Iceland is a wonderful country with a population 320,000. It is known for its thundering waterfalls Skogafoss, rich wildlife at Landmannalaugar, and the famous beach Reynisfjara. Here are some of the dos and don’ts that you need to take note.
The Do’s When in Iceland
- Take extra precautions. Though Iceland’s marvelous terrains are so alluring, you may find no safety rails beside cliff edges and even ropes. You may take pictures, but if you don’t have enough training, be smart enough to avoid spoiling their beauty.
- Take the weather seriously. The weather in Iceland is really cold. A hot day can suddenly turn into a snowy weather. So make sure you bring extra layers of clothes and a pair of boots that are made for thick snow.
- Pack the right gear. Make a good research before going to Iceland. We all know that the weather in Iceland is very different that in most western countries. So make sure you have the right gear with you. Bring thermal underwear, parka jackets, lightweight socks, snow boots, chapstick, and lotion as cold weather can make your skin really dry.
The Don’ts When in Iceland
- Do not drive off-road. Although it can be enticing to drive off-road, it is illegal and damaging to the environment. Many tourists come here with their 4WDs and leave tracks on the snow, which only entice others to do the same. Please avoid this habit to protect the environment in Iceland.
- Don’t ask Icelanders where you can buy bottled water. They will just look at you with their confused eyes. Just drink the tap water. The tap water in Iceland is pure and clean.
- Don’t be such an introvert. If you are camping somewhere and you see some Icelanders, don’t hesitate to greet them and meet their group. Icelanders are broad-minded and friendly. They love going in a band and would love to meet people like you.
· Don’t plunge into the hot springs and pools without taking a shower. Iceland’s geothermal pool is not treated with any kind of chemicals so tourists are expected to clean themselves before taking a dip. This rule of thumb is also for everyone’s safety.