Travel Tips for an Iceland Vacation

A Guide to Driving in Iceland in February></a>
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A Guide to Driving in Iceland in February

Planning a road trip to Iceland in February? There’s a lot you’ll need to know about Iceland in winter (or, more specifically, driving in Iceland in winter) to ensure you have both a safe and enjoyable trip. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about driving in Iceland in February.

A Guide to Driving in Iceland in January></a>
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A Guide to Driving in Iceland in January

If you’re thinking of taking a road trip to Iceland in January, you may be excited about all the wintertime Iceland activities but also a little hesitant about the driving part of the road trip. Iceland in January is beautiful but getting around can be difficult. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about driving in Iceland in January.

The Best Hikes in Iceland></a>
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The Best Hikes in Iceland

While an Iceland road trip is the best way to see the sights, when you're not driving, Iceland is filled with memorable hiking trails that will take you where even the best rental car will not. Here’s everything you need to know if you're planning an Iceland hiking trip, including the best hiking routes in Iceland, what to pack for hiking in Iceland, the best time to hike in Iceland and more.

The Best Iceland 2 Week Itinerary (Summer & Winter)></a>
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The Best Iceland 2-Week Itinerary (Summer & Winter)

If you’re planning to spend two weeks in Iceland, there’s a lot that you can see and do. With 14 days, you can create a trip that allows you to see the best of the entire country. To help you pick the best itinerary in Iceland, we’ve laid out our top suggestions for a 14-day Iceland road trip, whether you're visiting during summer or winter.

A Guide to Visiting Iceland for Christmas></a>
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A Guide to Visiting Iceland for Christmas

Christmas in Iceland is a magical time of year. The country, cloaked in snow and ice, aglow with the northern lights (and holiday lights!), feels extra-festive throughout the month of December. Learn everything about planning your road trip and driving in Iceland during the Christmas season!

Guide to Driving the Westfjords of Iceland></a>
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Guide to Driving the Westfjords of Iceland

Driving the Westfjords of Iceland is a singular experience that’s unlike anything you'll find elsewhere. Whether you want to spend just a day or two in Iceland’s Westfjords, or you want to plan an entire Westfjords road trip, here’s everything you need to know about driving to and around this region of the country.

The Best Iceland 3-Day Itinerary (Summer and Winter)></a>
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The Best Iceland 3-Day Itinerary (Summer and Winter)

Dreaming of an Iceland getaway but only have a few days to spare? While we always think more time spent in Iceland is better, it is possible to see some of the highlights of Iceland in just a few days. In this article, we’re going to answer travellers’ top questions about how to see Iceland in 3 days and the best itinerary for your trip.

Guide to Driving the Snaefellsnes Peninsula></a>
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Guide to Driving the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Planning a trip to Iceland and wanting to see the Snaefellsnes Peninsula by car? We're answering all your most-asked questions about this popular West Iceland road trip, such as what’s there to see during a Snaefellsnes road trip, what kind of car you need, transportation options and the best time to visit.

Visiting & Hiking to the Volcano in Iceland 2022></a>
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Visiting & Hiking to the Volcano in Iceland 2022

Everything you need to know about visiting and hiking Iceland's volcanic eruption: current status, hiking trails to Iceland's volcano, safety measures and what to pack for your trip.

The Best Scenic Driving Routes in Iceland></a>
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The Best Scenic Driving Routes in Iceland

Iceland is known for its scenic beauty and there’s no better way to see all of it than by renting a car and going on a road trip. Normally, a road trip might require you to do lots of research and planning but there are already plenty of Iceland road trip routes that are popular. All you have to do is pick the best driving route in Iceland for you. Here you will find the top scenic road trips in Iceland.

Lava Car Rental Airport Pick Up></a>
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Lava Car Rental Airport Pick-Up Information

Lava Car Rental offers free airport shuttle service anytime from Keflavik Airport to Lava Car Rental office. Find out where to meet us at the airport.

