe where you can see what our planet looked like during its early years.
So far I’ve had the please of visiting Iceland twice and I hope I can add a third time to that this year.
I truly believe that traveling to Iceland should be on everyone’s bucket list and that driving the ring road is the best way to explore the island!
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ICELAND
The best time to travel to Iceland truly depends on what you want to do!
Go from May until half of November if you:
Want to travel the ring road with a camper van. A lot of camp sites and facilities are closed during the Winter.
If you want to have a decent amount of daylight hours with June, July and August being the months with the most amount of daylight hours.
Go from June until August if you:
Want to see the lupine fields.
For a high chance to see puffins.
To go whale watching.
To see the midnight sun.
If you want to explore the Highlands.
Go from December until March if you:
Want to explore an ice cave or explore a glacier.
Want to see the Northern lights.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TRAVELING TO ICELAND
I think it’s safe to say that you should expect the unexpected.
Language – The main language spoken is Icelandic but you’re fine with English in the touristy places.
Currency – The official currency is Icelandic Króna but there’s no need to exchange your money. Many places will accept EUR or USD and you can pay almost everywhere by Credit Card!
Credit Cards & ATM’s – Like I said before you don’t need to carry around a lot of cash with you. Icelanders tend to pay for pretty much everything by debit card or credit card. Just make sure yours has a chip and pin and you’re all set!
Safety – Iceland is one of the safest countries out there and it’s where I did my first solo road trip! It’s completely safe to walk around by yourself and crime levels are very low.