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This sub-Arctic island, perched high on the globe beneath a blanket of crystal-fresh air and privy to regular performances from the northern lights, is home to more volcanoes, geysers and glaciers than anywhere else on earth. But a holiday in Iceland will offer more than epic tundra landscapes alone: this is the country that was brought up on fishing but has evolved into one of the most advanced cultures in the world, where buildings are serviced by the world’s largest geothermic heating system, and people conduct meetings in steamy public baths the same way workers might congregate inside a London pub after-hours. Icelanders have long been labeled the happiest nation on earth, and as they arise from recent deep economic depression, the insatiable thirst for travel to Iceland continues to drive their recovery. 

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Iceland Express

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  • Fully Guided
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Places You’ll See

Reykjavik

  • Introduction
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
  • Day 2 Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area
  • Day 3 Myrdalsjokull / South Coast / Reynivellir
  • Day 4 Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon / Vik / Reykjavik
  • Day 5 Reykjavik

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Back in 1989, two guys from Melbourne, Australia by the names of Darrell and Manch set off on an adventure to the other side of the world. They travelled to Africa and without air conditioning on their modified truck, they filled it with supplies, some beer, a bunch of aviator sunglasses, and some friends. On that trip, they came up with the idea that perhaps others may be interested in this style of travel too. Just like that, Intrepid was born. Intrepid has come a long way since then, now giving over 100,000 travelers a year the opportunity to experience small group travel across all 7 continents. They use local transport, sleep in local accommodation from Cambodian stilt houses to Moroccan riads, and employ 100% local leaders. With three different travel styles including basix, original and comfort, themes ranging from cycling trips to family holidays, and itineraries crafted with the perfect balance of must-see sights and free time, Intrepid caters to every type of traveller no matter their age, budget or travel style. The company has grown but their mission remains the same: to change the way people see the world through sustainable, experience-rich travel

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  • Overall Rating Excellent 4.2
  • Itinerary Excellent 4.4
  • Guide Excellent 4.6
  • Transport Excellent 4.1
  • Accommodation Good 3.9
  • Food Good 3.9
  • Tour Operator Intrepid Travel 4.6
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  • A Alisha R · 18th September 2019 We've done a couple of intrepid tours, both have been great. Having a local guide with knowledge, passion and history made this trip awesome! Harper did an excellent job Trip date: May 2019 Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A James T · 18th September 2019 I've previously travelled with Intrepid on two fantastic 'trips of a lifetime', but this Iceland Express was a real letdown. I'm so disappointed and I feel a partial refund would be appropriate. Iceland is beautiful and worth a visit, just not with... Show more Trip date: May 2019 Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A Kathleen L · 18th September 2019 The tour guide Paulina was brilliant, she excelled in every part of the tour, wonderful manner, explained every where we went, made it a fun holiday,!!! Trip date: May 2019 Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A Candice B · 18th September 2019 Paulina was a great guide and I feel as though I got a great introduction to Iceland. Trip date: May 2019 Review collected by Intrepid Travel

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Northern Lights (called the Aurora Borealis) is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens. Therefore, it is important to understand that the tour operator won’t be able to guarantee perfect weather conditions while on the tour. If you wish to be within a chance of seeing the lights then it would be best to take this tour from September to March, when the sky is still dark enough to see the lights.

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  • Witness the diversity of Iceland's natural phenomena – rootless craters, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons. Visit Gulfoss, Iceland's largest waterfall, the famous Blue Lagoon, and drive through fields of lava.
  • Get to know Iceland’s gentle giants on board an eco-friendly carbon neutral sailing boat. This Exclusive Experience allows you to respectfully and silently spot whales with the help of an expert guide.
  • Stay in the stylish Fosshotel for your Feature Stay, offering up priceless views of the surrounding landscape, modern comforts and an excellent restaurant that uses the freshest Icelandic produce.
  • Gain an insight into how the eruption of Eyafjallajokull volcano in 2010 has affected the lives of the residents in the Hvolsvollur Valley, then take part in their tree planting project during this Exclusive Experience.
  • From a soak in the Deildartunguhver Hot Spring to a visit to a local artist’s stone carving workshops and a tasting session of Icelandic specialties, your Exclusive Experiences will deepen your understanding of Icelandic culture.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

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Trip includes

  • Reykjavik - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Borgarfjordur - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park (Parliament Plains)
  • Borgarfjordur - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Snaefellsjokull, Arnarstapi & Stykkisholmur
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Liston's Stone Carving Workshop
  • Glaumbaer - Turf Houses visit and guided tour
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula - Siglufjordur
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula - Icelandic Specialties Tasting
  • Myvatn - Godafoss Waterfall
  • Hauganes - Whale Watching Excursion
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride (seasonal)
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive
  • South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
  • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfalll
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon

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Our travelers have three styles of tour to choose from: Basix, Original and Comfort. Each has a different level of inclusions and accommodation, but all have unforgettable real life experiences as part of the package. Travellers can also choose themed trips, such as Family, Sailing or Food, to suit their interests.

Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

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  • Starts Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ends Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Witness the diversity of Iceland's natural phenomena – rootless craters, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons. Visit Gulfoss, Iceland's largest waterfall, the famous Blue Lagoon, and drive through fields of lava.
  • Get to know Iceland’s gentle giants on board an eco-friendly carbon neutral sailing boat. This Exclusive Experience allows you to respectfully and silently spot whales with the help of an expert guide.
  • Stay in the stylish Fosshotel for your Feature Stay, offering up priceless views of the surrounding landscape, modern comforts and an excellent restaurant that uses the freshest Icelandic produce.
  • Gain an insight into how the eruption of Eyafjallajokull volcano in 2010 has affected the lives of the residents in the Hvolsvollur Valley, then take part in their tree planting project during this Exclusive Experience.
  • From a soak in the Deildartunguhver Hot Spring to a visit to a local artist’s stone carving workshops and a tasting session of Icelandic specialties, your Exclusive Experiences will deepen your understanding of Icelandic culture.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.
  • Day 1: Reykjavik
  • Day 2: Thingvellir National Park / Borgarfjordur / Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Day 3: Snaefellsnes Peninsula / Skagafjordur
  • Day 4: Trollaskagi Peninsula / Akureyri / Husavik
  • Day 5: Husavik / Lake Myvatn / Egilsstadir
  • Day 6: East Fjords / Jokulsarlon
  • Day 7: Skaftafell National Park / South Coast / Hella
  • Day 8: Golden Circle / Reykjavik
  • Day 9: Reykjavik
  • Comfortable hotel (7 nights), Feature stay (1 night)
  • 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Private Vehicle (Ford Transit van or similar)
  • An expert tour leader
  • Reykjavik - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Borgarfjordur - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park (Parliament Plains)
  • Borgarfjordur - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Snaefellsjokull, Arnarstapi & Stykkisholmur
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Liston's Stone Carving Workshop
  • Glaumbaer - Turf Houses visit and guided tour
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula - Siglufjordur
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula - Icelandic Specialties Tasting
  • Myvatn - Godafoss Waterfall
  • Hauganes - Whale Watching Excursion
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride (seasonal)
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive
  • South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
  • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfalll
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon
  • Any international flights to/from Reykjavik are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Premium Iceland tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads .
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Premium Iceland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

For any tour departures within 07 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 April 2024, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Premium Iceland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

For this Premium Iceland tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

  • Iceland can be very cold at any time of year, so it's important to bring appropriate clothing. On the rare occasion that your leader has to alter the itinerary due to adverse weather, alternative activities will be offered.
  • Many locations on this itinerary are remote, which means a few long drives of around 6 hours. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know your fellow travellers. Of course, you will stop frequently for photo opportunities.
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.

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The 7 Best Tour Companies in Iceland

Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland under the Northern Lights

Iceland is an utterly unique country, with glaciers varying in color from white to blue to gray, waterfalls the size of skyscrapers plummeting down sheer rock cliffs, and bumpy lava fields covered in moss in every shade of green you can imagine. And you’ll hear fantastical tales from history and folklore from people who still believe that elves might exist.

It’s one of my favorite countries in the world, one I fell in love with the first time I visited. I’ve been back multiple times since then during various seasons.

But Iceland isn’t always easy to get around, especially in the off-season, when many bus routes shut down because of weather.

One of the ways to get around that problem is by joining an organized tour. You’ll get to experience places that can be inaccessible without a four-wheel drive, and you’ll have an expert local guide to help make the most of your visit.

I’ve put together a list of my favorite tour companies in Iceland, from short city walking tours to multiday adventure hikes. While joining a tour isn’t cheap (you’ll definitely pay more than if you were to explore the country independently ), you’ll also be able to enjoy your trip without any of the planning while simultaneously benefitting from having a local guide on hand to deepen your experience in this incredible place.

