Do you want to stay away from tourist traps and have a bit more of an authentic experience in Iceland? If so, we recommend the West fjords. The West fjords “ring road” is around 1000 km. Often overlooked, the West fjords offer a little bit of everything. It has impressive cliffs and mountains, sandy beaches and geothermal pools. As well as small fishing villages, magnificent waterfalls, and rivers. The list is endless! There are around 40 fjords in total, each more beautiful than the last.
Until 1989, beer was illegal in Iceland
We have a few ideas for food you should try when you’re in Iceland. Like other Western countries, Iceland has relatively normal food you´ll find anywhere, like pizza, pasta and fast food chains. But if you want to try more authentic Icelandic or Nordic food, we have a few suggestions. Just to be clear, we’re not going to list the “weird” food you’ve probably already heard of, like roasted sheep heads, rotten shark etc. We’re only going to talk about nice food!
If you only have a day free to travel outside of Reykjavík, there are a few places you could visit. Snæfellsnes peninsula is one of Iceland most spectacular places and includes most of everything Iceland has to offer in one place. The peninsula is one of the best places in Iceland to see basalt columns.
If you are driving the south coast of Iceland, there are a few places that are a must to see. The South Coast has a lot to offer, everything from glaciers and waterfalls to black sandy beaches and glacier lagoons. It is also the flattest portion of the island, being a former seabed.
North Iceland’s Sightseeing Spots are many and they’re beautiful. However, not all are accessible during winter, like Dettifoss for example. Roads in North-East Iceland are sometimes closed over the wintertime. But don’t let that stop you from traveling there, the landscape is amazing, and there are a lot of things to do.
On the night of 12th of December, the first of 13 Yule Lads comes to town. Yes, you read that right. Instead of the single Santa Claus or Father Christmas, Icelanders have 13 Yule Lads.
The Icelandic horse! First thing first: The Icelandic horse is a horse, not a pony even though it is small.
So, you’d like to know if it’s easy to Drive in Reykjavík during winter? The average high temperature between October and April is 3.7°C (36.7°F), and the average low temperature is -1.2°C (30°F) during the same period.
Many traffic signs in Iceland are sort of self-explanatory. However, you´ll definitely run into a few signs that you haven’t seen before. Some of them are pretty important so we thought we’d explain them to you before you arrive.