- By lisa
- On Nov 30, 2018
- Travel Tips
Iceland supports a surprisingly diverse Nordic flora and fauna and is an ideal place for ornithology enthusiasts, while also offering some of the world’s best whale watching destinations.
Things to do in Iceland
Go Sightseeing at Nighttime
You can expect some of Iceland’s most popular attractions to be a bit crowded during the long summer days of high-season. But if you are indeed visiting in mid-summer, you will be blessed by the unremitting midnight sun whose light lasts for 24 hours.
Taking advantage of the endless days by travelling at night will let you avoid the crowds and experience a personal, magical moment of timelessness in nature’s amber embrace.
The roads will be silent, the towns and villages asleep, and the stillness of the bright night air will be as enchanting as the wilderness it envelopes.
Buy Food Straight from the Farm
When driving around Iceland you will eventually come to realise that the entire ring road is beset by three chains of rest and service stations, that offer the exact same assortment of overpriced junk food regardless of their location.
An ideal alternative to shopping at these stations is to buy quality locally sourced products directly from the people who make them. A great number of Icelandic farmers have opened their doors to travellers and sell local farm products, including meat, fish, and organic fruit and vegetables for a modest price.
In certain areas, farmers have even set up little self-service huts where travellers are trusted to help themselves to fresh fruit and vegetables and pay for what they take without supervision.