Here’s my list of the best tour companies in Iceland:  

1. CityWalk Reykjavik

A free walking tour is always a great way to introduce yourself to a new city, and the guides from CityWalk can give you a good overview of Reykjavik on this two-hour stroll. They run daily tours at 10:30am and 1:30pm, where they show you not only the city’s main attractions, but teach you about Icelandic history as well as share some lesser known and fun facts about Iceland’s capital.

The Reykjavik walking tours have been running since 2014, and the local guides incorporate an element of humor into their tours to make you laugh while you’re exploring. They’ll show you some more overlooked parts of town and also give you some tips for saving money in this expensive country.

Even though it’s technically a free tour, be sure to tip your guide what you think the tour was worth at the end (that’s how they earn a living).

2. Intrepid

Intrepid is my favorite multi-day tour company. I’ve been on tours with them a number of times in a number of places and always enjoy myself. They keep their groups small and work with local guides, and they don’t rush you from sight to sight.

Intrepid offers a number of options in Iceland, including the classic Ring Road trip (which Intrepid calls their Iceland Discovery Tour), where you circumnavigate the island and get to visit some of the best-known sights, from the glacier lagoon at Jökulsárlón on the south coast to the volcanic lake at Mývatn in the north. They even offer tours that also include Greenland too.

What’s also great is that they offer four different tiers of tour “styles” so that you can choose the level and price that suits your needs. “Basix” is the cheapest option and includes the most basic level accommodation with not many extra inclusions, while “Premium” tours are the most expensive and luxurious, as you’ll stay in 4-star accommodations and have more activities and meals included. “Original” and “Comfort” tour styles are somewhere in between the two.

Intrepid’s Iceland tours start at $1,600 for their 5-day Iceland Express Tour and go up to $7,100 for the nine-day Premium Iceland Tour.

3. Arctic Adventures

The award-winning Arctic Adventures is one of the biggest tour companies in Iceland, offering a huge range of one-day and multi-day tours. They also offer self-driving tours, where they provide you with a rental car, pre-booked accommodation, a detailed itinerary, and the option to join some guided day tours along the way. It’s a great option if you want to remove some of the stress and hassle of planning your own trip, but prefer to travel independently.

Its one-day tour options include all the main Icelandic sightseeing activities, like ice caves, snorkeling, glacier tours, and the popular Golden Circle route to Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall. They have multi-day trips as well, including trekking tours where you’ll hike across Iceland’s stunning scenery accompanied by an experienced adventure guide.

Arctic Adventures’ full-day trips range in price from around $140 to $280. Their multi-day trips start at $432 USD for a two-day adventure, to an eight-day tour of the Ring Road for $2,434 USD.

4. Icelandic Mountains Guides

For 25 years, Icelandic Mountain Guides has focused on true adventure travel for very small groups, offering one-day and multi-day tours as well as courses on wilderness first aid and mountaineering if you’re interested in gaining some technical outdoor skills.

Its multi-day tours include more unique routes, like a five-day backpacking trek from Núpsstaðaskógur to Skaftafell, or a ten-day expedition across the Highlands starting from the northern town of Akureyri. They even offer ski touring packages. Prices for multi-day tours range from $542 USD for a two-day tour on the southern coast to $4,032 USD for a nine-day glacier expedition.

It also runs one-day tours to ice caves and glacier walk experiences, among others, leaving from Reykjavík, along with similar one-day adventures on the Sólheimajökull glacier on the south coast if you’re in the area and can meet them there. Day tour prices range from $77 USD for an all-day guided lava hike to $256 USD for a snowmobiling adventure on the south coast.

Icelandic Mountain Guides has a genuine conservation focus and holds a twice-yearly event where guides spend time planting trees. All of its day tours are carbon neutral, with a mission to make its multi-day tours carbon neutral in the future.

5. Iceland Horizon

Iceland Horizon offers a huge variety of single-day tours leaving from Reykjavík, Akureyri, and Lake Mývatn. Tour offerings include everything from the classic Golden Circle route to more adventurous snowmobiling and snowshoeing tours.

They’re a good choice for travelers who want to see the main sights and do fun activities but who don’t have access to their own vehicle. They run their small-group tours (always under 19 people) from a mini-bus (which has Wi-Fi), making it a comfortable way to see the sights without having to bother with renting your own car.

Expect to pay around $140 USD per person for a day trip. They also offer tailor-made tours, where you’ll work together with one of their local guides to create an itinerary just for you (pricing greatly varies based on what you want for your personalized tour).

6. Ride with Locals

Ride with Locals is a motorcycle tour company that takes you to the middle of nowhere on trails you wouldn’t access any other way, meaning you’ll see volcanoes, craters, and mountains that very few visitors to Iceland do, making your Iceland experience particularly unique. Its trips last between three days and a week and generally head inland, rather than hugging the coast like most tours.

