It’s official: Iceland is the safest country in the world. But political stability and low rates of crime are far from the only reasons to visit this gem of a country. Iceland is a land of wonders, with or without its safety ranking.

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What To Know About Iceland Before You Go

Iceland may be the safest country in the world, but it’s not a good idea to go in totally unprepared. There are still a few things that you should know before you go to this wonderful destination.

The downside of traveling to Iceland is that it’s quite expensive. Everything from food to accommodation to transport to souvenirs will probably be more expensive than you’re used to, so this is something to take into account when budgeting for your trip. You’ll be dealing with the Icelandic Krona in Iceland, so it’s a good idea to download a currency-converting app on your phone.

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While many things in Iceland are costly, the good news is this negates the need for tipping. From restaurants to coffee shops, few establishments expect patrons to leave them with tips. You might want to tip your tour guide if you find them particularly helpful, but this won’t be a requirement.

There’s no need to try and learn Icelandic before you arrive, mainly because most people speak English anyway. But Icelandic is a notoriously difficult language for English-speakers to learn. You’re better off spending your time planning your schedule in advance.