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Iceland 24 is an Iceland travel blog that has been around since 2013. It’s run by locals, so we’re familiar with the things you need to know about your trip. Planning a trip to Iceland is an amazing adventure and it helps to have a guide to Icelandic culture as well as what you can expect on your epic road trip.
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The most popular way to see the island is to drive around our famous Ring Road. This 1,332 km (828 miles) highway circumnavigates the entire island and will take you to some of our most famous sites. With gorgeous scenery and jaw-dropping views, you’ll quickly understand why many consider visiting Iceland to be the trip of a lifetime. Where else can you find volcanoes and glaciers commingling?
We can tell you exactly what to know before traveling to Iceland. Browse our wide selection of articles that range from picking the right vehicle for your journey to the best restaurants in Reykjavik. You can start planning your Iceland itinerary by thinking about which popular attractions you’d most like to see. From Askja Caldera in Vatnajökull National Park to Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, we’ve got you covered.
What to know before traveling to Iceland
Iceland is a place unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. This is why I highly recommend reading anything and everything you can before you embark upon your road trip. Iceland 24 blog is your ultimate guide to all things Iceland. Take a look at what to pack and wear for your trip, the things you need to know about Icelandic gas stations, driving safety, and other practical concerns.
We offer more than just a list of the top things to see and do. This is an Iceland travel tips blog, so you’ll find absolutely everything on here. From learning about Iceland’s past and Viking history to even picking up a few words of Icelandic and more. We have hundreds of articles with a wealth of knowledge that covers any topic you could possibly want to know about.
It’s easy to do a quick search to find posts related to the topics that most interest you. Iceland is somewhere that you can travel at any time of the year. So of course, if you’re thinking of visiting in the summer you’ll need different information and different activities then if you come in the winter. For example, if you are hoping to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, you would need to come between mid-September and mid-March.
As preparation for your trip, I would take a look at the posts regarding the weather and how windy it gets so that you know what to expect.
How to Plan a Trip to Iceland
There are a million different possibilities for Iceland itineraries, so the one that’s right for you depends entirely upon your budget, your interests, and how much time you have for your vacation. We’ll talk about the most popular attractions in a moment, and that can help you decide how to move forward with planning your trip.
One of the first big questions you’ll need to tackle is the type of transportation that you will choose. Some people opt to rent a car while others feel that a campervan or motorhome rental is the better choice. Rental cars are great if you’ve got the budget to just stay in hotels, hostels and guesthouses along your route. You can also take day tours from Reykjavik or from various points along the Ring Road.
The other option is to rent an RV, whether that be a campervan or a motorhome. Please note that motorhome rental is only available during the warmer summer months. Whichever vehicle you decide to use, keep in mind that if you’re going to visit the Icelandic Highlands, you need to have a 4×4 rental. You can only get this with a 4-wheel drive SUV or a 4×4 camper van.
So let’s look at all there is to see and do when you visit Iceland in order to pick the right transportation and start planning your itinerary.
What to See and Do When You Visit Iceland
The list of things to do when you visit Iceland is seemingly endless. From the world-famous Blue Lagoon to the moss-covered lava fields close to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The black sand beaches of Vik and sea stacks at Reynisfjara Beach are also out of this world. The hexagonal basalt columns give the cliff face an unusual appearance, one like it’s from another planet.
Whether you’re traveling to Iceland alone or as part of a group, you also don’t want to miss out visiting a national park in Iceland. There are plenty to choose from and all offer different activities and attractions. Thingvellir National Park is part of the larger Golden Circle route, one of the best day trips from Reykjavik. There’s also Vatnajökull National Park where you can hike a glacier or explore an ice cave.
This is one of the many things you can do if you are an outdoor enthusiast or just love being in nature. Another one is exploring the geothermal areas all around the island. Because we sit right on the plate boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, we’ve got a lot of volcanic activity. All of this subterranean heat means you’ll find places like Landmannalaugar dotted with hot springs.
This also results in hot pots, which are natural hot tubs, and public bathing places like the heated swimming pool at Hofsós.
If you come during the summer, you’ll be fortunate enough to experience the neverending light of the Midnight Sun. It’s really cool to still be bathed in full daylight at 11 p.m.
Travel Iceland Cheap
Traveling Iceland on a budget is something else you’ll want to know about for your trip. We have lots of different articles about ways to save money on everything from flights to food to accommodation. If you’re curious about how to travel Iceland cheap, this is definitely the travel blog for you.
Iceland Solo Travel
Another big issue that’s comes up with visitors is traveling to Iceland alone. Many people wonder “Will I be safe traveling by myself to Iceland?” or “Is it okay that I only speak English?”. Not only is it a safe country where most of the natives speak perfect English, Iceland is actually a great country for solo travelers. Read our articles about hiking waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss or spend some time reflecting as you look out from the Diamond Beach.
Travel to Iceland: There are So Many Questions
There really are so many things to know when you want to take a trip to this magical place. When is the best time to travel to Iceland? What should you pack and wear? What do you need to include on your itinerary and what should you leave off? It’s our sincere hope that we can also answer all of these questions and more so that you can be prepared for your trip.
Because Iceland is unlike anywhere you’ve ever experienced, you will not only find answers to your most pressing questions. As you prepare, you’ll discover things that you didn’t even realize you needed to know about. That’s one of the great things about having a resource like this. Because we are local experts on the ground with years of experience in the travel industry, we can tell you what to expect. And that’s half the battle.
Preparation is key, especially when you’re traveling somewhere so foreign to what you may be used to. But don’t let that discourage you. It’s different in a good way. You’ll have once in a lifetime experiences and be able to do things you can’t do anywhere else on Earth. You’ll witness things that are completely unique to Iceland that not many people can say they’ve seen.
Get Ready For The Ultimate Adventure
There are lots to do to get ready for your amazing journey. I hope we’ve inspired you and given some ideas about where to begin. Once you start learning, you’ll want to keep learning more about this breathtaking, naturally blessed place. So order those merino wool thermals and waterproof hiking boots from Amazon. Set up price fare alerts to get the best deals on your flight. Get a good camera to capture all of the natural beauty surrounding you. And start dreaming of your upcoming trip to the Land of Fire and Ice.