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Travel information about Iceland
Iceland is a Nordic island nation in the continent of Europe. The total area is 103,000 sq km and a population of 334,252. When you say Iceland, you’ll think of snow and Iceland is defined by its volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields. Huge glaciers can be seen at Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks where they are protected. Soaking in a geothermal lagoon, a casual hike across the geysers or a simple camping waiting for aurora borealis to appear can all be experienced in Iceland.
Capital city of Iceland: Reykjavik
Closest neighbors to Iceland: Iceland hasn’t shared any borders with other countries because it’s an island although it has marine boundary which Iceland shared with Norway (via Jan Mayen Island), Denmark (via Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and Britain.
Best times to visit Iceland: All year-round is the best time to visit Iceland even if it’s winter. Just pack the appropriate gears for the appropriate weather, you don’t want to miss the midnight sun or even going for a 4WD drive through minor roads in the mountains are closed during September to June.
Visa requirements for Iceland: Visa is free for 90 days of stay though passport valid for at least three months beyond travel date and a return ticket are required upon visiting Iceland.
Currency of Iceland: Iceland currency is Iceland Krona (ISK).
Official Language of Iceland: Icelandic is the official language of Iceland.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iceland
There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iceland and 7 on their tentative list.
- Þingvellir National Park (2004)
- Surtsey (2008)
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.