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What to see, what to do Iceland?
The 10 good reasons to go Iceland
There is something for everyone
You can go hiking as well as basking in a hot bath, a country for everyone!
The warm welcome
Despite their apparent "distance", Icelanders show a real sense of welcome.
Fauna and flora
Puffins, foxes, whales... on land and on the water, we meet many animals.
A change of scenery within flying distance
Iceland, it's a 3h30 flight, and little time difference. Accessible and practical!
The Northern Lights
Who doesn't dream of seeing an aurora borealis? In Iceland, the dream is within your reach
Wood and colors! Walking in Iceland is a real delight for the eyes.
The hot pots
If you're into spa moments, there are many free hot pots in the country
The beauty of the midnight sun
For most of the summer, the sun never sets. Unique to see, and fascinating
Want to try something unusual? Pheasant shark, lamb's head..., you will be served!
A land of ice and fire
Glaciers, lava fields, mountains, lakes..., there are many landscapes to admire.
What to visit Iceland?
Interview: My Iceland
By Laurianne Miot, author of the guide
Passionate about writing, Laurianne Miot has written several Petit Futé for Lille and the Hauts-de-France region where she is originally from. In love with Iceland, she likes to share her love of the country and its culture. Also travel blogger on the blog "Un pied dans les nuages", she likes to reveal her advices to not miss anything of the must-sees, while discovering local treasures.See the video of the interview
Good to know to visit Iceland
Generally, the timetable for activities and transport varies between high and low season. For example, the ferry to Viðey runs every day in the summer, while it only runs on weekends in the winter. Make sure you have the right schedule!
Museums and activities open late and close relatively early in Iceland, often from 10am to 5pm. There are however exceptions, like Perlan which opens until 10pm. This limitation does not apply to natural sites which, for the most part, are accessible day and night
To be booked
If you want to enjoy the Blue Lagoon, you will need to book your time slot before you come
There isno gauge for most of the museums and sites to visit, so no need to book in advance. Also, you can easily book a tour the day before for the next day, or even the same day (e.g. for the Northern Lights hunt)
Budget & Tips
Many museums offer "several museums in one"passes , to pay less for your visits and discover a wider choice. Check the museum or tourist office websites
To enjoy the pleasures of the capital, the Reykjavik City Card is ideal! By paying for 24, 48 or 72 hours (from €27 to €45), you can take advantage of many benefits: free transport, free museums and swimming pools in the capital, and reduced-price activities
In November, the Iceland Airwaves festival takes place in the capital and features local and international stars.
The holiday season can be particularly enjoyable. During December, there are several Christmas markets in the capital and elsewhere. New Year's Eve is quite unique, as many individuals set off fireworks in the capital.
There are no tourist attractions in Iceland. However, it should be taken into account that tourism has an increasing impact and that some prices are sometimes exaggerated