Welcome to Iceland
The Land of Fire and Ice!
A World Like No Other
There are few places in the world with vistas as epic as those in Iceland. Icleand is covered by both freezing glaciers and exploding volcanoes. No wonder it has been named The Land of Fire and Ice! And whether you are interested in the urban charm of colourful Reykjavik, the quaint farms and small towns of the ring road, or the barren beauty of the Icelandic highlands, there is something in Iceland for everyone.
Family travel to Iceland can come in many forms. Foodies go for the hot dogs. Adventurer’s visit for the incredible hiking and even the SCUBA Diving. And urban explorers can’t get enough of the country’s unique architecture and Viking museums. If you are looking at where to start exploring we suggest you have a look at our 14-day Iceland Itinerary here to give you an idea of what travel in Iceland has to offer.
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What you need to know about travel in Iceland
- The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic króna. The krónar averages approximately $0.001 to the USD. You can check the current value of the Icelandic króna here.
- The Capital of Iceland is Reykjavik. This beautiful urban center is the home to more than half of the country’s 120,000 residents.
- Reykjavik has a perfectly European feel with great food, delicious coffee, and a lively nightclub scene.
- Iceland shares the standard European 220 volts at 50 Hz electrical system.
- Cellular Phone Service
- Cell phone service is readily available in most urban areas of Iceland. There are regions in the interior and more remote regions that are not covered.
- Roads, Driving and Public Transit
- Most roads in Iceland are well maintained. The country has one major highway (Hwy 1, also known as the Ring Road) that circles the country.
- There are many roads labeled “F” roads that are not well maintained and require 4 wheel drive vehicles to safely navigate them. Many of these roads are on loose gravel and involve fording small rivers and streams.
- Many rental car companies may not insure cars using F roads. Check with your rental company before using them.
- Wildlife and Nature
- Iceland has very sparse and low growing forests. In fact, Icelandic people have a saying “If you get lost in the woods in Iceland, just stand up.”
- Wildlife in Iceland is also quite sparse. Reindeer are common in the mountains. And the country is also home to many birds such as swans and puffins.
- Iceland with Kids
- Most places in Iceland cater well to children. Many restaurants feature small play areas for children. In addition, the wide open expanses make for excellent natural playgrounds for children.