Iceland – definitely a paradise for taking pictures and making memories. Iceland is a Nordic island nation. Boasting with its dramatic landscapes of volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is known as the “Land of fire and ice”. It is by far the safest countries I have visited. The people are warm and friendly even though the weather is harsh and extreme.

  • Capital city: Reykjavik.
  • Main language spoken: Icelandic.
    • Basic Greetings: Halló/Góðan daginn (Hello), Takk (Thank you).
  • Currency: Icelandic króna.
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports.
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required to enter Iceland (latest information can be found on Iceland Immigration website).
  • Best time to visit: July & August.
  • Adapter required (power points): Europlug with two round prongs.
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required.

8 days itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Reykjavik
  • Day 2 – Golden Circle Day Trip
  • Day 3 – Blue Lagoon
  • Day 4 – I had planned Whale watching and Aurora Borealis tour, but unfortunately it was raining continuously in Iceland and I couldn’t do this tour. Instead I hiked to a dormant volcano.
  • Day 5 – Snorkeling in Silfra
  • Day 6 – Reykjanes Peninsula Day Tour
  • Day 7 – Gulfoss and Geysir Express
  • Day 8 – Southern Iceland to Glaciers and Waterfalls
  • Day 9 – Depart from Reykjavik

Note: I traveled during the off season in October.


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