Iceland is an incredible destination with more people than ever before wanting to visit. Iceland has so much to offer from great food and beautiful scenery to overall amazingness. And it’s not all about the Northern Lights. There’s so much going for Iceland – come check it out.
1. You can relax in the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is like something from a fairytale. Misty air fills the sky as the 37-39 degree warm water meets the cold morning air to create a magical atmosphere. Even though it is technically man-made, this geothermal marvel has to be seen and experienced to be believed.
There are so many different areas to explore once in the lagoon. From the face mask and massage areas to the swim-up bar. Have a healthy smoothie or an alcoholic beverage. It’s midnight somewhere.
The idea of swimming outside in the middle of winter can be a little nerve-wracking. But fear not, peeling off that towel and running into the warm water is something you’ll never forget! Yes, it’s awesome.
TIP: Apply conditioner to your hair before entering the silica rich waters. Ain’t nobody got time for straw-like hair.
2. You can check out some geysers
Located in the Haukadalur Valley, the Great Geysir is one of the most spectacular geysers in the world.
Cue epic people-watching: dozens of smiling faces, waiting minutes at a time for an eruption behind them.
TIP – Have your camera on burst mode to catch some amazing shots.
3. You can feel like you’re on the set of Game of Thrones
Part of the iconic 300km Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And with good reason. Host to the country’s first parliament, it’s no wonder that Iceland’s first national park holds both cultural and historical significance.
Thingvellir National Park has some pretty sweet natural and geographical uniqueness. Take for example the Silfra fissure, the crack between the North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates. Yep, you heard.
Rumour has it that some of Game of Thrones was filmed in Thingvellir National Park. But even if you’ve never seen one episode, this place will still blow your mind.
TIP: Diving or snorkelling the Silfra Fissure is worth every penny.
4. Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss is one of the largest volume falls in the whole of Europe. The power that is released from this waterfall is really awe-inspiring: the water cascades down in two stages, 32 metres in total. Wow!
As you first approach the waterfall the crevice is not visible and it almost looks as though the river has vanished into the middle of earth. Each view of the falls offers something different so take the time to walk around.
TIP: Wear warm clothes and good shoes.
5. You can get lost in the streets of Reykjavík
The streets of Reykjavík are full of colour and you can’t help but smile as you wander around. Charming boutiques jump out around every corner and a walk down to the marina opens up a whole other perspective on the city.
Come nightfall, Laugavegur Street is where it’s at with restaurants, bars and clubs taking over the scene.
If you get lost, just look up the hill, Hallgrimskirkja Church will catch your eye. At nearly 75m tall it is one of the tallest structures in Iceland and can be seen from nearly everywhere throughout the city. Take the elevator to the top of the tower for some stunning views.
TIP: Visit at Christmas. You won’t regret it.
Wanna come visit Iceland for yourself? Come check it out.