All you need to know

We are first and foremost storytellers and our mantra is to connect travellers to our favourite places with stories, history, geology, folklore, songs, flora and fauna in a way that leaves a lasting impression.
Trip style

Which style of trip is right for me?
Our three styles of travel – Regular, Advanced and VIP – cover a whole gamut of travel experiences. To find out which one has ‘You’ written all over it, visit our trip styles page.

Are trips physically demanding?
Want to lie in a hammock and not move until cocktail hour? We’ve got a trip for that. Want to power up the side of mountain at high altitude? We’ve also got a trip for that. To determine what type of trip suits you best, each of our trips comes with a Physical Rating to let you know how physically demanding it is… or isn’t. Find out more about ratings.

Travelling with children

Does Travelicious have family trips?
Travelicious offers a wide range of Family Adventures around the globe. The minimum age (for Family trips) varies depending on destination, and Travelicious has set minimum ages to ensure that the included activities suit each age range. Additionally, you’ll notice that some of the more adventurous destinations have a higher minimum age. Please click here full details and FAQs associated with our Family Adventures.

Travelling in a group

Who are Travelicious travellers?
Travelicious adventures are for travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a group of friends, or are aged 18 or 70, there is an Travelicious adventure to suit your interests and comfort level. Each Travelicious adventure has a physical and cultural grading to help you decide if the trip is right for you. No special skills are required for most adventures, just a sense of adventure and a curiosity about the world. Even on our camping adventures no previous experience is required; our tents are easy to set up, even for first-time campers.

How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.

Are there age restrictions on your trips?
For the majority of our trips the minimum age is 15. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. Our Overland Adventures have a minimum age of 18. Younger children can join us on our Family trips and Short Break Adventures, but check each trip for its minimum age, which is located on the trip’s overview page on the website. Most of our trips don’t have a maximum age limit, but a Self-Assessment Form is required for all passengers 70 years and over.

Travelling solo

I’m travelling alone – is that OK?
This is the beauty of the Travelicious style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people. Find out more

If I am travelling solo, will I be charged a single supplement?
As a solo traveller, you will be paired up with another passenger of the same gender as per your passport information. If you’re not comfortable sharing a room with someone of the same gender, you also have the choice to pay for a single supplement (available on the majority of our trips).

If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.

Room types

Can we book a triple room?
Depending on the trip style you choose, our trips are organised on a twin, triple or multishare basis. As our bookings are made well in advance, individual room requests can’t be guaranteed.

Can I book a single room?
You can book pre and post accommodation on a single basis; however, throughout your Travelicious trip, rooming is organised on a twin-share basis. Some trips do have a single supplement available – check a trip’s overview page on our website, or their Trip Notes, to see whether a single supplement is offered. If so, please request this at the time of booking.

Food, drink and dietary requirements

I have special dietary requirements – will they be catered for?
We will try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in the local language for those times you are eating away from the group.

What will the food be like on my trip?
Food is one of the most exciting parts of travel. There may be some familiar fare but often you’ll be confronted with the new, interesting and downright weird of the culinary world but we like to think of it as an adventure for all the senses. In addition to this, our flexible itineraries often allow you to eat with the group or branch out on your own – this means you can eat to suit any budget or desire.

Can I drink the water in the countries I visit?
In some destinations it may not be wise to drink the local water. For more details, you can find country-specific information in our fantastic Destination Pages, which can be found in the red menu bar at the top of our home page, or by going to the belo and then choosing the destination you are travelling to.

What to expect when travelling with Outsiders

Which style of trip is right for me?
We offer day tours, longer expeditions, incentive tours and various leadership programs plus bespoke trips for all levels of fitness and endurance.

Are trips physically demanding?
Want to power up the side of mountain at high altitude? We’ve got a trip for that. Want to learn how to ski like the early explorers? We’ve also got a trip for that. To determine what type of trip suits you best, each of our trips comes with a Physical Rating to let you know how physically demanding it is… or isn’t.

Fun facts about Iceland

Did you know that?
Iceland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.

The Icelandic nature is said to resemble the Moon and astronauts frequently train there for their missions into space.

Icelanders love their ice cream and a drive to get ice cream, even in the freezing cold, has its specific name “Ísbíltúr”.

Volcanic eruptions happen very frequently in Iceland with just a few years between.

Climate in Iceland

How is the climate in Iceland?
The climate is found to be a subarctic oceanic climate. The climate has mild winters and cool summers, with the temperature varying slightly. The highest temperature ever recorded was 22.5 degrees Celsius, while the lowest was −19 degrees Celsius.

How should I dress?
The weather in Iceland can change in an instant. Warm clothes such as wool, fleece/soft-shell, hardshell and a puffy jacket are mandatory on all tours.

What are glaciers

A Glacier anatomy
A glacier is a large mass of ice that typically flows and forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features.

Why are there so many rivers in Iceland?

Numerous rivers flow through Iceland, and the country’s two largest are the Sogurá and Tungnaá rivers.

Many rivers that drain the highlands flow to the sea through valleys and gorges between sharp lava ridges. These are commonly known as fjords, but they are not strictly speaking fjords like Norway but more accurately termed fissures or rifts.

Iceland folklore and songs

Iceland has a long tradition of folk music, with an estimated 2,000 songs from the 16th and 17th centuries still sung today.

Here are a couple you might come by:

Krummi svaf í kletta gjá,
kaldri vetrar nóttu á,
verður margt að meini;
verður margt að meini;
fyrr en dagur fagur rann
freðið nefið dregur hann
undan stórum steini.
undan stórum steini.
Ríðum, ríðum, rekum yfir sandinn,
Rennur sól á bak við Arnarfell.
Hér á reiki’ er margur óhreinn andinn
Úr því fer að skyggja á jökulsvell.
Drottinn leiði drösulinn minn,
Drjúgur verður síðasti áfanginn.
Drottinn leiði drösulinn minn,
Drjúgur verður síðasti áfanginn.

Before you depart

It's better to prepare than to repair.
What should I bring

Dress warmly and pack layers, as the weather is unpredictable. Bring your camera and an extra memory card!

Layers, layers that can be added or removed depending on the weather forecast is a very good idea when getting ready for your trip to Iceland.

As always, you need to be prepared for anything in Iceland and be aware that the weather can change at any time.

Pack your hiking boots, warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and gloves. In summer is recommended to use hiking or trekking shoes as well as some warm socks too.

Currency information

What is the currency in Iceland and can I use my credit card during my trip?

The currency of Iceland is called the Icelandic Krona. The symbol for the Krona is ISK, and the currency code is “ISK”

Travellers’ cheques are not common practice anymore so it is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card, or a bank issued ‘cash card’ specifically for travel. In Iceland you can find ATM´s in all smaller towns around the country.

Travel insurance

Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance are essential for all travellers, in any circumstances.

We recommend them for all trips to Iceland, as they protect against accidental injury, loss of property, delays, and so forth.

Safety and medical information

How concerned do I need to be in regards to my safety and health care?
Iceland is a safe and easy place to travel to, with a small population and an extremely low crime rate.

The country has an extensive health-care system and all hospitals are state run with most if not all doctors speaking English.

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