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Travel tips for European countries: Iceland

Travel tips for European countries: Iceland

About County

Officially known as the Republic of Iceland, it is located in north-western Europe. It consists of the island of Iceland and its small peripheral islands in the North
Atlantic, between Greenland, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and the Faroe Islands. Icelandic glass glaciers, hot springs, spectacular geysers, active volcanoes, lava
fields, spectacular waterfalls and snow mountains make it an original “edge of fire and ice”.

Iceland is a biggest island with a isolated scenery, solid and colorful, black lava, red sulfur, geysers, rivers, waterfalls, bays, fjords and green valleys. The
metropolis of Iceland is Reykjavik, that is also the biggest city in Iceland. Nearly half of Iceland’s population lives around Reykjavik. The city also has popular
attractions. The most famous attraction is the double-layered Gullfoss waterfall, which is distinguished by its exceptional rainbow and Geysir terminological waters.

People can wonder what can be done in Iceland. If you’re listening to the list, you’ll be surprised that there is a lot to do and see here. From whale watching to
elegant dinners, hiking, the largest glaciers in Europe, Vatnajokull, river fishing, horseback riding, rafting, landscaping on the snow, shopping for clothes, summer
solstice festival, visit Grimsey Island to cross the Arctic Circle, visit the medieval farm Stonge and what no, the list is endless.

Population and languages

Iceland’s population is only 299,388 and Icelandic is the official language. It is also widely spoken in English, Northern and German.


The power is 220 Volts and the density is 50 Hertz. A round plug-type plug and plug and socket “Schuko” with side ground contacts are used.

Geographical location

It is located in northwestern Europe. It consists of Iceland Island and its small peripheral islands in the North Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway, Scotland,
Ireland and the Faroe Islands. It is strategically located between Greenland and Europe.


Iceland’s climate can be described as moderate with wet and cool summers and mild, windy winters. The highest recorded temperature in 1939 June 22 The cigar horn was
30.5 ° C (86.9 ° F). Grímsstaðir and Möðrudalur 1918 January 22 The lowest recorded temperature was never -38 ° C (-36.4 ° F).

Local customs

Like any other country, Icelands also has its own custom and the usual courtesy. Normal hand pressing. Visitors are invited to the house when they are on a business
trip and the usual courtesy must be followed. People look at their appearance and, like most Western countries, informal clothing is widely accepted. Service charges
are usually invoiced and there is no advice.

Places to visit
Reykjavik attractions: Hallgrimskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland, Botanical Gardens and Einar Jónsson Museum


Through Air: Icelands National Air service is Icelandair, that operates in numrous international locations such as Amsterdam, Baltimore, Boston, Copenhagen, Frankfurt,
Glasgow, Halifax, London, Minneapolis, Orlando, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Washington, as well as other destinations. only in the summer. Other international airlines
operating from Iceland include Air Greenland (www.airgreenland.gl) and Iceland Express (www.icelandexpress.com).

Other operators, mainly Scandinavian, also provide services. Some airlines, such as Condor and Corsai, operate in summer. During the summer months, flights also go to
the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The main airport is Keflavik International Airport (KEF), located 31 km south of Reykjavik.

Duty Free Products
1. two hundreds cigarettes or 250 grames of other tobacco commodities.
2. 1 liter liquid and 1 liter wine or 1 liter liquid and 6 liters of beer; or 1 liter of wine and 6 liters of beer; or 2.25 liters of wine
3. Foods up to 3 kg, not exceeding 13 000 kr.
4. Post and Telecommunications Authorities are required for wireless phones, remote controls, or radio transmitters. This is not necessary on a GSM mobile phone.

Prohibited Items

Tin goods, flesh or dairy products, medicines, bluefilms, rifle,pistol, ammunition, weapons, eggs, plants, endangered species, fireworks and alcoholic beverages
containing more than sixty percent of alcohol.

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