Iceland and the capital, Reykjavik, is known as the Land of “Fire and Ice” or the Land of “Light and Darkness“. It has some of the most impressive glaciers in Europe, together with some of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Unfortunately, with the climate change crisis, the Millennia of Glaciers and Ice now portrays glaciers melting into the sea and the land becoming more green, which makes Global warming a true and scary reality!
With Iceland’s dramatic landscape of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields and nature that is so raw, it’s a country that truly has to be explored and experienced.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
June, July or August is generally a good time to visit Iceland.
Iceland enjoys a cool, pleasant maritime climate with refreshing summers and mild winters.
The shoulder months of May and September are also ideal for those who prefer a quieter holiday, as it usually attracts fewer crowds, while the Northern Lights season is from late August to mid-April.
From late September to late March, it is dark after 6 pm, so the chances of seeing the Northern lights is much greater.
Iceland Summer’s average temperatures are between 10-13 °C (50-55 °F), and daylight extends far into the night.
Winters are generally mild, with the average temperature around 0 °C (32 °F).
WHAT TO EXPECT
The national language in Iceland is Icelandic, a North Germanic language.
Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK)
Banks & ATMs:
There are three commercial banks in Iceland, Arion Bank, Islandsbanki and Landsbankinn, and one investment bank, Kvika. ATMs are widely available in Iceland.
Plugs and Sockets:
Iceland uses the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs. Adapter types “C” or “F” are labelled as a Northern Europe adapter.
Iceland is definitely one of the safest countries in the world, and petty crime like pickpocketing and robbery is rare, with violent crime almost non-existent.
Keflavík Airport, also known as Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, is the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s primary hub for international transportation.
Icelandair, airBaltic, JetBlue, United, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Air Canada, EasyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Icelandair, and British Airways are the most common airlines that fly into Reykjavik.
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