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Travel Guide | Iceland

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Fast Facts

  • Around 11% of Iceland is covered in glacial ice.
  • Iceland has a population of 315,281, one third of whom live in capital city Reykjavik
  • Iceland is home to around 200 volcanoes.
  • Some Icelandic people still believe in elves, trolls, and other mystical characters.
  • The currency of Iceland is the Icelandic krona.
  • The Arctic Fox is the only mammal that is indigenous to Iceland.

Transportation 

  • Fly into Keflavik and pre-book a bus to take you into Reyjavik to avoid the queues.

“Without my imagination, i couldn’t go anywhere.”{Vigdís Grímsdóttir}

Recommendations

  • Indulge in a vínarbrauð; each bite of this pastry is a treat, with chocolate, custard and crystallised nuts.
  • Do your homework to see the Northern Lights. Monitor forecasts and make a booking in a house outside of the capital.
  • Marvel at the graffiti in the streets of Reykjavik
  • Treat yourself to some of the beautiful handmade pottery that the galleries have to offer.
  • Defrost in the geothermal spas
  • Hold your nose while showering, or embrace the sulphur smell!
  • Eat at Kol for a culinary experience
  • Rent a car, book a rural apartment and drive West or East. You can’t go wrong.

Travel Tip: Be aware of the restrictions you may be subject to if you visit in the winter. Tours stop, garages won’t rent cars, but it is incredibly beautiful. A visit to Iceland will never be a regret.

Emma Kirsten is a Scottish fashion and lifestyle blogger. Find her at A Highland Fling