In our travels, we challenge ourselves by stepping outside our comfort zones, whether on an African safari, a sojourn in Sydney, or puffin and whale watching in Iceland. Our souls are uplifted in the midst of wandering through G-d’s magnificent earth.
Traveling while the following kashrut can be challenging. A kosher tour or kosher safari offers gourmet food, luxurious accommodations, and outstanding guide services, making it an excellent way to travel the Jewish way. Kosher travel is expanding to exciting new destinations, and Iceland has become a popular kosher destination. Gourmet Kosher Safaris can attest to Iceland’s mystical landscapes, as well as its spectacular volcanoes, black shore beaches, and ice-blue glaciers.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Iceland?
Seasons each have their own unique characteristics. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.
During the summer months (April to August), puffin and whale watching are at their peak. In Reykjavik, temperatures can reach 9C to 14C between June and August, although 20C is also possible! Daylight hours range from 18 hours in August to 21 hours in June.
Autumn (September, October) and Spring (April, May) are shoulder periods. It’s also the time for Northern Lights. September temperatures vary from -2c to -5C, and snowmobile rides are fun.
Winter is the coldest and cheapest season, but keep in mind that there are only 4 daylight hours at its peak, and many sights are inaccessible due to snow. It’s best to explore the South during this season.
Iceland’s Tourist Attractions and Famous Landscapes:
- City Landmarks
Iceland’s capital and largest city, Reykjavik, has a thriving nightlife and hosts popular music festivals. The National and Saga museums, Hallgrimskirkja, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the Parliament House are some places tourists can visit in this city. In addition to an art museum and many galleries, there are also shopping malls. Be on the lookout for quality merino wool garments and vibrant local brands that are fast becoming world famous. Visitors should not miss Kolaportio, a weekly indoor market. The Chabad, which just opened, offers services for Shabbat.
- Natural Wonders & Day Trips
Blue Lagoon Spa is a famous geothermal pool set in a majestic setting close to Reykjavik. It is recommended to book in advance. Iceland is home to magnificent glaciers, such as Langjokull Glacier. This glacier is included in our epic kosher tour of Iceland. Iceland’s greatest natural wonder, the Glacier Lagoon, located on the south coast, is another must-see.
The itinerary also includes visits to thunderous waterfalls like the Lava and Gullfoss Falls. In the north, the majestic Dettifoss Waterfall and the Godafoss Waterfall are among the amazing sights you will witness.
During the Golden Circle Drive, you’ll pass through the UNESCO world heritage site, Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll be able to observe the earth’s shifting plates that separate Europe from North America.
- Iceland Tips & Tidbits
Regardless of the season, warm layers are a must due to the wind-chill factor. Pack a few of everything as, more likely than not, your clothes will get wet. Waterproofs (jackets, trousers and hiking boots) are essential.
Countless flocks of sheep roam the country roads, causing some trip delays!
Expect fresh and delicious gourmet kosher food that is prepared under the strictest kashrut rules, using the best local and seasonal ingredients. Icelandic cod and haddock fish are delicious, as is their water, of which 95% comes from springs and contains no nitrate, calcium, or chlorine.
Gourmet Kosher Safaris provides all your religious and comfort needs. The itinerary includes relaxation time and VIP service to make your holiday relaxing and luxurious. Get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more about kosher tours to Iceland.
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