Energize your spirit with the magical Northern Lights and soothe your body with geothermal hot springs in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Let your mind be inspired by the culture, from ancient to modern, in the world’s most northerly capital of Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature, and home of one of the world’s oldest Parliaments. All the while, a backdrop of rugged mountains serves as a constant reminder of Iceland’s tumultuous, volcanic past.
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|Entry requirements||Please see our Entry Requirements page.|
Iceland has mild winters due to the warming effect of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Iceland enjoys a maritime temperate climate and the winters are often compared with those of New England. Iceland is the type of place where it's not unusual to get rained on and sunburned at the same time. The summers are usually cooler and more temperate than elsewhere at the same latitude.
|What to wear||
Icelandic winters are characteristic of very unpredictable and changeable weather, with daytime temperatures ranging from 20-40F. We strongly suggest using the three-layer method and bringing layers, such as t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and a jacket that protects against wind and rain. Dressing in layers is best as you can easily remove or add some clothes throughout the day. Evenings and mornings can be chilly, so pack warmer layers such as a light fleece or a wool sweater. If you have two pairs of comfortable (broken in, not brand new) walking shoes, bring both pairs. Since weather can be unpredictable anywhere in the world and to be sure you are comfortable during your trip and prepared for all types of weather possibilities, we recommend that you carry a small folding umbrella (or poncho) and take with you a jacket or sweater. Finally, remember that Iceland is casual, and comfort should dictate your wardrobe for the tour.
|Money & Credit Cards||
The local currency in Iceland is the Icelandic krona. Hotels and many stores throughout Iceland accept major credit cards. However, for "street shopping" or shopping in the countryside, you will need local currency.
You can exchange your cash at the airport and local banks. You may also use the ATM machines to get cash in local currency. Credit cards are the most convenient way to pay for items you purchase as you travel. Be sure to call your credit card providers to let them know you will be traveling abroad, the places you’ll be visiting and the dates of your trip. This is important for your own protection. We suggest that you bring along cash in small denominations and we highly recommended that you bring crisp, new bills. Travelers’ checks are not accepted in Iceland.
Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card while traveling.
Typical Icelandic souvenirs are handmade hats and gloves. Icelandic sheep are a unique breed that produce a soft and durable wool that is soft and warm. Iceland has a huge number of excellent little craft shops that sell products from musical baskets and wonderful porcelain sculptures to paintings, glasswork and jewelery.
|Electricity & Power Adapters||
220 volt. Plugs C & F. We recommend that you bring an adapter/converter along with you as not all hotels will have 110V (A&B plugs) outlets.
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