The Best Rental Car for a West Iceland Self-Driving Trip></a>
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Renting a Car for a West Iceland Self-Driving Trip

Planning a trip to West Iceland and wondering if a self-driving itinerary is the best option for you? Here’s everything you need to know: West Iceland’s regions and must-see spots, the best rental car for a West Iceland trip, top tips for taking a camper van to West Iceland and whether or not you should rent a 2WD car for your itinerary.

A Quick Guide to Camping in Iceland></a>
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A Quick Guide to Camping in Iceland

Planning a trip to Iceland and wondering if you should camp for part (or all) of your journey? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’re giving you all the info you need to know about camping in Iceland: why you should camp in Iceland, the best time to do it, Icelandic camping regulations, campsites in Iceland, and much more!

Don't miss the best activities to do in Iceland></a>
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Top 13 Things to Do in Iceland During a Self-Driving Tour

If you’re planning an upcoming Iceland holiday, and you’re considering what might be the best things to do in Iceland while you’re here, we can help. We’re pulling together our expert advice as professionals in the travel industry, as well as our up-to-the-minute knowledge as Iceland locals, to help you plan the perfect Iceland itinerary.

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland to visit on a self-drive tour></a>
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Top 10 Waterfalls in Iceland (And How to Visit Them By Car)

Iceland is filled with beautiful, world-renowned waterfalls. From Gullfoss (considered Iceland’s most beautiful) to Glymur (Iceland’s second-tallest waterfall), Skogafoss to Seljalandsfoss, Iceland has more than 10,000 waterfalls, and each is unique. To help you plan the best Iceland waterfalls itinerary, we’re pulling together our top 10 favourites, as well as tips on how to visit them by car.

Best Iceland 8-Day Itinerary (Summer and Winter)></a>
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Best Iceland 8-Day Itinerary (Summer and Winter)

If you’re planning to visit Iceland for 8 days, you’ll want to be sure that you plan your trip very carefully, so that you can see the best of the country in that small amount of time. In this article, you will find everything you need to plan your Iceland road trip and the best itineraries for your 8 days in the country.

The Ultimate Guide to Car Rental Insurance in Iceland></a>
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The Ultimate Guide to Car Rental Insurance in Iceland

With the right preparation, the right car rental and the right insurance, you can have an excellent trip in Iceland, even if the unexpected happens. Here’s everything you need to know about renting a car in Iceland and purchasing the proper insurance to keep you protected along the way.

Ultimate Guide to Dettifoss Waterfall in Iceland></a>
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Ultimate Guide to Visiting Dettifoss Waterfall in Iceland

As the second most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss offers spectacular and breathtaking views. Keep reading to learn more about the Dettifoss waterfall, how and when to visit it in a self-drive trip, and local tips to make the most out of your journey in Northern Iceland. 

Glaciers in Iceland: How to Visit Them by Car and What to Do and See There></a>
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Glaciers in Iceland: How to Visit Them by Car and What to Do and See There

Iceland’s landscape is one of contrasts, its geography mixing craggy volcanoes with smooth glacier ice to create a destination quite unlike any other in the world. Here are seven glaciers you can visit in Iceland, how to reach them by car and what to do at the glacier once you get there.

Car Rental in Iceland – 9 Things You Should Know></a>
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Car Rental in Iceland – 9 Things You Should Know

Planning a trip to Iceland? If you’ve decided to rent a car in Iceland for a self-driving trip around the country, here you will find everything you need to consider before booking your rental vehicle and our local tips to make your decision process easier.

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The Ultimate Guide to Transport in Iceland

When you’re travelling to Iceland, you’ll quickly discover that public transport in the country is somewhat lacking (at least compared to other major tourist destinations). Preparing for this ahead of time can save you a lot of frustration and annoyance. We’ll be talking about all of your Iceland transportation articles below, so keep reading!

