Iceland travel advice
“Thermal baths are a key part of Icelandic culture - a very social thing to do, where friends meet, chat and unwind. Where else would you be floating about in 30 degree water, face covered in therapeutic mud, in an outdoor pool with little flecks of snow settling on your nose and ice in your hair?!”
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Iceland tips from our travelers
We have selected some of the most useful Iceland travel tips that our guests have provided over the years to help you make the very most of your vacation - and the space inside your suitcase.
“Be prepared for long days on photographic breaks! Up at 4am for sunrise shoots on the beach in freezing winds, through an action-packed day shooting glaciers, to night quests for the Northern Lights, in bed around 2 am. Bring at LEAST 6 layers of thermal clothing, and the chemical hand-warmers were a salvation when standing around at night, just waiting for the Lights to appear.”- Suzanne de Pelsenaire
“No need to take out lots of cash as can pay by card. Add a day or two in Reykjavik onto your vacation.” - Rebecca
“Travel light as you are moving around. I wore my walking boots all the time and didn't really need another pair of shoes. And no need to take a skirt or dress - just spare trousers and layers.” - Gillian Girling
“Prepare real winter clothes to protect yourself not only just the cold weather but also the wind. I thought that I brought enough but next time I will bring more wind-proof jackets and pants.” - Chada Ruangtoowagoon
“Although our guide said he has 100% rate for seeing the Northern Lights, it's always good to think about other activities and excursions to avoid disappointment.” - Si-Ling Pang