The motorcycles are KTM 690R and Husqvarna 701 dual sport bikes, and all guides are really experienced with riding through Iceland’s highlands. Some trips use sleeping bags in mountain huts for accommodations (and include all the meals), while others include hotel stays with breakfast.

Costs range between about $4,000 USD for a three-day trip to $7,400 USD for an advanced seven-day expedition. This includes motorbike hire, fuel, accommodation, and some meals. Tours range in difficulty level (noted on the website), but keep in mind that these are only for experienced motorcyclists.

7. Midgard Adventures

Based in Southern Iceland, Midgard Adventures is a family-owned company that offers all sorts of fun and adventurous tours. Off-roading with jeeps, fat bike tours, hiking, snowmobiling, and glacier walks are all on offer here with tours led by family friends and local guides. They have both single-day tours as well as multi-day tours that stretch from 2-7 days (including seasonally-exclusive tours such as mountain biking the highlands in the summer).

Midgard also has its own hotel in Hvolsöllur that you can base yourself from, complete with restaurant, bar, rooftop hot tub, and a sauna (Hvolsöllur is around 90 minutes southeast of Reykjavik).

Prices start around $265 USD for a day tour. While not cheap, Midgard tours are high-quality and tons of fun. You won’t find the same cookie-cutter experiences here.

BONUS: Get Your Guide

If you can’t find the perfect Iceland tour for your trip above, you’ll undoubtedly be able to find it on GetYourGuide . This tour marketplace allows local tour operators to list their offerings, meaning that there’s a huge variety of tours to choose from here, from food tours in Reykjavik to whale watching tours in Húsavík , to multi-day adventures around the country.

Look for the “GetYourGuide Certified” logo for tours that have been vetted by GetYourGuide themselves, though you can also read reviews from previous tour participants to make sure that you sign up for a quality tour. You can even book admission tickets for attractions (like to the countless hot springs that you’ll undoubtedly be visiting) too.

Known as both the Land of Elves and the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is a destination like no other. There’s a lot packed into this island , and joining a tour is a great way to maximize your time and experience here.

From challenging multi-day hikes through some of the most scenic landscapes you’ll ever see, to gently exploring a glacier lagoon by boat or visiting puffin colonies, to wandering the streets of the quirky capital of Reykjavik , there’s an Icelandic tour company for you!

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Iceland is an amazing country with unique natural landscapes and rich culture.

There’s so much to know about Iceland and consider before planning a trip, however, with these 22 Iceland travel tips for first timers, you will make the most of your time, avoid possible challenges, and ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay in Iceland.

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  • 1. 22 Best Iceland Travel Tips for First Times
  • 1.1. Book Accommodations Well in Advance
  • 1.2. Reserve A Car As Soon As You Have Your Travel Dates Available
  • 1.3. Book Your Flight Early
  • 1.4. Book All Tours and Attractions Well in Advance
  • 1.5. Pack the Right Clothes
  • 1.6. Keep an Eye for Weather Alerts and Road Closures
  • 1.7. Do Not Exchange Money
  • 1.8. Do Not Underestimate the Sun
  • 1.9. Bring a Sleeping Mask in Summer
  • 1.10. Pack Crampons in Winter
  • 1.11. You Do Not Have to Tip in Iceland
  • 1.12. You Can Drink Tap Water
  • 1.13. Be An Alert and Careful Driver
  • 1.14. Know What the F-Roads Are in Iceland
  • 1.15. Pack European Travel Adapters
  • 1.16. Do Not Try to Buy Alcohol in Supermarkets
  • 1.17. Stock Up on Groceries and Prepare Your Own Meals
  • 1.18. Bathe in a Geothermal Pool or Natural Hot Springs
  • 1.19. Get to Know the Locals and Learn a Few Phrases in Icelandic Language
  • 1.20. Camp in Designated Sites
  • 1.21. Follow the Rules at Public Swimming Pools/Lagoons
  • 1.22. Learn the Roundabouts Rules

22 Best Iceland Travel Tips for First Times

Book accommodations well in advance.

If you are planning to visit Iceland during the high season , which typically runs from June through August, you need to book your accommodations as early as possible.

From my personal experience, you need to book at least 4-6 months in advance to ensure availability during the high season. Hotels, guesthouses, and campsites book fast and there is nothing more frustrating than planning your itinerary and not being able to find any places to stay at.

