8 Reasons You Should Visit ICELAND

Reasons You Should Visit ICELAND There’s no doubt that Iceland is a hot destination right now for American travelers going abroad. The visitor statistics in recent years have skyrocketed (I mean, like, a LOT) and if trends continue as they did in 2015, we have every reason to believe it won’t be slowing down any time soon – but don’t worry! It’s still every bit as pristine and untouched as it once was, and it’s still the up-and-coming destination to write home about.

What’s that? Iceland’s on your radar but you haven’t committed to it yet? Well here are 8 things that may change your mind.

It’s safe – in fact, it’s not uncommon to see cars running with their doors unlocked while the owner is inside ordering a sandwich – or some hákarl.

1. Almost everyone speaks English (but remember, it’s always respectful to learn a few common phrases in Icelandic).

2. The natural scenery is unforgettable.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland [Photo by Robert Lukeman]

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3. The nightlife is unmatched.

4. The people are extraordinarily welcoming. People on the street in Iceland

5. It’s a great stopover destination for those traveling to continental Europe. Its location in the Atlantic is perfect for a detour.

6. The people are extraordinarily welcoming.

7. The art and music scene is burgeoning – you’ll be sure to return with some really cool new bands to listen to (and impress your trendy friends with).

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