Iceland

Iceland Adventures

Iceland is quickly becoming Europe’s hottest attraction. The glaciers, geysers, active volcanoes, peaks and lava deserts, combined with its rich history and folklore tradition, are all reasons why this is a popular destination.

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Fast Facts

CURRENCY
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The national currency of Iceland is the Króna. As of July, 2015: 1 CND = 105.79 ISK.

CREDIT CARDS
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Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in Iceland, and ATMs are also available in major centres. Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.

LANGUAGE
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The official language of Iceland is Icelandic.

POPULATION
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Iceland`s population stands at 323,002 as of 2013.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS
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Canadians must present a passport to visit Iceland, which must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. A tourist visa is not required for a stay under 90 days. Travellers should check with the Embassy of Iceland or one of its consulates for up-to-date information.

CLIMATE
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Summers are usually bright and sunny reaching 17 degrees Celsius but can fall to 10 degrees Celsius during flashes of cold rain. Winter can jump between 7 - 8 degrees Celsius at either side of freezing with daylight limited to a few hours.

WHEN TO GO
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Between late May and early September, Iceland emerges from its cold slumber. While the sun perches in the sky making longer days in mid-May to early August, the majority of museums and attractions extend their hours for the tourist season. In the darker months (September to January), the Northern Lights cascade across the country.

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