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what to do in Iceland by local photogrpaher from iceland
02/10/2021

What to do in Iceland?

Beginners guide to Iceland

You want to see Iceland because of it’s amazing landscape, but you are not entirely sure what you can do there. I mean fun stuff AND regular stuff. Simply, what to do to actually feel you are in Iceland and not any other country. I’ve prepared a short list of things that are worth doing while in Iceland. Check my Iceland travel tips post as well! 

Do drink coffee and eat licorice

Although I am not native Icelander, I love licorice. It tastes better here, in Icelandic climate. I tried to take some to Poland for my family, but it tastes different there. Exactly the same product! So be like real Icelanders – have your coffee few times a day and trylicorice icecream. Yes, during the winter too!

reykjavik panorama in the evening with the sun setTry Icelandic lamb dish

Icelandic lamb is said to be the best in the world. Even though New Zelanders say the same about theirs. 🙂 My ersonal favourites are lamb soup and grilled lamb chops, but the choice is obviously much bigger. Oh, and don’t forget about famous Icelandic lamb hot dogs! What is a secret behind amazing taste of lamb in Iceland? Animals spend most of their life walking freely anywhere they want, eating organic, wildly growing plants.

Go to the natural hot springs and local pools

Relaxing in natural hot water is atypical way to spend the time in Iceland. You can find them everywhere – in the middle of nowhere, at the end of your day-long trekking, or just by the place you stay. There’s nothing better than ending a day full of adventures in hot water. Every town (and lots of farms too!) have swimming pools, which Icelanders visit regularly. You should try them too!

famimly photoshoot in reykjavik dad holding his son upside down on the family walk in reykjavik

Go out for a walk

There is really no  point of coming to Ieland if you are going to stay at the hotel all the time. Iceland is all about nature and it’s the main attraction this country has to offer. You can rent a car and go for daily trips, or you can pack LINK!- iceland ultimate packing list outdoor clothes and stay few days in the mountains. There are outdoor activities for all tastes and budgets, from free walks around geothermal areas,snowmobiling to booking a helicopter ride. No point at staying indors all the time!

Get a photoshoot

Doesn’t matter if you are a solo traveller, family on holidays or a couple who came here to get married. Getting a photoshoot is always a great idea. There is plenty to choose from: you can go for a photo trip, or stay in Reykavik and get a short photo-walk around the centre. It’s great souvenir from your trip, something more than just a fridge magnet.

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