If you’re fond of traveling and capturing the moment, then Iceland is the best choice for you to visit. And if you’re a resident of Dubai planning to visit Iceland, I’m going to share some tips and information based on my experience when I traveled from Dubai to Iceland. I recently visited Iceland and experienced one of the best trips of my life.
When it comes to visiting Europe, Iceland is the first choice of tourists for its incredible views and scenic landscape. If you are fond of taking photographs or you’re a photographer, then this trip to Iceland will add a feather to your photography.
Traveling is my forte, and Iceland is one of the countries that caught my attention to explore its amazing views and beautiful landscapes. Many of you might wonder, “why Iceland? When there are many other countries with super cool temperatures”. My only answer is to Google it and checks photos. Traveling to a country like Iceland would be every photographer’s dream. It is famous for being called the Land of Fire and Ice because of its volcanoes and glaciers. It is full of natural wonders like the Blue Lagoon and Dettifoss Waterfall. Iceland is famous for its rich cultural history, Norse mythology, and folklore.
- Travel preparation: To visit Iceland, you have to prepare according to your tour plan, like how many days you are planning to visit. If you are traveling for 5-7 days, I’ll suggest searching “Iceland Golden Search,” if you are too lazy to search on Google, then “Click Here,” or if you wanna spend more than seven days, then you should go for the “Iceland Ring Road” trip. You can make Google your friend for this trip. You’ll have to carry winter clothes depending on the time or the season you’ll visit Iceland. If you visit Dubai to Iceland in June, this is the end of the winter season, temperature around b/w 5-8 C and wind are probably around -10. As of my experience, you should carry all windproof outfits. You can also have isolated thermal shoes; it would help you a lot.
- Accommodation or Transportation: public Transportation is only available in metro cities. If you want to visit the best places in Iceland, you don’t have many choices, either you can rent a car or hire a campervan. If you rent a car, check it with the car rental company and get the insurance. If they don’t have the insurance cars, you can get the vehicle included in the price. But if you stick to your budget, you can hire a campervan; it can save some money for the accommodation. If you are visiting the ring road and want to go camping around the sites, you can park the campervan and spend a day there. For accommodation, you can book a hotel from Airbnb. You can visit their website if you aren’t familiar with it. Just Google before visiting Iceland during winters as in winters all roads are not accessible as it gets blocked due to heavy snowfall.
- Schengen Visa for Iceland: If you are traveling from Dubai to Iceland, ensure you secure a Schengen Visa for Iceland. There is no consulate in Dubai for Iceland. With a lot of research and discussions with travel agencies, I found the place where you can do your registration; the initial process is online, then you can visit the office later on for further process. Iceland Visa has been taken care of by Denmark Consulate. Another essential thing, if you are traveling to other countries in the Schengen area, you need to apply for a visa to the country you are staying in for the long days. If you are traveling to Paris for ten days and Iceland for six days, you first need to apply for a Schengen visa for the French consulate. However, if you are visiting different countries for equal days, like 5-5 days to Paris or Iceland, then, in that case, you need to apply for the Schengen Visa for the country you are landing in first. Suppose you are traveling from Dubai to Iceland first, then you’ll use an Iceland visa first.
- Flight Bookings: There is no direct flight to travel from Dubai to Iceland. You should carefully plan your trip to maximize your time and minimize your expenses. You can book your flight from Qatar airways to Stockholm and then to Reykjavik airport in Iceland. From Qatar to Reykjavik, it is the shortest stop-over from Dubai to Iceland. Then you can rent a car from a rental company around 5 minutes away from the airport and enjoy your first destination.
I hope this blog will help you give an idea of how to plan a beautiful trip from Dubai to Iceland.