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A stunningly beautiful country with icy glaciers,
hot springs and surreal landscapes is the most
fancied travel destination of the moment:
Velkominn to Iceland.
TEX T BY FR ANCESCA CRUZ
The best time to travel to Iceland is from late August to the end
of April for two reasons: First, the opportunity to see the Northern
Lights(!) and secondly, it’s not as expensive as high season when
tourists show up in droves. Be prepared though, because Iceland
is costly. In fact, it’s considered one of the most expensive places
in the world. As in, a basic lunch for one person will run you about
$80! Thus, you should seriously consider lodging at a quaint Airbnb
with a kitchenette, especially if traveling with the whole family.
From there, you can head to the local Bónus Supermarket (you’ll
find them all over Reykjavik) for meal prepping. Make sure to pack
a water-resistant winter jacket, matching tote and phone protector.
The rain is as unpredictable as the wind. For a day excursion, the
Golden Circle, consisting of 3 equally stunning sites, Pingvellir
National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall,
all but a two-hour drive from the city. You absolutely also want
to experience the famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa. It’s one
of the most visited attractions, but a must. Remember to make
reservations in advance, and try your best to catch the setting sun
there. You’ll witness the most gorgeous pink and purple dusk you
could ever dream of. In the end, Iceland is as awe-inspiring as the
cliché proclaims it to be; InspiredByIceland.com.