6 Tips You Should Know on Your First Visit to Iceland

Iceland remains one of the world’s most stunning and beautiful destinations to visit. Iceland is a magical destination. It is the home of volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, icy caves, Northern Lights, parks, and more. No matter how many times one visits the country, they always desire to come back for more. If you are thinking of flying out to the wintry nation, let us provide you with a list of things you should know on your first visit to Iceland:

1.    Do Not Spend All Your Time in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the capital of the country, is no doubt filled with music, architecture, and literature. However, the real beauty of the country lies outside of the city. Visit the countryside to see the glaciers, parks, and waterfalls. Camp out into the open and spend at least two to three days exploring the natural wonders of the country.

2.    Do Not Forget Your Sunglasses

On the topic of camping in the countryside, you should bring sunglasses, especially if you plan to go to the country in the summer. Summers in Iceland are bright with constant sunlight shining down on you. If you are a light sleeper, we suggest you bring an eye mask with you. Another useful tip to remember is that gas stations and restaurants close around 9 PM.

3.    You Will Constantly Find Yourself Taking Pictures

Even though you will find yourself stopping to take out your camera to capture the beauty of Iceland, you will not be able to capture all of them perfectly. Instead of snapping away, put the camera down and allow the exotic scenery hypnotize you for a few minutes.

4.    Try to Get Closer to a Glacier

Glaciers are one of the country’s most compelling sights to witness. You want to try to get a close up view of at least one of the glaciers. There are several ways you can see a glacier. You can take a boat ride, hike your way up to one, or take a guide with you.

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5.    Watch the Waterfalls

Watching a stream of water flowing down into the quarry is a calm and soothing feeling to have. If you have come to Iceland for a peaceful experience, you should wear your rain gear and visit several waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls that we think you will love seeing include the Seljalandsfoss, Gullfoss, Skogafoss, Glymur, and Dettifoss.

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6.    Do Not Speed Up the Sightseeing Tour

You do not want to schedule visiting several destinations in one day. You should plan to see four destinations each day. If you hurry on to the next one, you will not be able to absorb the natural beauty of Iceland. You can plan one big activity such as going around the Ring Road where you will come across several smaller attractions on your way to the big ones.

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