Here is my Iceland travel guide. Are you ready to explore the land of Fire & Ice? Join me on my road trip and learn which must see spots you cannot miss in Iceland!
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Europe4 days / October 2021
Highs & Lows
Ice Cave Tour
Restaurant prices :-(
It has always been my dream, to go and explore Iceland and I want to share my Iceland travel guide with you!
Last October this dream came true and I spontaneously booked some flights. Of course, I started my research right away and found many great spots which I definitely wanted to see.
Iceland is such a diverse destination, you have hot lagoons, active volcanos, and endless beaches, on the other hand you have glacier lagoons, green canyons and countless waterfalls.
Apart from all the (still very nice!) tourist hot spots, I would like to share with you three underrated activities and hidden gems that you should not miss out on!
Don't get me wrong, all these tourist hot spots like Skogafoss, Sólheimasandur plane wrack, Blue Lagoon are definitely worth a visit! But my intention with this travel guide is to share some hidden gems with you, that you cannot find in any other country.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
We stayed partly in AirBnB's and partly in hotels. For the next trip, I would recommend to choose a place to stay with a kitchen, or with access to a kitchen. Food in Iceland is quite expensive, especially eating out. If you bring some noodles, sauces, bread and bread spread, you can mainly cook for yourself and will definitely save some coins!
Anything go wrong during the trip?
Like I already said, weather conditions are extreme! You should always check the weather forecast for the next day so that you can prepare, wear the rights cloths and do the right activities
What tips would you give a friend?
When you see something nice out of the car, just take a turn and park somewhere near the street. We saw so many cute little waterfalls or just nice view points which were not even mentioned on Google Maps.
If you visit during winter, you should wear many layers! Layers will keep you warm and protect you from the wind. We also bought some rain coats beforehand which were super handy! A hat, scarf and some gloves will also help to keep you warm.
If you plan to see a lot from the island, you should go for a rental car. We did not rent a 4x4, because we only wanted to stay on the main road. However, the weather conditions in Iceland are tough and the winds are strong. Also, the main roads are not in perfect condition - sometime you wil just find gravel roads. Therefor I would suggest to go with some type of SUV, just to feel a bit more safe.