How to travel Iceland: 14 Iceland Travel Tips (Circling Iceland Ep.05)





We show you how to plan your iceland trip by giving you some very useful iceland travel tips after traveling the country for 14 days along the ring road & golden circle.
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In the 5th episode of Circling Iceland we sat down in Reykjavik to talk about our trip and give you some useful Iceland travel tips in order to plan your own road trip.

Beside general travel information we focus on tips on how to do a road trip in Iceland by talking about car rentals, routes and road conditions. Nevertheless we also give tips for a stopover in Iceland, talk about the weather and accommodation options.

Iceland Travel Tips overview:
00:25 – our trip
00:52 – visa & entry requirements
01:40 – airport transfer (flybus & gray line)
02:19 – how to get around
02:38 – rental car options in Iceland
04:03 – road conditions & road closures
04:47 – routes & itineraries (ring road vs. golden circle)
05:30 – best time to visit
06:47 – how much time is needed
08:13 – tips for stopovers & short trips
08:49 – weather in iceland & what to pack
09:58 – accommodation in iceland
11:32 – prices in iceland
12:59 – Icelandic cuisine

Traveling Icelands Ring Road is the perfect way to get to know the country on and off the tourist paths. Therefore we took about 2 weeks to get to know Iceland properly by exploring waterfalls, canyons, hot springs, glacier caves, black beaches and of course the stunning coastlines all around the island finishing off in Reykjavik with the countries biggest music festival called „Iceland Airwaves“

We’ll show you which places to visit & our favorite things to do in Iceland in the upcoming videos and how to plan & organize your very own road trip in Iceland. Make sure to subscribe & activate notification to not miss any episode!

— Places we stayed at —
As mentioned in the video I exclusively stayed at the Oddsson Ho(s)tel for this part of the trip:

As said in the video we stayed in places offered on HomeAway. Therefore the following Links are direct Affiliate Links to the shown properties on the HomeAway website.

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Cosy Cottage in Vik:

— About our Cooperation with SadCars & Oddsson —
We partnered up with a local car rental company called who offer some of the best deals for travelers looking into renting a camper or road trip vehicle. For this the folks at SadCars provided us with a Dacia Duster for the period we did the Ring Road and the Golden Circle route.
In order to show you several accommodation options you can find in Iceland we teamed up with who let me stay in their ubercool suite in Reykjavik and with who let us stay in some of the coolest places all around the island.
Nevertheless all opinions, recommendations and views are my own.

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„To the Beat“ by Danie Gunnarsson (EpidemicSound.com)

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