Iceland is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations so we wanted to share these tips for travelling to Iceland.
From the natural beauty of the northern lights, to the welcoming population, Iceland is quickly becoming the place to be when it comes to embracing a new culture and way of life. The country offers an enticing landscape of scenic coastlines, picturesque waterfalls, and a delicious cuisine to all its visitors.
So, if you were considering taking a trip to Iceland, then it is definitely a place you should add to your bucket list. Here we have put together this guide of 4 tips that will help to make your trip to Iceland even more enjoyable!
Embrace Icelandic Cuisine
While at first you may be a bit confused by some of the typical Icelandic dishes that you will come across in Iceland, you should at least make sure that you give them a try.
Iceland cuisine is very unique and comprises of many fish-based dishes, but they are delicious all the same. Even if you aren’t a fan of fish, then there will be something for you to enjoy. You should be sure to look out for the infamous Hákarl, which is also known as fermented shark.
Don’t Give Up on the Northern Lights
Many people head to Iceland to experience the beautiful and impressive Northern Lights which are a natural light display that appears in the sky. However, as they are a natural occurrence, nobody can be sure when or where they are going to appear, leaving many visitors disappointed.
However, it is important that you don’t give up on seeing the northern lights and remain patient. Believe us when we say they are worth the wait!
Be Sure to Give the Language a Go!
When you visit any country that speaks a different language to yours, it is important that you give speaking it a go out of respect if nothing else. Even though the population speaks English, it is both fun and polite to have learnt a few simple Icelandic phrases to make your trip more interesting!
You may be surprised at the how much the ability to speak basic Icelandic could positively impact on your trip.
Don’t Shop at 10-11, Unless You Have to
While Iceland is generally regarded as an expensive place to live and visit due to the importation of food items that must be brought into the country, some stores are more affordable than others. These stores include Hagkaup and Krónan. However, you should try to avoid the 24-hour store 10-11 which is renowned for hiking up their prices when you can get the same items for a cheaper price just around the corner.
A trip to Iceland is both an exciting and unique adventure, and by following our tips and advice you can make the most of your time away! Let us know about your experience there!