Let’s just start by stating the obvious: Iceland is amazing. Like, I-almost-didn’t-blink-for-a-week kind of amazing. But the rugged, raw beauty of the country is not something to simply marvel at; it is also something to take into consideration when planning a trip, for Iceland is a land of extreme conditions (you will notice that I emphasize on that point A LOT). Volcano eruptions, sand storms, remote locations and unpredictable weather make for unstable conditions that need to be addressed before they even occur. One can never be too safe.