Tips for traveling to Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful and very particular country, with unique and spectacular landscapes that are undoubtedly unique. An incredible mixture of cold and heat thanks to the cold ice on its surface and the volcanic heat that many of its mountains give off. A country where you can discover a lot of fascinating places, so I give you a few tips so that if you are going to travel to Iceland you can have all the information you need to make the trip perfect. Take note:

Cities : The most interesting are Reykjavik (the capital), Akureyri, Keflavik, Akranes and Vestmannaeyjar. Very small cities, except for the capital, but with a lot of charm.

Glaciers : You can visit many, many throughout the country, although I would highlight Vatnajökull, which is the largest in Europe and that traveling it on a snowmobile is a real pass.

Fjords : They are in the northwest of the country and have an incomparable beauty in which you can discover the wildest and least populated part of the country. It covers cities such as Isafjörour, Látrabjarg (spectacular cliffs), the Dyanjdi waterfall (waters that slide down the side of the mountain) or the island of Vigur (a small island where time does not pass).

Icelandic gastronomy : You will find fish and meat of the highest quality and flavor in almost all its dishes, especially lamb (which is raised in freedom in the mountains). Cod, herring, salmon or trout are also the best.

Prices : In the country there is a high quality of life since only 2% of its population is unemployed, so their prices are very high. For example, a bus ticket or a beer can cost you € 3, so take a good budget since although everything is expensive it is a country that is very worth it.

Currency : The Icelandic crown is used there and it is best if you take it changed from here, although you will find a lot of places to change it.

Language : Icelandic and English are spoken by almost the entire population, and many also speak French, German and the Nordic languages, so you will not have much problem being able to communicate anywhere.

Hours : They have the same time as in the Canary Islands, that is, one hour more than in most of Spain.

Climate : In winter the cold is really extreme, to the point that vehicles are very difficult to circulate. In summer they are much more bearable even if you don’t think that you will find yourself more than 15º C or even if you go in the middle of August.