It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter time, you’ll be fascinated to visit the variety of wonderful places that Iceland is home to. If you’re a travel lover, especially for nature, don’t miss any detail of this text.
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- Northern Light (Aurora Borealis)
No words to describe this phenomenon, it’s wonderful. Iceland is one of the best observatories and places for hunters of Aurora Borealis, one of the most beautiful gifts that nature has given us.
You will need 3 main factors to see the phenomenon: cloudless sky, total darkness (deserted spots, with no urban light is ideal) and high intensity of solar radiation (you can follow the forecast here).
The island has several regions of glaciers. Jökulsárlón is one of the most popular and easily accessible. You’ll see huge icebergs and seas of ice.
- Road trips – Landscapes
Every time you move from one point to another in the country, you’ll earn as a bonus, stunning sceneries around the roads. Rent a car and explore the country, you’ll be enchanted by the number of mountains, its rock formations are one of the most beautiful in the world. In addition, you’re going to feel the owner of the roads, in some points, no cars will be seen for miles and miles.
The country has more than 130 volcanic formations, with more than 15 eruptions since the discovery of the island around the year 900. There are numerous walks that can take you to the heart of a dormant volcano.
One of the most explored is Thrihnukagigur, close to Reykjavik, it hasn’t erupted since the second century BC. You can hire a tour here.
- National Parks
Two of best-known naturals parks in Iceland are the Pinguelir National Park and Golden Circle. They have waterfalls, geysers, tectonic plates, immense lakes and dormant volcanoes. You don’t need more than one day to explore each one.
If you’re afraid of drive under ice and snow conditions, hiring a tour is the easiest way to arrive there. More information here.
The country has survived, by centuries, with few culinary ingredients because of severe weather conditions. With the arrival of the technology, Iceland is currently able to produce many type of foods in greenhouses; combined with a wide variety of seafood, the country has become a gastronomic reference. Do not miss the opportunity to eat tasty fresh fish dishes in the centre of Reykvajik.
If the time and the pocket are tight, the famous street hot dogs are delicious, don’t forget to include fried onions in your order.
- Black Beaches
Icelandic beaches are unique. One of the most beautiful spots is in the village of Vik, in the southern of the island. The black sand beach, between rocks and cliffs, turns the view into the scenery of another planet.
- Wild Animals
Puffins, whales and Icelandic horses are examples of the magnificent and unique fauna in Iceland. You’ll find wild horses in almost all the territory of the island.
There are countless number of waterfalls around the island. From north to south and east to west, finding waterfalls of various sizes and shapes is very easy.
Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss (picture above) are already included at Golden Circle and Southern Ring Road’ tours. They are impressive and you’ll be speechless in front of them. Make a reservation here.
- Hot springs
Due to the high volcanic activity in the country, the island has several natural hot springs. Almost in all urban areas and villages of medium size, you can enjoy a nice relaxing bath in the spas.
You won’t want miss the chance to have a cozy and relax time at Blue Lagoon. It’s near to the airport,so you can reserve it to the beginning or the end of the trip. They also offer transfers from/to Reykjavik. Take a look here.
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