Aside from the fact that this beautiful country gave birth to the musical genius that is Bjork, and that the whole population is related to one another by blood, this country is definitely among the least explored destinations that actually has a lot to offer in terms of eye-popping wonders and breathtaking, otherworldly sceneries. Here are some of the main reasons why you must plan that trip to Iceland sooner than later:
- Commune with nature
Iceland’s endowed with picturesque sceneries, majestic mountains and cliffs, and water forms that seem too unreal. The staggering beauty of Iceland can be found everywhere, and you don’t have to look very far. But, if you do, there are so many hidden gems such as glaciers, streams and waterfalls, as well as lave fields and volcanic highlands. Because Iceland is mainly uninhabited, it’s easy to enjoy all of these to yourself and get that much needed dose of solitude, and simply be one with nature.
For the best views, the Golden Circle Tour is one that’ll take you to see three of Iceland’s best features: Geysir (a thermal vent in a volcanic valley), Pingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss waterfall.
- Reyjavik is an interesting little city
For its small size, Reykjavik certainly has a lot to offer. It’s a cosmopolitan city that boasts of a vast array of museums, art galleries, cafes and restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful, noteworthy design and architecture. It’s also a city to admire as it’s a green city whose electricity is 100% sourced from renewable energy such as geothermal and hydrogen power.
- The spectacle that is the Northern Lights
Iceland is one of the most ideal viewing points of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern lights. While you can view this spectacular phenomena in other parts of the world, with Iceland’s landscapes and darker skies, the experience is definitely surreal and idyllic. Some hotels in Iceland will even give wake up calls to guests shall there be a Northern Lights sighting. How cool is that?
- The Blue Lagoon
For a unique Icelandic experience, 30 minutes from Reykjavik is the famous Blue Lagoon. In Grindavik, located in the Reykjanes Peninsula, there lies a lava field that houses Blue Lagoon, which is a geothermal spa in a powder-blue lagoon that contains healing properties from the silica and sufur minerals. The lagoon is naturally heated by the lava field, with temperatures ranging from 37 to 39 degrees. This spa also offers massage treatments and can be considered a luxurious getaway for tourists.
- A haven for outdoor adventure seekers
For travelers and adventure seekers who like to revel in the great outdoors, Iceland is a destination packed with a range of activities. Glacier and ice cave trekking and climbing are among the outdoor activities here that will be hard to pass up. You can even go diving in Iceland’s Silfra Fissure, which is known for being one of the best dive spots in the world.
There’s more to Iceland than one may think, and it’s definitely high time to put this country on your travel bucket list for your next dream destination.