Postcard Press Picks: For Traveling to Iceland

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Postcard Press Picks:
For Traveling to Iceland

The Northern Lights. The Midnight Sun. The Blue Lagoon. You can find all of this and more on one tiny, North Atlantic island: Iceland. It has become one of the most popular travel destinations over the past decade, and it seems like there’s always an article about why Iceland should be on your bucket list. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s on ours!

Iceland has so much to offer. It’s consistently near the top of the quality-of-life index (2nd in the world), a forward-thinking society, a leader in environmental conservation and gender equality, and an LGBTQ-friendly destination. No matter what time of year, Iceland has its advantages (just plan ahead for that winter ice caving experience!), and there’s always something to do in this nature-lovers paradise.

And thanks to its convenient location—it’s just a short hop from the East Coast—you can visit the country on its own or, even better, make it a stopover on your way to or from Europe. Travel with one of the Icelandic carriers, such as Icelandair or WOW Air, and they’ll let you spend multiple nights in the country without any additional airfare. There are so many great reasons to visit, so Postcard Press is here to help with our picks for traveling to Iceland.

 

The Northern Lights of Iceland
The Northern Lights of Iceland

Must-See Attractions

Every destination has multiple “Top 10 Must-Do” lists, and many times, you’ll find several worthy sites for shaping your itinerary. A great place to start is with a travel guide, such as Lonely Planet. Find those sites that fit your interests and make sure to do some extra research on whether or not you’ll find them rewarding.

 

Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland
Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland

Hidden Gems

As we always recommend, it’s important to get off the beaten path and away from the tourist hotspots so you can further experience the culture of the country and find a deeper appreciation.

 

Puffin--locally known as lundi--are widely found throughout Iceland, and also eaten.
Puffin–locally known as lundi–are widely found throughout Iceland, and also eaten.

Foodie Adventures

One of the best ways to experience a country’s culture is to embrace the local cuisine. The local staples can tell you a lot about the country’s history and its people. Research the must-try dishes before you go, and be on the lookout for new eats to add to your culinary repertoire.

 

Tasiilaq, Greenland
Tasiilaq, Greenland

Day Trips

Being an island, there aren’t a lot of day trip options outside of Iceland, but if you’re planning to be based in Reykjavik for the duration of your stay, there are many ways to see more of the country. And if you really want a unique experience, you can plan a day trip to Greenland!

 

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland

Practical Information

Being a respectful traveler goes a long way no matter where in the world you are going; however, it’s still a good idea to research country-specific tips and advice to make your journey more rewarding for everyone.

 

 

Have you been to Iceland? Help out your fellow travelers and leave your recommendations in the comments!

 


 

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