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25 tips you should know for your first trip to Iceland
Iceland is a captivating destination for any traveler. Volcanoes, glaciers, the wind and the sea merge to create a landscape that is like nowhere else on Earth. Whether you come for the eternal sun of summer or in search of winter’s Northern Lights nature is sure to put on a show. With a host of new low cost flight options from North America and mainland Europe there has never been a better time to visit. Here are a few tips to help you plan your first trip to the land of ice and fire.