Things to know before coming to Iceland

The most helpful things you NEED to know before coming to Iceland

Ingvar Ingimundarson


  1. Weather: There's a reason Icelanders constantly ask and talk about the weather, it's constantly changing :') Make sure to check the weatherforacst before taking daytrips and preparing. When coming to Iceland it makes sense to have variety of clothes to be prepared for anything. Here's a link for the best weather forecast for Iceland.
  2. Daylight: Depending on the time of year, Iceland can experience almost 24 hours of daylight during the summer months or only a few hours of daylight during the winter. Check the daylight hours for your travel period to plan accordingly. Here's a link that tells you all sunlight for different areas in Iceland today.
  3. Currency: Iceland's currency is the Icelandic króna (ISK), there's no need for cash, everyone takes card.
  4. Language: The official language of Iceland is Icelandic, but most Icelanders speak English fluently, so communication shouldn't be a problem.
  5. Getting around: sdsd
  6. Road Conditions: If you plan to rent a car and drive around Iceland, be aware that some roads are only accessible during certain times of the year, and weather conditions can affect road safety.
  7. Cost of Living: Iceland can be an expensive country to visit, with high prices for food, accommodation, and activities. Be prepared for the high cost of living. Tipping is not expected in Iceland, as a service charge is usually included in the bill.
  8. Reservations: Iceland is a popular tourist destination, so it's important to make reservations for accommodations, tours, and activities in advance to ensure availability.
  9. Safety: Iceland is a very safe country with low crime rates, but it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when hiking or engaging in outdoor activities.
  10. Electricity: Electricity in Iceland is 220 volts, the same as in Europe. Remember to pack an adapter for outlets if you are coming from other countries like the US or Canada