There’s no doubt that Iceland is one of the best destinations, not only in Europe, but around the world. From scenic spots to unique outdoor experiences, Iceland has tons to offer. Before you decide to pursue your trip, here are some tips to consider.
Check the weather conditions
Due to its location, the weather condition in Iceland can be somewhat harsh. Apart from not being able to stand these conditions, you will also end up canceling your plans. It might pose extreme danger if you decide to pursue some activities. Certain destinations might even be closed and you will be frustrated. Checking the weather conditions must be a priority.
Check the roads
Given how cold it is in Iceland, some roads might be constantly blocked. You couldn’t pass them especially during extreme circumstances. If there are no flights available into some places, you have no choice but to take the roads. If there are road closures, your plans could be derailed. Hence, it’s important that you check the road conditions first before moving forward with your plans.
Set a clear budget
Iceland is a somewhat expensive place to visit. You might not even get a direct flight to the country from where you are. If you go for a connecting flight, you might have to spend more. Once you reach the country, you will still spend more for other expenses. Hotels can also be pricey especially in touristy areas. Prepare for these expenses and don’t pursue the trip if you can’t afford it.
If you want to spend less, look for apartments as accommodations. You can cook meals instead of always eating out. You should also look for a hotel located in an area that you wish to visit.
Look for a reputable car company
Local transportation can also be challenging. If you’re heading to smaller towns and cities, it pays to rent a reputable car company. You should also hire someone to drive you around. It might be costly, but worth it. It’s better than getting stuck or canceling your plans. You can also customize your trip or go to places not everyone visits.
Always fill your bag with snacks
You need to bring food wherever you go. Some road trips could take hours and you won’t find any place to buy something to eat along the way. You don’t want to starve yourself by not preparing. Pack food that doesn’t expire quickly.
Consider attending small town festivals
Iceland is home to warm and hospitable people. The place might be cold, but not the people. If you decide to attend small town festivals, it’s even better. You will feel the warmth of the locals and experience Icelandic hospitality at its best. These events might not be as big as the other festivals you know, but are still worth attending.
Once you considered these tips, you’re ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Start planning now before plane tickets become expensive. Block your schedule off since you need more time to enjoy everything Iceland can offer.
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