Frequently Asked Questions


About Iceland

Where is Iceland? How do I get to Iceland?

celand is a North Atlantic island and a part of Europe. It lies about 800 km Northwest of Scotland and 970 km west of Norway, and it’s northern coast is just below the Arctic Circle. We don’t recomend rowing solo accross the Atlantic, but that is one way to get here!

How cold is it?

Summer temperatures are around 15°C with the north and east often being the warmest parts in the summer but coldest in winter. Average January temperatures in Reykjavík, at around zero, are actually higher than those in New York.

Glacier and Ice caving

What should I wear on the tours?

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as the first layer, waterproof jacket with a hoodie, hiking boots with ankle protection and hard sole, a hat and gloves are ideal

Do I need hiking boots?

We encourage bringing hiking boots for glacier tours. They have to hard on the sole and tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them for rent in all sizes in Skaftafell


what's the level of accommodation in Iceland?

Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When booking a trip with Iceland Travel you can choose between different accommodation categories. Budget Comfort Quality Superior Upgrade Option (only available or Self-Drive/Road Trip packages) We choose accommodation based on value for money, location and service provided. Please note that accommodation is always subject to availability.

Budget level

Budget If your goal is to lower your travel costs our Budget accommodation is a great idea. You’ll stay in accommodation with shared facilities. These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. You’ll have your own room with made-up beds, and some rooms also have washbasins. Showers and toilets are shared facilities. Shared bathroom and shower facilities Budget hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation A very local way to travel Breakfast included

Comfort Level

Comfort Comfort class accommodation offers you the chance to travel economically around Iceland. In the countryside you’ll stay in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. In Reykjavik, your accommodation will be a 3-star hotel. All rooms have private bathroom facilities. Private facilities Economical hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation A 3-star hotel in Reykjavik Breakfast included

Quality level

Quality Our Quality class self-drive accommodation allows you to stay in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer during your travel period. Throughout your tour you’ll stay in pleasant guesthouses and hotels where all rooms have private facilities. In Reykjavik, your accommodation will be a 4-star hotel. Private facilities Comfortable hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation A 4-star hotel in Reykjavik Breakfast included Superior (Self-Drive/Road Trip option) Upgrade your quality category accommodation with this supplement. Enjoy an upgrade from a standard to a superior room in a quality category hotel. You can upgrade for the full duration of your trip or just on selected nights.