The overview of Iceland


The overview of Iceland

If the hustle and bustle of city life tire you out, it would be wonderful to escape for a more serene atmosphere. You can fulfill your dreams by visiting Iceland, a small and thinly-populated island. You will no longer hear the deafening noises; instead, the splendor of nature is sure to calm your soul down. It is crucial to have an overview of Iceland before you go.

Weather conditions

Iceland is an interesting country with a lot of strange climates during the year. Therefore, tourists should be always prepared for the unexpected things in different regions of Iceland. The period from December to February is the coldest time with the temperature about -30°C. If you visit Iceland in these months, gear yourself with warm clothes.

The overview of Iceland

Impressive winter in Iceland

Interestingly, there are months with the presence of midnight sun (June and July) so an eye mask is of great importance. However, it also provides you chances to admire one of the most extraordinary natural landscapes. The Icelandic Met Office is home to a variety of information in English to help you overcome any weather-related problems.

Currency Exchange

It is important to know the currency in Iceland so that you can prepare money for trading and shopping. Icelandic Krona is officially used across the country and it is in the form of coins or bank notes. You can easily exchange money in all the banks from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Transportation

By air

The geographical condition as an island in the North Atlantic, you can only reach Iceland by air or by sea. There are a great number of flights to meet your demands. If you are seeking a national airline with direct flights from Iceland to various places, Iceland air is a perfect choice. However, for anyone travelling to certain cities in North America and Europe, do not hesitate to opt for Wow Air to enjoy a reasonable price.

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Air travel is a popular transportation in Iceland

By sea

Going by sea is another easy and cheap way to get to this destination. MS Norrona is the popular car-ferry that sails from Hanstholm through Norway and stops in East Iceland four times a month.

The journey may sound tricky; however, it can save you a lot of money compared to flights. Another plus point of this transportation means lies in the fact that sailors allow tourists to bring along cars, caravans and some other kinds of vehicles for more inland journeys.

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Going by sea will also bring you a different source of joy

Within Iceland

The most populated part in Iceland is greater Reykjavik Area where people frequently commute by automobiles. If you want to save the budget, it is recommended to use hitchhiking because getting picked up by the cars is so easy.

Anyone who needs a safer means of transportation should check out the bus, the railway system or taxi. The third options are really comfortable and reliable but may cost you a lot, especially when you are unfamiliar with the roads.

Famous tourist attractions

Whale Watching in Rekjavik

You can flee yourself from worries as this exciting place opens all year round. However, the best time to see whales is in summer when you can admire such giants. It is convenient to book tours as they run both day and night to meet the demands of travelers. Besides the breathtaking whales, tourists also have the chance to indulge in the stunning scenery of the ocean. It is sure to relive your minds from all the stress and pressures.

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This experience is found nowhere except in Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Grindavík

If the chilly weather of Iceland weakens your bodies, you should definitely not miss the biggest geothermal spa in Grindavik, just a 40-minute drive from the capital city. It acquires a reputation for not only the attractive natural blue water but also the splendid scenery. You will have great time engrossing in the hot springs, which do good to your health and your skin.

Great fans of cosmetics are sure to be over the moon as there is a shop catering for skincare products. You can find anything you need and choose a wide range of treatments you like.

The Northern Lights

Iceland is the place with a lot of strange natural phenomena and the Northern Lights is the one that you can’t miss. It attracts thousands of visitors a year to Iceland just to see this light at first hand. The collision of ensnared particles with atmospheric molecules cause energy to burst and appear as giant circles. These circles can be clearly seen from September to April in remote areas in clear sky.

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Northern Lights is a famous attraction in Iceland you can't miss

Skaftafell Ice Cave

If you are wondering where to explore ice in Iceland, Skaftafell Ice Cave will be a perfect answer. Located in the south of the country, it belongs to Vatnajokull National Park. You can admire giant ice cubes, many impressive glaciers and their surroundings.

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You can feel your hand being frozen after touching these glaciers

The best period to pay a visit to Skaftfell Ice Cave is on winter days. The surface of the glacier is washed away and the rest is dyed in a blue light. This splendor will leave you speechless immediately.

Dettifoss Waterfall

Europe boasts as the continent with a number of stunning waterfalls. It would be a miss if you leave Iceland without visiting Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. Stretching about 100 meters, it plunges at the height of 45 meters so you can have access to it on the East Side of Jokulsa River.

In vicinity to this interesting scenery, it is advisable to set foot on Hanfragilsfoss, another awe-inspiring waterfall that also takes your breath away.

The overview of Iceland

This picture truly reflects the unspeakable power of Dettifoss

This overview of Iceland cannot only help you familiar with the country but also ensure that you make the most of your time in this wonderful destination. It is easier for you to explore many beautiful places as well as some unique cultural features of Iceland.


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