Do Icelanders hate American tourists? Of course, Icelanders don't hate tourists (Iceland has actually been voted the friendliest country to visit in the world!) but since tourism has grown so fast in Iceland rapid changes have been happening in our society.
Is Iceland crowded with tourists?
When travelling around Iceland, however, one can clearly see that Iceland is not overcrowded. You can, in fact, enjoy large distances of highways or hiking trails without encountering a single soul, even during the high-season summer months.
Is the Blue Lagoon worth it?
But if you've only got a few days in Iceland or want to visit several of the pools Iceland has to offer, Blue Lagoon can easily be worth the cost and hype. It may not be a hidden gem, but it may be exactly what you need to relax and enjoy your last day in Iceland.
What's the main religion in Iceland?
Religion: Most Icelanders (80%) are members of the Lutheran State Church. Another 5% are registered in other Christian denominations, including the Free Church of Iceland and the Roman Catholic Church. Almost 5% of people practice ásatrú, the traditional Norse religion.
Is Reykjavik a walkable city?
Reykjavík is a small and walkable city with around 123,00 inhabitants. *My walking tour hits all of the main highlights in Reykjavík for a total distance of 3.7 miles (6km). I will also include extra points of interest on the map that I did not visit.
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How hard is it to learn Icelandic?
In fact, Icelandic has been consistently ranked as one of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn as a result of the archaic vocabulary and complex grammar. Not only are the words extremely long, the specific syllables are pronounced completely different from your typical English syllables.
Why do Icelanders speak English so well?
English is almost universally spoken in Iceland, with many people very fluent as well, so tourists will have no problem conversing in English there. Icelanders learn English from a very early age and are exposed to English language film and TV a lot and so are very proficient at English.
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Does the Blue Lagoon smell?
There's a lot of sulphur in the lagoon, which is why it has a distinct smell – one which will not be pleasing to most. The bad news is that the aroma resembles rotten eggs. The good news is that after a few minutes you won't be able to smell it at all.
What month is the cheapest to fly to Iceland?
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High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Iceland is January.
Can you swim in the ocean in Iceland?
You can swim pretty much anywhere in the ocean in Iceland as long as the beach is accessible and the waves are safe (don't do this in Reynisfjara!) but we went to a much safer place called Nauthólsvík, a beach in Reykjavik located next to the Reykjavik University and the domestic airport.