If you're planning a trip to Iceland - congratulations! You won't regret it. From stunning scenery to welcoming locals, you'll be glad you went.
I shared a tiny bit of my Iceland 2013 travel experience in this post about New Year's Eve celebrations around the world:
However, there's so much to do and see beyond the fireworks.
First things first: when you arrive in Reykjavík, you'll want to get situated at wherever you're staying and explore the downtown. It's extremely walkable and charming. If you're visiting in summer, you'll get to experience the legendary "midnight sun," extended hours of daylight.
Unfortunately I visited in winter, which meant we got about 3-4 hours of sunlight in the morning, the rest of the time being night. One pro about the winter's long darkness, however? It boosts your odds of seeing the Northern Lights!
What to eat in Iceland? My personal favorite dish was... hot dogs. I can't recommend highly enough visiting Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, which translates to "The best hot dogs in town." It is affordable and delicious.
Chrissy Teigen (and other well-known Iceland visitors) agree.
Restaurants in Reykjavik are expensive, so we only splurged on 1-2 sit-down meals. They were nice, but not as memorable as the hot dogs.