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Iceland : When and where to go?
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Iceland: Climate & Weather
Obviously, you will not visit Iceland for its climate; however, the cold weather is not unbearable: Summer offers temperatures between 10ºC and 20°C with rain and winds, and especially sudden changes in the weather.
2°C - 36°F
Reykjavík, updated 03:00 GMT
What to do in Iceland
This island at the end of the world bordering the Arctic Circle is unspoilt with natural contrasts and gorgeous landscape, a wild richness that you cannot ignore.
Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the world, is a modern city that has some interesting places: Old neighbourhoods with wooden houses, the National Museum, the Hallgrimskirkja church built in 1974 where you can see the city by climbing to the top of the tower, and the Volcano Show, dedicated to volcanic eruptions, where you will discover their wonders.
Gullfoss is a popular tourist place, famous for its beautiful waterfall.
Not far away, Geysir boasts several spectacular geysers in a lunar landscape.
Other beautiful stopovers: Myvatn with its beautiful lake inhabited by many birds, Helgafell with its hill of magical powers that appears in all the Icelandic legends, Grimsey, a small island with steep cliffs, Kerlingarskard or Witch Pass which is at the origin of a rumour about a sea monster, also the lake of Askja with its hot spring crater, or Jökulsargljufur National Park, a recently created nature reserve with shallow gorges and waterfalls, beautiful landscapes and caves.
Iceland : The basics
Europe is connected to Iceland by the Icelandair airline.
No visa is required for EU citizens.
The currency in circulation is the Icelandic Krona.
The budget required is very expensive: About €70 for a double room, and about €20 for a meal. Also, take into account the admission to museums which are quite expensive.
There are no health issues in Iceland whose inhabitants have the longevity record in Europe: The health system is very effective with many doctors. However, protect yourself effectively against a small fly called the "black fly" that is common in the summer and very aggressive giving an unpleasant sting.
To travel within the country, buses and ferries are the only effective means of transport available, unless you take a taxi. In winter, there is only the airplane because the roads are generally blocked by snow or ice.
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