Most-Famous Iceland Volcanoes and How to Visit Them></a>
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The 11 Most Famous Iceland Volcanoes and How to Visit Them

One of Iceland’s main tourist draws is all of our beautiful volcanoes and one of the best ways to visit them is on a self-drive trip. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about Iceland's volcanoes, how to reach them, and what activities you can do there.

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Iceland Hot Springs: How To Visit The Newest & Best Pools

Iceland’s natural hot springs are one of our top attractions. To help you see the best (as well as some of the newer, less-crowded hot spring spas in Iceland), we’re answering all of your need-to-know questions about visiting Iceland’s latest and best hot springs during a self-driving trip.

Gullfoss Waterfall in the Golden Circle of Iceland></a>
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Guide to Visiting the Golden Circle of Iceland by Car

The Golden Circle in Iceland is one of the country’s most famous scenic routes, and a Golden Circle self-drive tour can allow you to see everything along it — from towering waterfalls to magical vistas. Keep reading to know everything about self-driving the Golden Circle!

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Renting a Car for a North Iceland Self-Driving Trip

If you’re coming to Iceland for a Route 1 road trip, Northern Iceland is a must-see region. However, while choosing a 4x4 rental in Iceland for your trip is the first step to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience, there are some other things you’ll want to consider, to make your Northern Iceland trip as successful as possible.

Highland F-Roads and Gravel Roads of Iceland></a>
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Guide to the Highland F-Roads and Gravel Roads of Iceland

Planning a trip to drive the F-roads of Iceland or the Iceland Highland roads to explore one of the most remote areas of the country? Here’s everything you need to know about Iceland Highlands and F-roads driving in Iceland, including the most popular routes and useful tips.

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Food in Iceland: 9 Must-Try Dishes During Your Iceland Trip

No matter how you plan on travelling through Iceland, if you’re a foodie, you have to try some traditional Icelandic food. Here are our top tips as Icelandic locals, as to what you need to taste and try while in Iceland. These are our favourite and most recommended nine Icelandic dishes, so you can eat like a local and embrace Icelandic culture during your trip.

Best Attractions on the Ring Road of Iceland></a>
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Best Attractions on the Ring Road of Iceland

The Ring Road of Iceland is the most popular tourist driving route in the country. However, taking on this long highway that stretches around the entirety of the island is no easy task. Driving the Ring Road of Iceland requires careful planning, in order to ensure you see only the best attractions of your road trip in Iceland. Keep reading to know everything about Route 1 of Iceland and what are the best attractions to see along the way.

 Best Iceland 10-Day Self-Drive Itinerary (Summer + Winter) ></a>
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Best Iceland 10-Day Self-Drive Itinerary (Summer + Winter)

If you’re planning 10 days in Iceland, there’s no better way to spend your time, regardless of the season, than by driving your way around the island. An Iceland 10-day itinerary can give you just enough time to see some of the country’s best spots, without putting you into a rush. Of course, proper planning is necessary in order to make the most out of your 10 days in Iceland, so that’s why we’re here to help.

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The Iceland Arctic Coast Way: The New "Golden Circle" of the North

If you’re an intrepid traveller looking for a new adventure, we can’t recommend the Arctic Coast Way of Iceland enough. Keep reading to learn all about what it can offer you; how to prepare for the roads and weather of Iceland North Fjord; the best times to travel the route (as well as differences between travelling the route in the summer versus the winter), and the best Iceland 4x4 car rental to take you on your journey.

Guide to Renting an Economy Car in Iceland></a>
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Guide to Renting an Economy Car in Iceland

If you are planning a road trip to Iceland and travelling on a budget, you might be wondering how to rent a cheap car in Iceland. Here is all you need to know about economy rental cars in Iceland.

