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7 Important Things you must know before heading to trip to Iceland

October 16, 2018 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Iceland is considered as a volcanic country where every other person can sustain easily. The country has least population and is the amalgamation of glacier-carved valleys and bubbling mud pots. This place requires a good amount of planning because of the climatic condition and one should opt for a proper itinerary to explore the destination. If you are seriously considering visiting Iceland, then do check the below 7 points which you need to put into consideration:

  1. Not a Budget Friendly country:

If you are considering that Iceland is for the budget traveller, then you are completely wrong. From heavy price restaurant menus to retail store items, everything is expensive here. You will need to fetch around SGD25 just to get a transfer from Keflavik Airport to city bus ride. Before you head to this country, kindly do the calculation of budget you will need to carry also check out By discount Codes for vouchers on packages from various travel agencies. Check for the food that is important for you to survive, because the food is expensive.

  1. The right side has spectacular views:

If you are travelling from Airport to the city, then make sure you sit on the right side of the bus. Since Iceland is full of lava fields and glaciers; you will see these landscapes only. But by sitting on the right side, you will get to see some colourful homes and beauty of the country.

  1. English Speaking Country:

There are many travellers who say that Iceland people don’t speak English and the only mode of communication is the Icelandic language. Well, this is not completely true. There are people who communicate in English. So don’t worry about the communication part and a tourist guide will also make your trip easy.

  1. Never Mock about their Beliefs:

54.4% of Icelandic population believe in magic and fairies. You might feel uncomfortable while discussing such topics, but it will be part of communication. They have a strong connection with fairy tales, dwarves and elves, making it worth to enjoy the discussion and learn new concepts.

  1. Nasty smelling water, but drinkable:

Since the country has lava land; one will get sulphur smell in the water. This is because of geothermal energy steaming from Earth’s belly. But if you think that water will taste bad, then you are wrong. It is actually one of the cleanest water to drink.

  1. No Alcohol in Supermarkets:

You will find alcohol in bars and restaurants, but not in supermarkets. In fact, alcohol was prohibited till 1989. However, since now it is easily available, you can enjoy tasting some different types of alcohol in the bars. The culture here is open, but still, you will find restrictive opening hours.

  1. A good camera is important:

Iceland is a colourful country with colourful houses and street, it is worth capturing. Moreover, you will find many lava influences field and land, it is important to carry a camera. Moreover, you will also enjoy doing an astronomical shoot like The Strokkur, the Atlantic Ocean, Gullfoss, etc.

So if you want to experience a different country then Iceland should be on the list. It will surprise you, shock you, make you wonder but will definitely not disappoint you.

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