How To Help Travelers Plan a Trip to Iceland

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How to Plan a Trip to IcelandIceland’s cool climate is getting a lot of hot attention right now. With the introduction of a low-cost airline offering non-stop, direct flights from many East Coast cities to Reykjavik, more travelers have Iceland in their horizon than ever before.

Why Iceland?

Despite its name, Iceland is a beautiful country of green landscapes and centuries old culture that survives today in the food, people, housing, and geography of the land. It is not only affordable to get to Iceland, but travelers can find more reasonably priced accommodations than mainland Europe. Food can be more expensive, but is a unique culinary experience.

Other reasons why your travelers should consider Iceland include:

  • They could spend a night in a lighthouse
  • Bonding with Icelandic ponies
  • Taking a soak in the Blue Lagoon
  • It’s actually a great destination for foodies

To learn more about Iceland, read our destination guide on the country.

Why Travel Insurance?

Iceland is beautiful, but wild. The island is very safe and easy to navigate, but travel insurance makes sense for those looking to visit Iceland for many reasons.

  • To truly explore the rugged beauty of this island, many activities involve a higher level of activity, from walking, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. You should check with kind of activities your travelers plan to do in Iceland to make sure they’re covered.
  • According to recent news, about 60% of passengers traveling to and from the island experienced flight delays in June. This is up from 30% in the period of January to May. Weather and strikes have impacted airline traffic. Remind travelers that insurance could help them better navigate any delays or interruptions.
  • Many geysers and volcanoes on the island are still active, and volcanic ash ejected during these eruptions of any scale can impact travel and flights. The largest impact was seen in 2010, after a series of eruptions from the volcano Eyjafjallajokull shut down much of Europe’s airspace for days. Travelers with trip cancellation/interruption insurance would be covered for this type of event, but as always it’s best to discuss specifics before purchasing.

The world is full of amazing destinations to explore. Help you travelers have an enjoyable experience from door to door with the peace of mind RoamRight travel insurance brings.


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