Iceland Holiday Tips and Advice and What to Do in Iceland
|What to do in Iceland?|
|Go to see the glacier|
Go to see hot water geysers
Go to see the many waterfalls, especially Skógafoss and Gullfoss which were the best ones I saw
|Tips and Advice|
What is Iceland's Capital? Reykjavík!
How do you pronounce Reykjavík? Rec-ya-vik
Icelandic people all speak perfect English and are grateful for our support in the world war, if you learn a few basic phrases they will really open up to you.
Travel with Iceland Air, they provide a great flight experience.
In Iceland they don't use surnames only first names, even in the phone book!
Icelandic people will teach words in Icelandic if you ask and they will have a lot of time and respect for you.
The best time of year to see the northern lights is from around the 8th January to the start of February.
The next best year will be around 2010/2011 then 2021/2022.
Go to the north of the island for the best whale watching from March to September.
Everything costs a lot more in Iceland.
The currency is the Icelandic Króna and110 Icelandic Króna = about £1.
Buying everything on credit card, usually works out a lot cheaper, the Icelandic people don't tend to use cash at all it is only really tourists who use it anyway. They even buy stamps or a bag of crisps on credit card.
I recommend Reykjavik Excursions for going out with on a days out, to see the waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers... etc.
Bring water proof shoes, or you are stuck with wet feet, for a long time as when it rains it really rains.
There (when I went) wasn't much snow in the towns, but get a ride into the mountains, and there Is usually loads there. Glaciers are worth a visit too.
If you travel with Iceland Excursions you might end up like this!