Taking a trip to Iceland is the guarantee of a permanent change of scenery. Here, all the elements come together or clash to create incredible paintings, unique, varied and unexpected landscapes where you can admire in a single day an iceberg, a fjord, then a volcano or a geyser and swim in the famous Blue Lagoon. Thus, the weather changes every five minutes - the skies multiply the special effects: incredible clouds, unexpected lights, intersecting or overlapping rainbows, northern lights. Rather young, the Icelandic population is also on the move, which translates into a tremendous creative and festive energy... A simple Friday evening in Reykjavík will be enough to convince you. Certainly, the idea of spending the summer (not to mention winter) around the Arctic Circle can put some people off... But in Iceland, 15°C does not have the same value as elsewhere. Following the instructions of the Icelandic tourist guide, you will discover a unique and multifaceted region, both in terms of its exceptional nature - as evidenced by the double falls of the Gullfoss - and its unique culture in the Nordic countries.

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When to go to Iceland?

Iceland's high tourist season extends from June to August, when the climate is temperate and pleasant with long, sunny days. In May, between September and October, it is the low tourist season. More and more people are visiting the country and enjoying the benefits of the "off-season". Temperatures remain mild although always unpredictable. While campsites are closed, most guesthouses and hotels are open and more and more restaurants are opening. Bus lines do not operate regularly, but with a car rental, you can enjoy all the beauty of the countryside and travel almost everywhere without much difficulty. Between November and February, Iceland is reserved for those who are not afraid of difficult road conditions and cold weather because extreme weather conditions are sometimes harsh in the highlands. However, it should be noted that the country is developing its winter tourism and attracting a new clientele interested in winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, etc.) or in observing the northern lights. The seasonality of tourism is therefore gradually fading.

How to go to Iceland? Our advice & tips

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Iceland can be discovered in a 4 to 8 day tour, mainly by car. Iceland being a very expensive country, it may be more profitable to favour tours over autonomous trips in order to better budget your stay. However, it is necessary to study carefully the different offers of tour operators and make sure that there are not too many additional costs because in Iceland this can quickly increase the bill!

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Well served, Iceland is an extremely safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. The only potential dangers are related to alcoholism during the evenings that are watered in the capital, on Friday and Saturday evenings. The other instructions that can be given are those related to a sometimes dangerous nature, so there are risks of injury when hiking and it is safer to be accompanied by a guide.

Flying is a means of transport widely used by Icelanders in the interior of the country. During the winter, when the roads are unusable, flying is the only real means of transport in Iceland. There are also various ferry lines in Reykjavík-Viðey, Stykkkishólmur-Flatey-Brjánslaekur, etc. Icelandic buses, often 4x4, are comfortable and reasonably priced. Please note: the price of car rentals is quite high.

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When to travel?

Iceland's high tourist season extends from June to August, when the climate is temperate and pleasant with long, sunn...
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Weather forecast

The climate in Iceland is of a temperate oceanic type. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys relatively mild temp...
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Budget

Iceland is one of the most expensive countries in the world. The currency, the Icelandic krona, fluctuates regularly...
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Formalities

No visa is needed to go to Iceland. For European Union citizens, for stays of less than 3 months, a national identit...
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Health

There are no special precautions to take before departure. No vaccinations are required to travel to Iceland. However...
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How to travel by yourself?

Well served, Iceland is an extremely safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. The only potential...
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How to get organized?

Iceland can be discovered in a 4 to 8 day tour, mainly by car. Iceland being a very expensive country, it may be more...
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Getting around

Flying is a means of transport widely used by Icelanders in the interior of the country. During the winter, when the...
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