So, if you are visiting Iceland between June and August, the minute you have your travel dates finalized, book your accommodations!

If you are planning to visit during the shoulder season , which runs from May through early June and from September through October, you may not need to book quite as far in advance. I would say if you book your accommodations at least a few weeks to a month in advance you will be in good shape. Plus, you will be able to find some good deals!

If you’re planning to visit during the low season , which runs from November through April, you will definitely find better prices and more availability for accommodations. Book at least a few weeks in advance to ensure availability and to take advantage of any off-season deals.

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Husavik / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Reserve A Car As Soon As You Have Your Travel Dates Available

The best way to see Iceland is by renting a car !

Having a car gives you the flexibility to explore at your own pace and see places that organized tours do not go to and are not accessible by public transportation.

It is important to reserve your car as soon as you have your travel dates available. Not only you will have more choices but also ensure that you will get a better rate.

When renting a car in Iceland, it’s important to consider the weather and road conditions, as well as your personal preferences and budget.

Here are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing a rental car for Iceland:

  • Season: If you’re visiting Iceland in the winter months, you will need a car with good winter tires, as well as a 4-wheel drive. If you are visiting in the summer, you may be able to get by with a standard 2-wheel drive car.
  • Road Conditions: If you are visiting in the summer and going to stick to the main roads, then you are totally fine with renting a 2-wheel drive. However, if you plan on exploring some more remote areas then you need to rent a 4-wheel drive.
  • Budget: First of all, rental car prices in Iceland can vary widely, so it’s important to shop around. Second, of course, a 4-wheel drive is going to be more expensive than a 2-wheel drive. Third, if you go with a small 2-wheel drive, you will definitely save on gas. And, finally, if you need an automatic then be prepared to pay more than a manual.

All in all, if your budget allows it, then go with a 4-wheel drive ! You will be able to explore some incredible off-the-beaten-path places and do not have to worry about potholes in the road.

Important, if you can only drive a car with an automatic transmission , then make your reservation as early as possible.

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The best way to see Iceland is by renting a car / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Book Your Flight Early

If you are planning to travel during peak season (June-August), it is best to book your flight at least 4 months in advance .

On the other hand, if you are flexible with your travel dates and can travel during the shoulder season (April-May or September-October), you will be able to find better deals and availability by booking closer to your travel dates.

From my personal experience, flying out of the US, Icelandair has always had the lowest prices. However, shop around, make sure to set price alerts, and keep an eye on flight prices. This can help you determine the best time to book your flight based on your budget and travel dates.

Book All Tours and Attractions Well in Advance

If you are planning to visit the famous Blue Lagoon, then book your tickets at least 4 months in advance. Their Retreat Spa, even though it is very pricy, gets booked at least 6 months in advance.

The same goes for all the tours. Glacier Lagoon, whale watching, glacier hiking, and ice cave tours will be all sold out at least 4-6 months in advance.

Ice Cave in Vatnajokull / Iceland Travel Tips

Pack the Right Clothes

Iceland’s weather is notoriously unpredictable. Summers (June-August) are mild, but temperatures can vary greatly throughout the day. Similarly, with the shoulder season (May-June and September-October), the weather could be very capricious.

It is important to bring clothing that will keep you warm and dry. Layers are key!

Here is a list of clothing items you should consider bringing with you:

  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof jacket is a must-have for Iceland’s changeable weather. Even in summer, rain and wind can occur at any time.
  • Fleece Jacket: A warm fleece jacket is ideal for layering and can be worn alone or under your waterproof jacket on colder days.
  • Warm Sweaters: Pack a couple of warm sweaters made from wool or synthetic material. They are great for layering and will keep you warm in cooler weather.
  • Quick-Dry T-Shirts: Quick-drying t-shirts are great for warm, sunny days in Iceland. They will keep you comfortable and dry when you’re hiking or exploring.
  • Waterproof Pants: Waterproof pants are essential for hiking or any outdoor activity in Iceland. They will keep you dry and comfortable in wet and muddy conditions.
  • Hiking Boots: Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots are a must-have for Iceland’s rocky terrain. Make sure they are broken in before you go to avoid blisters.
  • Hat and Gloves: Even in summer, it can get chilly in Iceland, especially at night. Bring a warm hat and gloves to stay comfortable.
  • Sunglasses: Iceland has long summer days with plenty of daylight, so bring a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright sunlight.
  • Swimsuit: Iceland has many hot springs and geothermal pools, so don’t forget to pack a swimsuit.

Overall, packing layers is key for Iceland’s unpredictable weather. Be prepared for sunny, warm weather as well as chilly, rainy days.

