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Welcome to Iceland

There is no destination more dramatic. Iceland has steaming geysers, red-hot lava fields and black volcanic rock, that have to be seen to be believed.

Iceland – where landscapes reign supreme

Located on the edge of the Arctic Circle, atop one of the foremost geothermal areas, Iceland is a magical mixture of expansive fjords, bubbling hot springs and enchanting glaciers. With a large amount of its landscapes mostly untouched, nature is seen at its finest. At its heart is Reykjavik – what the cosmopolitan capital lacks in size, it makes up for in atmosphere. With attractions such as The Golden Circle Tour and The Blue Lagoon, it is no wonder that Iceland tops bucket lists!

Practical Information

This information can be useful when traveling to this beautiful country

Climate
Iceland is known for its variability in climate. Visitors may occasionally experience four seasons in a day. However, Iceland enjoys a much milder climate than its name and location!
Public Transportation
Reykjavik has a well organized public transportation system formed of buses. The buses in Reykjavik are operating from 6:00 to 23:00 every day, with special bus services covering the night and early hours during the weekends.
Internet
Local wi-fi networks are very widely spread in Reykjavik, thus many Internet cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots can be found.
Money
The Icelandic currency is the Króna (ISK). Many shops and restaurants do accept foreign currency in cash – but it is advisable to pay with Icelandic krónur or by credit card. 1 ISK equals approximately 0.007 Euro cents/0.006 pence.
Shopping
Whether gifts or souvenirs, something unique from one of Iceland’s many talented designers or a delicious midnight snack – the city center of Reykjavik is well supplied with interesting fashion shops, quality art studios and convenience stores.
VAT-refunds
Non-residents can claim a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund. VAT can be refunded at the airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form. In order to get a VAT refund, a minimum purchase of 4,000 ISK per shop is required.

Did You Know?

This information can be useful when traveling to this beautiful country

Iceland is among the ten best destinations worldwide for whale watching.
The last name of Icelanders usually consists of their father’s first name ending in –son (son) or –dóttir (daughter).
The official language, Icelandic, is very similar to old Norwegian from about 1,000 years ago.
Icelanders believe in elves and dwarves – even some roads were changed in order to “not disturb” the habitats of elves.
Iceland’s capital Reykjavik is warmer than most European capital cities in the winter time.
The Icelandic parliament was formed in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliament in the world.
Iceland runs on nearly 100% sustainable green energy.
It is possible to stand above a crevice and have one foot in America and the other one in Europe geographically.

Activities

Northern lights Tour

Hunting the Northern Lights is probably the most popular winter activity. Join a tour for a chance to glimpse the captivating Aurea Borealis dancing through the sky.

Snowmobiling

Adventurous expeditions await – travel through Iceland using a snowmobile and explore the fascinating glaciers and amazing waterfalls that this unique country has to offer.

Langjökull

The “Long Glacier” of Iceland is the second largest and promises great adventure thanks to its mesmerizing Ice Caves that can be explored via Jeep.

Geysir the Great and Strokkur

A standout attraction along the Golden Circle is the Geyser Geothermal Area where the active geyser Strokkur shoots up a 30 metre column of water every 30 seconds.

Ice Cave Tours

These natural wonders are formed in glaciers every winter and can be explored on fascinating guided tours. A once in a lifetime chance to walk inside a glacier!

Volcano Tours

Iceland is known as 'the land of ice and fire' for good reason. Aside from glaciers, Iceland is home to numerous volcanos which you can explore on a guided tour.

Lake Myvatn

Explore the 2000 year old lake with its rich flora and fauna on walks and bathe in the Mývatn Nature Baths

Horse Riding Tours

Icelandic Horses are a bread of horse developed in Iceland, that are often pony-sized. Discover the lush Icelandic countryside while riding one of these loveable animals.

Secret Lagoon

Situated in the geothermal area near Fluoir, the Secret Lagoon is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland and its natural surroundings and steam creates a magical atmosphere.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Located besides the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is famous for its volcanic sand and enormous basalt stacks.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Amphibian Boat Tours

During the excursion sail among the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and enjoy its cinematic scenery. You may even see some seals!

Whale Watching Safari

Venture into the deep blue sea on a RIB speed-boat and observe these amazing sea creatures up close in their natural habitat.

Blue Lagoon

Sitting in the midst of volcanic rock is Blue Lagoon, a tranquil sea spa overlooking the green hills of Grindavik. Ease any tensions in the mineral-rich water.

Golden Circle Tour

The tour covers Iceland's most famous tourist route and includes stops at the Geysir Geothermal Area, Þingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Geothermal Bakery

Experience a quirky bread baking solution! Watch as dough is buried underground in a bubbling geothermal pit and baked for 24 hours.

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