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Iceland travel guide

Explore Iceland for an unforgettable experience

Trips to Iceland really are all about the clichés - jaw-dropping scenery, natural wonders and arctic wildlife. Get planning your Icelandic adventure with our handy travel inspiration, cheap flights to Iceland and amazing Iceland tours!

Iceland Fast Facts

Iceland Currency


Name: Icelandic Króna
Code: ISK
Symbol: kr

Languages in Iceland

Languages Spoken

The official language is Icelandic, but other European languages such as Polish, English and German are widely spoken.

Iceland time zone

Time Zones

Greenwich Mean Time

Iceland Fast Facts


In Iceland, you can spend between 800-1,100kr on a domestic beer whereas a coffee could be between 450-600kr.


A meal in an inexpensive restaurant could range between 1,500-2,800kr or a meal at a fast-food chain can cost between 1,300-1,800kr.

Taxi Ride

Catching a taxi on a basic tariff will cost around 3,299kr. Avoid expensive airport taxis!

Iceland Tours


Straetó buses operate in and around Reykjavik. There are also car rental options from around 490kr per week.


A hostel bed in Iceland can cost between 8,000-14,000kr for a night's stay.


The key to hotels in Iceland is booking early to avoid disappointment! A night averages at 30,000kr or around 20,000 for a single bedroom.

Person stood at the bottom of a mountain in Iceland
Best of Iceland
Get to grips with Iceland's best bits on the week-long small group adventure. Travel from Reykjavik and do a loop of the stunning island. Take in the famous Golden Circle, witness a geyser explosion, marvel at beautiful waterfalls, see seals and whales and feast on fresh lobster.
Person sat by a lagoon on Iceland
Iceland Winter
This seven-day adventure takes in all of Iceland's signature attractions from lagoons and waterfalls to geysers and volcanic craters. Hit up the Golden Circle, explore Leidarendi cave, hike glaciers and soak in the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
Northern Lights in Iceland
Iceland Northern Lights & Golden Circle
Do really cool things on this 5 days winter adventure like exploring Þingvellir National Park, visiting horse farms, reflecting on life under the Northern Lights, hiking glaciers, and warming up in hot springs.
Woman stood by mountains in Iceland

Things to do in Iceland

Boat with people watching whales in the ocean
Whale watching
Get up, close and personal with the largest animals on earth on this unmissable Icelandic experience. With a success rate of 92%, chances are that you will be rewarded with excellent sightings of the minke whale. If you're lucky you may also see pods of orcas, dolphins and humpback whales.
Golden Circle
Golden Circle
Pack a stash of 'oohs' and 'ahhs' and get ready to feel the full force of nature! From the gushing Strokkur geyser, which shoots steaming columns of water to the Thingvellir NP. Round off your tour of mother nature and visit the idyllic Frioheimar.
Iceland Blue lagoon
Blue Lagoon
No visit to Iceland would be complete without a trip to the famous geothermal spa; the Blue Lagoon. Set in striking scenery in a lava field, melt away your stress in the blue waters or under a tumbling waterfall. 
Iceland Northern Lights
Northern Lights Explorer
See the vivid, bright colours of the Northern Lights dance across the sub-Arctic sky on this three-hour tour. With cloudless skies, the swaying displays are usually a stunning emerald colour but can also be pink, red and white. 

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