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Cave in Vatnajokull Glacier / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Keep an Eye for Weather Alerts and Road Closures

In Iceland, the weather can change on a whim. You can start your day in gorgeous sunny conditions, be soaked in torrential rain a few hours later, and then drive in heavy fog with zero visibility at the end of the day.

Road conditions can become hazardous very quickly.

Here are some ways to stay up-to-date on weather alerts and road closures:

  • The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) – Vedur – provides up-to-date weather information and alerts on its website, as well as through its mobile app. The website includes information on weather warnings, road conditions, and aviation alerts.
  • SafeTravel is an official travel safety service provided by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR). It provides information on weather and road conditions, as well as emergency contacts and advice for travelers. You can check their website or download their mobile app to stay informed.
  • 112 Iceland app is an emergency app that provides location-based information and alerts for travelers. It includes information on weather, road conditions, and emergency services.
  • The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) provides up-to-date information on road conditions and closures on its website. The website also includes webcams to give you a real-time view of road conditions.

It’s essential to regularly check the weather and road condition updates during your trip to Iceland, especially if you plan to drive or do any outdoor activities.

Take any warnings seriously and adjust your plans accordingly to stay safe.

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Check the weather and road conditions regularly during your trip to Iceland  / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Do Not Exchange Money

You will not need any cash, so there is no need to exchange money in Iceland. Payments by credit or debit cards are widely accepted everywhere in Iceland.

Make sure to use a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees .

Also, make sure that your credit card has a chip and that you have a 4-digit pin number . The pin number is not as crucial in Reykjavik. Most of the places will accept your signature instead of the pin. However, if you are going to be driving in the countryside the self-service gas stations will require a pin number. You. can contact your credit card and they will issue you a pin number. In the US it is mostly used for cash advances.

ATM machines can be found all around Iceland in pretty much all small towns and villages.

If it makes you more comfortable to have some cash on hand , then I would say exchange no more than $50.

The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). The exchange rate is approximately 130 ISK to 1 US dollar. However, exchange rates are subject to change and may fluctuate depending on various economic factors.

All in all, Iceland is an expensive country to visit , and prices for goods and services are higher than what you are used to in the United States.

Do Not Underestimate the Sun

While Iceland may be known for its cold weather, it’s important to remember that the sun can be strong , especially during the summer months. It’s a good idea to bring sunscreen and sunglasses, as well as a hat to protect your face and neck.

Iceland is located near the Arctic Circle, which means that during the summer solstice in June, the sun never fully sets, resulting in nearly 24 hours of daylight . This extended daylight means that the sun’s rays are more direct and intense than in other parts of the world.

Additionally, Iceland’s location and the direction of the Earth’s tilt during the summer months mean that the sun’s rays hit the country at a more perpendicular angle, increasing the amount of UV radiation that reaches the surface. This can lead to a higher risk of sunburn and other skin damage, even on overcast days.

Bring a Sleeping Mask in Summer

During the summer months, Iceland experiences nearly 24 hours of daylight due to its high latitude.

Forget, the jet lag, the 24 hours of daylight will mess up your circadian rhythm.

If you are sensitive to light and find it hard to sleep with natural light streaming in, a sleeping mask can be useful! Unfortunately, most hotels in Iceland do not have full blackout curtains, and needless to say, it is very bright in the room.

Here is a sleeping mask that I use when I travel. I bought several of them. They are great!

Godafoss Waterfall

Godafoss Waterfall lit by midnight sun / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Pack Crampons in Winter

If you are visiting Iceland in the winter months (from November to April), you will need crampons .

The paths around the waterfalls are frozen sheets of ice that are very slippery.

However, even in the summer months, it is still possible to encounter icy patches on some trails.

You do not need expensive crampons. I had my crampons for years. They are easy to use. Just slip them on and off and stow them away in your backpack.

You Do Not Have to Tip in Iceland

Tipping in Iceland is not mandatory or expected.

Many restaurants in Iceland include a service charge in their prices, so it’s always a good idea to check the menu or ask the server if the service charge is included. If a service charge is not included, you may want to leave a small tip of 10-15% for good service.

Personally, I usually tip the tour guides . And, I tip in whatever currency I have available like US Dollars, Euros, or Krona.

You Can Drink Tap Water

It is safe to drink tap water in Iceland.

Iceland has high-quality, pristine water sources, and the tap water in Iceland is sourced from glaciers, lakes, and rivers, and is treated to meet strict quality standards.

