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  1. Iceland Travel Guide: Your Adventure In Iceland's Unique Landscape

Iceland Travel Guide: Your Adventure in Iceland's Unique Landscape

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Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is relatively a very young country which is shaped by the forces of nature. Active volcanoes, green valleys, glaciers, black sand beaches are the most unique features of this icelandic landscape. This island nation is aptly knows as the "Land of Fire and Ice" with lots of active valcanos.

Iceland is stunningly beautiful and unique. It is an island born out of volcanic eruptions over millions of years.Part of the unique gift of Iceland’s volcanic landscape are the excellent natural hot springs which is the major pastime for icelanders as they hit the local hotspot, soak and gossip. Also, Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. Crime rate is extremely low and medical care is excellent. However, it is important to take proper care of your health when travelling in Iceland due to natural hazards caused by nature and weather. Embrace the beauty and safety of Iceland while prioritizing your well-being with our Iceland holiday packages.

Getting there

Flights operate from most Indian International airports to Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, which is the main International Airport in Iceland. Popular operator in this route would be Jet Airways, KLM Dutch and Air France

Best rates for this route is usually available when you book 6-7 months prior.

Chennai20h, 1 stopRs. 62693
Mumbai16h, 1 stopRs. 56998
Trichy26h, 2 stopsRs. 80701
Delhi16h, 1 stopRs. 60115
Cochin23h, 2 stopsRs. 68322
Bangalore19h, 1 stopRs. 56775
Hyderabad16h, 2 stopsRs. 80314
Kolkatta20h, 2 stopsRs. 71697

Best time to go

The best time to visit Iceland is during Summer. July and August are usually the preferred months for adventure seekers who are looking for hiking, treks and other activities. These months are also never ending days where the sun set happens very late. November to March are the darkest months of the year in Iceland and are often called as the Northern lights season. Many tourist companies operate northern lights tour which starts at around September and goes till April. Febrauary, March, September and October attracts maximum number of tourist.

Visa requirements in Iceland

You might need a visa before you come to Europe on holiday, depending on where you're from and how long you're staying. A general visitor visa (tourist visa) will normally allow you to stay in Europe for 3 months. You can apply for up to 9 months in an 18 month period, but more than 3 months will only be granted in special cases.

Cost of visa

7500 INR

Processing time

Min 15 days working days

Documents to carry

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months.
  • Flight Vouchers
  • Hotel Vouchers

Public Transport in Iceland

Buses are the major mode of Public transport in Iceland. The Country has an extensive network of long distance bus routes operated by good companies. June to Mid of september see more number of scheduled buses to various cities and suburbs. Rest of the year, bus services are less frequent and unpredictable as it rely upon weather conditions. The capital city of Reykjavík offers excellent bus system with regular services to and from all the city’s major towns and attractions.

Taxi & Airport transfer in Iceland

Most of the larger towns in the country offers taxi service. Taxis are metered usually and are pricey. Outside of the capital city of Reykjavik, it is wise to pre book taxis. Keflavík International Airport takes about 45 minutes from the city center. Flybus is the best option of airport transfer if you are on a budget. It would cost about 15$ for a one way journey. Even though there are many taxi service providers, the cost is on a higher side. It costs approximately 100 to 120 $ for one way journey from city center to airport.Iceland Guided Tours, Icelandic Taxi Tours, Back to Iceland travel, Icelimo Luxury Travel are some of the taxi companies which operate from airport to Reykjavik city and other major towns.

Transport & city passes in Iceland

If you choose to explore the city by public transport or if you are on a budget trip - the best option is to invest of Reykjavik city card. Similar city cards are available for other major cities as well. This card offers 24, 36 or 72 hours unlimited travel in all city buses as well as admission to major attraction sites. It is simply the smartest way to explore the city top attractions like musuems, galleries, all swimming pools and unlimited travel by bus. This card also gives you discounts on selected shops and restaurants.

Driving & Car rental in Iceland

Driving in Iceland gives you the freedom to choose your own route and the flexibility of doing things at the pace that is convenient to you. The landscapes you encounter are worth spending time and money. AutoEurope website can help you with comparing the rates of various car rental companies and to choose the best suited option for you. Make sure to plan in advance and do pre booking as the cost increases considerably if you are booking in the last minute. One should be minimum of 20 years of age to hire a self drive car and must hold a license which is active for a minimum of last one year.

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