Practical Stuff

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Impress your travel companions by learning these super-easy phrases in Icelandic. The locals will appreciate your effort too!
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All the essentials; Practical information you need to know on your Iceland trip, such as where to find the cheapest groceries, road information, currency and much more.
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Comprehensive article about the seasons and weather in Iceland. Super helpful overview.
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Eating out in Reykjavík is a great experience but it can also empty out your wallet pretty quickly. If you have access to a kitchen you should definitely consider cooking "at home". Here's a guide to Reykjavik's supermarkets and grocery stores.
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Most roads are in Iceland are quite good but the driving conditions can be harsh at times. Here are a few things that are essential for you to know before you start your Iceland road-trip.
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The currency in Iceland is called "The Icelandic Króna". Here's a very informative article for those who want to learn about the Króna.
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The tap water in Iceland is as clean and pure as you could imagine. Why waste your time and money on buying bottled water, that is basically the same water you'd get from the tap?
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Iceland is considered one of the safest countries in the world, and consistently tops the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index. However, there are dangers in Iceland you need to be careful about.
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Good overview of the Icelandic season and when to visit.
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Some great graphs showing the average temperature and precipitation for each month in Iceland.
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Don't know yet where to stay? There is plenty of nice hostels in Iceland, both in the city and in the countryside. Here's a thorough review of the best hostels in Iceland.
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A comprehensive guide about driving in Iceland, alternative transportation options, parking in Reykjavik and much more. Good stuff.
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A super helpful guide to get you started researching Iceland. Get to know the basic areas, the main attractions and some helpful ideas to start filling your bucket list.
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Before renting a car in Iceland, do your research. Don't be one of the tourists who the search and rescue team needs to pick up. Pretty please :)
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If you're looking to pick the right things for your summer vacation in Iceland, this packing guide gives a great overview of what to bring and what to expect.
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Ready for an Iceland road trip in winter? Great! Here are the essentials to prepare for a safe and fun journey, and some resources to help you along the way.
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Summer used to be the high season for travellers in Iceland but that has changed in the past years. Winter has some advantages over summer — northern lights and lower prices to name a few.
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Iceland might be a tricky destination in terms of packing. How cold is it going to be? Will you be dining at fancy restaurants? Will you need your hiking boots? Here's an article that answers all of your questions.
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In Iceland the difference between seasons can be stark since the amount of daylight is extremely variable, depending on the time of year. This article offers some great insight for those who can't decide when to visit.
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The Icelandic Winter is perhaps not as cold as you would have thought. Still, the weather can be rough during the coldest months and it is necessary to prepare yourself well and pack the right stuff.
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Insightful article providing an overview of a few important things about Icelandic culture, history and what locals are proud of (and what not).
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Currently, summer is the tourist high season in Iceland. By visiting in the wintertime you'll avoid the crowds and catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis if you're lucky!
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Falling into tourist traps is probably the most annoying thing about of travelling. I hope this article will teach you a thing or two about the most common tourist traps in Iceland.
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This is one of the more comprehensive and helpful packing guide for a trip to Iceland you can find. Start packing your things!
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You might have troubles waking up because of the shortage of daylight, but the cold dark Icelandic winter certainly has its charm. Winter is also the season for northern light spotting and gazing at the starry skies.
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Accommodation isn't the cheapest part of travelling to Iceland and it's not the easiest part of the trip either. Here's a very helpful article that includes tips and reviews about accommodation in Reykjavik and rural Iceland.
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All travellers face the problem of dirty laundry every now and then. There is only one place that has self-service laundry in Reykjavik—The Laundromat Café.
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It is absolutely possible to save some money on rental cars and hitchhike your way around Iceland instead. It's also a nice way to get to know the locals better. Here's a blog post on hitchhiking in Icelnad.
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Well, if you want to stay in one of the three most unique places in Iceland, this article tells you exactly where to look. Good night.
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Most blogs that tell you what to pack for your Iceland trip forget to mention that the dress code in Reykjavik is quite different from what goes in the wild. That's why we have chosen a few essentials you should consider to bring with you for the city.
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Some of these tips are really good, I totally agree with the one about the Icelandic water.
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Iceland has been trending for the past few years and the number of tourists visiting the country are still on the rise. What it is that makes everybody want to visit Iceland?
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Iceland is probably one of the safest places in the world to hitchhike. Here's a quick, solid travel guide with some best practices.
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Although flights to Iceland are getting cheaper, the food and accommodation is still expensive. This article offers some advice on how to save money during your trip to Iceland.
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A short guide to finding the right gym to get your regular workout, or a completely new one, in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.
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Before buying a tour or venturing out on your own to see the northern lights, you better check the forecast to see if there's even a chance to see it. Here's how to use the forecast.
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As an Icelander, I can't say that these points are very accurate but #3, #5 and #7 are actually good advice.
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Knowing the basics of how to pronounce Icelandic can make life easier while travelling.
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If you're looking to learn where the fashionable hipsters in Iceland dress up, this guide has all the best local spots in Reykjavik.
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Running in Reykjavik is surprisingly nice and a great way to explore the city. If you are a runner travelling to Reykjavik, here are a few suggestions for you how to plan your 5k route.
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If you're visiting Iceland at the tail end of the tourist season, in October, the weather can be hard to predict. Here's a guide to help you understand what to expect.