From its stunning glaciers and geysers to its breathtaking hot springs and waterfalls paired with an intriguing history and vibrant capital city, the only problem you will have when paying a visit to this Nordic island nation is deciding what to include on your itinerary. With so much to see, do, and explore, the following list of what’s hot in Iceland should help you when planning your upcoming trip…
As you will be flying into the capital city, you’ll most definitely want to spend at least 24 hours here to discover all the incredible trinkets it has quickly become so world famous for. Holding 2/3’s of the country’s population, Reykjavik has an immense amount offer including great museums, a fabulous arts district, incredible foods, and parties that last well into the wee hours of the morning.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist activities in all of Iceland, The Blue Lagoon is a massive geothermal pool that essentially feeds off our planet’s natural forces from 6,500 feet below ground! Though on the more expensive side, once you dip into the warm waters, splash your face with the mineral rich silica mud, and get a massage from the waterfall, you’ll soon find that it is worth every single penny spent.
WITNESS THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Thanks to its perfect position, Iceland is one of the top picks in the world for anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of the stunning Northern Lights. If you want the best chances of witnessing this natural phenomenon, be sure to visit between the months of September and March as that is when it is at its most visible. Get your cameras ready!
Whether you want to walk on them, climb them, explore underneath them, or simply gaze at them in wonder, the glaciers of Iceland are what help to make the country one of the most naturally alluring on the Western Hemisphere. Though there are many, you’ll want to make sure you pay a visit to both Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Jokulfirdir Glacier Fjord.
VISIT GULLFOSS WATERFALL
Also known as the “golden” waterfall due to its location at the farthest point of the golden circle – the area known to offer several natural wonders – Gullfoss is an absolute must-see while in Iceland. Not only is the waterfall itself enough to take your breath away, its prime setting against the snow-peaked mountains are what make it one of the most sought after spots in the country. Once you’re done, visit the café nearby and enjoy a hot soup or sandwich while still taking in the magnificent views.
GO WHALE WATCHING
Once you’ve arrived back in Reykjavik, be sure to carve out some extra time for whale watching, which can be done between the months of May to September. You’ll get the chance to spot a total of 23 different types of whales and get an up close encounter with some of the sea’s most beautiful creatures. Who knows, you may even meet some friendly dolphins or harbor porpoises as well!
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