10 REASONS TO TRAVEL TO ICELAND DURING THE CORONAVIRUS
The reasons to travel to Iceland are innumerable but the global coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we know it and that is why we have selected these 10 reasons to travel to Iceland during the COVID-19 epidemic and not fear the coronavirus. Unthinkable situations until recently such as the closing of borders, quarantines, etc. have taken place in many countries and actions such as social distancing, frequent hand washing or wearing a mask are essential. In Iceland we are confident that the situation will improve rapidly and everything will return to normal, but we are aware that, for now, people have to think carefully about where to travel and take the necessary precautions. Honestly, we think Iceland is an ideal destination in this new world we live in and that's why we present 10 reasons to travel to Iceland during the current coronavirus crisis without fear.
- Is Iceland a safe country to travel to? Thanks to its high index of economic and cultural development, Iceland is one of the safest countries to travel TO. Iceland's health is considered one of the best in the world, as well as environmental policy, resource management, and much more. Consider the fact that Iceland is a nature destination, where you can avoid large crowds and comply with the precautions that every traveler must take at this time. Furthermore, the population density is really low, which greatly helps in managing the pandemic.
How is the coronavirus management in Iceland? In Iceland the coronavirus pandemic is under control. The management of the pandemic has been exemplary thanks to the large number of tests carried out on the population, whether or not it shows symptoms.
What do I have to take into account when traveling to Iceland? Of course, although Iceland is the ideal destination to travel in this situation, you should follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization, such as frequently washing your hands with disinfectant gel. In addition, we recommend the types of trips in which you will have less contact with other people, such as touring the island in a motorhome or accommodation and rental car packages.
10 REASONS WHY TRAVEL TO ICELAND DURING COVID-19 IS THE IDEAL DESTINATION
- ICELAND IS A COUNTRY WITH A LOW POPULATION
While Iceland's area is about 103,000 km2, the country's current population is only about 340,000 inhabitants, of which about 120,000 live in the capital Reykjavík. This makes Iceland one of the countries in the world with the lowest population density, only 3 inhabitants per km2. It is also the lowest population density in all of Europe. And this alllows you to travel in Iceland for kilometers and kilometers in your rental car without encountering any population center along the way.
- THANKS TO THE HIGH ECONOMIC LEVEL, ICELAND HAS A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Iceland has universal healthcare. The health system is paid for the most part with taxes (85%). A large part of public spending is allocated to medical care. In fact, Iceland has almost no private health insurance or private hospitals. This is thanks to the typical welfare system of the Nordic countries, in which the public service is heavily financed through taxes to support the general public, so that the population has equal access to the health and welfare system.
- ICELAND IS A NATURAL DESTINATION
The primary reason for traveling to Iceland is nature. In Iceland you will not only see natural wonders impossible to find elsewhere in Europe but you will really feel that there is nothing beyond nature. Glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, geothermal areas, huge black sand beaches and numerous unique landscapes open your way showing you a world in which man has not yet left his mark.
- ICELAND IS A DESTINATION IDEAL FOR TRAVELING BY MOTORHOME
By traveling in a motorhome, you can experience a great adventure without fear of coming into contact with many other people along the way. Iceland is the perfect country to seek tranquility and travel almost isolated from other people. The main road, known as the "Ring road", goes around the entire island allowing a motorhome circuit and easy access to most of the island's natural monuments. Also, if you rent a motorhome, you won't have to worry about hotel accommodation. The motorhomes that we offer on our page are of the best quality and are disinfected before and after each rental.
- THE PACKAGES FOR CAR AND ACCOMMODATION ARE PERFECT FOR TRAVELING AROUND ICELAND
If traveling by motorhome does not convince you, there is another equally good option for traveling around Iceland: accommodation and rental car packages. You will travel on your own, at your own pace and in total freedom. We adapt the package to the number of days you wish to travel, sending you a personalized itinerary and selecting the best accommodations around Iceland, accommodations that we know first-hand so quality is guaranteed. In addition, you can collect and return the rental car directly at the airport, avoiding any transfer by public transport.
- MOST HOTELS IN ICELAND ARE RURAL, SMALL AND FAMILY OWNED
In regards to the previous point, you should know that in Iceland there are almost no large typical hotels for beach and city tourist destinations. Around the island, rural, comfortable, small and familiar hotels dominate, ideal to enjoy the tranquility and peace of nature. In addition, the accommodations we select are ones which we know personally and are of the best quality.
- EXCELLENT MANAGEMENT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON ICELAND
Thanks to a large number of tests, such as mapping the spread of infection from person to person, the Icelandic Ministry of Health has successfully curbed the spread of the coronavirus throughout Iceland. His exemplary management has been praised in the media around the world. In addition, Iceland is home to the CODE Genetics bio-pharmaceutical company, which has not only done the analyzes but is also conducting a general investigation in partnership with the government to provide more information on the nature of the coronavirus. Read more about the current COVID-19 situation in Iceland here.
- TOURISM IN ICELAND IS IMPORTANT WITH LOW RESTRICTIONS FOR TRAVELERS
Thanks to the control of the coronavirus pandemic in Iceland, the country has not been forced to close borders or restrict travel or tourism as much as other countries. There have been short-term bans for certain countries or regions of the world, but these are expected to be lifted soon. Please consult the Board of Tourism and the Ministry of Health in Iceland for the latest concerning and travel restrictions regarding your place of residency. .
- EXCELLENT HYGIENIC AND CLEANLINESS CONDITIONS IN ICELAND
Thanks to its high index of economic and social development, the hygienic conditions in Iceland are enviable. For example, drinking water is of the highest quality and Reykjavík, the capital, is considered one of the cleanest cities in the world. The predominance of nature, low population density and concern for the environment are factors that make Iceland one of the "cleanest" countries in the world.
- THE COST OF TRAVEL TO ICELAND HAS GONE DONE, TRIPS TO ICELAND ARE CHEAPER
Last but not least, it should be noted that the price of the Icelandic crown has dropped considerably compared to previous years, making it, economically speaking, the best time to travel to Iceland. Of course, Iceland is still an expensive country as befits its economic and social situation in Europe but in previous years prices were much higher..
Responsibility: Although Iceland is an ideal destination, we ask that you be a responsible tourist and that you always respect nature and follow the WHO's hygienic recommendations. Every natural environment is fragile and vulnerable, so it is essential that you treat it with caution and respect. ID 819.