Iceland has a high standard of water treatment and distribution infrastructure , and tap water is widely used for drinking, cooking, and other purposes by both locals and tourists alike.

Also, drinking tap water in Iceland is also environmentally friendly! It reduces the use of single-use plastic bottles and helps to minimize the impact on the environment.

It’s always a good practice to carry a reusable water bottle and fill it up with tap water wherever you go in Iceland to stay hydrated while reducing waste.

Be An Alert and Careful Driver

  • Iceland has right-hand traffic .
  • Most main roads in Iceland, including the biggest parts of the Ring Road, have just one lane and no shoulder .
  • Iceland has many single-lane bridges and single-lane tunnels . However, there are signs indicating who has the priority to go first.
  • Driving in winter is a whole other story! Expect icy roads, snow, and wind. If you are not used to driving in winter conditions, then book a tour and be safe. It is not worth risking your life!

Know What the F-Roads Are in Iceland

F-roads in Iceland refer to highland roads. They are unpaved and require a four-wheel-drive vehicle to traverse.

The F in F-roads stands for “Fjallvegur” which means “mountain roads” in Icelandic.

These roads are only open during the summer months , typically from late June to early September, depending on the weather conditions. During the winter, these roads are closed because of snow and ice.

The F-roads are numbered and marked with signs, but they are not maintained to the same standard as the main roads in Iceland.

Driving on these roads can be challenging.

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Pack European Travel Adapters

Iceland uses Type F electrical outlets , which are also known as Schuko outlets or “European plugs.” Type F electrical outlets are compatible with plugs that have two round prongs.

I use European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Adaptor with 2 USB Chargers 2 American Outlets .

Also, Iceland uses a 220-240 volt electrical system, which is different from the 110-120 volt system used in North America.

Make sure to check the voltage rating of your devices before plugging them in, and use a voltage converter or transformer if necessary.

Do Not Try to Buy Alcohol in Supermarkets

In Iceland, the sale of alcohol is highly regulated and is only allowed in state-owned stores called Vínbúðin (The Wine Store).

Supermarkets and convenience stores do not sell alcoholic beverages in Iceland.

The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years, and you may be required to show a valid ID when purchasing alcohol.

Additionally, the sale of alcohol is restricted during certain hours, and there are strict regulations on the advertisement and promotion of alcoholic beverages in Iceland.

Stock Up on Groceries and Prepare Your Own Meals

Eating out in Iceland is expensive as the cost of living is high. The high costs in Iceland are mainly due to factors such as its remote location, limited agricultural production, and reliance on imports for many goods, including food products. Additionally, Iceland has a relatively high minimum wage, which can contribute to higher labor costs in the service industry, including restaurants.

As a general guideline, the average cost of a meal at a mid-range restaurant in Iceland can range from 3,500 to 7,500 Icelandic Krona (ISK) per person, which is approximately equivalent to 25 to 55 USD per person.

My recommendation is to stock up on groceries and prepare your own simple meals .

There are several supermarket chains and grocery stores that are commonly found throughout the country. Some of the major supermarket chains in Iceland include:

  • Kronan – Kronan is a popular supermarket chain in Iceland with multiple locations throughout the country. They offer a wide range of groceries, including fresh produce, dairy products, meat, frozen foods, snacks, and household items.
  • Bonus – Bonus is another well-known supermarket chain in Iceland that is known for its competitive prices . They offer a variety of groceries, including fresh produce, meat, dairy products, frozen foods, and other household items.
  • Netto – Netto is another supermarket chain in Iceland that offers a range of groceries, including fresh produce, dairy products, meat, frozen foods, and household items. They are known for their focus on providing fresh and locally produced products .
  • Hagkaup – Hagkaup is a larger supermarket chain in Iceland that offers a wide range of groceries, as well as household items, clothing, electronics, and other goods.
  • Samkaup – Samkaup is a smaller supermarket chain in Iceland with a focus on providing fresh and locally sourced products.
  • Vídir – Vídir is another smaller supermarket chain in Iceland. They are known for their focus on providing high-quality and locally sourced products.

Bathe in a Geothermal Pool or Natural Hot Springs

Bathe in a geothermal pool or a natural hot spring at least once on your Iceland trip!

Icelanders have a strong connection to their natural hot springs and geothermal pools and they are abundant due to the country’s volcanic activity. Bathing in hot springs and geothermal pools has been a part of Icelandic culture for centuries.

One popular Icelandic tradition related to bathing is “laugardagurinn langi,” which translates to “long Saturday.” This tradition involves taking a leisurely soak in a hot tub or hot spring on Saturdays, often accompanied by good company, conversation, and refreshments. It is seen as a way to relax, unwind, and enjoy the healing properties of geothermal waters.

