Iceland is a Nordic island country that sits in the North Atlantic Ocean. The island is in between Greenland and Europe. The biggest draw for tourism in Iceland comes from their visual appeal of the landscape. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active with their lava fields, mountains, and glaciers. As well the overall weather of Iceland is determined by their tundra climate. This makes it such a popular tourist destination because of its natural beauty and snow-tipped mountains.


When to Go

In Iceland, winter goes from October to the beginning of March. This time makes their days short paired with a lot of rain. Yes, it may be a confusing thought but Iceland does not get that cold. Most of the time, the temperature stays right around freezing point. Airfare can be quite cheap during their offseason but it means that their short window of daylight can make your time short. You have to decide if you want a limited experience during an offseason, or spend the money and get the full Icelandic experience.


Where to Go

The island is supported by mainly three modes of travel; airplanes, buses, and cabs. Driving is the ideal way to get around Iceland locally. Renting a vehicle may be a smart option as well, depending on what locations you want to visit. It is also recommended you invest in an all-wheel-drive rental as well.

The wild reindeer safari is a wonderful experience to have while in Iceland. The island is home to over 6,000 wild reindeer, which we brought to the island from Norway in 1781. They are only located in east Iceland. As well, the Eastfjords are popular with locals who love a good, high-intensity kayaking. There is also the Valley of the Waterfalls which is a stunning sight to see. Fishing is also quite popular because it is an island. Deep sea fishing is also a popular attraction in Breiddalsvik harbor on an old oak fishing boat. You can catch fresh cod and watch puffins play in the waters. You can then eat the food you have caught.