Iceland THe Not So Ice LAnd

Iceland is a place of wonders you can see the Northerner lights, go on a cruise and see puffins , whale watching, Wonderful and weird food, and much more.

Here is a list of the 3 best restraints on Iceland

1. Dill restraunt

At first, you may wonder how a world-class restaurant came to be in what looks like a classy community center. But the fact that Dill is located in Nordic House, a cultural center that seeks to foster connections among the Nordic countries, was quite intentional -- and having a restaurant on-site meshes perfectly with the center’s mission. The building is surrounded by a garden used by Dill’s kitchen and a wild bird preserve, and the expansive windows offer views of a lake and airplanes landing in nearby Reykjavik airport. Chef-owner Gunnar Karl Gíslason is on the forefront of New Nordic Cuisine, a movement that is transforming the way diners think of Icelandic food. During lunch, the restaurant keeps things simple and casual. By night, the tiny dining room becomes a glowing laboratory for Gíslason’s imagination, where he experiments but never strays too far from his earthy cooking style. A new 7-course menu with wine pairings is created each week; diners can also opt for a 3- or 5-course tasting. With such frequent menu changes, you’re guaranteed to have a new cultural experience each time you visit.

2. Grillmarkadurinn (The Grillmarket)

A temple to grilled meats, fishes and vegetables hides in an alleyway in downtown Reykjavik, and those who seek it are rewarded with a gorgeous, glowing space in which to explore the freshest ingredients this country has to offer on land and sea. And while menu items may sound simple on paper, chef-owner Hrefna Rósa Sætran and her team employ the experience they gained in Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe to inspire their elegant yet hearty dishes. (Sætran is also on the Icelandic National Culinary Team.) This little brother of another beloved Reykjavik restaurant, Fishmarket, puts an emphasis on sourcing ingredients, giving credit to each farmer and purveyor for their role in creating their dishes. Sitting at the bar upstairs gives diners a peek into the open kitchen -- but beware, it gets hot when the grill fires up. Eat your way around the menu, which includes everything from skewered meats to crispy duck salad to “big steaks,” or order the chef’s tasting menu. Before leaving, be sure to head downstairs for a cocktail in the beautiful lounge. It might be the last civilized thing you do before heading out into Reykjavik’s thumping nightlife.

3. Lava

Dining at Lava is a wonderful way to conclude a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon, a series of outdoor geothermic pools about 45 minutes from Reykjavik. Lunchtime bathers can throw on a robe and head to Lava, which is built into a lava cliff, for an a la carte menu in winter and a buffet lunch in summer months. Not only does chef Viktor Örn Andrésson offer creative and modern versions of Icelandic classics -- such as a sophisticated bowl of the normally rustic fish soup and a gorgeous filet of cod with lobster sauce -- but it’s all served with one of the most stunning views in the world. Imagine milky, baby-blue pools with steam rising up among the surrounding piles of dusky volcanic rock, which sport an occasional streak of bright green moss. It’s positively otherworldly.

Before we get into whale watching and all that you are going to need money here is the conversion rate and where to convert it. Here is where to convert it, Click here, The conversion rate is,

One US dollar is worth 106.21 Icelandic Króna,

Ten US dollar is worth 1062.10 Icelandic Króna

Twenty US dollar is worth 2124.20 Icelandic Króna

When you go to Iceland you are going to want to do some fun things Right??? Here is where to Whale watch, Puffin Watch, and see the northern lights.

Whale Watching, Iceland is the perfect location for whale watching. The cold waters off the coast play host to a diverse marine life. During the summer months in particular, the shores become a veritable feeding ground for multiple species of large marine mammals, giving visitors a chance to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The most prolific time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months, from April through September, when over 20 species of Cetacea—including the Orca, Minke, Humpback, and Blue Whale—can be seen in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans on either side of the island.

Puffin Watching,There are about 30.000 puffins nesting on the islands off the coast of Reykjavik and we are only a 15 minute boat ride away! The Puffin Watching tours with Special Tours, Puffin Express, have been popular for over a decade! Special Tours is a pioneer in Puffin Watching with 20 years of experience, and our especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, makes us the leading expert in the area. Special Tours is the original Puffin Tour Company in Iceland! It was founded in 1996 and started the Puffin Tours to the puffin island.

Northern Lights, The northern lights are one of the biggest draws to visiting Iceland, however they are also one of the most elusive and unpredictable attractions this country has. Although it would be great to easily pinpoint a how to see them, there are a lot of variables to consider for seeing them: season, weather, length of stay, location and luck. Of course, there are lots of fantastic things to do in Iceland and it’s always best to think of seeing the northern lights as an added bonus. So e.g. plan your trip with unique experience like The Aurora Bubble. You will come back happy even if you did not see any northern lights dance. Hopefully this article will answer all your questions about the best time to see the northern lights in Iceland!

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