Planning a Trip to Iceland: How to Prepare

Given the fact that Iceland is so far north, you’ll experience extremely cold temperatures, aggressive winds, and a lot of rain. You’ll need to plan and pack accordingly.

Check the Average Weather Conditions

Take a look at where Iceland is on a map, its latitude is similar to that of southern Greenland, Sweden, and Alaska. Go much further north and conditions are uninhabitable.

Check the Road Conditions

The Ring Road, also known as Þjóðvegur 1 and Route 1, is an 828-mile road that runs around the circumference of the island.

Determine Your Trip Duration

Our recommendation would be to take your time in Iceland as there are so many amazing things to see and do. At least one week, preferably two, would be the ideal duration.

Set a Budget

Iceland is known as being an incredibly expensive country and it would be a difficult place to travel on a tight budget.

Plan Your Itinerary

Getting from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik can be an expensive affair with a taxi setting you back $100-120. A more affordable option is the Flybus but even that will cost you ~$25 per person.

Find a Reputable Rental Car Company

While it’s possible to see Iceland as part of a tour group, if you want the freedom to explore the country at your own pace you should definitely rent a car.

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