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Best Iceland 5-Day Summer and Winter Driving Itineraries (with a Rental Car)

We're helping you decide how to spend 5 days with your rental in Iceland, whether you're visiting in the summer, winter or anytime in between. As well as what you should do based on the season, your budget and your rental car. Keep reading to find out more.

9 Reasons to Rent a Campervan for Your Trip to Iceland></a>
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9 Reasons to Rent a Campervan for Your Trip to Iceland

If you’re considering camping in Iceland or wondering if an Iceland camper van rental is right for your upcoming trip, we’re here to show you why this is one of the most popular options. Keep reading to know more!

The Best Iceland 7-Day Road Trip Itinerary></a>
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Best Iceland 7-Day Road Trip Itinerary (For Summer + Winter)

To help you make the most of your one-week holiday in Iceland, the local experts at Lava Car Rental are here with their best tips, tricks and recommendations for an Iceland road trip for seven days. We’ll answer your questions about the best road trip itinerary for seven days in Iceland, the must-see attractions during a one-week holiday in Iceland, and how much to budget for seven days in Iceland. And, of course, we’ll give you some professional tips on renting your car in Iceland.

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The Best Time to See the Northern Lights in Iceland via a Driving Trip

If you’re planning an aurora-hunting road trip to Iceland, we’re here to help. This article includes all you need to know about when and where to see the northern lights in Iceland. We will also recommend the best car for your trip and tell you about the safety rules for your trip.

All you need to know for renting a car in Keflavik airport iceland></a>
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Guide to Renting a Car at Iceland Keflavik Airport

Keflavik Airport is Iceland’s main international airport and the first stop for travellers visiting Iceland worldwide. If you’re going to do a self-drive trip in Iceland, here’s all you need to know about car rentals at Iceland’s airports.

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Renting a Car for a South Iceland Self-Driving Trip

What’s the best rental car to self-drive on Iceland’s South Coast? And the safest car rental choice to drive along the South Coast in the winter? To help you answer all these questions and more, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about renting a car for a South Iceland self-driving trip.

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Driving in Iceland in Winter

In this article, we're laying out the seven most important Iceland winter driving tips and things to know, including advice and info on Iceland winter weather, Iceland winter temperatures, Iceland winter road conditions, must-know safety rules for driving in Iceland and the best cars to rent in Iceland in the winter.

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Guide to Renting a 4x4 in Iceland

In this article, we’re breaking down when and where exactly you’ll need a 4x4 in Iceland, how to choose the right 4x4 for you and even how to drive on those tricky Iceland F-roads. 

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Guide to Renting a Camper in Iceland

Not sure how to pick an Iceland camper rental or where to go once you have one? Not sure on the rules of the road or the best ways to plan an Iceland camper rental trip? We have you covered with our full, extensive guide to renting a camper in Iceland.

Money saving Ideas for your Iceland trip></a>
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12 money saving Ideas for your Iceland trip

From the mystical natural hot springs to the surreal glaciers, Iceland is home to some of the most stunning geography in the world. This incredible destination allures photographers, adrenaline junkies, and nature-loving travelers alike.

What to Wear in Iceland></a>
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What to Wear in Iceland (No Matter the Season!)

Make sure you pack all the right clothing to wear while in Iceland, whatever season you’re visiting. As lifetime Iceland locals, we know exactly what you need to pack in your suitcase to remain comfortable, whether you’re hunting the northern lights in the dead of winter, or driving around the South Coast in the middle of Iceland’s short summer season. 

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A Guide to Driving in Iceland

If you plan on driving in Iceland during an upcoming trip, take a look at our full guide to driving in Iceland — so you can be safe on the road and have as much fun during your Iceland adventure as possible!

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Hekla Volcano Facts and Risks

Ever thought about climbing to the top of a volcano? You can fairly easily, but there are risks. Hekla has an amazing view from the top and it's not a very hard hike which makes it and popular site to visit, but there is a risk of an eruption at any time. Read on to find out more.