Bathing in Iceland is not only considered a tradition but also has health benefits . The geothermal waters are known for their high mineral content, which is believed to have therapeutic properties and can help ease various ailments such as muscle soreness, joint pain, and skin conditions.

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Infinity Geothermal Pool in Hofsos / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Get to Know the Locals and Learn a Few Phrases in Icelandic Language

From my personal experience, I have to say that Icelanders are friendly and welcoming to visitors. You will notice how proud they are of their country and how eager they are to share their unique culture, tell you about the natural wonders, and give directions. So, don’t be shy and talk to the locals.

Icelanders are used to interacting with tourist s. Tourism and services are important industries in Iceland.

Most Icelanders speak English fluently. Communicating should not be a problem at all.

However, being polite, appreciative, and respectful is always good etiquette. Also, it is always a good idea to learn a few phrases when you are visiting a foreign country. In my opinion, it shows respect and I am sure Icelanders will appreciate your efforts.

Here are some useful Icelandic phrases that you may find handy during your visit:

  • Halló – (Ha-loh) Hello
  • Bless – (Blehss) Goodbye
  • Já – (Yow) Yes
  • Nei – (Nay) No
  • Takk – (Tahk) Thank you
  • Vinsamlegast (Vin-sam-leh-gahst) Please
  • Fyrirgefðu (Feer-ir-gef-thu) Excuse me
  • Hvað kostar þetta? (Kva-th kos-tar thet-ta) How much does this cost?
  • Hvar er…? (Kvar er…?) Where is…?
  • Skál! (Skowl) Cheers!
  • Góðan dag (Go-than dag) Good day
  • Góðan kvöld (Go-than kvöld) Good evening
  • Hvað heitir þú? (Kva-th hai-tir thu) What is your name?
  • Ég tala ekki íslensku (Yeh tala e-kki ees-len-sku) I don’t speak Icelandic.
  • Hjálpaðu mig, vinsamlegast (Hyowl-pa-thu mig, vin-sam-leh-gahst) Help me, please.
  • Talaðu ensku? (Ta-la-thu en-sku?) Do you speak English?

Krafla Viti Crater

Krafla Viti Crater  / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Camp in Designated Sites

If you are planning on camping in Iceland, then make a note that most campgrounds are open between May and September. There is a handful of campgrounds open year-round, however camping in winter, even in a campervan is not fun. Also, make reservations at least 4 months in advance.

Camping is allowed only in designated camping areas or campsites, and wild camping (camping outside designated areas) is generally not permitted.

Respect Iceland’s fragile environment and follow the “Leave No Trace” principles, which include packing out all your trash, not disturbing wildlife, and leaving the campsite as you found it.

Open fires are strictly prohibited in most camping areas in Iceland. Use camping stoves or other designated facilities for cooking.

Follow the Rules at Public Swimming Pools/Lagoons

One of the rules that probably might surprise you is that you are required to shower before using a public pool or a lagoon. Actually, it is a common practice in many public pools around the world for several important reasons:

  • Hygiene: Showering before entering a pool helps to remove dirt, sweat, oils, and other contaminants from the body,
  • Chemical balance: The substances on our skin, such as lotions, perfumes, and sweat, can mix with pool water and affect the chemical balance of the pool.
  • Water quality: Showering before entering the pool can help minimize the introduction of debris, such as dirt, hair, and lint, into the pool water. This can help keep the pool water clear and clean and reduce the need for excessive filtration or chemical treatment.
  • Health and safety: Showering before using a pool is an important step in preventing the spread of recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs that can survive in treated pool water.
  • Respect for other swimmers: Showering before using a pool is also a way to show consideration and respect for other swimmers.

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon / Iceland Travel Tips for First-Timers

Learn the Roundabouts Rules

Iceland’s roundabouts have an inner lane and an outer lane and the inner lane always has the right of way . All vehicles in the outer lane must yield.

The only reason you should be in the outer lane is if you are taking the first exit in the roundabout. Otherwise, you should always be in the inner lane.

Use your turn signals to indicate your intended exit before you reach it.

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  • Explore the incredible Laki Craters as you enter the Highlands.
  • See the amazing colorization of the mountains close to Höfn.
  • Ford glacier rivers to enter the hikers paradise Thorsmörk nature reserve.
  • See impressive waterfalls on the South Coast.
  • The black sand beaches.
  • Hike a glacier tongue on Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull.

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