From watching the northern lights and exploring ice caves to gawking at surreal rock formations formed by volcanic activity, Iceland is a country of both ice and fire. Climb and hike the massive glaciers at Sólheimajökull, and the view at Jökulsárló’s icebergs are bound to astound you.
Country Code: +354
Time Zone: GMT (8 hours behind Singapore)
Peak Travel Period: Jun – Aug
Four Seasons: Yes
Currency: Icelandic Króna, ISK (kr)
Tap water: Safe to drink
AC Socket Type: Type C & F – 230V 50Hz
Icelanders can speak English very well, but we can probably never speak Icelandic like them. Here are a couple of words we will all be unlikely to pronounce!
- Hello/Greetings – Halló/Góðan daginn
- Thank you – Takk
- Excuse me – Fyrirgefðu
- Good – Góður/Góð (male/female)
- Nice to meet you – Gaman að kynnast þér
- Famous Volcano that erupted in 2010 stopping air traffic in Europe – Eyjafjallajökull