Year-Round Weather Conditions in Iceland + Best Time to Visit></a>
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Year-Round Weather Conditions in Iceland + Best Time to Visit

Iceland is known for its unpredictable weather, you can drive through all 4 seasons in one day! Keep reading to know everything about the weather and the best time to visit Iceland.

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Guide to Renting a Car in Iceland: All You Need to Know

Read our ultimate guide to renting a car in Iceland. Why you should hire a car for your Iceland trip, how to choose the right one, what to consider, and much more!

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Staying Connected: Mobile & Internet Coverage in Iceland

Iceland is among the top internet users in the world, and our connectivity and speeds are only getting better. Read on to find out more, including how to contact our three main phone providers, or if the readily available wi-fi is best for you.

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Slow Adventure Tourism

Slow Adventure is a form of tourism which allows travelers to create inspiring connections with the outdoors and helps them reflect, reconnect and become closer to nature. Iceland offers Slow Adventure tours in southern Iceland in and around the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull.

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A South Coast Iceland Tour: Hiking, Biking, and Bathing

Looking for an action-packed day tour along the beautiful South Coast of Iceland? This one includes a bike ride to the famous DC3 plane wreck in Sólheimasandur, letting the mists of Gljúfrabúi and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls refresh you, glacier hiking over Sólheimajökull glacier, bathing in Seljavallalaug geothermal pool, and ending the day with a peek into Raufarhólshellir, a lava cave.

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Icelandic Drinking Water

The water in Iceland is very clean, and we stand with companies encouraging travelers to Iceland not to drink bottled water. It creates a lot of waste, and the same quality water is free from the tap. Here's what you need to know about water from different sources in Iceland.

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How to Pay and Tip in Iceland

We’re breaking down everything you need to know about Iceland tipping etiquette, cash and credit card usage in Iceland, Iceland currency and more. All you need to know about spending money in Iceland is in this article.

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How to Get Started Learning Icelandic

Are you interested in learning the Icelandic language to use on your vacation? Most Icelanders speak English very well, so you won't have a problem if you can't. But here are some tips and information for those who want to learn more.

Check out this fun video of Will Carmack travelling around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland!></a>
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Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Iceland with Will Carmack

Winter is coming will sound familiar with everyone watching Game of Thrones. Watch blogger Will Carmack travel around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland. 

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A Road Trip Through Iceland’s Filming Locations

If you consider yourself a true cinephile, you’re going to want to see some of these Iceland filming locations during your visit and the best way to do that is via car. Renting a car in Iceland makes it simple and convenient for you to hop between shooting locations, from Star Wars’ Planet Lah’mu to the Vale of Arryn in Game of Thrones. 

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area.></a>
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Iceland Self-Drive Tours: Exploring the Diamond Circle

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area. Accessible in our 4x4 rental cars, these sites are perfect for a self-guided tour that will take about 1 day. You'll see waterfalls, craters and volcanic formations around Northern Iceland.

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Dragons in Iceland

The Icelandic Sagas contains the first description of the four guardian spirits that protect Iceland, including a dragon. Go hunting for dragons in Iceland and visit the locations with help from Lava Car Rental.

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What to Do Near Keflavik Airport in Iceland

Lava Car Rental is located just steps away from Keflavik International Airport, so we know this area — and the whole island, really — like the backs of our hands. So, ready to start your Iceland adventure as soon as you land? Here’s everything we recommend you see and do near Keflavik Airport.

Exploring Iceland on a Budget travel guide></a>
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Exploring Iceland on a Budget

Wondering how to plan a budget Iceland trip? We have all the tips and tricks you need for seeing Iceland at an affordable rate. 

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Icelandic Coffee is the Best

Icelanders have a long coffee tradition and have enjoyed the black drink of joy as early as the 17th century, when records show that prominent Icelanders and Danes in Iceland drank tea and coffee on special occasions. Read on to find out where Icelanders get a good cup of java these days!